The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
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.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.
If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.
Έστι δ’ η γνώμη απόφανσις περί των καθόλου και περί όσων αι πράξεις εισί, και αιρετά ή φευκτά εστι προς το πράττειν
To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.
Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.
The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.