Leader Quotes

The real leader has no need to lead--he is content to point the way.

Henry Miller

When the effective leader is finished with his work, the people say it happened naturally.

Lao Tse

As a human being, Bin Laden may have deserved compassion and even forgiveness, the Dalai Lama said in answer to a question about the assassination of the Al Qaeda leader. But, he said, "Forgiveness doesn't mean forget what happened. If something is serious and it is necessary to take counter-measures, you have to take counter-measures.

Mitchell Landsberg

Posterity will do justice to that unprincipled maniac Gladstone, extraordinary mixture of envy, vindictiveness, hypocrisy and superstition; and with one commanding characteristic, whether Prime Minister or Leader of the Opposition, whether preaching, praying, speechifying or scribbling, never a gentleman.

Benjamin Disraeli

An effective leader allows exceptions to the rule for exceptional results or when circumstance demands.

John Wooden

People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.

Theodore Roosevelt

A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.

Arnold H. Glasgow

In Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Canada has at last produced a political leader worthy of assassination.

Irving Layton

The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.

Mary Kay Ash

The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people.

Woodrow Wilson

The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it

Warren G. Bennis

If you understand hallucination and illusion, you don't blindly follow any leader. You must know if the person is sane or insane, over the abyss.

Marguerite Young

However boldly their warm blood was spilt, Their life was shame, their epitaph was guilt; And this they knew and felt, at least the one, The leader of the hand he had undone,-- Who, born for better things, had madly set His life upon a cast, which linger'd yet.

Lord Byron

Dependability, integrity, the characteristic of never knowingly doing anything wrong, that you would never cheat anyone, that you would give everybody a fair deal. Character is a sort of an all-inclusive thing. If a man has character, everyone has confidence in him. Soldiers must have confidence in their leader.

Omar Bradley

But let's be clear. We're talking about a country where there's no opposition. As leader he can ignore Parliament and - sorry that's Tony Blair isn't it? Um, so he doesn't even have to ask the country before he goes to war - sorry that's still Tony Blair. No, the difference is Saddam rules Iraq through a combination of terror and brutality, backed up by a vicious regime of intimidation and torture - or is that David Blunkett? As absolute ruler Saddam recently claimed 100% victory in a Presidential Election."

Rory Bremner

A leader must face danger. He must take the risk and the blame, and the brunt of the storm.

Herbert N. Casson

The man who lets a leader prescribe his course is a wreck being towed to the scrap heap.

Ayn Rand

One leader, one people, signifies one master and millions of slaves.

Albert Camus

A leader lives with people to know their problems. A leader lives with God in order to solve them.

John C. Maxwell

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

In the past a leader was a boss. Today's leaders must be partners with their people.... they no longer can lead solely based on positional power.

Ken Blanchard

A boss creates fear, a leader confidence. A boss fixes blame, a leader corrects mistakes. A boss knows all, a leader asks questions. A boss makes work drudgery, a leader makes it interesting.

Russell H. Ewing

Remember the difference between a boss and a leader; a boss says 'Go!' - a leader says 'Let's go!'

E M Kelly

However boldly their warm blood was spilt, Their life was shame, their epitaph was guilt; And this they knew and felt, at least the one, The leader of the hand he had undone,-- Who, born for better things, had madly set His life upon a cast, which linger'd yet.

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