Words To Lead By



Leaders have dreams. They dream about building success, building teams, building unity, and building 

a better society. Join us for a few dreamy thoughts to refresh your enthusiasm and inspiration 

about the most important aspect of leadership--building people.






Dreams have as much influence as actions.


--Stephen Mallarme



You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who can do nothing for them or to them.



--Malcolm Forbes



The point of wisdom is not simply to do well ... it is to do good.


--Patricia Monaghan



People rise to the challenge when it is their challenge.


--Belasco & Stayer



Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.



--Carl Schurz






Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.


--Abraham Lincoln



Nature does not bestow virtue; to be good is an art.





Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.


--Robert F. Kennedy



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.



Where all men think alike, no one thinks very much.


--Walter Lippmann



Beware how you take away hope from another human being.


--Oliver Wendell Holmes



Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people.


--George Bernard Shaw



I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong.



--Leo Rosten




You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself.


--Harry Firestone



Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.



--Helen Keller





Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.


--Ralph Waldo Emerson



There are countless ways of achieving greatness, but any road to achieving one's maximum potential must be built on a bedrock of respect for the individual, a commitment to excellence, and a rejection of mediocrity.



--Buck Rodgers





Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered and that gives their work meaning.



--Warren Bennis



The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.



--Max De Pree





The difference between a boss and a leader: a boss says, 'Go!' - a leader says, 'Let's go!'


--E. M. Kelly



The ultimate leader is one who is willing to develop people to the point that they eventually surpass him or her in knowledge and ability.



--Fred A. Manske, Jr.





We found that men of the very highest standing in the profession of science and invention had attempted to solve the problem (of flight) .... But one by one, they had been compelled to confess themselves beaten and had discontinued their efforts. In studying their failures, we found many points of interest to us.  



 -- Wilbur Wright



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