We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity.
The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.
Sir Winston Churchill
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
You don’t need a title to be a leader.
Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.
Γνώμαι σοφών αρετήν πλουτίζουσιν
A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.
All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Τας δε των σοφών ανδρών γνώμας αρετή πλουτίζειν τους κεκτημένους
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.