You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Τας δε των σοφών ανδρών γνώμας αρετή πλουτίζειν τους κεκτημένους
A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on.
One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
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
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
John C. Maxwell
Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.