Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops.
John J Pershing
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.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
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
I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself.