It is the characteristic excellence of the strong man that he can bring momentous issues to the fore and make a decision about them. The weak are always forced to decide between alternatives they have not chosen themselves.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
He who would rule must hear and be deaf, see and be blind.
I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a King, and of a King of England too.
It is a characteristic of all movements and crusades that the psychopathic element rises to the top.
It is much safer to obey than to rule.
It is said that Mr. Gladstone could persuade most people of most things, and himself of anything.
There are two levers for moving men - interest and fear.
To get others to come into our ways of thinking, we must go over to theirs; and it is necessary to follow, in order to lead.
With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's work must truly be our own.
Achilles absent, was Achilles still.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.
When you come into the presence of a leader of men, you know that you have come into the presence of fire - that it is best not uncautiously to touch that man - that there is something that makes it dangerous to cross him.
I've got to follow them - I am their leader.
The reward of a general is not a bigger tent - but command.
A leader may symbolize and express what is best in his people, like Pericles, or what is worst, like Hitler, but he cannot successfully express what is only in his heart and not in theirs.
A true leader always keeps an element of surprise up his sleeve, which others cannot grasp but which keeps his public excited and breathless.
If I advance, follow me! If I retreat, kill me! If I die, avenge me!