quote by Henry David Thoreau

What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.

— Henry David Thoreau

Uplifting Leadership Courage quotations

Leadership courage 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.

Men make history and not the other way around.

In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.

Men make history and not the other way around.

In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.

Leadership courage 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.

The four Cs of making dreams come true: Curiosity, Courage, Consistency, Confidence.

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare;

it is because we do not dare that things are difficult


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. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.

Leadership courage 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.

May I stress the need for courageous, intelligent, and dedicated leadership.

.. Leaders of sound integrity. Leaders not in love with publicity, but in love with justice. Leaders not in love with money, but in love with humanity. Leaders who can subject their particular egos to the greatness of the cause.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself-and possibly teh bogey man.

Leadership is not for the faint of heart

Leadership courage quote Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the pack.
Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the pack.

I am personally convinced that one person can be a change catalyst, a 'transformer' in any situation, any organization. Such an individual is yeast that can leaven an entire loaf. It requires vision, initiative, patience, respect, persistence, courage, and faith to be a transforming leader.


Good ideas are not adopted automatically.

They must be driven into practice with courageous impatience. Once implemented they can be easily overturned or subverted through apathy or lack of follow-up, so a continuous effort is required.

In all forms of leadership, whether you are a coach, a CEO, or a parent, there are four words that, when said, can bring out the best in your team, your employees, and your family. I BELIEVE IN YOU. Those four words can mean the difference between a fear of failure and the courage to try.

Leadership courage quote The courage of leadership is giving others the chance to success even though you
The courage of leadership is giving others the chance to success even though you bear the responsibility for getting things done.

A person who sins neither in thought nor deed, and is fair and just, gains enormous courage and strength. As a leader, you need courage born of integrity in order to be capable of powerful leadership. To achieve this courage, you must search your heart, and make sure your conscience is clear and your behavior is beyond reproach.

When you put together deep knowledge about a subject that intensely matters to you, charisma happens. You gain courage to share your passion, and when you do that, folks follow.

A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.

Leadership courage quote A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.
A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.

Courage is the enforcing virtue, the one that makes possible all the other virtues common to exceptional leaders: honesty, integrity, confidence, compassion and humility

We must dare to be great; and we must realize that greatness is the fruit of toil and sacrifice and high courage.

The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

Leadership requires the courage to make decisions that will benefit the next generation.

If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can't accomplish it.

You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.


Courage! Do not fall back.

Courage is more exhilarating than fear, and in the long run, it is easier.

You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.

Let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out.

Leaders when not leading are outcasts.


The leader beyond the millennium will not be the leader who has learned the lessons of how to do it, with ledgers of 'hows' balanced with 'its' that dissolve in the crashing changes ahead. The leader for today and the future will be focused on how to be - how to develop quality, character mind-set, values, principles, and courage.

Community leadership is the courage, creativity and capacity to inspire participation, development and sustainability for strong communities.

Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.

Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith and go forward.

What an amazing creative way to magnify, and illuminate the courage of 30 Sheroes whose courage, leadership and character is symbolic of the many unsung Women Sheroes of past and present.


The main characteristics of effective leadership are intelligence, integrity or loyalty, mystique, humor, discipline, courage, self sufficieny and confidence.

The recent death of Gene McCarthy reminded me of a lesson I spent a long, long time unlearning, so now I have to re-learn it. It's about political courage and heroes, and when a country is desperate for leadership. There are times when regular politics will not do, and this is one of those times.

Life is not for the faint of heart.

It takes courage to speak up against complacency and injustice while others remain silent. But that's what leadership is.

Successful leaders have the courage to take action while others hesitate.