If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Always do everything you ask of those you command.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.
Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity.
Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
A kingdom that has once been destroyed can never come again into being; nor can the dead ever be brought back to life.
A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible.
If the leader is filled with high ambition and if he pursues his aims with audacity and strength of will, he will reach them in spite of all obstacles.
Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.
No ruler should put troops into the field merely to gratify his own spleen; no general should fight a battle simply out of pique.
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