Leadership Quotes and Sayings

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Submitted by: linnea on September 24, 2013

An army of sheep led by a lion would defeat an army of lions led by a sheep.

Submitted by: hamdy on March 16, 2009

You gotta learn to follow before you can lead.

Submitted by: alisha on March 22, 2010

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.
– Margaret Fuller

Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.
Vince Lombardi

An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.
Napoleon Bonaparte

The ability to inspire rather than enforce loyalty is a critical quality of leadership.
– Geoffrey Hindley


Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
John F. Kennedy

Cream always rises to the top…so do good leaders.
– John Paul Warren

Remember the difference between a boss and a leader: a boss says go – a leader says “Let’s go!”
– E.M. Kelly

I would rather be an artist than a leader. Ironically, a leader has to follow the rules.
Criss Jami

A leader is a dealer in hope.
Napoleon Bonaparte

I can no longer obey; I have tasted command, and I cannot give it up.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Leadership is the art of disappointing people at a rate they can stand.
– John Ortberg

Leaders become leaders because they speak more.


There are two circumstances that lead to arrogance: one is when you’re wrong and you can’t face it; the other is when you’re right and nobody else can face it.
Criss Jami

Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Albert Schweitzer

Dare to be a leader not always to be a follower, dare to stand alone not to follow the crowd.

Submitted by: Mac gisbert on September 7, 2012

A leader is one who does not care about his rank and role but remains always responsive to lead, shoulder responsibility, and achieve the goal in such a way that everyone, in and outside the team, respects him for touching their revered souls.

Submitted by: Anuj on July 25, 2013

A leader may not necessarily be a good reader, writer or speaker, but certainly the best teacher in life with his self- made action that constantly motivates him to inspire consistently his team members by driving excellence on the front of initiative generation, enthusiasm, perspiration, innovation and producing desired results sustainably keeping no room for complacency and sycophancy.

Submitted by: Anuj Somany on February 19, 2013

If you don’t have the heart of the lion you cannot lead the army and if you don’t have the heart of the sheep you cannot hold the arm.

Submitted by: DUODU HENRY APPIAH-KORANG on June 19, 2016

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers who can cut through the argument debate and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.
Colin Powell

Every endeavor, large or small, rises and falls on leadership.

Submitted by: Will Winn on February 4, 2014

Your greatest area of leadership often comes out of your greatest area of pain and weakness.
– Wayde Goodall

In life, always seek to be the driver, not the passenger.

Submitted by: hellen mashamaite on January 19, 2013

A leader is is simply a follower who follows what he believes in.

Submitted by: Just a follower of God on December 14, 2012

Leadership is action, not a position.

Submitted by: Javi Fernandez on May 29, 2012

If you are a leader, you should never forget that everyone needs encouragement. And everyone who receives it – young or old, successful or less-than-successful, unknown or famous – is changed by it.
– John C. Maxwell

Words of the wise, spoken quietly, should be heard rather than the shout of a ruler.

Submitted by: David Mwangi(manager) on May 9, 2017

Characteristics of a leader:
1. He is obedient to elders
2. He is resistant to lies
3. He is very humble
4. He is mentally alert
5. He is honest
6. He uses nice words to people
7. He uses courtesy.

Submitted by: Oyetunde Oreoluwa on March 10, 2016

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