Leadership Quotations

Leadership Quotations
Compiled for you by George Torok


One man that has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men who haven’t and don’t.
George Bernard Shaw, “The Apple Cart” (1930), act I 

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
George Bernard Shaw, Annajanska (1919)

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.
George Bernard Shaw, Caesar and Cleopatra (1901)

The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.
Casey Stengel (1890 – 1975)

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
John F. Kennedy (1917 – 1963), speech prepared for delivery in Dallas the day of his assassination, November 22, 1963

When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.
Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 – 1968)

Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else.
Judy Garland (1922 – 1969), to her daughter, Liza Minelli

Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
Maria Montessori (1870 – 1952)

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
Mark Twain

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.
Mark Twain

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw

A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn’t like the tune.


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