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450 More Inspirational Educational Leadership Quotes (2023)

1. “Proper teaching is recognized with ease. You can know it without fail because it awakens within you that sensation which tells you this is something you have always known. ” —Frank Herbert


2. “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. ” – Ronald Reagan<


3. “He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly."


4. We cannot teach our students in the same manner in which we were taught. Change is necessary to engage students not in the curriculum we are responsible for teaching, but in school. Period. ”


5. “If a seed of a lettuce will not grow, we do not blame the lettuce. Instead, the fault lies with us for not having nourished the seed properly. ”


6. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou


7. “Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.” – Gen. Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State


8. “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. ” —Albert Einstein. Read more great Albert Einstein quotes that will inspire you to greatness


9. “Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. ” —Lao Tzu, philosopher and writer


10. “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” 


11. “Learn about yourself then teach others to learn about their true self. Let them see the wonders of the world in their true colors. ”― The Inner Light


12. “You have to look at your career and personal life at the big-picture level: it’s a marathon, not a sprint. Doing that helps me feel OK during the weeks when one part of my life overwhelms the other. ”


13. “Good teaching is 1/4 preparation and 3/4 theater. ” —Gail Godwin. Sometimes, we need motivation to prepare for the day; here are some great Monday motivation quotes to help you kick the week off right


14. Continuous learning leads to continuous improvement. Commit yourself to advancing your knowledge, skills, and expertise. The business environment is quickly changing, and your understanding of the leading practices, thinking, and emerging tools will help you manage for better results. Be a lifelong student.


15. “That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you’ve understood all your life, but in a new way. ” – Doris Lessing


16. “A person always doing his or her best becomes a natural leader, just by example. ” —Joe DiMaggio, former New York Yankees outfielder & Hall of Fame baseball player


17. “Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress in every society, in every family. ” —Kofi Annan


18. “Leadership is about the team - the culture they keep and embrace, it’s about empathy for your customers, clients, employees and the communities where you do business, it’s about doing the right thing for the right reasons, being confident enough to take risks and responsible enough to think of those who your decisions and risks may affect. ”


19. “Good leaders build products. Great leaders build cultures. Good leaders deliver results. Great leaders develop people. Good leaders have vision. Great leaders have values. Good leaders are role models at work. Great leaders are role models in life.


20. “Leadership is not something that is done to people, like fixing your teeth. Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.” Bill Bradley


21. The best teacher is not the one who knows most but the one who is most capable of reducing knowledge to that simple compound of the obvious and wonderful. - H. L. Mencken


22. No one is going to make you a leader. Take the reins, create your own opportunity, and build the career that you deserve. – Devin Bramhall


23. “Leadership is not so much about technique and methods as it is about opening the heart. Leadership is about inspiration — of oneself and of others. Great leadership is about human experiences, not processes. Leadership is not a formula or a program, it is a human activity that comes from the heart and considers the hearts of others. It is an attitude, not a routine.” Lance Secretan


24. “Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible. ” – Richard Feynman


25. “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people. ” —Mahatma Gandhi, Indian Independence Movement leader


26. “I’ve been given the amazing honour of delivering this #UpForSchool Petition, written to world leaders meeting at the UN this week. In this book there are 10 million signatures. We need the commitment of leaders around the world and we need them to put children’s education at the top of their agendas. ”


27. “The test of leadership is, is anything or anyone better because of you?” —Mark Sanborn, author, professional speaker, and entrepreneur


28. “Respect is the key determinant of high-performance leadership. how much people respect you determines how well they perform.” Brian Tracy


29. “Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results. ” —George Patton, general in the United States Army


30. “The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it. ” —Warren Bennis, American scholar, organizational consultant, and author


31. “Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of the car is separate from the way the car is driven. ”


32. “Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence, and making sure that impact lasts in your absence. ” —Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook


33. “With kids, they don’t do what you want them to do when you want them to do it. Organizations don’t necessarily, either. You’ve got to listen. You’ve got to learn how to influence. ”


34. “We in the education sphere have an amazing opportunity to test out new ways of teaching children, from double-shift schools for refugees to tablets that can provide lessons in temporary shelters for those who have been forced to flee their homes. ”


35. “Have you ever been at sea in a dense fog, when it seemed as if a tangible white darkness shut you in and the great ship, tense and anxious, groped her way toward the shore with plummet and sounding-line, and you waited with beating heart for something to happen? I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding line, and no way of knowing how near the harbor was. “Light! Give me light!” was the wordless cry of my soul, and the light of love shone on me in that very hour. ”


36. “Hire people who are better than you are, then leave them to get on with it … Look for people who will aim for the remarkable, who will not settle for the routine.” David Ogilvy


37. “The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly. ” —Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker


38. “A good teacher isn’t someone who gives the answers out to their kids but is understanding of needs and challenges and gives tools to help other people succeed. ” – Justin Trudeau


39. “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. ”


40. “You have to look at your career and personal life at the big-picture level: it’s a marathon, not a sprint. Doing that helps me feel OK during the weeks when one part of my life overwhelms the other. ” —Joanna Horsnail, partner at Mayer Brown LLP


41. “The single biggest way to impact an organization is to focus on leadership development. There is almost no limit to the potential of an organization that recruits good people, raises them up as leaders, and continually develops them.” John Maxwell


42. “To add value to others, one must first value others.” – John Maxwell Strengths-based leadership is something that should be the norm in education or any ...


