Leadership Quotes: Discovering
Your Ability to Lead

Leadership Quotes help us to aspire to our highest. We are all leaders in some way, whether we consider ourselves to be or not. Supervisors are leaders of employees, parents and teachers are leaders of children, politicians and policemen are civic leaders, athletes are mentors to those coming up in the ranks and writers are leaders of all the hearts and minds they touch. The lover is leader to the loved one. In any relationship, each person can act as leader to the other.

Perhaps most important, we are leaders of the self. Inspire yourself to dig deep and give the world your very best. Use the quotes below as leadership tools. Pick inspirational leadership quotes that motivate you to become a leader in your family and community, through integrity and generosity of spirit and vision.

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~ Laura Pickford Ramirez


"The task of leadership is not to put greatness in humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there."

~John Buchan~


"You know what makes leadership? It is the ability to get men to do what they don't want to do and like it."

~Harry S. Truman~

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"First organize the inner, then organize the outer ... First organize the great, then organize the small. First organize yourself, then organize others."

~Zhuge Liang



"You can judge a leader by the size of the problem he tackles. Other people can cope with the waves, it's his job to watch the tide."

~Antony Jay~

"Not the cry, but the flight of the wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow."

~Chinese Saying~

"A true leader has to have a genuine open-door policy so that his people are not afraid to approach him for any reason."

~Harold Geneen~

Inspirational Leadership Quote:

"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."

~Martin Luther King~

Raise children who have the courage to lead themselves and unfold the gifts inside their hearts. The award-winning book, Keepers of the Children: Native American Wisdom and Parenting uses little known Native American wisdom and teaching stories to show parents how to raise children to develop their strengths and create uniquely purposeful and fulfilling lives. This parenting book is a primer on leading your children by leading yourself and is different from any parenting book you have ever read.

"A true leader has to have a genuine open-door policy so that his people are not afraid to approach him for any reason."

~Harold Geneen~


"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."

~Martin Luther King~

"Leadership, I think you must have that, particularly when a team's on the field, they look to you. In critical situations, they look into your eyes to see if you're there. If you're not there, they start quitting."

~Dan Marino, Sr.~

Leadership Quotation:

"The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers."

~Ralph Nader


"Leadership consists not in degrees of technique but in traits of character; it requires moral rather than athletic or intellectual effort, and it imposes on both leader and follower alike the burdens of self-restraint."

~Lewis H. Lapham~

Other quotations of interest:

Leadership Quotes that Awaken the Self and the Potential in Others.

The Reporter Who Led a Nation: Edward R Murrow Quotes.

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