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The first thing a great person does, is make us realize the insignificance of circumstance.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

In really good companies, you have to lead. You have to come up with big ideas and express them forcefully. I have always been encouraged -- or sometimes forced -- to confront the very natural fear of being wrong. I was constantly pushed to find out what I really thought and then to speak up. Over time, I came to see that waiting to discover which way the wind was blowing is an excellent way to learn how to be a follower.

Author: Roger Enrico


A leader is someone who helps improve the lives of other people or improve the system they live under.

Author: Sam Ervin


There is no necessary connection between the desire to lead and the ability to lead, and even less the ability to lead somewhere that will be to the advantage of the ledů

Author: Bergen Evans

Profession: American Author

A boss creates fear, a leader confidence. A boss fixes blame, a leader corrects mistakes. A boss knows all, a leader asks questions. A boss makes work drudgery, a leader makes it interesting. A boss is interested in himself or herself, a leader is interested in the group.

Author: Russell H. Ewing


Right or wrong, the customer is always right.

Author: Marshall Field (1834-1906)

Profession: American Merchant

Who has not served cannot command.

Author: John Florio

Profession: British Author, Translator

The person who renders loyal service in a humble capacity will be chosen for higher responsibilities, just as the biblical servant who multiplied the one pound given him by his master was made ruler over ten cities...

Author: B. C. Forbes (1880-1954)

Profession: American Publisher

Time and money spent in helping men to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving.

Author: Henry Ford (1863-1947)

Profession: American Industrialist, Founder of Ford Motor Company

Search others for their virtue, and yourself for your vices.

Author: R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983)

Profession: American Inventor, Designer, Poet, Philosopher

All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.

Author: John Kenneth Galbraith (1908)

Profession: American Economist

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.

Author: Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

Profession: Indian Political, Spiritual Leader

I don't believe in just ordering people to do things. You have to sort of grab an oar and row with them.

Author: Harold S. Geneen (1910)

Profession: American Accountant, Industrialist, CEO, ITT

There are no office hours for leaders.

Author: Cardinal J. Gibbons