43. “The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live. ” —Mortimer Adler


44. “Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't. ”


45. “We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn. ” – Peter Drucker, American management consultant, educator, author


46. A leader... is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.


47. “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” Bob Marley


48. “Leadership is something you earn, something you’re chosen for. You can’t come in yelling, ‘I’m your leader!’ If it happens, it’s because the other guys respect you. ” —Ben Roethlisberger, quarterback, Pittsburgh Steelers


49. “What makes a child gifted and talented may not always be good grades in school, but a different way of looking at the world and learning. ” —Chuck Grassley


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51. “I thank them so much and I hope they can do this campaign for every Syrian refugee, because there are children on the streets. ”


52. “In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders. ” —Sheryl Sandberg, American business executive, billionaire, and philanthropist


53. “One of the criticisms I’ve faced over the years is that I’m not aggressive enough or assertive enough or maybe somehow, because I’m empathetic, it means I’m weak. I totally rebel against that. I refuse to believe that you cannot be both compassionate and strong. ”


54. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. ” —Margaret Mead, anthropologist


55. The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. - William Arthur Ward


56. You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives. —Clay P. Bedford


57. “No leader sets out to be a leader. People set out to live their lives, expressing themselves fully. When that expression is of value, they become leaders. So the point is not to become a leader. The point is to become yourself, to use yourself completely – all your skills, gifts and energies – in order to make your vision manifest. You must withhold nothing. You must, in sum, become the person you started out to be, and to enjoy the process of becoming. ” —Warren Bennis, American scholar, organizational consultant, and author


58. “Good leaders build products. Great leaders build cultures. Good leaders deliver results. Great leaders develop people. Good leaders have vision. Great leaders have values. Good leaders are role models at work. Great leaders are role models in life."


59. “This is not the year of the child but the year of fear, with 2015 already the worst year since 1945 for children being displaced, the worst year for children becoming refugees, the worst year for children seeing their schools attacked. ”


60. Kids can get any information they want. The trick is to motivate them to want to get the right information and then give them a choice about how to get that information. ”


61. “The question is not how will you work if you lose your job; the question is how will you find one if you don’t have an education?” – Tony Bennet


62. “The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds it hard to answer. ” —Alice Wellington Rollins


63. “I wish for [girls around the world] that they can achieve what they want. This is your world. This is your choice. You should stand up for your rights. No one can stand for you. If one person can be educated, they can teach other people. You help one person and they will also help another person. ”


64. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” Nelson Mandela


65. “The true mark of a leader is the willingness to stick with a bold course of action — an unconventional business strategy, a unique product-development roadmap, a controversial marketing campaign — even as the rest of the world wonders why you’re not marching in step with the status quo. In other words, real leaders are happy to zig while others zag. They understand that in an era of hyper-competition and non-stop disruption, the only way to stand out from the crowd is to stand for something special.” Bill Taylor


66. “We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community—and this nation. ” — Cesar Chavez


67. “The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free.” Oprah Winfrey


68. “The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.” – John Buchan, novelist, historian and politician


69. “You cannot dream of becoming something you do not know about. You have to learn to dream big. Education exposes you to what the world has to offer, to the possibilities open to you. ”—Sonia Sotomayor


70. I’d give the top grades to those who made a lot of mistakes and told me about them, and then told me what they learned from them


71. “Education should not be a competition resulting in winners and losers. Education should be a competition against ignorance, and all should be encouraged to win. ”


72. “Learning allows for more wisdom and knowledge. Additional knowledge about any situation increases the strength of an opinion. ” – Faye Horton


73. “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


74. “The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born


75. Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family. —Kofi Annan


76. “Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better. ” —Bill Bradley, American politician and former professional basketball player


77. “No man who worships education has got the best out of education…. Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete. ”


78. “Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. ” — Oscar Wilde


79. “Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.” Mary Tyler Moore 


80. “All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: It was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership. ” —John Kenneth Galbraith, economist and diplomat


81. “Education is not a one-time investment. It is the only sector where you invest and it never finishes because it goes from one generation to another. If you construct one school and that stays there for ever, so many generations will benefit from that school – but how many people can use one tent for how long?”


82. “A good leader must hate the wrong thing more than they hate the pain of doing the right thing. ” —Angela Jiang, product manager


83. “You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out. ” —Steve Jobs, chairman of Apple


84. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one. ”


85. “Leadership is not about men in suits. It is a way of life for those who know who they are and are willing to be their best to create the life they want to live. ” —Kathleen Schafer, CEO of Human Being Store


86. Each day you are leading by example. Whether you realize it or not or whether it's positive or negative, you are influencing those around you


87. “We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community—and this nation.” — Cesar Chavez


88. Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot un-educate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. - Cesar Chavez


89. “The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.” Reverend Theodore Hesburgh


90. “We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it. ”


91. When you study great teachers. . . you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style. - William Glasser


92. “Leadership is hard to define, and good leadership even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you are a great leader. ”


93. “The most beautiful things in the creating of the child are his “mistakes. ” The more a child’s work is full of these individual mistakes the more wonderful it is. And the more a teacher removes them from the child’s work the duller, more desolate and impersonal it becomes. ”


94. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is a vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child


95. “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. ” —Henry Brooks Adams. Read these be yourself quotes for more motivation


96. “The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson. ” – Tom Bodett


97. “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, former First Lady, American writer, and activist


98. If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around. —Jim Rohn


99. “I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist. ” —Ginni Rometty, Executive Chairman of IBM


100. “We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn. ” – Peter Drucker


101. “Do not read as children do to enjoy themselves, or, as the ambitious do to educate themselves. No, read to live. ” ― Gustave Flaubert


102. “It is greater work to educate a child, in the true and larger sense of the world, than to rule a state. ” —William Ellery Channing. Bookmark these strength quotes for future inspiration


103. “The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones. ” —Brandon Sanderson, author


104. It is in fact a part of the function of education to help us escape, not from our own time – for we are bound by that—but from the intellectual and emotional limitations of our time. —T. S. Eliot


105. As leaders, we’re not always going to do things right. We’re going to make mistakes. We’re even going to make decisions that lead to failures. We need to learn from those mistakes and continue to take risks.  


106. “It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent. ” —Madeleine Albright, former U. S. Secretary of State


107. “Good leaders organize and align people around what the team needs to do. Great leaders motivate and inspire people with why they’re doing it.” Marillyn Hewson


108. “The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.”  – Henry Kissinger, former U.S. Secretary of State


109. “Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar.” Orrin Woodward


110. If your situation – be it your family, your team, your church, or your friends – required a leader, would you step up and be one? 


111. “My own definition of leadership is this: the capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence. ” —General Montgomery, British Army Officer


112. “The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough. ”


113. “Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want. ” —Dianne Feinstein, Senior United States Senator


114. “It has become clear everywhere that the schools we have today will not be able to provide opportunities for students to learn what is necessary in the future. ” Pasi Sahlberg


115. “We must ensure generations of children in Syria and around the world don’t pay the price of needless wars, earthquakes and other emergencies because their education is neglected. ”


116. “As a leader, it’s a major responsibility on your shoulders to practice the behavior you want others to follow. ” —Himanshu Bhatia, CEO of Chesterfield


117. “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.” – Ronald Reagan<


118. “The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say “I”. They don’t think “I. ” They think “we”; they think “team. ” – Peter Drucker


119. “Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being. ” —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


120. “We have tried our best to prevent a lost generation. But at least 650,000 to 700,000 school-age kids need education. Our goal is to get 400,000 into school by the end of the year. ”


121. “Our children are only as brilliant as we allow them to be. ” —Eric Micha’el Leventhal. Especially when they make us laugh. Don’t miss these hilariously heartwarming classroom stories from real-life teachers


122. A leader. . . is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind


123. “If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulder of giants. ” —Isaac Newton, English mathematician, physicist, and astronomer


124. “What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches. ” —Karl Menninger. This is a quote that’s sure to boost confidence


125. What all good teachers have in common, however, is that they set high standards for their students and do not settle for anything less. - Marva Collins


126. It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it. - Maria Montessori


127. “We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.” – Peter Drucker, American management consultant, educator, author


128. Read at every wait; read at all hours; read within leisure; read in times of labor; read as one goes in; read as one goest out. The task of the educated mind is simply put: read to lead. - Cicero


129. “Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education. ” — Franklin D. Roosevelt


130. “A leader is best when people barely know he exists; when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: We did it ourselves.” Lao Tzu


131. “Leadership is the capacity to transform vision into reality.” – Warren G. Bennis, founding chairman of the Leadership Institute at the University of Southern California


132. “Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand. ” —Gen. Colin Powell, former U. S. Secretary of State


133. “Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don’t. ”― Pete Seeger


134. “We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do certain things, we can accomplish those goals.” –Stephen Covey, American educator, author, businessman


135. “All of the top achievers I know are life-long learners. Looking for new skills, insights, and ideas. If they’re not learning, they’re not growing and not moving toward excellence. ” – Denis Waitley


136. “I’ve always subscribed to the belief that the best leader is not one who has the most followers, but one who creates the most leaders. I strive every day — and in every program and offering we have at Integrous Women — to create more conscious, confident, and soulful leaders who, in return, will build a better world for all. ”


137. “Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it. ” – Marian Wright Edelman


138. “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. ” —Jack Welch, American business executive, chemical engineer, and writer


139. “Outstanding leaders go out of the way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish. ” —Sam Walton, founder of Walmart and Sam’s Club


140. “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” Jack Welch


141. “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.” Ronald Reagan


142. A true teacher would never tell you what to do. But he would give you the knowledge with which you could decide what would be best for you to do. - Christopher Pike


143. “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


144. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” William Arthur Ward.


145. “In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.” – President Harry Truman


146. “Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth. ” —Helen Caldicott


147. “Rarely are opportunities presented to you in a perfect way. In a nice little box with a yellow bow on top. ‘Here, open it, it’s perfect. You’ll love it. ’ Opportunities – the good ones – are messy, confusing and hard to recognize. They’re risky. They challenge you. ” —Susan Wojcicki, CEO of Youtube


148. “If you are committed to creating value and if you aren’t afraid of hard times; obstacles become utterly unimportant. A nuisance perhaps; but with no real power. The world respects creation; people will get out of your way. ”


149. “If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. ”


150. “It is as impossible to withhold education from the receptive mind as it is impossible to force it upon the unreasoning. ” – Agnes Repplierg


151. “Talent is universal but opportunity is not. Yet Abdisamad brims with talent and intelligence. He’s a reminder of the fundamental aphorism of our age: Talent is universal, but opportunity is not


152. “There is no better investment a nation can make than education. It is an investment in economic development, an investment in opportunity and an investment in our shared future. ”


153. “There is a difference between being a leader and being a boss. Both are based on authority. A boss demands blind obedience; a leader earns his authority through understanding and trust.” Klaus Balkenhol


154. “We see a critical need in education for innovative financing solutions of the kind that have been a game changer for the health sector and enabled it to function at a large scale over the past decade. ”


155. “When you study great teachers… you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style. ”― William Glasser


156. “It is our moment to galvanise international support for education as the world prepares to adopt a new set of Sustainable Development Goals to guide the struggle to achieve a life of dignity for all…. To turn promises into action, we have to mobilise resources. ”


157. “He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying. ” — Friedrich Nietzsche


158. “We need to think of the future and the planet we are going to leave to our children and their children. ” —Kofi Annan, Ghanaian diplomat


159. “The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think — rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men. ”


160. True leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed … Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection. – Sheryl Sandberg


