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Leaders don't inflict pain -- they share pain.

Author: Max Depree (1924)

Profession: American Furniture Manufacturing Company Executive

Justice is the first virtue of those who command, and stops the complaints of those who obey.

Author: Denis Diderot (1713-1784)

Profession: French Philosopher

Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them.

Author: Diogenes of Sinope

Profession: Cynic Philosopher

I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?

Author: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

No affection and a great brain, these are the people to command the world.

Author: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

The man who follows a crowd will never be followed by a crowd.

Author: R. S. Donnell

Profession:

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

Author: Peter F. Drucker (1909)

Profession: American Management Consultant, Author

Leadership is not magnetic personality--that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not making friends and influencing people --that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.

Author: Peter F. Drucker (1909)

Profession: American Management Consultant, Author

Each person must decide for himself what he wants each day. As a leader, I will expose you to the options and the likely consequences of those options. I'll even share my opinion if asked, but I'll never confuse it with the opinion, which simply doesn't exist.

Author: Wayne Dyer (1940)

Profession: American Psychotherapist, Author, Lecturer

You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.

Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969)

Profession: Thirty-fourth President of the USA

Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish. Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.

Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969)

Profession: Thirty-fourth President of the USA

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.

Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969)

Profession: Thirty-fourth President of the USA

To be a leader of men one must turn one's back on men.

Author: Havelock Ellis (1859-1939)

Profession: British Psychologist

We are reformers in the spring and summer, but in autumn we stand by the old. Reformers in the morning, and conservers at night.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

The measure of a great leader, is their success in bringing everyone around to their opinion twenty years later.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist