World Leader Quotes

World Leader Quotes by Andrew Carnegie, Kumi Naidoo, Christopher Ruddy, Peter Drucker, John Quincy Adams, Myles Munroe and many others.

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Andrew Carnegie
This week we saw progressive business and faith leaders making strong commitments that are moving ahead of what world leaders promised today. The leaders of major economies must be bolder than they were today in providing a vision for 100% renewable energy for all.
Kumi Naidoo
What world leader is considered the most controversial and everyone has a view of him? That’s Putin.
Christopher Ruddy
Leadership is defined by results not attributes.
Peter Drucker
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
Find your domain and serve it to the world.
Myles Munroe
It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.
Nelson Mandela
There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested.
Nelson Mandela
America has an important role to play as the world leader in creating a global order, free trade, free waterways, free commerce, free movement of people. That happens because of U.S. military might.
David Brooks
Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.
Mother Teresa
Trump respects people who are selfish about their country. Putin is a guy who is very selfish about Russia and about the Russian federation, and he understands the history of his country. You can’t say, “I don’t like you.” You’ve got to respect him. He’s a world leader.
Michael T. Flynn
I am not from a political family. I never had the opportunity to meet the world leaders earlier.
Narendra Modi
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
Peter Drucker
The evidence does look like this wasn’t just a casual – world leaders don’t just pick up the phone and call each other. It does appear that the Donald Trump phone call with the president of Taiwan was a deliberate move, a deliberately provocative move.
Karen Tumulty
The new millennium began with a great global dream. World leaders gathered at the United Nations in 2000 and adopted, among others, a historic goal to reduce poverty by half by 2015. Never in human history had such a bold goal been adopted by the entire world in one voice, one that specified time and size.
Muhammad Yunus
I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.
Mother Teresa
Now the long-feared Asiatic colossus takes its turn as world leader, and we–the white race–have become the yellow man’s burden.Let us hope that he will treat us more kindly than we treated him.
Gore Vidal
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Albert Schweitzer
We Americans are world leaders and we must lead by example – particularly in times that require careful deliberation before any precipitous action – lest we fail to walk in the shoes of those we might injure.
Peter Yarrow
I’m not sure how a world leader reacts to the work of a clown.
Darrell Hammond
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
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
We need a positive economic agenda that invests in the innovation and growth that will create jobs for middle class families and ensure that America remains the world leader.
Rick Larsen
When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.
George Orwell
Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.
Colin Powell
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
Walter Lippmann
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born – that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
Warren G. Bennis
In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still.
Harry S. Truman
Earn your leadership every day.
Michael Jordan
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
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
Peter Drucker
Have a vision; but it’s not enough to have a vision, you have to communicate that vision to others. You have to communicate it to people who work with you and for you. You have to communicate it to the world leaders with whom you come in touch.
Colin Powell
I’m a pastor of a local church. I’m not a televangelist. I’ve never had a televised program. I’m a pastor. A pastor’s role is to care and comfort, encourage, teach, and everything that I do, even when I meet with world leaders, is from a pastor’s heart.
Rick Warren
Clouds of a different sort signal an environmental holocaust without precedent. Once again, world leaders waffle, hoping the danger will dissipate. Yet today the evidence is as clear as the sounds of glass shattering in Berlin.
Al Gore
If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.
Maya Angelou
Being a world leader is less about destiny than focused determination, and it is there that we have faltered.
Charles M. Blow
Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
Peter Drucker
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton
A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
With Russia about to hold the Winter Games in Sochi, the country is open to pressure. American and world leaders must speak out against Mr. Putin’s attacks and the violence they foster. The Olympic Committee must demand the retraction of these laws under threat of boycott.
Harvey Fierstein
Roosevelt was the one who had the vision to change our policy from isolationism to world leadership. That was a terrific revolution. Our country’s never been the same since.
W. Averell Harriman
Leaders need to provide strategy and direction and to give employees tools that enable them to gather information and insight from around the world. Leaders shouldn’t try to make every decision.
Bill Gates
In this era of world leadership, the metal detector is the altar and the minicam may be god.
Hugh Sidey
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
Steve Jobs
You don’t lead by hitting people over the head – that’s assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Pope John Paul II not only was a powerful spiritual leader for Catholics but also a world leader of extraordinary consequence during the last quarter-century.
Mike Ferguson
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I want world leaders to choose books over bullets…We can afford to give every girl 12 years of free education. It is absolutely in our power, and when we do, we will realize a whole new world of possibility.
Malala Yousafzai
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
George Washington
People will never forget how you made them feel.
Maya Angelou
Good leaders must first become good servants.
Robert K. Greenleaf
A leader. . .is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.
Nelson Mandela
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
Norman Schwarzkopf
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.
Max De Pree
The United States is the leader of the free world.
Elizabeth Dole
That’s what world leadership is: A willingness to point at bad guys and say they’re the bad guys and to keep the bad guys from getting worse! That’s leadership. Obama didn’t want to go there.
