Leadership Quotes and Quotations

We've selected the very best leadership quotes and quotations from a huge number of sources. Here are the greatest quotes on leadership, from some of the most inspirational leaders who have ever lived, including General George Patton, Theodore Roosevelt, John Maxwell, and Vince Lombardi.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Leadership Quote:

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Quote on Leaders from an Unknown Author:

"Real leaders are ordinary people with extraordinary determination. "
~ Unknown
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Margaret Mead Leadership Quotation:

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
~ Margaret Mead
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John C. Maxwell Leader Quote:

"A big man is one who makes us feel bigger when we are with him."
~ John C. Maxwell
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Dwight Eisenhower Leadership Quote:

"Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. "
~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Lao Tzu Leader Quote:

"The leader is best,
When people are hardly aware of his existence,
Not so good when people praise his government,
Less good when people stand in fear,
Worst, when people are contemptuous.
Fail to honor people, and they will fail to honor you.
But of a good leader, who speaks little,
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
The people say, 'We did it ourselves.'"
~ Lao Tzu
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H. Ross Perot Leadership Quotation:

"Eagles don't flock - you have to find them one at a time. "
~ H. Ross Perot
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Leadership Phrase from a Chinese Proverb:

"Not the cry, but the flight of the wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow."
~ Chinese Proverb
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Calvin Lloyd Leadership Quotation:

"Nobody rises to low expectations."
~ Calvin Lloyd
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Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Quote:

"The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it. "
~ Theodore Roosevelt
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Warren G. Bennis Leadership Quotation:

"Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. "
~ Warren G. Bennis
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Leadership Phrase from an Unknown Author:

"It is better to have one person working with you, than three working for you. "
~ Unknown
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Walter J. Lippmann Leader Quote:

"The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and will to carry on. "
~ Walter J. Lippmann
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General George Patton Leadership Quote:

"Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way."
~ General George Patton
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Vince Lombardi Leadership Quotation:

"Leaders aren't born, they are made. "
~ Vince Lombardi
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Donald H. McGannon Leadership Quote:

"Leadership is action, not position."
~ Donald H. McGannon
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Max Lucado Leader Quote:

"A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd."
~ Max Lucado
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John C. Maxwell Leadership Quotation:

"Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them."
~ John C. Maxwell
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Albert Schweitzer Leader Quote:

" Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing. "
~ Albert Schweitzer
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Unknown Author Leadership Quote:

"Leadership is about capturing the imagination and enthusiasm of your people with clearly defined goals that cut through the fog like a beacon in the light. "
~ Unknown
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