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Work Importantly

Let me define a leader. He must have vision and passion and not be afraid of any problem. Instead, he should know how to defeat it. Most importantly, he must work with integrity.

- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Both Sides Cries

There are all sorts of cries that the leaders of the Green Movement should submit themselves to the supreme leader, but that won't take place. Both sides have to be prepared for a serious negotiation.

- Abdolkarim Soroush

United States Other

There is not a single Muslim leader today who has the courage and commitment to defend Islam and Muslims, they are all in awe of the United States and other Western powers, and are indebted to them.

- Abu Bakar Bashir

Will Firmly

Likewise the leader of any state has to do the same, he has to enforce Shariah firmly, for he will be held in account later in the afterlife if he fails.

- Abu Bakar Bashir

Dangerous Needs

It's true that every leader needs followers. We can't all be nonconformists at every moment, but conformity is dangerous - especially for an entity in formation.

- Adam Grant

Trying Singer

I'm trying to be a singer, not a civil rights leader.

- Adam Lambert

Some Likely

One of the world's most successful and yet mysterious companies in the world, Samsung Electronics, has been operating without its leader for months and likely will continue to do so for some time to come.

- Adam Lashinsky

Apple Market

No matter your interpretation of Apple's success with its Watch, it has become a leader - and it wasn't first to market.

- Adam Lashinsky

Doing Clients

Listen to clients, employees, and peers and stay open to their ideas, feedback, and answers. Doing so is vital to the success of any leader.

- Adena Friedman

Empowering Makes

Empowering those around you to be heard and valued makes the difference between a leader who simply instructs and one who inspires.

- Adena Friedman

New Willing

A leader who listens is one who is malleable and willing to refine her views and actions as she learns new information or hears a better idea.

- Adena Friedman

Woman Great Leader

I would like to be known as a great leader, not as a great woman leader.

- Adena Friedman

Small Very

I joined another circle and the leader gave us a little leaflet in very small print, asking us to read it carefully and then come prepared to ask questions. It was a technical Marxist subject and I did not understand it nor did I know what questions to ask.

- Agnes Smedley

Follower Otherwise

The purpose of a politician is to be a leader. A politician has to lead. Otherwise he's just a follower.

- Alan Greenspan

Great Leader Works

War never accomplishes anything. It's never going to look good in the history books. People are never going to look back and think, 'He started a lot of wars; what a great leader he was!' That's not the way it works. God knows how many more of these things we're going to need before it starts to sink in.

- Alan Moore

Slaves Millions

One leader, one people, signifies one master and millions of slaves.

- Albert Camus

Like Tend

People, like sheep, tend to follow a leader - occasionally in the right direction.

- Alexander Chase

Could Deputy

I'm not terribly focused on whether I even could ever become the Leader of the Liberal Party or the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party in the future.

- Alexander Downer

Kind Opinionated

I realized I'm not the kind of person who wants to go with the flow and fit in. I'm an agitator, I'm opinionated, I'm a libertine and leader.

- Alexis Arquette

Imagine Servitude

I can easily imagine Obama sitting down and talking to any leader - or any person - in the world, with no baggage of past servitude or race supremacy to mar their talks.

- Alice Walker

Politics Tabloid

America wants solutions. America wants a leader. No more tabloid politics.

- Alveda King

Show Himself

Herman Cain continues to show himself to be a leader.

- Alveda King

Forward Responsible

I feel deeply responsible as a leader to pay it forward.

- Amy Hood

Voice New Kind

I am endorsing Barack Obama because he is a new kind of leader: he speaks with a different voice; he brings a new perspective and inspires a real excitement from the American people.

- Amy Klobuchar

Love Without

The first duty of a leader is to make himself be loved without courting love. To be loved without 'playing up' to anyone - even to himself.

- Andre Malraux


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

Con Friday Night

There are pros and cons of experience. A con is that you can't look at the business with a fresh pair of eyes and as objectively as if you were a new CEO. Fire yourself on a Friday night and come in on Monday morning as if a search firm put you there as a turn-around leader. Can you be objective and make the bold change?

- Andrea Jung

Media Vast Majority

I don't think Albert Einstein could have devised an equation to guide the leader of the free world during the wildly tumultuous post-9/11 realities without a modicum of help from the opposition party and the vast majority of the print and electronic media.

- Andrew Breitbart

Leadership Doing

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.

- Andrew Carnegie

Will Statesman

Former President Shimon Peres was a leader and a statesman, and an especially wonderful friend to all of us. He will be missed dearly.

- Andrew Cuomo

Think I Think

I think there's a lot to be learned from your teammates and older guys around you. And there are many ways to lead. You don't have to change your personality to be a leader.

- Andrew Luck

Truth Either

In truth, a leader should either apologize, mean it and do something about it - or not apologize at all.

- Andrew Ross Sorkin

Student Everybody

If you can get a teen leader in each sector of a student population, you can pull people in. Everybody wants to get involved, but most are too afraid. When they see a person they think is cool leading it, they're first to join.

- Andrew Shue

Kind Labour Party

I know that the right kind of political leader for the Labour Party is a desiccated calculating machine.

- Aneurin Bevan

Sign Great Leader

The sign of a great leader is knowing what you know and knowing what you don't know.

- Angela Ahrendts

Jesus Executive

As the leader of twelve apostles, even Jesus had more executive experience than Obama.

- Ann Coulter

Very Souls

Jesse Jackson is a leader and a teacher who can open our hearts and open our minds and stir our very souls.

- Ann Richards

I Think Very

It's very important to take risks. I think that research is very important, but in the end you have to work from your instinct and feeling and take those risks and be fearless. When I hear a company is being run by a team, my heart sinks, because you need to have that leader with a vision and heart that can move things forward.

- Anna Wintour

Great Leader About

Critics have called alien epic 'Avatar' a version of 'Dances With Wolves' because it's about a white guy going native and becoming a great leader. But Avatar is just the latest scifi rehash of an old white guilt fantasy.

- Annalee Newitz

Better Dig

Have faith in God. It will make you dig deeper and become a better leader.

- Anne F. Beiler

Career I Think

I think the must-have power qualities for a female or male power leader are really the ability to focus, to work hard, to be extremely goal oriented and to not let the noise and the nonsense interfere with your mission - what you really feel you want to do with your career and your life.

- Anne Sweeney

Given Expecting

A good leader should focus on making sure everyone is being given the tools to do their job, not just expecting - poof! - that they're going to produce great work.

- Anne Sweeney

You Position

You don't have to hold a position in order to be a leader.

- Anthony J. D'Angelo

However Recognises

Mr Trump is a different type of leader not burdened by rigid ideology. He does not think like a politician, nor does he talk or sanctimoniously moralise like one, making him an easy target for demonisation. However, he is an empathetic person who recognises the pain of America's middle class.

- Anthony Scaramucci

Waves Tide

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

Woman Very

Contessa, a.k.a. Baboushka, was a leader in the Russian mafia. Hardnosed, ruthless... very much her own woman. She's a martial artist, marksman, and good with guns and gadgets as any good pulp spy should be. She's supported by her constant companion Gyorgy Gyorgyov, an old friend of her family who was, in fact, her KGB handler and inventor.

- Antony Johnston

May Will

Never may a man prone to believe scandal be a despot or a popular leader! Under his guidance, democracy itself will be despotism.

- Apollonius of Tyana


I call on the Western democracies and primarily on the leader of the free world, the United States: Do not repeat the dreadful mistake of 1938, when enlightened European democracies decided to sacrifice Czechoslovakia for a convenient temporary solution... Israel will not be Czechoslovakia.

- Ariel Sharon

Country Needs

Netanyahu is pressured easily, gets into a panic, and loses his senses... to run a country like Israel a leader needs to have reason and judgment and nerves of steel, two traits he does not have.

- Ariel Sharon

Trust Treatment

David Ben-Gurion understood that the public's trust is given to a leader in order to lead, determine clear goals and make difficult decisions. The fate of the people and the good of the state guided him, not polls, media treatment or measures of prestige.

- Ariel Sharon

Leadership His

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

- Arnold H. Glasow

Change Come

I believe change should come from the real leader, who can make a real peace, and his name is God.

- Ashraf Barhom

Follower Religious

I'm not a follower of this or that religious leader. More wars are started because of religious leaders, and people are following and they don't know why... That is religiosity. That is what turns people into robots.

