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Quotes

Thank you for sharing your favorite leadership quotations with us. We've shared your submissions below!

"How can you lead, if you've never been led?"
-Ray Casillas (Submitted by Ray Casillas)

"Don't tell me what you're going to do; Show me what you're going to do."
-My wise grandpa, Yer Vang (Submitted by Brett V. Yang)

"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way."
-John Maxwell (Submitted by The Rev William Ferguson)

"The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant."
- Max DuPree (Submitted by Jason Clyne)

"It Pays to be a Winner"
- US NAVY (Submitted by William Osborne)

"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."
- Nelson Mandela (Submitted by Roderick Coleman)

"Do not squander time. It is the stuff that life is made of"
- Benjamin Franklin (Submitted by Dennis Smith)

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."
- Galatians 6:9 (Anonymous submission)

"To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart."
- Eleanor Roosevelt (Submitted by Deja Brown)

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."
- John Quincy Adams (Submitted by Mindy Miley, CGC '93)

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
- Martin Luther King, Jr. (Submitted by Mindy Miley, CGC '93)

"When you're going through hell, keep on going."
- Winston Churchill (Submitted by Charlie Craft)

"All bad precedents began as justified measures."
- Julius Caesar (Submitted by Russell Taylor)

"Be aware of "yes" men. Generally, they are losers."
- Bear Bryant (Submitted by Joseph Darrol)

"The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant."
- Max DuPree (Submitted by Jason Clyne)

"It is a wonder what can be accomplished when no one cares who gets the credit."
- Harry Truman (Submitted by Raymond Birnbaum)

"We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm."
- George Orwell (Submitted by Patrick Carey)

"Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."
- Babe Ruth (Submitted by Cameron Donatello)

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."
- Robert Frost (Submitted by Busisiwe Crosy)

"Speak softly and carry a big stick."
- Theodore Roosevelt (Submitted by Dani)

"Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths."
- John Zenger (Submitted by Kellen Garoutte)

"There are only three types of people in the world: Those who make things happen, those who wait for something to happen, and those who wonder what happened. Which are you?"
- Unknown (Anonymous submission)

"Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected."
- Steve Jobs (Submitted by Deyton Talley)

"I was born an American... I shall live an American.... I shall die an American."
- Daniel Webster (Submitted by Kevin George II)

"Good, Better, Best; Never let it rest; 'till good is better and better best."
- "Iron Eagle" Brigade commander, 3rd Brigade 101 Airborn (1968-1968) (Submitted by Peter T Dziedzic, '67)

"Dare to lead."
- The Citadel (Submitted by John Hughes, '88)

"If everyone is thinking alike, then no one is thinking."
- Benjamin Franklin (Anonymous submission)

"Leadership = Intellect + Character + Presence"
- US Army FM 6-22 (Submitted by Kelly Jordan)


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