The art of choosing men is not nearly so difficult as the art of enabling those one has chosen to attain their full worth.
The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
(Also see Leadership Quotes)
One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.
What gets measured gets managed.
Behind an able man there are always other able men.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
General Douglas MacAuthur
Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior.
John Churton Collins
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
The higher our position the more modestly we should behave.
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
To manage men one ought to have a sharp mind in a velvet sheath.
Vivacity, leadership, must be had, and we are not allowed to be nice in choosing. We must fetch the pump with dirty water, if clean cannot be had.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.