I always wondered, what are the best quotes on leadership of all time. Here are my five personal favorites of all time :-
- “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more you are a leader.” By John Q Adams
Here is another quote from Sun Tzu, who says knowing yourself and your enemies both are equally important.
- “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” Sun Tzu, Art of War
The third quote on leadership comes from Mahatma Gandhi who is considered to be the icon when it comes to leading a country, which is as diverse as a continent and as old as this planet — INDIA.
- “Be the change that you want to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi
The fourth quote on leadership which i consider worth mentioning is a quote from Saint Mother Teresa. Leadership also means bringing people together and allowing an environment where people can disagree with each other but remain together as a flock.
- “You can do what i cannot do, I can do what you cannot do. Together we can do great things.” Saint Mother Teresa
The last one in the list comes from Theodore Roosevelt who gave a speech on April 23rd 1910 in Paris.
- “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt, The Man in the Arena