Five leadership quotes to inspire you

Sometimes it’s tough being a leader. You’re the one meant to inspire others, but who is your inspiration?

Here is a collection of five of the best quotes by great leaders and influencers throughout history – Rockefeller & Hemingway, for example – and a few lesser known but no less important people. Perhaps you’ll find some nuggets of inspiration here and want to share them with your friends, family, colleagues and peers:

Conquering fear

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great” – John D. Rockefeller

Moving forward

“The best revenge is massive success” – Frank Sinatra

Spreading light

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it” – Edith Wharton


“When people talk, listen completely” – Ernest Hemingway

Working hard

“If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful after all” – Michelangelo

Who’s your inspiration? Do you have any other leadership quotes you’d like to share with us?