161. “If you want to run for Prime Minister, you can. If you don’t, that’s wonderful, too. Shave your armpits, don’t shave them, wear flats one day, heels the next. These things are so irrelevant and surface to what it is all really about, and I wish people wouldn’t get caught up in that. We want to empower women to do exactly what they want, to be true to themselves, to have the opportunities to develop. ”


162. “We need to accept that we don’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes. Understand that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success. ”


163. “Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family. ” – Kofi Annan


164. “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, author [Read Related Article: 5 Tips for Guiding Your Team Through a Rough Patch]


165. “It’s okay to admit what you don’t know. It’s okay to ask for help. And it’s more than okay to listen to the people you lead – in fact, it’s essential. ”


166. “It’s this simple: schools won’t improve until the average building leader begins to work cooperatively with teachers to truly, meaningfully oversee and improve instructional quality.” ~ Mike Schmoker


167. “True leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed… Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection. ” —Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook


168. “What we need now is the international community to stand by us. I am worried that if funding stops next year, the entire region will go down. Then we will have a lost generation. ”


169. “A leader is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind. ” —Nelson Mandela, revolutionary, statesman, and philanthropist


170. “Without being willing to fail and continually get back up again, I would never have been able to find the right market and establish my product within it


171. “The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.” Brian Tracy


172. No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you've come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself


173. Nothing could be more simple, or more difficult. Difficult because to trust children we must first learn to trust ourselves, and most of us were taught as children that we could not be trusted


174.  Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand


175. “You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you, unless you know how to follow, too.” – Sam Rayburn, former speaker of the House


176. “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. ” —Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer, poet, and aristocrat


177. “Education was always a big cause for me – my family have always stressed its importance and I really believe that it helps to save lives. ”


178. “If you think you are leading and turn around to see no one following, then you are just taking a walk.” – Benjamin Hooks, former director of the NAACP


179. “I believe in a quiet, strong and grounded leadership. I think some of the best leaders are those whose work is widely known and respected but who, themselves, are relatively unknown. ” —Rachael Chong, founder and CEO of Catchafire


180. “Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision. ” —Peter F. Drucker, Austrian-American management consultant, educator, and author


181. “Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind. ” ― Virginia Woolf


182. Make the right decision even when no one is watching, especially when no one is watching, and you will always turn out okay. – Kim Kaupe


183. “It’s okay to admit what you don’t know. It’s okay to ask for help. And it’s more than okay to listen to the people you lead – in fact, it’s essential. ” —Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors


184. “Education is a once in a lifetime opportunity to open children’s hearts and minds to the unbelievable wonder of the universe. ”– Sir Anthony Seldon


185. “If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.” Jim Rohn


186. Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of the car is separate from the way the car is driven. —Edward De Bono


187. The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.


188.  A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves


189. “We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.” Peter Drucker


190. “A broadly educated mind, drawing from all sources, will help you better understand how the world around us works and why things happen the way they do. ” — Gary Hoover


191. “The glue that holds all relationships together–including the relationship between the leader and the led–is trust, and trust is based on integrity.” Brian Tracy


192. “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. ” —Ronald Reagan, former U. S. President


193. “Leadership is not a person or a position. It is a complex moral relationship between people based on trust, obligation, commitment, emotion, and a shared vision of the good. ”


194. “Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else


195. “The ability to read, write, and analyze; the confidence to stand up and demand justice and equality; the qualifications and connections to get your foot in the door and take your seat at the table — all of that starts with education. ” —Michelle Obama


196. “If a man is a fool, you don't train him out of being a fool by sending him to university. You merely turn him into a trained fool, ten times more dangerous. ”


197. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. ” —William A. Ward


198. “If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people. ” – Chinese Proverb


199. “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. ” ― Charles W. Eliot


200. “Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each. ”


201. “If ‘leadership’ has come to be known as something much bigger than us, aligned to changing the world, then we are spending way too much time celebrating things that hardly anyone can do and not celebrating things we can do every day. ” —Drew Dudley, founder of Day One Leadership


202. “You can and should set your own limits and clearly articulate them. This takes courage, but it is also liberating and empowering, and often earns you new respect. ”  


203. “My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors. ” — Maya Angelou


204. “If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea


205. Don’t just teach your children to read. Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything. –George Carlin


206. “When educated girls become healthy, financially secure, empowered women, they’re far better equipped to advocate for their needs and aspirations, and challenge unjust laws and harmful practices and beliefs. ”


207. “Don't be intimidated by what you don't know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else." - Sara Blakely ( ...


208.  Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover


209. “One of the most important things for any leader is to never let anyone else define who you are. And you define who you are. I never think of myself as being a woman CEO of this company. I think of myself as a steward of a great institution. ” —Ginni Rometty, Executive Chairman of IBM


210. “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. ” —Winston Churchill, former British Prime Minister


211. The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born


212. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward, author


213. “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. ”


214. “Leadership is about the team – the culture they keep and embrace; it’s about empathy for your customers, clients, employees and the communities where you do business; it’s about doing the right thing for the right reasons, being confident enough to take risks and responsible enough to think of those who your decisions and risks may affect. ” —Kat Cole, COO & President of FOCUS Brands


215.  “A good leader is able to paint a picture of a vision for the future and then enlist others to go on the journey with her. A truly conscious leader recognizes that it is not about her, but that the team is looking to her for inspiration and direction. Keeping her ego in check is essential. ”


216. “The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born."


217. “He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life. ” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, lecturer, poet


218. “My definition of an educated man is the fellow who knows the right thing to do at the time it has to be done. You can be sincere and still be stupid. ” ― Charles Kettering


219. “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” General Dwight Eisenhower


220. “Leading people is the most challenging and, therefore, the most gratifying undertaking of all human endeavors. ” —Jocko Willink, American author, podcaster, and retired United States Navy Officer


221. “Superior leaders are willing to admit a mistake and cut their losses. Be willing to admit that you’ve changed your mind. Don’t persist when the original decision turns out to be a poor one.” Brian Tracy


222. “The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live. ” — Mortimer Adler


223. “The content of a book holds the power of education and it is with this power that we can shape our future and change lives. ” —Malala Yousafzai


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


225. “Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar. ” —Orrin Woodward, entrepreneur and author


226. “Every day, from South Sudan to Afghanistan, we are reminded that the tragedy of conflict falls most heavily on the smallest shoulders… For Syrian children, this is a tsunami without the water. A five-year hurricane without the wind. ”


227. “Real learning gets to the heart of what it means to be human. Through learning we re-create ourselves. Through learning we become able to do something we never were able to do. Through learning we reperceive the world and our relationship to it. Through learning we extend our capacity to create, to be part of the generative process of life. There is within each of us a deep hunger for this type of learning.” ― Peter M. Senge in The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization


228. “Magic happens when you connect people. I credit much of my success to always making it a point to truly get to know people and help them whenever I can. It’s become the backbone of our firm’s success. Women founders in particular are often highly skilled at making connections that can help advance their businesses. ”


229. If the situations, the materials, the problems before the child do not interest him, his attention will slip off to what does interest him, and no amount of exhortation of threats will bring it back


230. “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, U. S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development


231. “Make sure you’re not just waiting for someone else to fix things, or hoping that things will improve … Figure out what’s going on and make a plan to improve things.” – Kenneth W. Thomas, author


232.   “Without being willing to fail and continually get back up again, I would never have been able to find the right market and establish my product within it


233. “Do not wait; the time will never be “just right.” Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” Napoleon Hill


234. “Upon the subject of education … I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in. ” – Abraham Lincoln


235. Around here we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious...and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.


236. “Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.” Vince Lombardi


237. “It is in fact a part of the function of education to help us escape, not from our own time – for we are bound by that – but from the intellectual and emotional limitations of our time. ”


238. “Let’s recommit to work towards our common goal: a nation where all of us are winners, all of us have shelter, food, and education. ” — Nelson Mandela


239. “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. ” — Haruki Murakami


240. “Educational leadership is a profession of most intelligent one; it is not a profession where leaders make fans or followers, it is a profession where leaders make leaders.” 


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


242. I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message. —Steve Irwin


243. “Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be led.” Ross Perot


244. Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it. —William Haley


245. “Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. ”


246. “I am always doing things I can't do — that's how I get to do them.” - Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter, sculptor, stage designer, poet, playwright


247. “Dealing with complexity is an inefficient and unnecessary waste of time, attention, and mental energy. There is never any justification for things being complex when they could be simple.” Edward de Bono


248. “To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil’s soul. ” —Muriel Spark, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. Next, check out the best book quotes from our favorite books


249. If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people. —Chinese proverb


250.  Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention


251. “My vision for Afghanistan is a free country, a society where everybody is educated. Every single girl must be educated in Afghanistan – that is my dream. I don’t have a small dream. My vision is big, has been big and is going to be big, constantly


252. “The really expert riders of horses let the horse know immediately who is in control, but then guide the horse with loose reins and seldom use the spurs.” Sandra Day O’Connor


253. “We are starting to see teachers using technology to improve the quality of the interactions they have with their students every day. It will still take time to find out which ideas will have the biggest impact, but it’s exciting to see the changes that are already happening. ”


254. “The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first. ” —Iyanla Vanzant, American inspirational speaker, author, and lawyer


255. “The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education. ” — Martin Luther King Jr


256. “He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, lecturer, poet


257. “We learned about honesty and integrity – that the truth matters… that you don’t take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules… and success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square. ” — Michelle Obama


258. “The greatest sign of success for a teacher…is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist. ” —Maria Montessori


259. “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, philosopher


260. “A good teacher is like the rising sun that comes to fill the empty and dark minds with the light of the education” ― Anamika Mishra


261. ”Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. ” Peter Drucker


262. Of all the things I’ve done, the most vital is coordinating those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal. – Walt Disney


263. “Emotional intelligence is a way of recognizing, understanding, and choosing how we think, feel, and act. It shapes our interactions with others and our understanding of ourselves. It defines how and what we learn; it allows us to set priorities; it determines the majority of our daily actions. Research suggests it is responsible for as much as 80 percent of the “success” in our lives.” Joshua Freedman


264. Looking for some contemporary leadership strategies to use in our changing world? Why not take a look at my book, LEADERSHIP REALLY MATTERS ? It’s jam-packed with leadership strategies to have you leading like a rock star


265. “The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say “I”.  They don’t think “I.” They think “we”; they think “team.”  – Peter Drucker


266. “Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down. ”


267. I'm a teacher. A teacher is someone who leads. There is no magic here. I do not walk on water. I do not part the sea. I just love children. - Marva Collins


268. There is a difference between being a leader and being a boss. Both are based on authority. A boss demands blind obedience; a leader earns his authority through understanding and trust


269. “Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?”


270. “If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around. ”


271. “Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation. ”


272. “Education around entrepreneurship should start early, at secondary level, and be very robust by college level. ” — Stephen A. Schwarzman


273. “If you want to do a few small things right, do them yourself. If you want to do great things and make a big impact, learn to delegate.” John C. Maxwell


274. “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place. ”


275. “Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. ” —Peter F. Drucker, Austrian-American management consultant, educator, and author


276. There is a difference between being a leader and being a boss. Both are based on authority. A boss demands blind obedience; a leader earns his authority through understanding and trust.


277. No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you've come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.


