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If you’re a leader, you have to be mindful of every little thing you do and all the decisions you make. Because being a leader means being a role model to the people around you. It’s a tough job.

If you’re a leader who’s in search of motivation, here are 30 quotes to help you.

1. “Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself.” — Gloria Steinem

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2. “Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.” — General George S. Patton.

3. “An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organizational success.” — Stephen Covey

4. “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” — Napoleon Hill

5. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” — Thomas Edison

6. “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” — Bill Gates

7. “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” — Ralph Nader

8. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” — Steve Jobs

9. “Success is not what you have, but who you are.” — Bo Bennett

10. “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” — Napoleon Hill

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11. ”Genius is 1 percent inspiration, and 99 percent perspiration.” — Thomas Edison

12. Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius—and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.”— E.F. Schumacher

13. “That’s been one of my mantras—focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”—Steve Jobs

14. “If you see a snake, just kill it. Don’t appoint a committee on snakes.”—Henry Ross Perot

15. “People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.” – President Theodore Roosevelt

16. “A leader is one who sees more than others see, who sees farther than others see and who sees before others see.” – Leroy Eimes

17. “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” – Rosalynn Carter

18. “Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

19. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – President John Quincy Adam

20. “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” – Bill Gates

21. “In the simplest terms, a leader is one who knows where he wants to go, and gets up and goes.”— John Erskine

22. “The leaders who offer blood, toil, tears and sweat always get more out of their followers than those who offer safety and a good time. When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.” – George Orwell

23. “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.”– President Ronald Reagan

24. “A leader is a dealer in hope.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

25. “Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing … layout, processes, and procedures.”—Tom Peters

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26. “What you do has far greater impact than what you say.” — Stephen Covey

27. “Leadership is the capacity to transform vision into reality.” – Warren G. Bennis

28. “To lead people, walk beside them. As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence … When the best leader’s work is done, the people say, ‘We did it ourselves!'” — Lao Tzu

29. “A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.” – Arnold Glasow

30. “The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.” – Walter Lippmann