Leadership Quotes

I do not mistrust the future; I do not fear what is ahead. For our problems are large, but our heart is larger. Our challenges are great, but our will is greater. And if our flaws are endless, God's love is truly boundless. Some see leadership as high drama, and the sound of trumpets calling, and sometimes it is that. But I see history as a book with many pages, and each day we fill a page with acts of hopefulness and meaning. The new breeze blows, a page turns, the story unfolds. And so today a chapter begins, a small and stately story of unity, diversity, and generosity shared, and written, together.

George Herbert Walker Bush

The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.

Ralph Nader

Leadership is mostly a power over imagination, and never more so than in combat. The bravest man alone can only be an armed lunatic. The real strength lies in the ability to get others to do your work.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Studies have consistently shown that financial hardship is the biggest obstacle to heterosexual marriage, yet the Republican leadership has done precious little to help address the financial hardship faced by American families.

Kendrick Meek

We need not just a new generation of leadership but a new gender of leadership.

Bill Clinton

The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.

John Buchan

[M]y administration is committed to a leadership role on the issue of climate change.

George Walker Bush

Although most members of Congress are mindless lemmings following our national security leadership over a cliff, there are several clear thinkers on The Hill who could be important sources of support.

John Kiriakou

A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.

Jim Rohn

I have tried to impress on the PLO leadership, and every Palestinian or Arab I have met, that the quest for a protector in the White House is a complete chimera, since all recent presidents have been devoted to Zionist aims, and that the only way to change US policy is through a mass campaign on behalf of Palestinian human rights, out-flanking the Zionist establishment and going straight to the American people. Uninformed and yet open to appeals for justice as they are, Americans are capable of reacting as they did to the ANC campaign against apartheid, which finally changed the balance of forces inside South Africa.

Edward Said

Hamas, also elected to governmental leadership in Palestine, includes the jihadists, people who have declared war on the United States of America and its ally, Israel.

Zach Wamp

We have no leadership, no captain at the helm as it were. We are, in effect, being led from disaster to disaster by a headless horseman run amok with stuffed pockets and an empty conscience.

Larisa Alexandrovna

There's a very big gulf between the black civil rights leadership in America and the black middle class in America. The black middle class are conservative. Many of those minorities can be persuaded to be members of the Republican Party.

Pete du Pont

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

Leadership requires the courage to make decisions that will benefit the next generation.

Alan Autry

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Many people are aware that we are in peril and that there is no trustworthy leadership.

Alice Walker

The most elusive and desired quality of leadership is vision. Vision is the perfume of the mind.

Harriet Rubin

The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.

Warren G. Bennis

Illegal immigration has become a dominant issue in this race. It's another example of where people see a lack of leadership in Washington.

Brian Kennedy

If you want to kill the bill, if you don't want to do what's right for America, you can pick one little aspect out of it, you can use it to frighten people. Or you can show leadership and solve this problem once and for all, so the people who wear the uniform in this crowd can do the job we expect them to do.

George Walker Bush

America is providing the kind of leadership that the world respects and the world has come to understand; that is what America stands for.

Clarence Saxby Chambliss

Divorced from ethics, leadership is reduced to management and politics to mere technique.

James MacGregor Burns
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