278. By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. –Confucius


279. “The power of education extends beyond the development of skills we need for economic success. It can contribute to nation-building and reconciliation. ”— Nelson Mandela


280. “Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. ” —Barack Obama, former U. S. President


281. “Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.” Sam Walton


282. “The dream begins, most of the time, with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you on to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth. ” – Dan Rather


283. “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. ” — Henry Ford


284. “Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you. ”


285. “If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people. ”


286. “The real key to learning something quickly is to take a deliberate, intelligent approach to your learning. ”– Lindsay Kolowich


287. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou


288. “Education should not be a competition resulting in winners and losers. Education should be a competition against ignorance, and all should be encouraged to win.” 


289. “I think it’s a combination of personality traits that have helped me to succeed. Not only hard work - but patience, sacrifice and choosing my battles have all helped me to reach the point in my career to which I aspired, in a company I admired. ”


290. “No one else is going to build the life you want for you. No one else will even be able to completely understand it. The most amazing souls will show up to cheer you along the way, but this is your game. Make a pact to be in it with yourself for the long haul, as your own supportive friend at every step along the way. ”


291.  A leader is not an administrator who loves to run others, but someone who carries water for his people so that they can get on with their jobs


292. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Martin Luther King, Jr.


293. “Education is what survives when what has been learned is forgotten. ” —BF Skinner. Don’t forget to read these patience quotes that inspire peaceful persistence


294. “Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world’s work, and the power to appreciate life. ” – Brigham Young


295. “If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever. ” —Thomas Aquinas, Italian philosopher


296. Sometimes you have to take a break from being the kind of boss that’s always trying to teach people things. Sometimes you just have to be the boss of dancing. – Michael Scott


297. “The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.” — Martin Luther King Jr.


298. Successful change-makers spend their time looking for common ground. They focus their efforts and initiatives on areas where their stakeholders can agree on a common vision, purpose, and benefit. – Kylie Green


299. “What all good teachers have in common, however, is that they set high standards for their students and do not settle for anything less. ” —Marva Collins


300. “Making the decision to not follow a system, or someone else’s rules has allowed me to really dig into what my own strengths and gifts are without spending time feeling jaded or wasteful. ”


301. “Our task, regarding creativity, is to help children climb their own mountains, as high as possible. No one can do more. ” —Loris Malaguzzi. Talk about a hopeful quote!


302. “Leadership is about empathy. It is about having the ability to relate to and connect with people for the purpose of inspiring and empowering their lives.” Oprah Winfrey


303. “If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities. ” —Maya Angelou, civil rights activist and poet


304. What is a teacher? I'll tell you: it isn't someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows. - Paulo Coelho


305. “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


306. “We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations. ” —Chuck Swindoll, Christian pastor and radio preacher


307. “If you always put a limit on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” Bruce Lee


308. “Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.” Eleanor Roosevelt


309. “Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him. ”


310. “Upon the subject of education … I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in. ”


311. “One of the criticisms I’ve faced over the years is that I’m not aggressive enough or assertive enough or maybe somehow, because I’m empathetic, it means I’m weak. I totally rebel against that. I refuse to believe that you cannot be both compassionate and strong. ” —Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand


312. “Good leaders build products. Great leaders build cultures. Good leaders deliver results. Great leaders develop people. Good leaders have vision. Great leaders have values. Good leaders are role models at work. Great leaders are role models in life. ” —Adam Grant, American psychologist and author 


313. It is as impossible to withhold education from the receptive mind as it is impossible to force it upon the unreasoning. —Agnes Repplierg


314. “A simple but powerful reminder of the positive domino effect a good education can have on many aspects of a person’s life and outlook. ”


315. “We learn to do the work by doing the work, reflecting on the work, and critiquing the work.” ~ City, Elmore, Fiarman & Teitel, Instructional Rounds


316. “Young people must take it upon themselves to ensure that they receive the highest education possible so that they can represent us well in future as future leaders. ”— Nelson Mandela


317. “A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit. ” —John Maxwell, author, speaker, and pastor


318. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples. ” —Mother Teresa, Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary


319. “The ideal school would teach health, wealth, and happiness. It‘d be free, self-paced, and available to all. It‘d show opposing ideas and students would self-verify truth. No grades, no tests, no diplomas – just learning. Actually, you’re already here. Careful who you follow. ”


320. “I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. ” ― Groucho Marx


321. “Learning is not a one-time event or a periodic luxury. Great leaders in great companies recognize that the ability to constantly learn, innovate, and improve is vital to their success. ” – Amy Edmondson inTeaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate, and Compete in the Knowledge Economy


322. “Courage is an inner resolution to go forward despite obstacles; Cowardice is submissive surrender to circumstances. Courage breeds creativity; Cowardice represses fear and is mastered by it. Cowardice asks the question, is it safe? Expediency asks the question, is it politic? Vanity asks the question, is it popular? But conscience asks the question, is it right? And there comes a time when we must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because it is right.” Martin Luther King, Jr. 


323. “To accuse others for one’s own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one’s education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one’s education is complete. ”


324. “We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself. ” ― Lloyd Alexander


325. “The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.” – Jim Rohn, entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker


326. “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” – Jack Welch, former GE chairman and CEO


327. “You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives. ”


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


329. 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


330. “Power isn’t control at all—power is strength, and giving that strength to others. A leader isn’t someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his strength to others that they may have the strength to stand on their own. ” —Beth Revis, author


331. “The content of a book holds the power of education and it is with this power that we can shape our future and change lives. ” – Malala Yousafzai


332. “In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for less. ” —Lee Iacocca


333. “What’s really important to being our best is concentration and focus on something that is meaningful to us.” ~ Kouzes and Posner


334. “We can no longer be a generation of bystanders. Join me in holding your leaders accountable for achieving the new SDGs. Failing is not an option. Education opens the doors to all kinds of opportunities. ”


335. “Once you embrace unpleasant news not as negative but as evidence of a need for change, you aren't defeated by it. You're learning from it. ” – Bill Gates, Business leader, philanthropist, inventor


336. Cultivate a network of trusted mentors and colleagues. Other people can give us the best insight into ourselves—and our own limitations. We must have the courage to ask for help and to request feedback to expand our vision of what's possible.”


