Are you looking for leadership quotes and motivational quotes for employee motivation? Great leaders tend to inspire optimism and offer great inspiration for team building exercises.
Military leaders often produce famous quotations that inspire their troops and their country...
Leadership is the art of getting someone
else to do something you want done because he wants to do it."-
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Other sayings that are inspiring are spoken by motivational speakers.
“I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.”- Anthony Robbins
Leadership quotes provide motivation to be better, work harder and encourage you to solve problems. Leadership quotes can be used to motivate and inspire employees, friends and colleagues. Much can be learned by browsing through some great leadership quotes!
"Don't tell people how to do
things, tell them what to do
and let them surprise you with their results."
General George Patton
"Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which have beenovercome while trying to succeed." - Booker T. Washington, American political leader, Former slave
"I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody." - Bill Cosby
"The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity." - Ayn Rand
"Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle." - Abraham Lincoln
"A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go but ought to be." - Rosalynn Carter
“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” - Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." - John Quincy Adams
"Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown." - Ross Perot
"The way to get started is to stop talking and begin doing." - Walt Disney
A piece of spaghetti or a military unit can only be led from the front end. - General George S. Patton, American military leader
"Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get." - Dale Carnegie
"Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God." - George Washington
"Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase." - Martin Luther King Jr.
"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other." - Abraham Lincoln
"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody." - Bill Cosby
"Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success." - Dale Carnegie
"Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose." - Bill Gates
I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you're prepared for it. - Denzel Washington
The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. - Samuel Adams, Founding father, A leader of the American Revolution
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure." - Bill Cosby
“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” - John C. Maxwell, Motivational speaker and author
"The worst thing that happens to you may be the best thing for you if you don't let it get the best of you." - Will Rogers
"I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed." - Michael Jordan
"The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties, increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny." - Colin Powell
"If you want to be successful, it's just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing." - Will Rogers
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Katherine Graham Quote - "To love what you do..."
"To love what you do and to feel that it matters -- how could anything be more fun?"
Katherine Graham, publisher and owner of The Washington Post