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  Top 100 Leadership Quotes

“Be with a Leader when He is Right, Stay with Him when He is still Right, but, Leave Him when He is Wrong.”

Abraham Lincoln

“The Greatest Leader is Not Necessarily The One who does The Greatest Things. He is The One that gets The People to do The Greatest Things.”

Ronald Reagan

“You Don’t have to Hold a Position in Order to be a Leader.”

Henry Ford

“People Buy into The Leader before They Buy into The Vision.”

John C. Maxwell

“The Mediocre Teacher Tells. The Good Teacher Explains. The Superior Teacher Demonstrates. The Great Teacher Inspires.”

William Arthur Ward

“The Greatest Leader is Not Necessarily The One who does The Greatest Things. He is The One that gets The People to do The Greatest Things.”

Ronald Reagan

“It’s Fine to Celebrate Success but it is more Important to Heed The Lessons of Failure.”

Bill Gates

“A Leader is Best when People Barely Know He Exists, when His Work is Done, His Aim Fulfilled, They will Say: We did it Ourselves.”

Lao Tzu

“It is a Curious Thing, Harry, but Perhaps those who are Best Suited to Power are those who have Never Sought it. Those who, Like you, have Leadership Thrust upon them, and Take up The Mantle because They must, and Find to their Own Surprise that They Wear it Well.”

J. K. Rowling

“A Good Leader Inspires People to have Confidence in The Leader, a Great Leader Inspires People to have Confidence in Themselves.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

“A Leader is Like a Shepherd. He Stays Behind The Flock, letting The Most Nimble Go out ahead, whereupon The others Follow, Not Realizing that all along They are Being Directed from Behind.”

Nelson Mandela

“Be Grateful for what You already have while You Pursue Your Goals. If You aren’t Grateful for what You already have, what Makes You Think You would be Happy with more.”

Roy T. Bennett

“A Leader is One who Knows The Way, Goes The Way, and Shows The Way.”

John C. Maxwell

“Leaders Don't Create Followers, They Create more Leaders.”

Tom Peters

“We Need to Think of The Future and The Planet We are Going to Leave to our Children and their Children. ”

Kofi Annan

“Develop Success from Failures. Discouragement and Failure are Two of The Surest Stepping Stones to Success.”

Dale Carnegie

“I must Follow The People. Am I Not their Leader?”

Benjamin Disraeli

“Leadership is Not about a Title or a Designation. It's about Impact, Influence and Inspiration. Impact Involves getting Results, Influence is about Spreading The Passion you have for Your Work, and You have to Inspire Team-mates and Customers.”

Robin Sharma

“Followers Think and Talk about their Problems... Leaders Think and Talk about The Solutions.”

Brian Tracy

“Our Chief Want is someone who will Inspire us to be what We Know We could be.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Leadership and Learning are Indispensable to Each other.”

John F. Kennedy

“You have to be Burning with an Idea, or a Problem, or a Wrong that You Want to Right. If You're Not Passionate enough from The Start, You'll Never Stick it Out.”

Steve Jobs

“Of all The Things I’ve Done, The Most Vital is Coordinating those who Work with Me and Aiming their Efforts at a Certain Goal.”

Walt Disney

“Great Leaders are almost always Great Simplifiers, who can Cut through Argument, Debate, and Doubt to Offer a Solution everybody can Understand.”

Colin Powell

“If Your Actions Inspire others to Dream more, Learn more, Do more and Become more, You are a Leader.”

John Q. Adams

“As We Look Ahead into The Next Century, Leaders will be those who Empower Others.”

Bill Gates

“The First Responsibility of a Leader is to Define Reality. The Last is to say Thank you. In between, The Leader is a Servant.”

Max De Pree

“Keep Your Fears to yourself, but Share Your Inspiration with Others.”

Robert Louis Stevenson

“The Challenge of Leadership is to be Strong, but Not Rude; be Kind, but Not Weak; be Bold, but Not Bully; be Thoughtful, but Not Lazy; be Humble, but Not Timid; be Proud, but Not Arrogant; have Humor, but Without Folly.”

Jim Rohn

“Great Leaders Create more Leaders, Not Followers.”

Roy T. Bennett

“Obstacles are Things a Person Sees when He Takes his Eyes Off his Goal.”

E. Joseph Cossman

“Leadership is Something you Earn, Something you’re Chosen for. You Can’t Come in Yelling, ‘I’m your Leader!’ If it Happens, it’s because The Other Guys Respect you.”

Ben Roethlisberger

“Leadership Cannot just Go Along to get Along. Leadership must Meet The Moral Challenge of The Day.”

Jesse Jackson

“Only One Man in a Thousand is a Leader of Men The Other 999 Follow Women.”

Groucho Marx

“A Leader is a Dealer in Hope.”

Napoleon Bonaparte

“Don't Follow The Crowd, let The Crowd Follow you.”

Margaret Thatcher

“Don’t Waste Your Energy Trying to Educate or Change Opinions; Go Over, Under, Through, and Opinions will Change Organically when You’re The Boss. Or They Won’t. Who Cares? Do your Thing, and Don’t Care if They Like it.”

Tina Fey

“I Learned that Courage was Not The Absence of Fear, but The Triumph Over it. The Brave Man is Not He who does Not Feel Afraid, but He who Conquers that Fear.”

Nelson Mandela

“An Organization’s Ability to Learn, and Translate that Learning into Action Rapidly, is The Ultimate Competitive Advantage.”

Jack Welch

“The Ultimate Measure of a Man is Not where He Stands in Moments of Comfort and Convenience, but where He Stands at Times of Challenge and Controversy.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.