Leadership Quotes

A collection of 7 leadership quotes to guide you on your journey as a leader.

A Note on Quotes


Our aim is not to overwhelm you with quotes. We want to provide you with useful and insightful ideas to reflect upon that will actually help you in your life.

We will not be forever adding to this list. We will cap the quotes at a maximum of 365, that's more than anyone needs.


What's the point in reading a quote then doing nothing? If you're not going to act then save yourself the time and don't read them in the first place.

Reflection and action are of the utmost importance. That's why we add our own reflections to the quotes and encourage you to reflect on the quotes yourself and, most importanly, decide on how you are going to act differently, then do it. Of course it's fine to decide you don't need to do anything. As long as it's a decision.


Our aim is to be useful not accurate. The problem with quotes is they're often mis-quoted or mis-attributed. Often we'll find the person never actually said that thing or they said something entirely different.

We've done our best to make everything correct but sometimes the mis-quoted quote is better than the correct one. We know there are "errors" in our collection but we don't mind. Our goal is to inspire and help you move forwards, not have the most correct collection of quotes.

The Quotes

The future cannot be predicted,
but futures can be invented.

The importance of creating a vision.

When art critics get together they talk about Form and Structure and Meaning. When artists get together they talk about where you can buy cheap turpentine.

The importance of keeping it simple.

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.

The Importance of Self Improvement

Criticising a musician is easy, but it is more difficult when you have a guitar in your hand.

The Importance of Leading by Example

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.

The Importance of Bad Times

Speak softly and people lean toward you; speak loudly and they lean away.

The Importance of Communicating Well

Pray for rain all you like,
but dig a well as you do it.

The Importance of Taking Action