A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
Education is the mother of leadership.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
You manage things; you lead people.
Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on.
Γνώμαι σοφών αρετήν πλουτίζουσιν
Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.
Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day.