337.  I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed


338. “Commit yourself to lifelong learning. The most valuable asset you’ll ever have is your mind and what you put into it. ” – Albert Einstein


339. “Leadership is not a person or a position. It is a complex moral relationship between people based on trust, obligation, commitment, emotion, and a shared vision of the good. ” —Joanne Ciulla, author and educator


340. “Leadership is the ability to guide others without force into a direction or decision that leaves them still feeling empowered and accomplished. ” —Lisa Cash Hanson, author and entrepreneur 


341. “I am concerned about early marriage, early pregnancy, and [young girls in Kibera] having futures that are not what they want. I emphasise how important education is as the main instrument for their success. ”


342. “Education is not just about going to school and getting a degree. It’s about widening your knowledge and absorbing the truth about life. – Shakuntala Devi


343. “Though the number of children affected by crisis is reaching an all-time high, financing for education in emergencies remains outrageously low. ”


344. “What do you now do with all of this education? I’m here to tell you today, don’t worry. Don’t worry about it. Relax. Take a breath. ” — Oprah Winfrey


345.  When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us


346. “When asked how much educated men were superior to those uneducated, Aristotle answered, “As much as the living are to the dead. ” – Diogenes Laertius


347. “Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt


348. True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own. - Nikos Kazantzakis


349. “If adults don’t learn, then students won’t learn either.  No matter how good school goals are, they cannot be met if the school isn’t organized to accomplish them.  The school operates as a learning community that uses its own experience and knowledge, and that of others, to improve the performance of students and teachers alike…. A culture of shared responsibility is established, and everybody learns from one another.” ~ NAESP, 2002


350. Good feedback is THE most powerful tool you can use to help teachers improve. And yet, you can never have the impact you want to have with teachers if you are accidentally killing their motivation and ability to act on your feedback.


351. “Don’t just teach your children to read. Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything. ” –George Carlin


352. “I have lots of gaps in my education, and so I’m often picking up classic books that most people read years ago. ” — David Grann


353. “Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants. ”


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


355. “Learning is not a one-time event or a periodic luxury. Great leaders in great companies recognize that the ability to constantly learn, innovate, and improve is vital to their success.” – Amy Edmondson inTeaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate, and Compete in the Knowledge Economy


356. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. ” —William Arthur Ward, writer


357. “Rarely are opportunities presented to you in a perfect way. In a nice little box with a yellow bow on top. Here, open it, it's perfect. You'll love it. Opportunities – the good ones – are messy, confusing and hard to recognize. They're risky. They challenge you. ”


358. What makes a child gifted and talented may not always be good grades in school, but a different way of looking at the world and learning. —Chuck Grassley


359. “Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible. ” —Robert M. Hutchins


360.  It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership


361. “You can and should set your own limits and clearly articulate them. This takes courage, but it is also liberating and empowering, and often earns you new respect. ”


362. ‘Teachers don’t do well with uncertainty. There’s something about the reassuring ring of the bell that tells us everything is in its place. ’ Elisabeth Bowling


363. Each day you are leading by example. Whether you realize it or not or whether it's positive or negative, you are influencing those around you.


364. Cultivate a network of trusted mentors and colleagues. Other people can give us the best insight into ourselves—and our own limitations. We must have the courage to ask for help and to request feedback to expand our vision of what's possible. ”


365. “If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much. ”


366. Good leaders organize and align people around what the team needs to do. Great leaders motivate and inspire people with why they're doing it. – Marillyn Hewson


367. “Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you’re in control, they’re in control. ” —Tom Landry, former Dallas Cowboys coach


368. Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each. - Plato


369. “In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if they don’t have the first, the other two will kill you.” Warren Buffet


370. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” Leo Buscaglia


371. “People who take a long view of their lives and careers always seem to make much better decisions about their time and activities than people who give very little thought to the future.” Brian Tracy


372. “Every world leader wants quality education for their children. They need to think of the rest of the world’s children as their own children. ”


373. “In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better. ” —Harry Truman, former U. S. President


374. “A good leader is able to paint a picture of a vision for the future and then enlist others to go on the journey with her. A truly conscious leader recognizes that it is not about her, but that the team is looking to her for inspiration and direction. Keeping her ego in check is essential. ”


375. “Learning is not a one-time event or a periodic luxury. Great leaders in great companies recognize that the ability to constantly learn, innovate, and improve is vital to their success.” Amy Edmondson


376. “Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do, and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.” – Gen. George S. Patton


377. “Don’t waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions; go over, under, through, and opinions will change organically when you’re the boss. Or they won’t. Who cares? Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it. ” —Tina Fey, actress, comedian, and writer


378. “Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it. ” —Marian Wright Edelman. Check out these quotes about change that will make you optimistic about the future


379. A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must hold his audience's attention, then he can teach his lesson. - John Henrik Clarke


380. Around here we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious. . . and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths


381. “No one should teach who is not in love with teaching. ” —Margaret Elizabeth Sangster. Check out these powerful reasons why teachers love their jobs


382. “Once you embrace unpleasant news not as negative but as evidence of a need for change, you aren't defeated by it. You're learning from it.” – Bill Gates, Business leader, philanthropist, inventor


383. “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” — Leonardo da Vinci


384. If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader. – Dolly Parton


385. “I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker. ”


386. “Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two together. ” —Scott Hayden


387. “‘Restore connection’ is not just for devices, it is for people too. If we cannot disconnect, we cannot lead. ” —Arianna Huffington, founder & CEO, Thrive Global


