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Leadership Quotes

Read inspirational quotes from some of the top business, leadership and management minds.


Shared by Bob Herbold
“The difference between a boss and a leader: a boss says, ‘Go!’ -a leader says, ‘Let’s go!’.”
- E. M. Kelly

Shared by Clement Fernandes
"He who has learned how to obey will know how to command."
- Solon

Shared by Clement Fernandes
"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

Shared by Clement Fernandes
"The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed."
- Publius Syrus

Shared by Kate Moor
Leadership is based on a spiritual quality; the power to inspire, the power to inspire others to follow. 
- Vince Lombardi

Shared by Clement Fernandes
"Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise."
- Woodrow Wilson

Shared by Kate Moor
"To lead people, walk beside them ... As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence. The next best, the people honor and praise. The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate ... When the best leader's work is done the people say, 'We did it ourselves!'"
- Lao-tsu

Shared by Clement Fernandes
"Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points."
- Horace

Shared by Clement Fernandes
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Shared by Clement Fernandes
"He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson