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Being a leader requires confidence, empathy, and focus. Quotes about leadership can help you connect with all of those qualities. Leadership quotes can even define your personal leadership style for yourself and others. A meaningful leadership quote clarifies your purpose and direction, whether within a professional organization, a family, or your community.

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Latest Leadership Quotes

Don’t just aspire to make a living. Aspire to make a difference.

Denzel Washington, Actor

If you’re not invited to the party, throw your own.

Diahann Carroll, Actress

A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom. 

Bob Dylan, singer and songwriter

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened.

Reverend Billy Graham, author and evangelist

Everyone has influence, no matter what your personality type or career, no matter whether you are rich or poor, married or single, young or old. The question is not whether or not you have influence, but what you will do with the influence you have.

Joe Girardi, New York Yankees manager

You never diminish yourself when you praise another.

submitted by Bill Simmons of Lexington, Kentucky

Leadership means getting people to think, believe, see and do what they might not have without you. It means possessing the vision to set the right goal. It means being aware of the fears and anxieties felt by those you lead even as you urge them to overcome those fears.

former senator and basketball star Bill Bradley

Heroes do extraordinary things. What I did was not an extraordinary thing. It was normal.

Irena Sendler, Polish Catholic woman who who helped save 2,500 c

Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.

Author John C. Maxwell

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, Poet

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.  They somehow already know what you truly want to become.

Steve Jobs, Co-founder and CEO of Apple

Dad’s words, ‘Run your own race,’ have been a real touchstone for me. When I’m trying to figure out what to do at a crossroads, I think, ‘Is this my race I’m running, or somebody else’s?’

Marlo Thomas, Actress and author

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