Quotes by Famous Leaders

 

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Quotes by General Bill Creech

 

"Pride is the fuel of human accomplishment."
                -- Gen. Bill Creech 



"Any organization will be only as successful as those at the bottom are willing to make it."
                -- Gen. Bill Creech



"Think big about what you can achieve; think small about how to achieve it.  That's because you get things done through individuals and small groups of individuals."
                -- Gen. Bill Creech



"Wars are won, in the final analysis, by what goes on at the front."
                -- Gen. Bill Creech



"Many people believe that decentralization means loss of control. That's simply not true. You can improve control if you look at control as the control of events and not people. Then, the more people you have controlling events -- the more people you have that care about controlling the events, the more people you have proactively working to create favorable events -- the more control you have within the organization, by definition."
                -- Gen. Bill Creech


Benjamin Franklin Quotes

 

"Those who are fear'd, are hated."
                -- Benjamin Franklin



"An honest man will receive neither money nor praise that is not his due.
                -- Benjamin Franklin



"Learn of the skilful; he that teaches himself, hath a fool for his master."
                -- Benjamin Franklin



"Search others for their virtues, thy self for thy vices."
                -- Benjamin Franklin

 


"How few there are who have the courage to own their own faults, or resolution enough to mend them!"
                -- Benjamin Franklin



"Glass, china, and reputation, are easily crack'd, and never well mended."
                -- Benjamin Franklin



"Do not do that which you would not have known."
                -- Benjamin Franklin

 

Gandhi Quotes

 

"Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress."
                -- Mahatma Gandhi



"Confession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface brighter and clearer. I feel stronger for the confession."
                -- Mahatma Gandhi



"It is unwise to be too sure one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err."
                -- Mahatma Gandhi



"That service is the noblest which is rendered for its own sake."
                -- Mahatma Gandhi



"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."
                -- Mahatma Gandhi



"We must be the change we wish to see."
                -- Mahatma Gandhi



"Never has man reached his destination by persistence in deviation from the straight path."
                -- Mahatma Gandhi



"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow men."
                -- Mahatma Gandhi



"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."
                -- Mahatma Gandhi

 

Abraham Lincoln Quotes

 

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
                -- Abraham Lincoln



"The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just."
               -- Abraham Lincoln

 

Nelson Mandela Quotes

 

“One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others.”

              -- Nelson Mandela

 

 

“We must use time creatively, and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.”
               -- Nelson Mandela

 

 

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”
             -- Nelson Mandela

 

 

“It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.”
            -- Nelson Mandela  

 

George C. Marshall Quotes

 

"It is not enough to fight. It is the spirit which we bring to the fight that decides the issue.  It's morale that wins the victory."
              -- George C. Marshall 



"Don't fight the problem, decide it."
              -- George C. Marshall



"I don't want you fellows sitting around asking me what to do. I want you to tell me what to do."
                -- George C. Marshall

 

Colin Powell Quotes

 

"Leadership is all about people. It is not about organizations. It is not about plans. It is not about strategies. It is all about people--motivating people to get the job done. You have to be people-centered."
                -- Colin Powell 
 


"Trust is the essence of leadership."
                -- Colin Powell



"Optimism is a force multiplier."
               --Colin Powell

 

Quotes by Admiral Hyman Rickover

 

"It is necessary for us to learn from others' mistakes. You will not live long enough to make them all yourself."
               -- Admiral Hyman G. Rickover



"Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous impatience. Once implemented they can be easily overturned or subverted through apathy or lack of follow-up, so a continuous effort is required."
               -- Admiral Hyman G. Rickover

 

Theodore Roosevelt Quotes

 

"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat."
                -- Theodore Roosevelt 



"Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, "Certainly, I can!" Then get busy and find out how to do it."
                -- Theodore Roosevelt



"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing."
                -- Theodore Roosevelt



"The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything."
                -- Theodore Roosevelt



"The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it."
              -- Theodore Roosevelt


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