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Leadership Quotations

  • Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Harold R. McAlindon
    Leadership: The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • There go the people. I must follow them for I am their leader. Alexandre Ledru-Rollin
  • The history of the world is but the biography of great men. Thomas Carlyle
  • The real leader has no need to lead--he is content to point the way. Henry Miller
  • Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves. Lao Tzu
  • A leader is a dealer in hope. Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don't take too much advice - keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world. Noah Porter
  • If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more,
    you are a leader. John Quincy Adams
  • He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander. Aristotle
  • The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Any one can hold the helm when the sea is calm. Publilius Syrus
  • A leader is a dealer in hope. Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. George Patton
  • Where there is no vision, the people perish. Proverbs 29:18
  • Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points. Horace
  • In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer. Henry W. Longfellow
  • I light my candle from their torches. Robert Burton
  • Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise. Woodrow Wilson
  • The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed. Publius Syrus
  • A bold onset is half the battle. Giuseppe Garibaldi
  • The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved. Cornelius Nepos
  • To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose's egg. James Thomas
  • Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small. Edmund Spenser
  • He who has learned how to obey will know how to command. Solon
  • When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out. Napoleon Bonaparte
  • No man can stand on top because he is put there. H. H. Vreeland
  • It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy. Seneca
  • No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent. Abraham Lincoln
  • What you cannot enforce / Do not command. Sophocles
  • No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place. Philip Armour
  • To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult. Friedrich Nietzsche
  • It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself. (Absurdum est ut alios regat, qui seipsum regere nescit.) Latin Proverb
  • Let he him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.
    Thomas Carlyle
  • A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible. Polybius

Management Quotations

  • One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you. Calvin Coolidge
  • Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way. Abraham Lincoln
  • Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in. Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Never give an order that can't be obeyed. General Douglas MacAuthur
  • Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior. John Churton Collins
  • Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader. Tacitus
  • An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions. Napoleon Bonaparte
  • The measure of a man is what he does with power. Greek Proverb
  • If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully. Thomas Fuller
  • Vivacity, leadership, must be had, and we are not allowed to be nice in choosing. We must fetch the pump with dirty water, if clean cannot be had. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent. Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs. Confucius
  • The art of choosing men is not nearly so difficult as the art of enabling those one has chosen to attain their full worth. Napoleon Bonaparte
  • The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor. Vince Lombardi

Inspirational Quotes

  • Try not to become a man of success but a man of value. Albert Einstein
  • If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be.
    Now put foundations under them. Henry David Thoreau
  • Inspiration and genius--one and the same. Victor Hugo
  • If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it. William Arthur Ward
  • To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says: "Leave no stone unturned." Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration? George Eliot
  • If you would create something, you must be something. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Every artist was first an amateur. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • No great man ever complains of want of opportunities. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can. Thomas Carlyle
  • Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true. Leon J. Suenes
  • The power of imagination makes us infinite. John Muir
  • First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. Epictetus

Intuition Quotations

  • "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." - Albert Einstein
  • "The only real valuable thing is intuition." - Albert Einstein
  • "The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it Intuition or what you will, the solution comes to you and you don't know how or why". Albert Einstein

Success Quotations

  • We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired to glory. Cicero
  • Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom. Euripides
  • They can because they think they can. Virgil
  • Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. Thomas Jefferson
  • Keep steadily before you the fact that all true success depends at last upon yourself. Theodore T. Hunger
  • Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. Robert Collier
  • The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
    Frank Loyd Wright
  • A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in on the experience. Elbert Hubbard
  • There is only one success--to be able to spend your life in your own way. Christopher Morley
  • The greatest results in life are usually attained by simple means and the exercise of ordinary qualities. These may for the most part be summed in these two: common-sense and perseverance. Owen Feltham
  • Failures do what is tension relieving, while winners do what is goal achieving. Dennis Waitley
  • The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will. Vince Lombardi
  • I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure--which is: Try to please everybody. Herbert Bayard Swope
  • Success does not consist in never making blunders, but in never making the same one a second time. Josh Billings
  • The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. Earl of Beaconsfield
  • Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration. Evan Esar
  • If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius. Jospeph Addison
  • Impatience never commanded success. Edwin H. Chapin
  • The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do, well. Henry W. Longfellow
  • To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first. Shakespeare
  • The man who makes a success of an important venture never wails for the crowd. He strikes out for himself. It takes nerve, it takes a great lot of grit; but the man that succeeds has both. Anyone can fail. The public admires the man who has enough confidence in himself to take a chance. These chances are the main things after all. The man who tries to succeed must expect to be criticized. Nothing important was ever done but the greater number consulted previously doubted the possibility. Success is the accomplishment of that which most people think can't be done. C. V. White

And one quote just for fun.....

  • If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no use being a damn fool about it. W.C. Fields

Wisdom Quotations

  • The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others. Solomon Ibn Gabriol
  • Years teach us more than books. Berthold Auerbach
  • A wise man learns by the mistakes of others, a fool by his own. Latin Proverb
  • Silence does not always mark wisdom. Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
  • No man was ever wise by chance. Seneca
  • By associating with wise people you will become wise yourself. Menander
  • The seat of knowledge is in the head, of wisdom, in the heart. William Hazlitt
  • Of all parts of wisdom the practice is the best. John Tillotson
  • The man of wisdom is never of two minds; the man of benevolence never worries; the man of courage is never afraid. Confucius