„The only good leader is a reluctant one.“

Nine Kinds of Naked (2008)

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Tony Vigorito15
American writer 1950

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„At that time I believed in the Führer principle because to me it meant that the best one should be the leader. If the leader is good and responsible, then the government is good.“

—  Walther Funk German economist and politician 1890 - 1960

To Leon Goldensohn, March 31, 1946, from "The Nuremberg Interviews" by Leon Goldensohn, Robert Gellately - History - 2004

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Mohammad Reza Pahlavi photo

„Nixon is a strong leader with a good grasp of the world's problems. He knows that the only way to argue with the communists is from a position of strength.“

—  Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Shah of Iran 1919 - 1980

As quoted in Asadollah Alam (1991), The Shah and I: The Confidential Diary of Iran's Royal Court, 1968-77, page 254
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Ernesto Che Guevara photo

„Cruel leaders are replaced only to have new leaders turn cruel!“

—  Ernesto Che Guevara Argentine Marxist revolutionary 1928 - 1967

As quoted in An American Savage (2003) by J. Flash (Jeff Flashinski), p. 144
Variante: Cruel leaders are replaced only to have new leaders turn cruel.

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„He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.“

—  Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -321 a.C.

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„I will perhaps be one day acknowledged as more than a leader of the Half-breeds, and if I am, I will have an opportunity of being acknowledged as a leader of good in this great country.“

—  Louis Riel Canadian politician 1844 - 1885

Address to Grand Jury (1885)
Contexto: I am glad that the Crown have proved that I am the leader of the Half-breeds in the North-West. I will perhaps be one day acknowledged as more than a leader of the Half-breeds, and if I am, I will have an opportunity of being acknowledged as a leader of good in this great country.

„The good he scorn'd
Stalk'd off reluctant, like an ill-used ghost,
Not to return; or if it did, in visits
Like those of angels, short and far between.“

—  Robert Blair, The Grave

Part II, line 586. Compare: "Like angels’ visits, short and bright", John Norris, The Parting.
The Grave (1743)

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„One can lead a nation only by helping it see a bright outlook. A leader is a dealer in hope.“

—  Napoleon I of France French general, First Consul and later Emperor of the French 1769 - 1821

Napoleon : In His Own Words (1916)

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„There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.“

—  Socrates classical Greek Athenian philosopher -470 - -399 a.C.

Socrates II: xxxi http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=D.+L.+2.5.31&fromdoc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.01.0257#note-link14. Original Greek: ἓν μόνον ἀγαθὸν εἶναι, τὴν ἐπιστήμην, καὶ ἓν μόνον κακόν, τὴν ἀμαθίαν
Diogenes Laertius
Variante: The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.

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„Every one of you is the leader.“

—  Xenophon ancient Greek historian and philosopher -430 - -354 a.C.

Quoted in Edith Hamilton The Greek Way ([1930] 1993) p. 134.

Ben Carson photo

„I think one of the keys to leadership is recognizing that everybody has gifts and talents. A good leader will learn how to harness those gifts toward the same goal.“

—  Ben Carson 17th and current United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; American neurosurgeon 1951

As quoted in "America's Best Leaders: Benjamin Carson, Surgeon and Children's Advocate" http://www.usnews.com/news/best-leaders/articles/2008/11/19/americas-best-leaders-benjamin-carson-surgeon-and-childrens-advocate, U.S. News (November 19, 2008)

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„I don't want to be a great leader. I would rather be a good democrat.“

—  José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero Former Prime Minister of Spain 1960

Interview with "Time" Magazine, September 19th, 2004
Font: Time: "I Don't Want To Be A Great Leader" http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,901040927-699350,00.html http://es.wikiquote.org/w/index.php?title=Jos%C3%A9_Luis_Rodr%C3%ADguez_Zapatero&action=edit&section=3
As President, 2004

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„Good jazz is when the leader jumps on the piano, waves his arms, and yells.“

—  Charles Mingus American jazz double bassist, composer and bandleader 1922 - 1979

Quoted in "What'd I Say?" : The Atlantic Story : 50 Years of Music (2001) by Ahmet M. Ertegun; also partially quoted in What Is This Thing Called Jazz?: African American Musicians As Artists, Critics, and Activists (2002) by Eric C. Porter, p. 118, and Freedom Is, Freedom Ain't: Jazz And the Making of the Sixties (2005) by Scott Saul, p. 154
Contexto: Good jazz is when the leader jumps on the piano, waves his arms, and yells. Fine jazz is when a tenorman lifts his foot in the air. Great jazz is when he heaves a piercing note for 32 bars and collapses on his hands and knees. A pure genius of jazz is manifested when he and the rest of the orchestra run around the room while the rhythm section grimaces and dances around their instruments.

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