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.
I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.
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Μένανδρος (Γνωμ. Μον.)
Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.