85 Inspiring Quotes on Leadership

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  • “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “If there is such a thing as good leadership, it is to give a good example. I have to do so for all the IKEA employees.” – Ingvar Kamprad
  • “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “The speed of the leader determines the speed of the gang.” – Mary Kay Ash
  • “He who believes is strong; he who doubt is weak. Strong convictions precede great action.” – J. F. Clarke
  • “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa
  • “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart
  • “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
  • “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford
  • “Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work.” – Seth Godin
  • “Sometimes, I think my most important job as a CEO is to listen for bad news. If you don’t act on it, your people will eventually stop bringing bad news to your attention and that is the beginning of the end.” – Bill Gates
  • “A real leader faces the music even when he doesn’t like the tune.” – Arnold H. Glassgow
  • “Kindness is more powerful than compulsion.” – Charles Schwab
  • “Be great in little things.” – St. Francis Xavier
  • “There are no working hours for leaders.” – James Cardinal Gibbons
  • “My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better.” – Steve Jobs
  • “The secret of leadership is simple: Do what you believe in. Paint a picture of the future. Go there. People will follow.” – Seth Godin
  • “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” – Audrey Hepburn
  • “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  • “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” – Aristotle Onassis
  • “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “Calamity is the test of integrity.” – Samuel Richardson
  • “It’s alright to be Goliath but always act like David.” – Philip Knight
  • “Your arrows do not carry, observed the master; because they do not reach far enough spiritually.”- Zen Master
  • “If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey
  • “Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” – Dalai Lama
  • “A little thing is a little thing but faithfulness in a little thing is a great thing.” – Hudson Taylor
  • “Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker
  • “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean
  • “The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes.” – Tony Blair
  • “Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.” -Winston Churchill
  • “Beware of those who stand aloof and greet each venture with reproof. The world would stop if things were run by men who say ‘it can’t be done.” – Samuel Glover
  • “Effort and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “Be a life long student, read as many books as possible.” – Nelson Mandela
  • “One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “The ability to deal with people is as purchasable as a commodity as sugar or coffee and I will pay more for that ability than for any other thing under the sun.” – John D. Rockefeller
  • “To lead people, walk behind them.” – Lao Tzu
  • “Do not fear when your enemies criticize you. Beware when they applaud.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Cowards die many times before their death. The valiant never taste death but once.” – William Shakespeare
  • “Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgments.” – Dr Warne W. Dyer
  • “I hire people brighter than me and I get out of their way.” – Lee Iacocca
  • “When somebody challenges you, fight back. Be brutal, be tough.” – Donald Trump
  • “Leadership should be more participative than directive, more enabling than performing.” – Mary D. Poole
  • “Be as careful as to the books you read as of the company you keep; for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as the latter.” – Poxton Hood
  • “If you want to be great and successful, choose people who are great and successful and walk side by side with them.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Fire is the test of gold, adversity of strong men.” – Seneca
  • “To win one hundred battles in one hundred victories is not the ACME of skills. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the ACME of skill.” – Sun Tzu
  • “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and only five Minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you will do things differently.” – Warren Buffett
  • “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” – Winston Churchill
  • “Giving people self confidence is by far the most important thing that I can do because then they will act.” – Jack Welch
  • “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” – Stephen Covey
  • “Control your own destiny or someone else will.” – Jack Welch
  • “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand
  • “Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” – Farrah Gray
  • “If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh
  • “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • “If you see a snake, just kill it. Don’t appoint a committee on snakes.” – Henry Ross Perot
  • “Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.” – John D. Rockefeller
  • “Punishing honest mistakes stifles creativity. I want people moving and shaking the earth and they are going to make mistakes.” – Henry Ross Perot
  • “Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.” – Sam Walton
  • “He who establishes his argument by noise is weak and command shows that his reason is weak.” – Montaigne
  • “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein
  • “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi
  • “Nothing will work unless you do.” – Maya Angelou
  • “Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent of how I react to it.” – Charles Swindoll
  • “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair
  • “The people who are doing the work are the moving force behind the Macintosh. My job is to create a space for them, to clear out the rest of the organization and keep it at bay.” – Steve Jobs
  • “It takes character and control to be understanding and forgiving.” – Dale Carnegie
  • “Inventories can be managed but people must be led.” – Henry Ross Perot
  • “When people are placed in positions slightly above what they expect, they are apt to excel.” – Richard Branson
  • “If you hear a voice within you saying ‘you are not a painter’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh
  • “Real leaders are ordinary people with extraordinary determinations.” – John Seaman Garns
  • “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown
  • “Do or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda
  • “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill
  • “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” – Albert Einstein
  • “What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.” – Plutarch
  • “The only safe ship in a storm is leadership.” – Faye Wattleton
  • “Leaders live by choice, not by accident.” – Mark Gorman
  • “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
  • “Successful leaders see the opportunities in every difficulty rather than the difficulty in every opportunity” – Reed Markham
  • “Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.” – Jack Welch

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