Compiled by John S Picarello

“I’m a firm believer in the fact that leadership is leadership, regardless of your vocation. Throughout history irrespective of the times, cultural values, and status in society; The foundational principles of leadership remain the same and apply to all. I trust that these quotes will help and inspire you on your leadership journey.” – JSP

  1. Being in power is like being a lady, if you have to tell people you are, you aren’t. – Margaret Thatcher
  2. You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do.  – Henry Ford
  3. Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. – Warren G. Bennis
  4. Character is power. – Booker T. Washington
  5. Leadership is not wielding power – it’s empowering people. – Becky Brodin
  6. If I will take care of my character, my reputation will take care of itself.  – Dwight L. Moody
  7. To measure a leader, put a tape around his heart, not his head. – John C. Maxwell
  8. God grant that men of principle shall be our principle men. – Thomas Jefferson
  9. You cannot travel within and standstill without. – James Lane Allen
  10. Parking meters should remind us that we lose money standing still. – Burt Kruse
  11. The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives. – Albert Einstein
  12. If I cease being better I cease being good. – Motto of Oliver Cromwell
  13. The greatest achievements are those that benefit others. – Denis Waitley
  14. If your vision doesn’t cost you something, it’s a daydream. – John C. Maxwell
  15. The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves. – Ray Kroc
  16. The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it. – John Ruskin
  17. Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends. – Czech Proverb
  18. The art of progress is to preserve order amid of change. – Alfred North Whitehead
  19. I always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific. – Lily Tomlin
  20. To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it. – Mother Teresa
  21. You manage things; you lead people. – Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper
  22.  He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander. – Aristotle
  23.  The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority. – Kenneth Blanchard
  24. 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
  25. The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist. – Eric Hoffer

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