- Ashton Kutcher

Aim Big

The leader must aim high, see big, judge widely, thus setting himself apart form the ordinary people who debate in narrow confines.

- Charles de Gaulle

Always Which

A true leader always keeps an element of surprise up his sleeve, which others cannot grasp but which keeps his public excited and breathless.

- Charles de Gaulle

Country Split

Any time the country is split 50/50, the leader is wrong.

- Charles Evers

Became Mostly

'Thunderbolts' I was mostly attracted to because I really wanted to write Punisher and Elektra and Deadpool, who are characters I have always really enjoyed. But the funny thing is that over time, I came to really like Red Leader; he became one of my favorite guys in the book. Sometimes characters surprise you.

- Charles Soule

Dirty Larger

Black Bolt is typically a stoic leader, part of a larger cast of Inhumans who get their hands dirty in ways that he doesn't.

- Charles Soule

Chameleon General

Moses - the man of God - was a species of human chameleon - scholar, general, law-giver, leader, etc.

- Charles Studd

Been Other

I believe that our office has clearly been the leader in building coalitions, in getting other universities across the contrary to interact more effectively with the government and particularly the Congress.

- Charles Vest

Behind Going

The problem with naming a No. 2 is you really want to throw all your weight behind the guy who is going to be the leader.

- Charlie Bell

Through Qualified

When I look at President Obama, I see a leader with a cool head, a caring heart and an open mind, a president who has demonstrated through his demeanor and through his deeds that he is uniquely qualified to heal our divisions, rebuild our nation and lead us to a brighter future together.

- Charlie Crist

Think Always

The kind of leader and teammate that I was, at every stop I made, I was always honest with guys and honest with myself. I think that was the reason I grew to have the reputation I had in the league.

- Chauncey Billups

Rebellion Injustice

If you can find the courage, if you have in your heart even the slightest bit of rebellion against injustice, maybe you can channel that and become a leader.

- Cherry Jones

Volunteered Became

My father volunteered in early 1941, before Pearl Harbor, and became an officer in the U.S. Navy. As I was growing up, he taught me the responsibility of command: A leader is ultimately responsible for every aspect of the welfare of people under his or her care. That was a deeply felt obligation in his generation.

- Chesley Sullenberger

Love Brought

Our late Leader, Dr. Sun Yat-sen, with his universal sympathy for all oppressed and his profound understanding of Jesus' revolutionary spirit of love and sacrifice, carried on his revolutionary work for forty years and brought about at last the liberation of the Chinese people.

- Chiang Kai-shek

Parent Role

When any of us thinks of ourselves as a role model - whether that's as a parent being observed by their kids or a leader under the microscope of their followers - it creates a natural stepping up of how we carry ourselves and what we expect from ourselves.

- Chip Conley

Ahead Country

The job of a leader, the job of a governor, the job of a president, is to get the people in the room and bang enough heads together and rub enough arms and cajole enough to have them put the country and the state's greater interest ahead of their own personal partisan interest. That's what we did in New Jersey and that's the model for America.

- Chris Christie

Organizational Over

As a leader, you must consistently drive effective communication. Meetings must be deliberate and intentional - your organizational rhythm should value purpose over habit and effectiveness over efficiency.

- Chris Fussell

Part Developed

When we first met, I was probably six layers down in the military structure, but General McChrystal at that time was a soldier's leader, and he was part of the task force. So everyone developed close relationships.

- Chris Fussell

New Made

My travels have made clear that people across this state - from every political perspective - are looking for a new leader in Albany.

- Chris Gibson

Play Been

I've been fortunate to be short my entire life. There's only one position I've ever had to play, and that's point guard. So I've always had to be that leader. And that was my job: you know, to talk.

- Chris Paul

Love Always

You don't always have to be a leader and be as vocal as I am. I'm sure some people would love it if I didn't talk as much as I did.

- Chris Paul

I Think Before

I have one of the self-driving Teslas; it drives itself periodically. It's a marvel of science, but it's still frightening. I think we've got a while before regulators and the general public wrap their heads around the path that will lead to the ubiquity of driverless cars. There's no doubt Uber will be a leader in that space.

- Chris Sacca

Work Like

Be the person you want others to perceive you as. So if you want others to see you as a leader, then act like one. Don't expect things to be handed to you. You have to work for it.

