Quotations on Leaders

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Stories serve the purpose of consolidating whatever gains people or their leaders have made or imagine they have made in their existing journey thorough the world.
- Chinua Achebe
(Keywords: People, Purpose, Journey, Leaders, World)

Iraq is a long way from the U.S., but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face.
- Madeleine Albright
(Keywords: Iraq, Leaders, Security, State, Weapons, Will)

A skilled Transition Team leader will set the general goals for a Transition, and then confer on the other team leaders working with him the power to implement those goals.
- Richard V. Allen
(Keywords: Power, Leader, Goals, Leaders, Will)

Usually, those persons closest to the incoming President will be the main leaders of the Transition effort. They are most familiar with his policies and practices, and are able to interpret his wishes regarding the structure and staffing of the new Administration.
- Richard V. Allen
(Keywords: Effort, Leaders, President, Will, Wishes)

Many African leaders refuse to send their troops on peace keeping missions abroad because they probably need their armies to intimidate their own populations.
- Kofi Annan
(Keywords: Peace, African, Leaders, Troops)

The question is the morning after. What sort of Iraq do we wake up to after the bombing? What happens in the region? What impact could it have? These are questions leaders I have spoken to have posed.
- Kofi Annan
(Keywords: Iraq, Leaders, Question, Questions)

National leaders who find themselves wilting under the withering criticisms by members of the media, would do well not to take such criticism personally but to regard the media as their allies in keeping the government clean and honest, its services.
- Corazon Aquino
(Keywords: Government, Criticism, Leaders, Media)

I'm always looking, as an actor, for activities. I think it's far more interesting to watch what people do than what they say. You always want to watch behavior, because the dialogue as written by our illustrious leaders is great. Eminently playable.
- Adam Baldwin
(Keywords: People, Actor, Behavior, Leaders, Want)

All companies of any size have to continue to push to make sure you get the right leaders, the right team, the right people to be fast acting, and fast moving in the marketplace. We've got great leaders, and we continue to attract and promote great new leaders.
- Steve Ballmer
(Keywords: People, Acting, Leaders, Right)

We've got activists all across the country like the members of the Million Mom March organization, some of their leaders are here tonight. We're phone banking congressional offices and pursuing editorial boards.
- Michael D. Barnes
(Keywords: Mom, Country, Leaders, March)

As the leaders and decision-makers of this great state, it is our responsibility to strive for perfection.
- Roy Barnes
(Keywords: Decision, Leaders, Perfection, Responsibility, State)

They are scared that the BBC or CNN may call them radicals, so they remain soft instead. The problem lies there, with the Muslim leaders, not the Muslim masses.
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Keywords: Muslim, Leaders, Lies, May)

The Muslim leaders swallow the advice of the Western powers and bodies like the IMF and World Bank, even when it is bad for their countries and they know this.
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Keywords: Muslim, Advice, Countries, Leaders, World)

Arab leaders worry more about making money from the profits they get from oil and gas that they turn the other way when Lebanon is being destroyed right next to them. Their neighbours are being murdered, but they only make calculations for their own benefit.
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Keywords: Money, Being, Calculations, Leaders, Oil, Right, Worry)

But the weakness comes from these Westernised co-opted Muslim leaders who just want to look good in the eyes of the West and Western media.
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Keywords: Muslim, Eyes, Leaders, Media, Want, Weakness)

I think the leaders inevitably express the people they are leading.
- Leonard Baskin
(Keywords: People, Leaders, Leading)

I mean, for all of his faults and the troubles in his marriage, Bill Clinton is still married to a girl he met in the library 25 years ago at school. Can we say that about many of our other leaders today in America, including on the right wing?
- Paul Begala
(Keywords: Marriage, America, Faults, Leaders, Right, School, Today, Years)

Everywhere that the struggle for national freedom has triumphed, once the authorities agreed, there were military coups d'etat that overthrew their leaders. That is the result time and time again.
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Keywords: Time, Freedom, Leaders, Military, Result, Struggle)

Leaders are people who do the right thing; managers are people who do things right.
- Warren G. Bennis
(Keywords: People, Leaders, Managers, Right)

For centuries the leaders of Christian thought spoke of women as a necessary evil, and the greatest saints of the Church are those who despise women the most.
- Annie Besant
(Keywords: Women, Thought, Christian, Church, Evil, Leaders, Saints)

Our nation and those of the developed world must offer our own resistance to despot leaders who seek to commit murder on the basis of religion or race.
- Tim Bishop
(Keywords: Religion, Leaders, Murder, Nation, Race, World)

In the past a leader was a boss. Today's leaders must be partners with their people... they no longer can lead solely based on positional power.
- Ken Blanchard
(Keywords: Power, Leader, Boss, People, Leaders, Past, Today)

Too many leaders act as if the sheep... their people... are there for the benefit of the shepherd, not that the shepherd has responsibility for the sheep.
- Ken Blanchard
(Keywords: People, Act, Leaders, Responsibility, Sheep)

House and Senate Republicans are now united in adopting earmark bans. We hope President Obama will follow through on his support for an earmark ban by pressing Democratic leaders to join House and Senate Republicans in taking this critical step to restore public trust.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Trust, Hope, Leaders, Now, President, Public, Public trust, Republicans, Senate, Support, United, Will)

It is up to African leaders to show their will and political courage in order to assure that this new pan-African institution becomes an efficient instrument and not a place for endless discussions.
- Omar Bongo
(Keywords: Courage, African, Leaders, Order, Will)

