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The most poignant quotes
What the rich and famous and wise said
Thoughtful and attentive words to contenplate and learn from


Note: Throughout history the rich and famous and wise have said things that have been recorded in the form of quotes. It is the study of these quotes that give insight into life.

Leadership

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." ~ Theodore Roosevelt

Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership. ~ Colin Powell

What characterizes a good leader? Curiosity, empathy, practical intelligence, and courage. ~ Beverly Pearson

People cannot be managed. Inventories can be managed, but people must be led. ~ H. Ross Perot

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it ~ Thoreau

It is a terrible thing to look over your shoulder when you are trying to lead - and find no one there. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. You canít blow an uncertain trumpet. ~ Theodore Hesburgh

We should all make sure that we know who is in charge. ~ Aesop's Fables

Leadership, like coaching, is fighting for the hearts and souls of men and getting them to believe in you. ~ Eddie Robinson

The man who lets a leader prescribe his course is a wreck being towed to the scrap heap. ~ Ayn Rand

Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile. ~ Vince Lombardi

The real leader holds the power, not just the position. ~ John C. Maxwell, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

You can't lead a calvalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse. ~ John Peers

If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes real good, then you did it. That's all it takes to get people to win football games. ~ Paul "Bear" Bryant

Leadership implies movement toward something and convictions provide that direction. ~ Don Shula

I used to say, "Go boldly in among the English," and then I used to go boldly in myself. ~ Joan of Arc

Leaders get out front and stay there by raising the standards by which they judge themselves--and by which they are willing to be judged. ~ Fred Smith

"Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?" ~ Abraham Lincoln

When the sea was calm all ships alike showed mastership in floating. ~ William Shakespeare

A true leader inspires others to lead themselves. ~ Ari D. Kaplan

To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside where it functions best. ~ Margaret Thatcher

It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him. ~ John Steinbeck

We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles. ~ Jimmy Carter

Leadership is action, not position. ~ Donald H. McGannon

There's a way to do it better - find it. ~ Thomas Edison

The only safe ship in a storm is leadership. ~ Faye Wattleton

When placed in charge, take control. ~ H. Norman Schwarzkopf

The group will not prosper if the leader grabs the lion's share of the credit for the good work that has been done. ~ Lao Tzu

The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people. ~ Woodrow Wilson

Take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly, and try another. But by all means, try something. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

"A brave captain is as a root, out of which, as branches, the courage of his soldiers doth spring." ~ Philip Sidney

Leadership: the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.~ Dwight Eisenhower, Graduates Are Special

The question Who ought to be boss? is like as Who ought to be the tenor in the quartet? Obviously, the man who can sing tenor. ~ Henry Ford

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. ~ Napoleon

Example is leadership. ~ Albert Schweitzer

Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. ~ William Shakespeare

A prime function of a leader is to keep hope alive ~John W. Gardner

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. ~ George Patton

The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whatever you do, do it with all your might. Work at it, early and late, in season and out of season, not leaving a stone unturned, and never deferring for a single hour that which can be done just as well now. ~ P.T. Barnum

If a man does his best, what else is there? ~ George Patton

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you will help them to become what they are capable of being." ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"To lead the people, walk behind them. "~ Lao Tzu

The actions of a responsible executive are contagious. ~ Joe D. Batton

I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod. ~ Winston Churchill

We live in age of prudence. The leaders of the people now generally follow. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

You do not lead by hitting people over the head--that's assault, not leadership. ~ Dwight Eisenhower

You can build a throne with bayonets, but you can't sit on it for long. ~ Boris Yeltsin

He that would be a leader must be a bridge. ~ Welsh Proverb

If you lead the people with correctness, who will dare not to be correct? ~ Confucius

I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod. ~ Winston Churchill

We live in age of prudence. The leaders of the people now generally follow. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

You do not lead by hitting people over the head--that's assault, not leadership. ~ Dwight Eisenhower

Very few natural-born leaders turn up in the workplace. ~ Milton S. Cotter

Two commanders ont he same field are always one too many. ~ Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs

To be a leader of men one must turn one's back on men. ~ Henry Havelock Ellis

"The actions of a responsible executive are contagious." ~ Joe D. Batton

Very few natural-born leaders turn up in the workplace. ~ Milton S. Cotter

Two commanders ont he same field are always one too many. ~ Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs

To be a leader of men one must turn one's back on men. ~ Henry Havelock Ellis

A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action. ~ Jawaharlal Nehru

A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better. ~ Jim Rohn

I gave (my drivers) three things: a sense of optimism, a creative environment, and the ultimate motivator--competition. By competing with each other in-house, we wound up beating our rivals. ~ Enzo Ferrari, IBD, 9/22/03

A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go but ought to be. ~ Rosalynn Carter

The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been. ~ Henry Kissinger

When you get right down to it, one of the most important tasks of a leader is to eliminate his peopleís excuse for failure. ~ Robert Townsend

It is the part of a good shepherd to shear his flock, not to skin it. ~ Latin Proverb

Mountaintops inspire leaders but valleys mature them. ~ J. Philip Everson

Becoming a CEO is not the end of the learning curve. It's more like a new beginning. ~ J. B. Fuqua, Chief Executive

Leaders who are not planners are simply caretakers and gatekeepers. ~ Perry Smith

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