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We must truly serve those whom we appear to command; we must bear with their imperfections, correct them with gentleness and patience, and lead them in the way to heaven.

    Author: Francois Fenelon

The true genius that conducts a state is he, who doing nothing himself, causes everything to be done; he contrives, he invents, he foresees the future; he reflects on what is past; he distributes and proportions things; he makes early preparations; he incessantly arms himself to struggle against fortune, as a swimmer against a rapid stream of water; he is attentive night and day, that he may leave nothing to chance.

    Author: Francois Fenelon

There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his.

    Author: Helen Keller

To me there has never been a higher source of earthly honor or distinction than that connected with advances in science.

    Author: Isaac Newton

Indignation and compassion form a powerful combination. They are indispensable to vision, and therefore to leadership.

    Author: John Stott

The authority by which the Christian leader leads is not power but love, not force but example, not coercion but reasoned persuasion. Leaders have power, but power is safe only in the hands of those who humble themselves to serve.

    Author: John Stott

The chief occupational hazard of leadership is pride.

    Author: John Stott

The very first thing which needs to be said about Christian ministers of all kinds is that they are "under" people as their servants rather than "over" them (as their leaders, let alone their lords). Jesus made this absolutely plain. he chief characteristic of Christian leaders, he insisted, is humility not authority, and gentleness not power.

    Author: John Stott

In this world no one rules by love; if you are but amiable, you are no hero; to be powerful, you must be strong, and to have dominion you must have a genius for organizing.

    Author: John Henry Newman

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.

    Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One who is leading.

    Author: Oswald Chambers

To convert somebody go and take them by the hand and guide them.

    Author: Thomas Aquinas

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