It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.
Once you begin to take yourself seriously as a leader or as a follower, as a modern or as a conservative, then you become a self-conscious, biting, and scratching little animal whose work is not of the slightest value or importance to anybody.
Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
In countries where innocent people are dying, the leaders are following their blood rather than their brains.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
Hail to the man who went through life always helping others, knowing no fear, and to whom aggressiveness and resentment are alien. Such is the stuff of which the great moral leaders are made.
For those who most frequently think of themselves as leaders often qualify least as leaders.[Denn die, welche sich am meisten dafür halten, sind es oft am wenigsten, und vor allem: ob sie es sind oder nicht.]
As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself… Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility.