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Kevin Thomas Quotes and Sayings
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As a leader, you're supposed to be above reproach,
and what that means is you can't even give the appearance
that you're going to do something wrong.
- Kevin Thomas

When the best leader's work is done the people say,
"We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

I would rather try to persuade a man to go along,
because once I have persuaded him, he will stick.
If I scare him, he will stay just as long
as he is scared, and then he is gone.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

 

About leadership: No person can be a great leader
unless he takes genuine joy
in the successes of those under him.
- W. A. Nance

The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The glue that holds all relationships together -
including the relationship between; the leader and the led
is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
- Brian Tracy

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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.
- Lao Tzu

Never trust spiritual leader who doesn't dance.
- Miyagi: character in the movie The Next Karate Kid

USE this time of fresh beginnings.
Use it as an impetus, the force or energy toward change.
Become stronger, a better leader, more focused in your thoughts.
Exert more influence over your dreams
by bringing them closer to your thoughts, every day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

Being a leader is like being a lady,
if you have to go around telling people you are one, you aren't.
- Margaret Thatcher

A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved.
He inspires the power and energy to get it done.
- Ralph Nader

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus
but a molder of consensus.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If your actions inspire others to dream more,
learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
- John Quincy Adams

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness;
the second is frugality;
the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others.
Be gentle and you can be bold;
be frugal and you can be generous;
avoid putting yourself before others
and you can become a leader among men.
- Lao Tzu

A leader is best when people barely know he exists,
not so good when people obey and acclaim him,
worst when they despise him.
But of a good leader, who talks little,
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say, "We did this ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.
- Mary Kay Ash

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.
- Margaret Fuller

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

A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss,
in the Republican Party he is a leader.
- Harry S. Truman

The task of the leader is to get his people from where
they are to where they have not been.
- Henry A. Kissinger

The leader who exercises power with honor will work from the inside out,
starting with himself.
- Blaine Lee

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

I must follow the people.
Am I not their leader?
- Benjamin Disraeli

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
- Steve Jobs

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.
The last is to say thank you.
In between, the leader is a servant.
- Max de Pree

Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
- Tacitus

The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such.
All leaders whose fitness is questioned are clearly lacking in force.
- Andre Maurois

A good leader is one who can tell another how to reach his or her potential;
a great leader is one who can help another discover
this potential for him or herself.
- Bo Bennett

I can't say I have control over my emotions;
I don't know my mind.
I'm lost like everyone else.
I'm certainly not a leader.
- Richard Gere

You always want to try to make something new,
and, of course, America is the world leader in economics today.
- Tadao Ando

The problem is, we elected a manager and we need a leader.
Let's face it: Bush is just dim.
- George Clooney

Behind a leader there must be followers,
but they should always be on the lookout for the main
chance and ready to change sides if the current leader doesn't deliver.
- Mary Douglas

I would not want to live in a country that would have
me as a leader in any sort of political bent.
- Tom Hanks

Arizona is a national leader in school choice with
both charter schools and tuition tax credits giving
parents and their children more school choices than ever before.
- Jane D. Hull

At the end of the day, we need a leader who thinks
with his head but leads with his heart.
- Gresham Barrett

To be a leader, you have to make people want to follow you,
and nobody wants to follow someone who doesn't know where he is going.
- Joe Namath

What is the primary purpose of a political leader? To build a majority.
If voters care about parking lots, then talk about parking lots.
- Newt Gingrich

You can judge a leader by the size of the problem he tackles.
Other people can cope with the waves,
it's his job to watch the tide.
- Antony Jay

I believe that we as the leader of the Free World must
provide important leadership on the ethical parameters,
the ethical constraints that this research requires.
- Ron Kind

I was writing a chapter of Beautiful Evidence on the
subject of the sculptural pedestal,
which led to my thinking about what's up on the pedestal -
the great leader.
- Edward Tufte

Our customer base is not necessarily a leader,
an early adopter.
- Lee Scott

Khomeini was not a puppet like Arafat or Qaddafi or
the many other dictators I met in the Islamic world.
He was a sort of Pope, a sort of king -
a real leader.
- Oriana Fallaci

I mean, Emily Harris was his wife.
And she seemed to resent his leadership,
but on the other hand, she felt like a good soldier,
that he had to be the leader.
- Patty Hearst

They should regard me as what I am.
I am a spiritual leader and teacher.
- Louis Farrakhan

If there is no certain reality, the idea of following
a leader must be scrutinized.
- Marguerite Young

A leader is someone who steps back from the entire
system and tries to build a more collaborative,
more innovative system that will work over the long term.
- Robert Reich

From warriors ravens grew red And with their leader a host attacked.
- Taliesin

I'm quite modest.
I don't want to tell people I'm a leader.
- Pol Pot

Bush may be a strong leader in the war on terrorism,
but on budget deficits he is missing-in-action.
- Jim Cooper

We must get away from the idea that America is to be
the leader of the world in everything.
- Francis John McConnell

I think I'm a natural-born leader.
I know how to bow down to authority if it's authority that I respect.
- Tupac Shakur

I'm a shepherd, not a sheep, and I've always prided
myself on being a leader and not a follower.
- Dustin Diamond

We need a positive economic agenda that invests in
the innovation and growth that will create jobs for
middle class families and ensure that America remains the world leader.
- Rick Larsen

There comes a point when a man must refuse to answer
to his leader if he is also to answer to his own conscience.
- Hartley William Shawcross

A person, who no matter how desperate the situation,
gives others hope, is a true leader.
- Daisaku Ikeda

You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you,
unless you know how to follow, too.
- Sam Rayburn

The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why.
- Warren G. Bennis

Leadership is the other side of the coin of loneliness,
and he who is a leader must always act alone.
And acting alone, accept everything alone.
- Ferdinand Marcos

A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame,
a little less than his share of the credit.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

Kinsey was six foot five, and he had this leader of men quality.
- Bill Condon

A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always
acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

The leader is one who mobilizes others toward a goal
shared by leaders and followers...
Leaders, followers and goals make up the three equally
necessary supports for leadership.
- Gary Wills

Democrats' attack on the Republican majority leader
is nothing but a coordinated agenda to stop an effective
leader from accomplishing the people's business.
- Bill Shuster

My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role,
is to try and express what we all feel.
Not to tell people how to feel.
Not as a preacher, not as a leader,
but as a reflection of us all.
- John Lennon

America must be the moral leader.
It is not enough to have power.
Power must be used to protect freedom and give all
people hope for the opportunity to see the fruit of their own labor.
- Jesse Helms

I don't see a candidate on the scene right now,
but it is going to have to be a candidate that people
can look at as a leader and not as a man or a woman.
- Julie Nixon Eisenhower

If you understand hallucination and illusion,
you don't blindly follow any leader.
You must know if the person is sane or insane,
over the abyss.
- Marguerite Young

We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and
a powerful woman as an anomaly.
- Margaret Atwood

I feel fantastically excited that we have a leader
who fought for the leadership without compromising
his quite challenging view that the party has to change.
- Francis Maude


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