20 Presidential Leadership Quotes


Today is Presidents day in America. Below are 20 presidential leadership quotes that will inspire you and help you to be a better leader. Enjoy.

  1. “Leadership: the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” ~Dwight D. Eisenhower
  2. “Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your reputation, for ‘tis better to be alone than in bad company.” ~George Washington
  3. “If you treat people right they will treat you right… ninety percent of the time.” ~Franklin D. Roosevelt
  4. “In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” ~Thomas Jefferson
  5. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” ~John Quincy Adams
  6. “Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” ~Abraham Lincoln
  7. “Great lives never go out; they go on.” ~Benjamin Harrison
  8. “Try and fail, but don’t fail to try.” ~John Quincy Adams
  9. “One man with courage makes a majority.” ~Andrew Jackson
  10. “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” ~Harry S. Truman
  11. “I have a different vision of leadership. A leader is someone who brings people together.” ~George W. Bush
  12. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” ~John F. Kennedy
  13. “Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.” ~John Quincy Adams
  14. “Tell the truth, work hard, and come to dinner on time.” ~Gerald R. Ford
  15. “If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.” ~Barack Obama
  16. “Any definition of a successful life must include serving others.” ~George H. W. Bush
  17. “A president’s hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right.” ~Lyndon B. Johnson
  18. “Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom.” ~Thomas Jefferson
  19. “Ninety-nine percent of failures come from people who make excuses.” ~George Washington
  20. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

Questions: Which presidential quotes are your favorite? Can you add to the list?

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