Leadership Quotes:- A leadership is best when people barely know he exists when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way. If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit. People ask the difference between a leader and a boss.

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old leadership quotes, leadership sayings, and leadership proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


List Of Motivational Leadership Quotes And Sayings


A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a hair.

-Iranian (on leadership)



A great one must have a long heart.

-Ethiopian (on leadership)



A ruler must sometimes humor as well as command.




An army of a thousand is easy to find but ah how difficult to find a general.

-Chinese Proverb



Even the largest army is nothing without a good general.

-Afghan (on leadership)



Great chiefs prove their worthiness.

-Seneca Proverb



He that cannot obey, cannot command.

-Ben Franklin (1706-1790)



He who rules must fully humor as much as he commands.

-George Eliot (1819-1880)



If the townspeople are happy, look to the chief.

-Liberian (on leadership)



If you can’t serve, you can’t rule.

-Bulgarian (on leadership)



Best Inspirational Leadership Quotes And Sayings



In the country of the blind, the one

-man is king. – Desiderius Erasmus (1465-1536)



The masterly retreat is in itself a victory.

-Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993)



One man can make a difference.




Take the bull by the horns.

-North American Saying




The goodwill of the governed will be starved if not fed by the good deeds of the governors.

-Ben Franklin (1706-1790)



The hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world.

-William Ross Wallace (1819-1881)



The higher the monkey climbs, the more he shows his tail.

-John Wycliffe (c.1320-1384) alternate source: Belizean (on leadership)



The master of the people is their servant.

-Yemeni (on leadership)



Whatever the boss says goes.




When money speaks, truth keeps silent.

-Russian (on money)


Top 10 Motivational Leadership Quotes And Sayings


When we think we lead, we are most led.

-Henry James Byron (1834-1884)



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

-John Quincy Adams



To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.

-Eleanor Roosevelt



The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.

-Ronald Reagan



Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.

-General Douglas MacArthur



Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.

-George Patton



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

-Dwight D. Eisenhower



The example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.

-Albert Schweitzer



You do not lead by hitting people over the head. That’s assault, not leadership.

-Dwight Eisenhower



Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.

-John C. Maxwell