quote by Joseph Stalin

Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.

— Joseph Stalin

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Political leaders 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.

The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders.

..tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.

Politics is when you say you are going to do one thing while intending to do another. Then you do neither what you said nor what you intended.

Political leaders 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.

There is nothing I dread so much as the division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our constitution.

Let us wage a moral and political war against the billionaires and corporate leaders, on Wall Street and elsewhere, whose policies and greed are destroying the middle class of America.

We're not going to have the America that we want until we elect leaders who are going to tell the truth - not most days, but every day.

Political leaders quote The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The l

The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.

All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing.

Life, faculties, production- in other words, individuality, liberty, property- this is man. And in spite of the cunning of artful political leaders, these three gifts from God precede all human legislation, and are superior to it. Life, liberty and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.

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Harvard is first and foremost a university and not a consulting operation, and our job here is to teach and to research and to create knowledge on Asia in conjunction and in cooperation with scholars as well as with political, intellectual, and cultural leaders in Asia.

Political leaders quote A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune.

A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune.

Harvard is first and foremost a university and not a consulting operation, and our job here is to teach and to research and to create knowledge on Asia in conjunction and in cooperation with scholars as well as with political, intellectual, and cultural leaders in Asia.

We must unite. Violence against women cannot be tolerated, in any form, in any context, in any circumstance, by any political leader or by any government.

I have met with political leaders, legislators, and diplomats, seeking the next steps to press in reducing and eliminating the nuclear threat in this century. I have participated in public coalitions developing programmes for action to combat the global rash of small arms. All are trying and making a difference.

Political leaders 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.

My heart trembles when I reflect that God is just

Were we to choose our leaders on the basis of their reading experience and not their political programs, there would be much less grief on earth. I believe ... that for someone who has read a lot of Dickens to shoot his like in the name of an idea is harder than for someone who has read no Dickens.

To make peace, one must be an uncompromising leader. To make peace, one must also embody compromise.

Political leaders quote A leader is someone who demonstrates what's possible.

A leader is someone who demonstrates what's possible.

I am the object of criticism around the world.

But I think that since I am being discussed, then I am on the right track.

It's a historical phenomenon that in 250 years, a nation could move from a colony into the most prosperous nation of the world and the leader of the world. It is indeed an achievement, a tribute to the talent of the American nation, the American people and an optimal political and economic system.

I like democracy. I like to be able to throw out my political leaders when they get things wrong, and we don't get to do that with Brussels.

Political leaders 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.

American civil rights leader, Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? Lynching is a murder. For the past four hundred years our people have been lynched physically, but now it's done politically. We're lynched politically, we're lynched economically, we're lynched socially, we're lynched in every way that you can imagine.

In modern politics, even the leader of the free world needs help from the sultan of Facebookistan.

I would not like to be a political leader in Russia. They never know when they're being taped.

Political leaders quote When words are both true and kind they can change the world.

When words are both true and kind they can change the world.

So many idealistic political movements for a better world have ended in mass-murdering dictatorships. Giving leaders enough power to create 'social justice' is giving them enough power to destroy all justice, all freedom, and all human dignity.

As a woman leader, I thought I brought a different kind of leadership.

I was interested in women's issues, in bringing down the population growth rate... as a woman, I entered politics with an additional dimension - that of a mother.

I was democratically elected leader of our party for a new kind of politics by 60% of Labour members and supporters, and I will not betray them by resigning. Today's vote on Brexit has no constitutional legitimacy.

Political leaders quote Leaders aren't born. They are made. And they are made just like anything else, t

Leaders aren't born. They are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.

Even when the polls are open to all, Negroes have shown themselves too slow to exercise their voting privileges. There must be a concerted effort on the part of Negro leaders to arouse their people from their apathetic indifference.... In the past, apathy was a moral failure. Today, it is a form of moral and political suicide.

The future will belong to the nature-smart-those individuals, families, businesses, and political leaders who develop a deeper understanding of the transformative power of the natural world and who balance the virtual with the real. The more high-tech we become, the more nature we need.

Most of the founders of this country had day jobs for years.

They were not career politicians. ... We need leaders with experience in the real world, not experience in the phony world of politics.

Political leaders quote Successful leaders understand that true power comes not from exercising control,

Successful leaders understand that true power comes not from exercising control, but from empowering others.

Fascism is not just a word. It`s not just a way to insult someone with whom you disagree. It is a specific thing. It is a specific form of far right politics that involves a sort of narcissistic cult of superman action around the leader of the party.

A political leader is necessarily an imposter since he believes in solving life's problems without asking its question.

Of course, political leaders are much more ambitious than gangsters.

The latter are content to take your money, whereas the former, besides taking far more of your money, have the effrontery to violate your just rights whenever their convenience dictates.

Political leaders quote Be gentle with yourself, you're doing the best you can.

Be gentle with yourself, you're doing the best you can.

Restoring accountability will be one of the major priorities of our new government. Accountability is what ordinary Canadians, working Canadians, those people who pay their bills, pay their taxes, expect from their political leaders.

I am deeply disturbed by the senseless violence instigated by some leaders in pursuit of their personal political agenda.

Cities can be rebuilt, industries can be rebuilt, what really matters are strategy forces, military forces and the cadres leaders, political, military and economic.

I always believe that ultimately, if people are paying attention, then we get good government and good leadership. And when we get lazy, as a democracy and civically start taking shortcuts, then it results in bad government and politics.

Leading is not the same as being the leader.

Being the leader means you hold the highest rank, either by earning it, good fortune or navigating internal politics. Leading, however, means that others willingly follow you—not because they have to, not because they are paid to, but because they want to.

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