Top Military Quotes for Leadership

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.”

John Quincy Adams

“A lack of planning on your part does not constitute a crisis on mine…unless of course, I failed to lead you.”


“Leaders must be seen to be upfront, up to date, up to their job, and up early in the morning.”

Marcus Sieff

“When things go wrong in your command, start wading for the reason in increasing larger concentric circles around your own desk.”

General Bruce D. Clark
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“Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.”

John F. Kennedy

“Mountaintops inspire leaders, but valleys mature them.”

Winston Churchill

“Be willing to make decisions. That’s the most important quality in a good leader.”

General George S. Patton

“Great powers don’t get angry, great powers don’t make decisions hastily in a crisis.” 

General John Allen
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“You manage things; you lead people.”

 General Colin Powell

“It is necessary for us to learn from others’ mistakes. You will not live long enough to make them all yourself.”

Admiral Hyman G. Rickover

“Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.” 

 General Douglas MacArthur

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”

Abraham Lincoln
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