44 Leadership Quotes

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

 

  • To lead people, walk behind them. – Lao Tzu

 

  • Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected. – Steve Jobs

 

  • The master of the people is their servant. – Yemeni Proverb

 

  • Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing. – Albert Schweiter

 

  • Lead, follow, or get out of the way. – Thomas Pane

 

  • Don’t find fault, find a remedy. – Henry Ford

 

  • Leadership and learning are indispensable to one another. – John F. Kennedy

 

  • Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others. – Robert Louis Stevenson

 

  • He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader. – Aristotle

 

  • A great one must have a long heart. – Ethiopian Proverb

 

  • In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. – Desiderius Erasmus

 

  • An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general. – Chinese Proverb

 

  • You do not lead by hitting people over the head. That’s assault, not leadership. – Dwight Eisenhower

 

  • The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves. – Ray Kroc

 

  • A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. – Max Lucado

 

  • Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Harold McAlindon

 

  • A ruler must sometimes humor as well as command. – Unknown

 

  • The higher the monkey climbs, the more he shows his tail. – John Wycliffe

 

  • Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. – Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

  • Great chiefs prove their worthiness. – Seneca Proverb

 

  • Never give an order that can’t be obeyed. – General Douglas MacArthur

 

  • 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

Leadership quotes

  • Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. – Publilus Syrus

 

  • Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results. – George Patton

 

  • To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. – Eleanor Roosevelt

 

  • Even the largest army is nothing without a good general. – Afghan Proverb

 

  • The good will of the governed will be starved if not fed by the good deeds of the governors. – Benjamin Franklin

 

  • No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it. – Andrew Carnegie

 

  • Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise. – Woodrow Wilson

 

  • If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. But do not care to convince him. Men will believe what they see. Let them see. – Henry David Thoreau

 

  • A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a hair. – Iranian Proverb

 

  • He who rules must fully humor as much as he commands. – George Eliot

 

  • A man can only lead when others accept him as their leader, and he has only as much authority as his subjects give to him. All of the brilliant ideas in the world cannot save your kingdom if no one will listen to them. – Brandon Sanderson

 

  • The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes. – Tony Blair

 

  • If the townspeople are happy, look to the chief. – Liberian Proverb

 

  • If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. – John Quincy Adams

 

  • Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory. – Norman Vincent Peale

 

  • When we think we lead, we are most led. – Lord Byron

 

  • He that cannot obey, cannot command. – Benjamin Franklin

 

  • The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there. – John Buchan

 

  • Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them. – John C. Maxwell

 

  • It’s hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse. – Unknown

 

  • If you can’t serve, you can’t rule. – Bulgarian Proverb