Presidential Leadership Quotes

Presidential Leadership Quotes to Inspire Action

A great politician, just like a great business leader, can inspire action with just a few well-crafted words. Regardless, if you are leading a team, a business, or a country here are some inspiring quotes from U.S. presidents which can help motivate the leader within all of us as we transition to a new governance.

“In matters of style, swim in the current, in matters of principle, stand like a rock.”

Thomas Jefferson, 3rd U.S. President

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams, 6th U.S. President

“I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.”

Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. President

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”

Theodore Roosevelt, 26th U.S. President

“America was not built on fear. American was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.”

Harry S. Truman, 33rd U.S. President

“Accomplishment will prove to be a journey, not a destination.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th U.S. President

“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.”

John F. Kennedy, 35th U.S. President

“Tell the truth, work hard, and come to dinner on time.”

Gerald Ford, 38th U.S. President

“There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don’t care who gets credit.”

Ronald Reagan, 40th U.S. President

“We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it.”

Barack Obama, 44th U.S. President