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— Pat Paulsen

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American leadership quote A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decis
A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.

We are the ones we've been waiting for.

My responsibility is leadership, and the minute I get negative, that is going to have an influence on my team.

American leadership quote Be a leader by example. Be confident and humble. Love the unloved.
Be a leader by example. Be confident and humble. Love the unloved.

History has shown that a country most effectively speaks with one voice.

When nationally elected officials work together, build consensus, and provide leadership, the American people will follow.

I hope I epitomize the American dream.

For I came against long odds, from the ghetto to the very top of my profession. I was not immediately good at basketball. It did not come easy. It came as the result of a lot of hard work and self-sacrifice. The rewards, where they worth it? One thousand times over.


Bipartisanship isn't an option anymore;

it is a requirement. The American people have divided responsibility for leadership right down the middle.

American leadership quote Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of thos
Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge.

What happened with Hurricane Katrina was the American electorate was forced to look at what lay behind the veneer of chest-beating. We all saw the consequences of having terrible government leadership.

Every advance in this half-century-Social Security, civil rights, Medicare, aid to education, one after another-came with the support and leadership of American Labor.

Leadership can't be fabricated. If it is fabricated and rehearsed, you can't fool the guys in the locker room. So when you talk about leadership, it comes with performance. Leadership comes with consistency.

American leadership quote Leadership is an action, not a position.
Leadership is an action, not a position.

It was leadership here at home that gave us strong American influence abroad, and the collapse of imperial Communism. Great nations have responsibilities to lead, and we should always be cautious of those who would lower our profile, because they might just wind up lowering our flag.


The American color bar unless speedily removed will be the rock on which our international Good Neighbor policy and our pious claims to moral leadership will founder.

The national Democratic leadership is going so far left, they've left America.

Don't let them bury the American dream in their graveyard of gloom and envy.

American leadership quote Leadership simply begins with the courage to be yourself. So everyone else can b
Leadership simply begins with the courage to be yourself. So everyone else can be, too.

Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education.

Our requirements for world leadership, our hopes for economic growth, and the demands of citizenship itself in an era such as this all require the maximum development of every young American's capacity. The human mind is our fundamental resource.

The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I, therefore, intend to oppose the effort to increase America's debt.

You can't fool all of the people all of the time. But it isn't necessary.

American leadership quote Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have
Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.

As Americans, we want peace - we work and sacrifice for peace.

But there can be no peace if our security depends on the will and whims of a ruthless and aggressive dictator. I'm not willing to stake one American life on trusting Saddam Hussein.

Leadership has become a heavy industry.

Concern and interest about leadership development is no longer an American phenomenon. It is truly global. Though I will probably be in less demand, I wanted to move on.

Strength, the American way, is not manifested by threats of criminal prosecution or police state methods. Leadership is not manifested by coercion, even against the resented. Greatness is not manifested by unlimited pragmatism, which places such a high premium on the end justifying any means and any methods.

American leadership quote A group of donkeys lead by a lion can defeat a group of lions lead by a donkey.
A group of donkeys lead by a lion can defeat a group of lions lead by a donkey.

Leadership has become a heavy industry.

Concern and interest about leadership development is no longer an American phenomenon. It is truly global. Though I will probably be in less demand, I wanted to move on.

The strength of the group is the strength of the leaders.


Our policy is simple: We are not going to betray our friends, reward the enemies of freedom, or permit fear and retreat to become American policies — especially in this hemisphere. None of the four wars in my lifetime came about because we were too strong.

American leadership quote The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great
The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.

In Britain, you do your job. When you do an American TV show, there is a sense of being one with the crew, and there is a leadership element, which was a learning curve for me because it is very different culturally. In Britain, you just do it, leave and say, 'Thanks.'

When the world lacks muscular and wise American leadership, it devolves into total chaos, which, in turn, produces unspeakable evils.

My responsibility, our responsibility as lucky Americans, is to try to give back to this country as much as it has given us, as we continue our American journey together.

American leadership quote Leaders don't force people to follow. They invite others on a journey.
Leaders don't force people to follow. They invite others on a journey.

Soldiers must possess integrity in order to build trust and confidence in themselves, our leadership, and the American public. Among the things I've learned during my career is that you must be honest with everyone about everything.


We're at the end of an era of failed leadership.

We have been led by a divider [Barack Obama] who has sliced and diced the electorate, pitting American against American for political purposes.

But 85 percent of the mosques have extremist leadership in this country.

Most Muslims, the overwhelming majority of Muslims, are loyal Americans.

American leadership quote Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making
Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.

President Reagan was a leader at a time when the American people most needed leadership. He outlined a vision that captured the imagination of the free world, a vision that toppled the Communist empire and freed countless millions.

One of the surest signs of the estimated changes in the consciousness of the American proletariat is to be found in the character of the demands now being put forward by the leadership.

House Republican leadership have refused to allow a clean minimum wage vote.

Close to 15 million Americans will be affected if we did this. Do Republicans really expect a family to live on less than $11,000 a year?

American leadership quote He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.
He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.

Our survival, the future of our civilization, possibly the existence of mankind, depends on American leadership

We're up against the conventional thinking that says your ability to lead as president comes from longevity in Washington or proximity to the White House. But we know that real leadership is about candor and judgment and the ability to rally Americans from all walks of life around a common purpose, a higher purpose.

I was born an American; I will live an American; I shall die an American.

All Americans and freedom-loving people around the world owe President Reagan our deepest gratitude for his strong, principled leadership that ended the Cold War and brought freedom to millions of people.

Americans don't want leadership. They want alchemy.

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