I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
He who has great power should use it lightly.
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.
Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day.
Έστι δ’ η γνώμη απόφανσις περί των καθόλου και περί όσων αι πράξεις εισί, και αιρετά ή φευκτά εστι προς το πράττειν
Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
John F. Kennedy