There is an English saying: You can’t be everybody’s darling. Applied to leadership this means that leaders are not necessarily liked by everybody.
200 years ago, Abraham Lincoln worded his enigma very wisely: You can please some of the people some of the time, all of the people some of the time, some of the people all of the time but you can never please all of the people all of the time.
Being a leader is often a very lonely job and not many are born to be a leader. Leaders rarely receive appraisal; they are expected to inspire other people, to nurture their dreams, happily carry the burden of responsibility, and much more.
This is a collection of the 25 best inspirational and motivational quotes for leaders about leadership, its hardships, and its solaces. Enjoy and feel inspired, and keep going!
‘We did it ourselves.’
(6th century BC, philosopher of ancient China)
(1st century BC, Latin writer of maxims)
than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, prince de Talleyrand
(1754-1838, French diplomat)
do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
(1767-1848, sixth President of the United States)
(1769-1821, French military and political leader)