Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.
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.
Ανάγκη μεγάλων γνωμών και διανοιών, ίσα και τα ρήματα τίκτει
I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself.
The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.