Leadership Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Leadership quotes and Leadership sayings, and Leadership proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"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. "


"Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership. "

Colin Powell

"When poor people get involved in a long conflict, such as a strike or a civil rights drive, and the pressure increases each day, there is a deep need for spiritual advice. Without it, we see families crumble, leadership weaken, and hard workers grow tired. "

Cesar Chavez

"Any objective observer will conclude that – based on her ideas and her leadership – Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States."

Bernie Sanders

"We need leadership in this country, which will improve the lives of working families, the children, the elderly, the sick and the poor. We need leadership which brings our people together and makes us stronger."

Bernie Sanders

"We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times… and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen."

Barack Obama

"In a world of complex threats, our security and leadership depends on all elements of our power – including strong and principled diplomacy."

Barack Obama

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

Andrew Carnegie

"The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell."

Andrew Carnegie

"World belongs to humanity, not this leader, that leader or that king or prince or religious leader. World belongs to humanity. "

Dalai Lama

"Learn to see things backwards, inside out, and upside down."

John Heider

"The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes."

Tony Blair

"Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise."

Woodrow Wilson

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

John Buchan

"A man can only lead when others accept him as their leader, and he has only as much authority as his subjects give to him. All of the brilliant ideas in the world cannot save your kingdom if no one will listen to them."

Brandon Sanderson

"He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader."


"If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. But do not care to convince him. Men will believe what they see. Let them see."

Henry David Thoreau

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

Harold McAlindon

"The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves."

Ray Kroc

"Lead, follow, or get out of the way."

Thomas Pane

"Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others."

Robert Louis Stevenson

"You do not lead by hitting people over the head. That’s assault, not leadership."

Dwight Eisenhower

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

John C. Maxwell

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

Andrew Carnegie

"A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd."

Max Lucado

"To lead people, walk behind them."

Lao Tzu

"Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality."

Warren Bennis

"Leadership and learning are indispensable to one another."

John F. Kennedy

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

Dwight D. Eisenhower

"Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing."

Albert Schweiter

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