But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
The only real training for leadership is leadership.
Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men -- the other 999 follow women.
It is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it... anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade... And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.
What Washington needs is adult supervision.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
Leadership involves finding a parade and getting in front of it.
It's hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.
The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.
The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
If you think you are leading and turn around to see no one following, then you are just taking a walk.
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.
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