65 World Leaders Quotes On Success In Life

These world leaders quotes will inspire you. World Leaders, also known as Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments, is a public domain directory.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging world leaders quotes, world leaders sayings, and world leaders proverbs.

Best World Leaders Quotes

  1. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” ~ John Quincy Adams
  2. “The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.” ~ Theodore Hesburgh
  3. “Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together.” ~ Jesse Jackson , World leaders quotes leadership
  4. “In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  5. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” ~ Steve Jobs

  6. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  7. “No man is good enough to govern another man without the other’s consent.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  8. “The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.” ~ Walter Lippmann
  9. “Leaders aren’t born they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal or any goal.” ~ Vince Lombardi
  10. “People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

  11. “I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.” ~ Booker T. Washington
  12. “You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.” ~ Theodore Hesburgh
  13. “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” ~ Bill Gates
  14. “The building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.” ~ Peter Drucker
  15. “No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.” ~ Andrew Carnegie

  16. “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” ~ Winston Churchill
  17. “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” ~ Peter Drucker
  18. “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  19. “If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.” ~ Maya Angelou
  20. “Vision with action can change the world.” ~ J. A. Baker

  21. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou
  22. “You don’t lead by hitting people over the head – that’s assault, not leadership.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  23. “The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.” ~ Ken Blanchard
  24. “The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born.” ~ Warren G. Bennis
  25. “Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward.” ~ Nelson Mandela

  26. “The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say ‘I’. They don’t think ‘I’. They think ‘we’; they think ‘team’.” ~ Tom Peters
  27. “The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say “I.” And that’s not because they have trained themselves not to say “I.” They don’t think “I.” They think “we”; they think “team.” They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don’t sidestep it, but “we” gets the credit. This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done.” ~ Peter Drucker
  28. “Your playing small does not serve the world. Who are you not to be great?” ~ Marianne Williamson
  29. “The great leaders are like the best conductors – they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players.” ~ Blaine Lee Pardoe
  30. “Leaders are not born, they’re made.” ~ Vince Lombardi

  31. “Good leaders must first become good servants.” ~ Robert K. Greenleaf
  32. “The led must not be compelled; they must be able to choose their own leader.” ~ Albert Einstein
  33. “Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” ~ Marianne Williamson
  34. “Leadership is defined by results not attributes.” ~ Peter Drucker
  35. “To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

  36. “You manage things, you lead people. We went overboard on management and forgot about leadership. It might help if we ran the MBAs out of Washington.” ~ Grace Hopper
  37. “High sentiments always win in the end. The leaders who offer blood, toil, tears and sweat always get more out of their followers than those who offer safety and a good time. When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.” ~ George Orwell
  38. “Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.” ~ Brian Tracy
  39. “There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested.” ~ Nelson Mandela
  40. “People will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou

  41. “The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.” ~ Walter Lippmann
  42. “Leaders aren’t born they are made.” ~ Vince Lombardi
  43. “People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  44. “The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.” ~ Henry A. Kissinger
  45. “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” ~ Ralph Nader

  46. “Learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  47. “Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.” ~ Marianne Williamson
  48. “The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  49. “When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.” ~ George Orwell
  50. “It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.” ~ Marianne Williamson

  51. “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results, not attributes.” ~ Peter Drucker
  52. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  53. “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles, but today it means getting along with people.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  54. “The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born – that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.” ~ Warren G. Bennis
  55. “That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.” ~ Warren G. Bennis

  56. “The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.” ~ Tony Blair
  57. “Earn your leadership every day.” ~ Michael Jordan
  58. “He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.” ~ Aristotle
  59. “Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.” ~ Peter Drucker
  60. “Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it” ~ Marian Anderson

  61. “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
  62. “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” ~ Jack Welch
  63. “Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf

  64. “A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” ~ Laozi
  65. “Do not follow where the path may lead.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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