W. Fusselman

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.

Colin Powell

Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.


The man who commands efficiently must have obeyed others in the past, and the man who obeys dutifully is worthy of being some day a commander.

Cornelius Tactius

Forethought and prudence are the proper qualities of a leader.

Jane Francis de Chantal

I have considered all methods of governing and I have finally seen that the best is that which is amiable, sincere, humble, and patient.

Dwight Eisenhower

You don’t lead by hitting people over the head—that’s assault, not leadership.

Latin Proverb

It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself.

Dwight Eisenhower

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


He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.

Napoleon Bonaparte

A leader is a dealer in hope.

Robert Fulghum

Don’t worry that your children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.

Joe Namath, NFL Quarterback

To be a leader, you have to make people want to follow you, and nobody wants to follow someone who doesn’t know where he’s going.

Thomas à Kempis

No man commands safely unless he has learned well how to obey.

Kenyan Proverb

He who refuses to obey cannot command.

William Arthur Ward

We must be silent before we can listen. We must listen before we can learn. We must learn before we can prepare. We must prepare before we can serve. We must serve before we can lead.

Mother Teresa

Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.

Patrick Henry

A leader must lead. Where others see obstacles, he must see opportunities. When others see problems, he must see possibilities … Civilization is not built on a negation but on an affirmation- an affirmation of the bright and promising possibilities that the future holds for those who are enterprising enough to pursue them.

Carl von Clausewitz

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.

Hans Urs von Balthasar

The best evangelistic strategy is to capture people with the beautiful, then enchant them with the good, and then lead them to the true.

Robert Barron

Begin with the beautiful, which leads you to the good, which leads you to the truth.

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