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Top 10 Leadership Quotes for Inspiration

By Hallebeth Jones

“True leaders always practice the three R’s Respect for self, Respect for others, Responsibility for all their actions.”


"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other."

John F. Kennedy

“A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.”

Douglas MacArthur

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

John Quincy Adams

"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."

Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet."

Theodore M. Hesburgh

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.”

John C.Maxwell

“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus, but a molder of consensus.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

"A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better."

Jim Rohn


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