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.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
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.
The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.
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.
Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.
A good solution applied with vigor now is better than a perfect solution applied ten minutes later.
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.
Always do everything you ask of those you command.
There is only one tactical principle which is not subject to change. It is to use the means at hand to inflict the maximum amount of wound, death, and destruction on the enemy in the minimum amount of time.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.
Do not follow where the path may lead.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
A kingdom that has once been destroyed can never come again into being; nor can the dead ever be brought back to life.
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.
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