Leaders’ words matter, and their words have shaped American history over the years. From politicians to activists to authors, we can look to a variety American figures as true examples of great leadership.
We find inspiration from these powerful U.S. leaders through words that carry timeless truth.:
A leader must never stop listening:
“Leadership and learning are indispensable to one another.” – John F. Kennedy
Bravery reveals a leader’s best qualities:
“Without courage we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.” — Maya Angelou
To practice integrity is to practice leadership:
“Remember that it is the actions, and not the commission, that make the officer, and that there is more expected from him, than the title.“ – George Washington
Great leadership is most evident through the purpose of service:
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” – Martin Luther King Jr.
As we celebrate American independence, we hope these quotes remind you of the many brave leaders that brought us here. What great American leadership quotes inspire you?