If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
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.
Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.
A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible.
A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.
General Colin Powell
What you do has far greater impact than what you say.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.