Famous leadership quotes – Get a glimpse into the Mind of those who Achieved Great Leadership

Famous leadership quotes - Great leaders capture the essence of what great leadership is, these famous leaders' quotes contain a lot of their wisdom and mindsets that will help you become a better leader.

Get a glimpse of what these great leaders had in mind and apply it to yourself. If you’re looking to improve your leadership at work, with women or with your friends; it’s all the same principles and you should be greatly inspired by these great leadership quotes – enjoy!

The continuation of authority has frequently proved the undoing of democratic governments. Repeated elections are essential to the system of popular governments, because there is nothing so dangerous as to suffer power to be vested for a long time in one citizen. The people become accustomed to obeying him, and he becomes accustomed to commanding, hence the origin of usurpation and tyranny. - Simon Bolivar

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people. - Mahatma Gandhi

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. Peter Drucker To lead people, walk beside them … As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence. The next best, the people honor and praise. The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate … When the best leader’s work is done the people say, ‘We did it ourselves! - Lao-Tsu

Leadership comes in small acts as well as bold strokes. - Carly Fiorina

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. - Winston Churchill

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

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead

Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership. - Colin Powell

More Famous Leadership Quotes:

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. - Dwight D. Eisenhower

Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it. - Marian Anderson

The price of greatness is responsibility. - Winston Churchill

A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better. - Jim Rohn

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures - and that is the basis of all human morality. - Winston Churchill

High sentiments always win in the end, The leaders who offer blood, toil, tears and sweat always get more out of their followers than those who offer safety and a good time. When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic. - George Orwell

The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office. - Dwight D. Eisenhower

The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet. - Theodore M. Hesburgh

Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better. - Harry S. Truman

Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes. - Peter Drucker

The cardinal responsibility of leadership is to identify the dominant contradiction at each point of the historical process and to work out a central line to resolve it. - Mao Tse-Tung

Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people. - John D. Rockefeller

The art of leadership... consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention. - Adolf Hitler

Not all good and famous leadership quotes were spoken by good guys, leadership can be used for evil purposes (like in the case of hitler) but nonetheless it's leadership.

Hope you enjoyed those awesome famous leadership quotes by some of the greatest leaders of all times. Grabbing a mindset can be hard, but when you get inspired by the wisdom of people who have mastered it, then you get -by a moment- to feel what they felt right then. Great Famous leadership quotes from great leaders of all time.

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