Bad Leadership Quotes

Persons who think there is no such thing as luckgood or badare entitled to their opinion, although I think they ought to be shot for it.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Polar exploration is at once the cleanest and most isolated way of having a bad time which has been devised.

Apsley George Benet Cherry Garrard

God does not intend people, and does not like people, to be too good. He likes them neither too good nor too bad, but a little too bad is more venial with him than a little too good.

Samuel Butler

No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad.

Thomas Carlyle

You aren't the kind of guy who takes the law into his own hands. You left the law in other hands and it screwed you over pretty badly.

Orson Scott Card

If I do go to heaven, I'm going to do what every San Franciscan does who goes to heaven. He looks around and says, 'It ain't bad, but it ain't San Francisco.'

Herbert Eugene Caen

Nothing dies harder than a bad idea. And few ideas are worse than the ones we have about art.

Julia Cameron

The arbitrary rule of a just and enlightened prince is always bad. His virtues are the most dangerous and the surest form of seduction: they lull a people imperceptibly into the habit of loving, respecting, and serving his successor, whoever that successor may be, no matter how wicked or stupid.

Denis Diderot

If you wish to be good, first believe that you are bad.


If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn't. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.

Oscar Wilde

People who worship only themselves get a slick, polished look -- like monuments. Too bad they had to go so soon.

Vanna Bonta

A good heart will help you to a bonny face, my lad and a bad one will turn the bonniest into something worse than ugly.

Emily Bronte

The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.

G. K. Chesterton
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