There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested.
The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.
Your playing small doesn't serve the world.
Leaders aren't born they are made.
Part of being optimistic is keeping one's head pointed toward the sun, one's feet moving forward.
People will never forget how you made them feel.
When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.
The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say 'I'. They don't think 'I'. They think 'we'; they think 'team'.
The great leaders are like the best conductors - they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players.
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
Learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.
I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.
The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born - that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
A leader is best when people barely know that he exists.
If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
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