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
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.
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself.
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.
Reverend Theodore Hesburgh
Έστι δ’ η γνώμη απόφανσις περί των καθόλου και περί όσων αι πράξεις εισί, και αιρετά ή φευκτά εστι προς το πράττειν
The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
You don’t need a title to be a leader.