You do not lead by hitting people over the head – that’s assault, not leadership.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower
Officers always eat last. Let those who work under you be treated well.
– General James T. Conway, Commandant, U.S. Marine Corp (Campbellsville University commencement speech, 5/10/2008)
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.
– John Quincy Adams
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
– Walter Lippman
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
– Ralph Nader
If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulder of giants.
– Isaac Newton
It’s hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.
– Adlai Stevenson
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everyone.
– Herbert B. Swope
I’ve missed more than nine thousand shots in my career. I’ve lost more than three hundred games. I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life, and that is why I succeed.
– Michael Jordan
Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad and I will show you a man you can beat every time.
– Lou Brock
Nostalgia is a seductive liar.
– American Diplomat George W. Ball
As long as I want to stay competitive, I must never stop and marvel at what I’ve accomplished – only forward to my next challenge at hand.
– Arnold Palmer
Always take a livelier interest in reality than in words.
– St. Augustine