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  • What chance gathers she easily scatters. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together. – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

  • The real leader has no need to lead–
he is content to point the way. – Henry Miller

  • Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves. – Lao Tzu

  • A leader is a dealer in hope.
 – Napoleon Bonaparte

  • There is always room for a man of force and he makes room for many. Society is a troop of thinkers and the best heads among them take the best places.
 – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. 
- John Quincy Adams

  • He who has never learned to obey
cannot be a good commander.
 – Aristotle

  • No man can stand on top because he is put there.
- H. H. Vreeland

  • A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
 – Ovid

  • No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.
 – Abraham Lincoln

  • Let him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.
- Thomas Carlyle

  • When nothing is sure, everything is possible. – Margaret Drabble

  • And when we think we lead, we are most led. – Lord Byron

  • The only real training for leadership is leadership. – Antony Jay

  • People are more easily led than driven. – David Harold Fink

  • Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it. – Marian Anderson

  • The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist. – Eric Hoffer

  • Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. – Abraham Lincoln

  • Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead. – Ross Perot

  • A new leader has to be able to change an organization that is dreamless, soulless and visionless … someone’s got to make a wake up call. – Warren Bennis

  • People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. . . The leader works in the open, and the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives. – Theodore Roosevelt

  • All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership. – John Kenneth Galbraith

  • Leadership should be more participative than directive, more enabling than performing. – Mary D. Poole

  • The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on. – Walter Lippman

  • Leadership is action, not position.
 – Donald H. McGannon

  • Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them. – John Maxwell