- Christine Tsai

Senses Directors

Being on a set where the director has lost control is just sickening. No one goes the extra mile, there's a lot of eye-rolling... it just breeds inertia. If a director is in control, the crew follow their leader. But the second anyone senses the directors are not sure, people just swoop in.

- Christine Vachon

World Prepared

As a world leader, America must be prepared to confront any challenge.

- Christopher Dodd

Mentor Needs

Once you embrace the absolute truth that every leader needs a mentor, you can begin to achieve the massive growth and success that you seek.

- Clay Clark

Thought Had

I owe my discovery of the Hot Club of Cowtown to Kinky Friedman, leader of the Texas Jewboys. When I saw that Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys were headlining the 2003 Santa Clarita Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival, I thought it my duty to check out the band that had inspired the Texas Jewboys.

- Clive Sinclair

Will Within

If a leader doesn't convey passion and intensity then there will be no passion and intensity within the organization and they'll start to fall down and get depressed.

- Colin Powell

Mind Never

Never neglect details. When everyone's mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant.

- Colin Powell

Thought Sometimes

Sometimes, I am also identified as a civil rights leader or a human rights activist. I would also like to be thought of as a complex, three-dimensional, flesh-and-blood human being with a rich storehouse of experiences, much like everyone else, yet unique in my own way, much like everyone else.

- Coretta Scott King

Trump Mr

What you have with Mr. Trump is you have a clear leader, a person who - he said it best - is not going to be toyed with.

- Corey Lewandowski

Unbelievable Donald

The difference that you have with Donald Trump and everyone else in the field is, you've got one proven leader, an individual who has unbelievable success in the private sector. Everybody else in the field talks about it.

- Corey Lewandowski

Born Trump

People understand that Trump is a born leader.

- Corey Lewandowski

Strong You

Anything can be negotiated if you have a strong leader.

- Corey Lewandowski

Rock Rock Star

Being a rock star is like being a cult leader - you really have to be in your own religion.

- Courtney Love

I Think Some

I think it just takes one little snowflake to start a snowball to go down the hill. My contribution and, say, Kendrick Lamar's and some chosen others' start the snowball. That's all I can hope for. I don't know if I'm comfortable being quote-unquote a leader.

- D'Angelo

Rising Occupy

It's about people rising up in Ferguson and in Egypt and in Occupy Wall Street and in every place where a community has had enough and decides to make change happen. It's not about praising one charismatic leader but celebrating thousands of them... 'Black Messiah' is not one man. It's a feeling that, collectively, we are all that leader.

- D'Angelo

Desperate How

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

- Daisaku Ikeda

Notices Ultimate

If somebody says I'm a leader or notices the things I try to do to be a leader, it's the ultimate compliment.

- Dak Prescott

Like Very

I feel like I am a good person and a professional, very able leader of men.

- Dan Harmon

Country Other

I hope that we can continue this cooperation on other critical issues related to America's future technological competitiveness. We must work together to encourage the creative talents that have made our country the world leader in technology.

- Dan Lipinski

Florida Became

As a former minority leader who became the first Republican Speaker of the House in Florida since Reconstruction, I know that leadership is not an easy task.

- Dan Webster

Florida Works

I changed that system in Florida when I was the Speaker of the House - I was the Minority Leader; I saw for 16 years the way a power system works.

- Dan Webster

Been MMA

I'm honored to be one of the guys that is seen as a leader of this great team - a team that has stood the test of time. AKA is one of the only teams that has been around since the beginning of the MMA explosion, and it's a huge honor for me to be named captain.

- Daniel Cormier

David Cameron

I am not the Conservative Party's health care spokesman. I'm fond of Andrew Lansley, and I strongly support David Cameron as party leader.

- Daniel Hannan

Career Navy

The only kind of movement you could make in the Navy was to be a platoon leader or one of those kinds of things as you got more senior in your Navy career.

- Daniel J. Evans

Why Iran

When we see a lack of leadership coming from the White House, that's what brings leaders in Turkey to attack Israel the way they do. When we see a lack of leadership coming from the White House, that's why we see the leader of Iran... continuing to build the nuclear reactors.

- Danny Danon

Asia Expanding

Traveloka is the clear online travel leader in Indonesia and is expanding aggressively throughout Southeast Asia.

- Dara Khosrowshahi