A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
What you do has far greater impact than what you say.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George Patton
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself.