Leadership Quotes

Quotes on Leadership


Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.  Henry Ford

Freedom always comes with a price.

Do your duty, that is best. Leave unto the Lord the rest.

Daily work takes on eternal value when it’s done for God.

Champions of faith are people who have learned from their failures.

Privilege and responsibility are two sides of the same coin.

It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste.  Henry Ford

Society is improved one life at a time.

Our words and our deeds should speak the same language.

Teamwork divides the effort and multiplies the effect.

That which is worth doing at all is worth doing well. Whatever your work may be, do it faithfully.  E. G. White

A good example is the best sermon.

Think like a person of action. Act like a person of thought.

If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall in the ditch.  Jesus

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.  Abraham Lincoln

To be able to lead others, a man must be willing to go forward alone.  Harry Truman

A leader’s role is to raise people’s aspirations for what they can become and to release their energies so they will try to get there.  David Gergen

Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.   Norman Schwarzkopf

The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership. 
Harvey S. Firestone

The ability to summon positive emotions during periods of intense stress lies at the heart of effective leadership.  Jim Loehr

God grant that men of principle shall be our principal men. Thomas Jefferson

It’s time the church left the building and went outside where the people are.

When the blind leadeth the blind, get out of the way.

Leadership is the art of mobilizing others to want to struggle for shared aspirations. 
Jim Kouzes & Barry Posner

The best presenters have conversations with their audiences.  Robert Bly

Individuals and organizations that are good react quickly to change. Individuals and organizations that are great create change.  Robert Kriegel

A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage.  Sidney Smith

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.  Peter Drucker

Leadership is action, not position.  Donald H. McGannon

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. Winston Churchill

One man with courage makes a majority.  Andrew Jackson

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.  John F. Kennedy

It’s important that people should know what you stand for. It’s equally important that they know what you won’t stand for.  Mary H. Waldrip

Never give in-in nothing, great or small, large or petty-except to convictions of honor and good sense. Winston Churchill

One measure of leadership is the caliber of people who choose to follow you. 
Dennis A. Peer

The mark of a true professional is giving more than you get.  Robert Kirby

If you lead through fear you will have little to respect; but if you lead through respect you will have little to fear.

The time is always right to do what is right.  Martin Luther King Jr.

Smart leaders hire smarter people.

If you want to achieve excellence, think differently.

Do what you say you will do.

Challenge them and they will excel.

No person can be a great leader unless he takes genuine joy in the successes of those under him. W. A. Nance

Trust in God and do something.  Mary Lyon

All leadership is influence.  John C. Maxwell

A problem is a chance for you to do your best.  Duke Ellington

In everything that you do, consider the end.  Solon

He who serves is preserved.

It is a sign of strength, not of weakness, to admit that you don’t know all the answers.  John P. Loughrane

Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way. 
Abraham Lincoln

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.  Nelson Mandela

Never for the sake of peace and quiet deny your own experience or convictions. 
Dag Hammarskjold

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. 
Albert Einstein

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. Warren G. Bennis

Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought. Henri Bergson

Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence. 
Albert Einstein

Successful leaders have the courage to take action while others hesitate.  John C. Maxwell

Character is power.  Booker T. Washington

Be part of the solution-not part of the problem.  Catherine Devrye

In the middle of a difficulty lies opportunity.  Albert Einstein

The way to gain a good reputation, is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.  Socrates

You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth orfalsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.  C.S. Lewis

Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds. Albert Einstein

You should not live one way in private, another in public.  Publius Syrus

All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them. 
Earvin Johnson

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.  Henry Ford

If I have been able to see further than others, it was because I stood on the shoulders of giants.  Isaac Newton

I do not intend to tiptoe through life only to arrive safely at death.

Never let the least you can do be the best that you do.  Rick Shonk

We must choose between what’s right and what’s easy.  J.K. Rowling

There are moments when everything goes well; don’t be frightened, it won’t last.
Jules Renard

Interdependency follows independence. Stephen R. Covey

If things go wrong, don’t go with them.  Roger Babson

Men are made stronger on realization that the helping hand they need is at the end of their own arm.  Sidney J. Phillips

Be the change you want to see in the world.

Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.  George Bernard Shaw

The world has the habit of making room for the man whose words and actions show that he knows where he is going.  Napoleon Hill

Excellence starts at the top-leadership by example. Catherine Devrye

He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.  Proverbs 17:27

He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.  Proverbs 16:20

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. Proverbs 29:2