Yet food is something that is taken for granted by most world leaders despite the fact that more than half of the population of the world is hungry.
- Norman Borlaug
(Keywords: Food, Fact, Leaders, Population, World)

Business leaders shape public opinion.
- Marvin Bower
(Keywords: Business, Leaders, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

I am going to work with Tom Daschle. And I'll work with the Republican leaders and the president to try and come up with something that we can all be proud of.
- John Breaux
(Keywords: Work, Leaders, President, Republican)

I think the Republicans are subverted by the fact that so many of their leaders send their kids to private schools, they don't really have the stomach for the fight.
- Peter Brimelow
(Keywords: Fact, Fight, Kids, Leaders, Republicans, Schools)

I'm disappointed that Senator DeWine once again chose to go along with his party leaders and their big corporate lobbyist supporters. Ohio deserves a Senator who will be more than a rubber stamp.
- Sherrod Brown
(Keywords: Corporate, Leaders, Party, Will)

When the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents, in the construction of the state, will be of no service. They will become flatterers instead of legislators; the instruments, not the guides, of the people.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: People, Leaders, Legislators, Popularity, Service, State, Will)

We can't allow the world's worst leaders to blackmail, threaten, hold freedom-loving nations hostage with the world's worst weapons.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: Freedom, Leaders, Nations, Weapons, World)

Apparently there are some Democratic leaders in the Senate that are running for office who now believe in tax cuts.
- Jeb Bush
(Keywords: Tax, Leaders, Now, Office, Running, Senate, Tax cuts)

The candidates before you know that the IFP has set up a system of deployed IFP national and provincial leaders who are not only monitoring the performance of candidates during these elections but will also do so after these elections.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi
(Keywords: Performance, Elections, Leaders, Will)

Our greatest privilege and responsibility as leaders of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs is to provide our veterans with a system that cares for their wounds and ensures that they have an opportunity to succeed.
- Steve Buyer
(Keywords: Opportunity, Committee, Leaders, Privilege, Responsibility, Succeed, Veterans, Wounds)

And we've got to ask ourselves some very serious questions as to whether or not certain religious leaders, in terms of raising money - I hate to bring this up - are pushing hot buttons.
- Tony Campolo
(Keywords: Money, Hate, Leaders, Questions, Religious)

Many of our nation's great leaders began their careers at a service academy. I encourage anyone interested in a rewarding college experience or military career to apply as soon as possible.
- Chris Cannon
(Keywords: Experience, Career, Careers, College, Leaders, Military, Nation, Service)

It's a good thing Winston Churchill was around before the shallow age of television. He might never have become one of the greatest leaders of all time.
- Neil Cavuto
(Keywords: Age, Time, Leaders, Television)

Choosing one's leaders is an affirmation that the person making the choice has inherent worth.
- Linda Chavez
(Keywords: Affirmation, Choice, Leaders, Worth)

The President's call for more math and science students is not being heeded by his party's leaders in Congress. They are cutting over $10 billion from student aide while refusing to fully fund No Child Left Behind. Something doesn't add up.
- Jim Clyburn
(Keywords: Science, Being, Congress, Leaders, Party, President, Students)

I think in national security, the war in Iraq is troublesome and a difficult challenge, but our troops and the military leaders we have are managing that situation, although it continues to be very risky and very dangerous.
- Thad Cochran
(Keywords: War, Challenge, Iraq, Leaders, Military, National security, Troops)

The scrupulous and the just, the noble, humane, and devoted natures; the unselfish and the intelligent may begin a movement - but it passes away from them. They are not the leaders of a revolution. They are its victims.
- Joseph Conrad
(Keywords: Revolution, Leaders, May, Victims)

I've had lengthy discussions with European farm leaders. It is clear they have an agricultural strategy to support their producers and gain dominance in world agricultural trade. They're gaining markets the old-fashioned way - they're buying them.
- Kent Conrad
(Keywords: Strategy, Buying, Gain, Leaders, Old, Support, Trade, World)

Violence against judges and threats of violence against Judges is on the rise and it is no laughing matter. When leaders attempt to rationalize this violence, it only makes the problem worse.
- John Conyers
(Keywords: Judges, Leaders, Violence)

Amtrak is extremely important to the economy of Southern Illinois and I will continue to work with state and local leaders and my colleagues in Congress to secure the necessary funding to maintain full service.
- Jerry Costello
(Keywords: Work, Congress, Economy, Leaders, Service, State, Will)

I think these movies are as much for people of that time as for people who weren't born. For people who weren't born, they see how leaders must act under a crisis situation, not trying to be re-elected or not trying to check polls, that they go from their gut check.
- Kevin Costner
(Keywords: Movies, Time, People, Act, Crisis, Leaders, Trying)

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
(Keywords: Life, Idea, Being, Events, Leaders, World)

Many hard comments have been made on my efforts in India from the side of the Congress party, yet I feel content in the deep conviction that the offer I traveled 22,000 miles to discuss with Indian leaders was a real contribution to a solution of our differences.
- Stafford Cripps
(Keywords: Congress, Content, Conviction, Deep, Leaders, Party, Solution)

I'm not the last of the old bosses. I'm the first of the new leaders.
- Richard J. Daley
(Keywords: Bosses, First, Leaders, Old)

I've reached out to other mayors throughout the United States to form an Olympic Task Force of Mayors, and to community leaders, Congress, and businesspeople. As thousands of people around the country join the movement, it gets more and more exciting.
- Richard M. Daley
(Keywords: People, Community, Congress, Country, Force, Leaders, states, United)



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