Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day.
Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
Harry S. Truman
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.
A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.
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.
I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?
You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.
He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.
What you do has far greater impact than what you say.
One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.