Leadership Quotes

Use these leadership quotes in communications to promote your National Student Leadership Week activities.


“A leader’s role is to raise people’s aspirations for what they can become and to release their energies so they will try to get there.”

—David Gergen

“The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.”

—Sarah Ban Breathnach

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

—Harriet Tubman

“Leaders instill in their people a hope for success and a belief in themselves. Positive leaders empower people to accomplish their goals.”

—Unknown

“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.”

—Ronald Reagan

“Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.”

—Vince Lombardi

“I never thought in terms of being a leader. I thought very simply in terms of helping people.”

—John Hume

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.”

—John C. Maxwell