Leader Quote #210 – George Herbert
There is great force hidden in a gentle command.


Leader Quote #211 – Bergen Evans
There is no necessary connection between the desire to lead and the ability to lead, and even less the ability to lead somewhere that will be to the advantage of the led….


Leader Quote #212 – Shao-Chi Liu
There is no such thing as a perfect leader either in the past or present, in China or elsewhere. If there is one, he is only pretending, like a pig inserting scallions into its nose in an effort to look like an elephant.


Leader Quote #213 – Niccolo Machiavelli
There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.


Leader Quote #214 – German Proverb
Those that rule must hear and be deaf, must see and be blind.


Leader Quote #215 – William Hazlitt
Those who can command themselves command others.


Leader Quote #216 – Miguel De Cervantes
Tis a dainty thing to command, though ’twere but a flock of sheep.


Leader Quote #217 – Havelock Ellis
To be a leader of men one must turn one’s back on men.


Leader Quote #218 – Joe Namath
To be a leader, you have to make people want to follow you, and nobody wants to follow someone who doesn’t know where he is going.


Leader Quote #219 – Anthony Pagano
To be a leader, you must stand for something, or you will fall for anything.


Leader Quote #220 – Percy Bysshe Shelley
To be omnipotent but friendless is to reign.


Leader Quote #221 – Lao-Tzu
To lead people walk behind them.


Leader Quote #222 – Robert Townsend
True leadership must be for the benefit of the followers, not the enrichment of the leaders.


Leader Quote #223 – Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are reformers in the spring and summer, but in autumn we stand by the old. Reformers in the morning, and conservers at night.


Leader Quote #224 – George S. Patton
We herd sheep, we drive cattle, we lead people. Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.


Leader Quote #225 – Sophocles
What you cannot enforce, do not command.


Leader Quote #226 – French Proverb
When a blind man bears the standard, pity those who follow.


Leader Quote #227 – John Wanamaker
When a customer enters my store, forget me. He is king.


Leader Quote #228 – Napoleon Bonaparte
When firmness is sufficient, rashness is unnecessary.


Leader Quote #229 – Herman Melville
When I think of this life I have led; the desolation of solitude it has been; the masoned, walled-town of a Captain’s exclusiveness, which admits but small entrance to any sympathy from the green country without — oh, weariness! heaviness! Guinea-coast slavery of solitary command!


Leader Quote #230 – Norman Schwarzkopf
When placed in command — take charge.


Leader Quote #231 – Lao-Tzu
When the best leader’s work is done the people say, “We did it ourselves.”


Leader Quote #232 – Harold J. Seymour
When the leadership is right and the time is right, the people can always be counted upon to follow — to the end at all costs.


Leader Quote #233 – Lord Byron
When we think we lead we are most led.


Leader Quote #234 – H. L. Mencken
Wherever I sit is the head of the table.


Leader Quote #235 – John Florio
Who has not served cannot command.


Leader Quote #236 – Diogenes of Sinope
Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them.


Leader Quote #237 – Dorothy Parker
You can lead a horticulture but you can’t make her think.


Leader Quote #238 – Confucius
You can successfully force people to follow a certain course, but you cannot force them to understand it.


Leader Quote #239 – John Knox
You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.


Leader Quote #240 – Sam Rayburn
You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you, unless you know how to follow, too.


Leader Quote #241 – Dwight D. Eisenhower
You do not lead by hitting people over the head — that’s assault, not leadership.


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