Great Leadership Quotes for 2013

Following is a list of some of my favorite leadership quotes. As you embark on 2013, I hope that you will take to heart these inspiring words and apply them to your life. Commit to making this year your best as a leader!

“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.” Max DePree

“If we did all the things we were capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” Thomas Edison

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right.” Henry Ford

“Good leaders must first become good servants.” Robert Greenleaf

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Abraham Lincoln

“Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” Mark Twain

“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.”
Dale Carnegie

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill

“It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” John Wooden

“Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.”
Harry Truman

“The older I get, the less I listen to what people say and the more I look at what they do.” Andrew Carnegie

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
John Quincy Adams

“No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities – always see them, for they’re always there.” Norman Vincent Peale

“If you are bored with life, if you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things—you don’t have enough goals.” Lou Holtz

“Vision is a picture of the future that produces passion in people.” Bill Hybels

“Leadership is developed daily, not in a day.” John Maxwell

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