Ledraskap- "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

Men are governed only by serving them; the rule is without exception.

V. Cousin

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

John Quincy Adams

He who believes is strong; he who doubt is weak. Strong convictions precede great action.

J F Clarke

Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.

Winston Churchill

It’s alright to be Goliath but always act like David.

Philip Knight

Beware of those who stand aloof and greet each venture with reproof. The world would stop if things were run by men who say “it can’t be done”.

Samuel Glover

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you want to be great and successful, choose people who are great and successful and walk side by side with them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Any one can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

Publilius Syrus

Fire is the test of gold, adversity of strong men.


Giving people self confidence is by far the most important thing that I can do because then they will act.

Jack Welch

To lead people, walk behind them.

Lao Tzu

Follow your honest convictions, and stay strong.

William Thackeray

It takes character and control to be understanding and forgiving.

Dale Carnegie

Insist on yourself. Never imitate.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The real leader has no need to lead- he is content to point the way.

Henry Miller

Your real influence is measured by your treatment of yourself.

A. Bronson Alcott

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Harold R. McAlindon

I hire people brighter than me and I get out of their way.

Lee Iacocca

The speed of the leader determines the speed of the gang.

Mary Kay Ash

Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.

Sam Walton

Do not fear when your enemies criticize you. Beware when they applaud.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.

Thomas Carlyle

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

Dwight D. Eisenhower

There go the people. I must follow them for I am their leader.

Alexandre Ledru-Rollin

What chance gathers she easily scatters. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.

General Douglas MacArthur

Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.

Chinese Proverb

Be known for pleasing others, espcecially if you govern them…Ruling other has one advantage: you can do more good than anyone else.

Baltasar Gracián

Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.

Lao Tzu

A leader is a dealer in hope.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Sometimes, I think my most important job as a CEO is to listen for bad news. If you don’t act on it, your people will eventually stop bringing bad news to your attention and that is the beginning of the end.

Bill Gates

Be great in little things.

St. Francis Xavier

When people are placed in positions slightly above what they expect, they are apt to excel.

Richard Branson

There are no working hours for leaders.

James Cardinal Gibbons

Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don’t take too much advice — keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.

Noah Porter

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

Arnold H Glasgow

There is always room for a man of force and he makes room for many. Society is a troop of thinkers and the best heads among them take the best places.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The ability to deal with people is as purchasable as a commodity as sugar or coffee and I will pay more for that ability than for any other thing under the sun.

John D Rockefeller

Be as careful as to the books you read as of the company you keep; for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as the latter.

Poxton Hood

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


Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

George Patton

Where there is no vision, the people perish.

Proverbs 29:18

Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.


In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.

Henry W. Longfellow

I light my candle from their torches.

Robert Burton

Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.

Woodrow Wilson

The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed.

Publius Syrus

A bold onset is half the battle.

Giuseppe Garibaldi

The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved.

Cornelius Nepos

To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose’s egg.

James Thomas

Be a life long student, read as many books as possible.

Nelson Mandela

Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.

Edmund Spenser

If there is such a thing as good leadership, it is to give a good example. I have to do so for all the IKEA employees.

Ingvar Kamprad

Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgments.

Warne W. Dyer

He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.


When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.

Napoleon Bonaparte

He who establishes his argument by noise is weak and command shows that his reason is weak.


No man can stand on top because he is put there.

H. H. Vreeland

A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.


It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.


No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.

Abraham Lincoln

What you cannot enforce, Do not command.


Make it thy business to know thyself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world.

Miguel de Cervantes

The best rules to form a young man are: to talk little, to hear much, to reflect alone upon what has passed in company, to distrust one’s own opinions, and value others that deserve it.

Sir William Temple

No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.

Philip Armour

To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.

Friedrich Nietzsche

It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself. (Absurdum est ut alios regat, qui seipsum regere nescit.)

Latin Proverb

A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible.


Cowards die many times before their death. The valiant never taste death but once.

William Shakespeare