Leadership Sayings and Quotes

Being a leader requires a special set of skills. Leaders must be able to motivate as well as direct. This is easier said than done. Let the wise and insightful leadership quotes below to inspire you to be the boss

To lead people, walk behind them.     

Lao Tzu

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.     

Publilus Syrus

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.     

Steve Jobs

The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.     

Ray Kroc

Lead, follow, or get out of the way.     

Thomas Pane

It's hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.     

Adlai Stevenson II

He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.     


If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. But do not care to convince him. Men will believe what they see. Let them see.     

Henry David Thoreau

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

Harold McAlindon

The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes.     

Tony Blair

Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.     

Norman Vincent Peale

Leadership and learning are indispensable to one another.     

John F. Kennedy

Don't find fault, find a remedy.     

Henry Ford

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.     

Robert Louis Stevenson

Learn to see things backwards, inside out, and upside down.     

John Heider