My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.
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.
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.
The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
General George Patton
He who has great power should use it lightly.