Rush Limbaugh
The spiritual leader will choose the hidden path of sacrificial service and approval of the Lord over the flamboyant self-advertising of the world.
J. Oswald Sanders
As a world leader who refused to accept injustice, Nelson Mandela’s courage helped change our entire world
Salil Shetty
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
John F. Kennedy
Vision with action can change the world.
J. A. Baker
The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.
Walter Lippmann
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
Marianne Williamson
I think America has more than enough maturity and intelligence to start exercising its world leadership responsibly.
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
The idea of being a foreign correspondent and wandering the world and witnessing great events, having adventures and covering the activities of world leaders, appealed to me greatly. It was a very glamorous life in those days.
Alan Cranston
It will not be enough to rely on experts. Ordinary citizens must become experts too. It will take public opinion on a wide scale to ensure that world leaders act.
Mikhail Gorbachev
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Maya Angelou
A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.
John C. Maxwell
That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
Warren G. Bennis
In just 20 years terrorism, communications, the jet plane and the increase of wealth and knowledge have forced, to varying degrees, world leaders into a haunted and secret peerage whose links with the people they guide are meticulously cleansed and staged.
Hugh Sidey
What if a small group of world leaders were to conclude that the principal risk to the Earth comes from the actions of the rich countries?… In order to save the planet, the group decides: Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?
Maurice Strong
You manage things, you lead people. We went overboard on management and forgot about leadership. It might help if we ran the MBAs out of Washington.
Grace Hopper
Around the globe, millions more are mourning the death and celebrating the life of Pope John Paul II .Could any other world leader have drawn so many people to one place?
Chris Matthews
The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say ‘I’. They don’t think ‘I’. They think ‘we’; they think ‘team’.
Tom Peters
So today, we call upon the world leaders to change their strategic policies in favor of peace and prosperity. We call upon the world leaders that all of these deals must protect women and children’s rights. A deal that goes against the rights of women is unacceptable.
Malala Yousafzai
Now is the time to divest and invest to let our world leaders know that we, as individuals and institutions, are taking action to address climate change, and we expect them to do their part this December in Paris at the U.N. climate talks.
Leonardo DiCaprio
To the extent that the West is to blame at all for the ills of the Third World it is to the extent that the West created Marx and his successors, among whom must be numbered many of those who advised the Third World leaders in post-war years.
Margaret Thatcher
I was told to challenge every spiritual teacher, every world leader to utter the one sentence that no religion, no political party, and no nation on the face of the earth will dare utter: ‘Ours is not a better way, ours is merely another way.
Neale Donald Walsch
To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.
Friedrich Nietzsche
The minute you become a leader of a country, you go into a very small club. You join that sort of pantheon of other world leaders.
Peter Morgan
When the Kyoto Protocol enters into the force tomorrow, the world will take a significant and long-awaited first step towards stemming global warming. Instead of stepping forward as the world leader on climate change, however, the Bush Administration is clinging to the role of world obstructionist.
Nancy Pelosi
I always felt that the problems of the world would never ever be solved until people came to terms with the deeper issues [spiritual] – that there would be an aimless reshuffling of world leaders and governments and programs.
Woody Allen
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
Today, more than ever before, science holds the key to our survival as a planet and our security and prosperity as a nation. It’s time we once again put science at the top of our agenda and work to restore America’s place as the world leader in science and technology.
Barack Obama
I`m a member of Societies of Former World Leaders. And I`ve always been sort of in favor of constructive engagement around the world. And Gary Johnson has influenced me on criminal justice reform. I think I had some influence in discussions with him about the approach to international affairs.
William Weld
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Thomas Jefferson
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
Theodore Roosevelt
You always want to try to make something new, and, of course, America is the world leader in economics today.
Tadao Ando
There are many world leaders who are worse than [Donald] Trump.They don’t just talk about violence, they practice it on an extreme scale. And we welcome them to our country.
Edward Leigh
If world leaders decide to [meet the Millennium Development Goals], I think it can be done by 2015…The question is, is there a political will to make this investment?
Thoraya Obaid
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born.
Warren G. Bennis
Over the weekend it came out that the U.S. has been listening in on German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cellphone since 2002. At this point, I feel like the only world leader our government DOESN’T listen to is President Obama.
Jimmy Fallon
He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.
Australia is already a world leader in dementia research, treatment and care.
Julie Bishop
As a world leader, America must be prepared to confront any challenge.
Christopher Dodd
Courage is defined as: the ability to face danger, difficulty, uncertainty, or pain without being overcome by fear or being deflected from a chosen course of action. Many of today’s world leaders have great courage: I wonder… would we be better off with cowardice?
Joshua Fernandez
I know from my conversations with people in the administration that every world leader that Obama met in Berlin, in Peru, in Athens was extremely alarmed by Trump’s election. That very much includes Angela Merkel.
David Remnick
We are all here now and we have to solve our differences and live together as Australians… I will use the title you have honoured me with to bring the Australian people together… Together we can build a remarkable country, the envy of the rest of the world.
Lowitja O’Donoghue