In celebration of President’s Day, I thought it might be a good opportunity to be reminded of some inspiration we can gather from past presidents. I hope you enjoy and implement some of these great quotes in your leadership journey.
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” —John Quincy Adams
“We must dare to be great; and we must realize that greatness is the fruit of toil and sacrifice and high courage.” —Theodore Roosevelt
“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” —Harry S. Truman
“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
“Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.” —John F. Kennedy
“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” —Dwight D. Eisenhower
“Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.” —Abraham Lincoln
“Example, whether it be good or bad, has a powerful influence.” —George Washington
What presidential quotes have inspired your leadership? I’d love to add more to this list.
Kelly King is the Women’s Ministry Specialist for LifeWay Christian Resources and oversees the YOU Lead events. Join her this year and get to know her heart for ministry leaders. Follow her on Twitter @kellydking.