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Leadership

Photo of pilot womanEach time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
       - Robert F. Kennedy

Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.
       - Anonymous

Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.
       - Karl G. Maeser

Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow,
so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.
       -Anonymous

You really can change the world if you care enough.
       - Marion Wright Edelman

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
       - George Bernard Shaw

Tell me and I forget; show me and I remember; involve me and I understand.
       - Anonymous

I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day;
I'd rather have one walk beside me than merely point the way.
       - David O. McKay

A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.
       - Iranian Proverb

The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
       - John Maxwell

Photo of Navy menThe function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
       - Ralph Nader

Let's not just transform those in need, letís also work to help transform those in  power.
       -Anonymous

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.
No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
       - Elbert Hubbard

The best leader brings out the best in those he has stewardship over.
       - J. Richard Clarke

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

The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
       - Benjamin Disraeli 

Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.
       - Dorothy Day

Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
       - Matthew 5:15 (see also v.14- 16)

The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.
       - Hubert Humphrey, U.S. vice president, senator

He that would be a leader must be a bridge.
       - Welsh Proverb

The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, We did it ourselves.
       - Lao Tzu


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