The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.
Reverend Theodore Hesburgh
Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
Harry S. Truman
Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.
Education is the mother of leadership.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible.
The supreme quality of leadership is integrity.