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
Leadership is influence.
John C. Maxwell
Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
General George Patton
The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.
Sir Winston Churchill
I am reminded how hollow the label of leadership sometimes is and how heroic followership can be.
Ανάγκη μεγάλων γνωμών και διανοιών, ίσα και τα ρήματα τίκτει
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.
John Kenneth Galbraith
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.