This article provides famous quotations and sayings on leaders. These inspiring leadership quotes will help know what makes a great leader.

Leadership Quotes

Leader is someone whom others follow. Leadership quality helps a person not only lead his/her society, but also govern himself. It makes a person different from others, in that he does not follow anyone, and provides him an attitude to shape the people around him. The simplest way to know the qualities that make a leader is by going through the leadership quotes by eminent people of the world. In the following lines, we provided a number of such quotations. Go through these famous sayings and know about the persona that a good leader should have.

Leadership is a combination of strategy and character. If you must be without one, be without the strategy.

- General H. Norman Schwarzkopf

Leaders aren't born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.

- Vince Lombardi

The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.

- John Maxwell

The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.

- Theodore M. Hesburgh

Whoever is providing leadership needs to be as fresh and thoughtful and reflective as possible to make the very best fight.

- Faye Wattleton

Don't be afraid to take a big step when one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small steps.

- David Lloyd George

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

- John Quincy Adams

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

The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.

- Hubert Humphrey

A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action.

- Jawaharlal Nehru

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between the two, the leader must become a servant and a debtor. That sums up the progress of an artful leader.

- Max De Pree

The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.

- Jim Rohn

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

- Harold R. McAlindon

It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.

- Nelson Mandela

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.

- Mahatma Gandhi

The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.

- Harvey S. Firestone

Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.

- John Maxwell

To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose's egg.

- James Thomas Fields

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.

- Andrew Carnegie

A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be.

- Rosalynn Carter

No man goes before his time - unless the boss leaves early.

- Groucho Marx

It is as impossible for man to demonstrate the existence of God as it would be for even Sherlock Holmes to demonstrate the existence of Arthur Conan Doyle.

- Wishful Thinking: A Theological ABC , Frederick Buechner

One must beware of ministers who can do nothing without money, and those who want to do everything with money.

- Indira Gandhi

In order to be respected, authority has got to be respectable.

- Tom Robbins

Lead, follow, or get out of the way.

- Thomas Paine

Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.

- Vince Lombardi

Practice Golden-Rule 1 of Management in everything you do. Manage others the way you would like to be managed.

- Brian Tracy

I have no further use for America. I wouldn't go back there if Jesus Christ was President.

- Charlie Chaplin

I am Fidel Castro and we have come to liberate Cuba.

- Fidel Castro

Clever tyrants are never punished.

- Voltaire

Vote early and vote often.

- Al Capone

One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice-president, and that one word is 'to be prepared.

- Dan Quayle

A leader is a dealer in hope.

- Napoleon Bonaparte

I can no longer obey; I have tasted command, and I cannot give it up.

- Napoleon Bonaparte

I try to use my music to move these people to act.

- Jimi Hendrix

A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person.

- James Madison

All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.

- James Madison

Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.

- Thomas Hardy

Grown men do not need leaders.

- Edward Abbey

Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best.

- Edward Abbey

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