388. “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently. ” —Warren Buffett, investor


389. “If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader. ” —Dolly Parton, musician


390.  Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar


391. “He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly


392. “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. ” — Leonardo da Vinci


393. “I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody. ” —Herbert Swope, American editor and journalist


394. Good feedback is THE most powerful tool you can use to help teachers improve. And yet, you can never have the impact you want to have with teachers if you are accidentally killing their motivation and ability to act on your feedback


395. “The most important thing that schools can do is not to use technology in the curriculum more, but to use it more effectively. ” – John G. Palfrey and ‎Urs Gasser


396. “Don’t live in your own world. It is best to learn what others have achieved and this will also give you the psyche to get there. ” – Dennis Jansen


397. “Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.” W. Clement Stone


398.  All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership


399. “We need to accept that we don’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes. Understand that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success. ” —Arianna Huffington, founder & CEO, Thrive Global


400. Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it. —Marian Wright Edelman


401. “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, former first lady of the United States


402. “Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it. ”


403. “The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson. ”


404. “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, writer, reporter and political commentator


405. “A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. ” —Lao Tzu, philosopher and writer


406. “The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.” Dwight D. Eisenhower


407. “School exams are memory tests, in the real world no one is going to stop you from referring to a book to solve a problem. ”― Amit Kalantri


408. “There are two ways of being creative. One can sing and dance. Or one can create an environment in which singers and dancers flourish. ” —Warren Bennis, American scholar, organizational consultant, and author


409. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. ”


410. “Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else. ” —Sara Blakely, founder & CEO of Spanx


411. “It only takes one person to mobilize a community and inspire change. Even if you don’t feel like you have it in you, it’s in you. You have to believe in yourself. People will see your vision and passion and follow you.” Teyonah Parris


412. “Measure your impact in humanity, not in the likes, but the lives you touch; not in popularity, but in the people you serve. I found that my life got bigger when I stopped caring about what other people thought about me. You will find yours will too. Stay focused on what really matters. There will be times when your resolve to serve humanity will be tested. Be prepared. People will try to convince you that you should keep your empathy out of your career. Don’t accept this false premise.” Tim Cook


413. “From an educational perspective, any information that our students can use to think closer to the learning intention is a desirable. Everything else is a distraction. ” — Peps Mccrea


414. “You need to spend political capital - be unafraid to introduce people, compliment somebody when it’s deserved and stand up for something you really believe in, rather than just go with the flow. ”


415. “I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message. ” – Steve Irwin


416. The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.


417. “Leadership is not a person or a position. It is a complex moral relationship between people based on trust, obligation, commitment, emotion, and a shared vision of the good. ” —Joanne Ciulla, American philosopher


418. The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet


419. “Don’t be a bottleneck. If a matter is not a decision for the President or you, delegate it. Force responsibility down and out. Find problem areas, add structure and delegate. The pressure is to do the reverse. Resist it.” Donald Rumsfeld, former Secretary of Defense


420. “Every individual should have the right to compete on an equal footing, with equal education and the basic resources required for the market. ” — George P. Fletcher


421. That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do; not that the nature of the thing itself is changed, but that our power to do is increased. –Ralph Waldo Emerson


422. “When you delegate work to a member of the team, your job is to clearly frame success and describe the objectives.” Steven Sinofsky


423. ” In a global economy where the most valuable skill you can sell is your knowledge l, a good education is not just a pathway to opportunity, it’s. Prerequisite.” By Barack Obama


424. “No one is going to make you a leader. Take the reins, create your own opportunity, and build the career that you deserve.” Devin Bramhall


425. In leadership, tasks and relationships are tied together…The concern for the task must equal the concern for relationships. If imbalance is present, your mission will eventually fail.  


426. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. ” – Mark Twain


427. ” The first step towards tolerance is respect and first step towards respect is knowledge” by Henry Louis historian and filmmaker.


428. “Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere as long as the policy you’ve decided upon is being carried out.” Ronald Reagan


429. “Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth. ” – Chanakya


430. “Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, essayist, poet and philosopher


431. “A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together. ” —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, German poet, playwright, and novelist


432. “You are told a lot about your education, but some beautiful, sacred memory, preserved since childhood, is perhaps the best education of all. ” ― Fyodor Dostoevsky


433. “From the poorest of countries to the richest of nations, education is the key to moving forward in any society. ” — Nelson Mandela


434. “The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think — rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men. ” ― Bill Beattie


435. “Part of leadership is knowing when to go ahead with a decision that’s within your authority because you’re really convinced it’s the right thing, even if other people don’t understand it at that point


436. “Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily, even if you had no title or position. ” —Brian Tracy, Canadian-American motivational public speaker


437. “If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings — and put compensation as a carrier behind it — you almost don’t have to manage them.” Jack Welch


438. “Leadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong and giving your subordinates credit for everything that goes well. ” —Dwight D. Eisenhower, former U. S. President


439. “Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them.” Diogenes of Sinope


440. “Leadership is a combination of strategy and character. If you must be without one, be without the strategy.” – U.S. Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf


441. “The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born—that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born. ” —Warren Bennis, American scholar, organizational consultant, and author


442. “Real learning gets to the heart of what it means to be human. Through learning we re-create ourselves. Through learning we become able to do something we never were able to do. Through learning we reperceive the world and our relationship to it. Through learning we extend our capacity to create, to be part of the generative process of life. There is within each of us a deep hunger for this type of learning. ” ― Peter M. Senge in The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization


443. “We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do certain things, we can accomplish those goals. ” –Stephen Covey, American educator, author, businessman


444. Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand. – Colin Powell


445. “You can be a leader in your workplace, your neighborhood, or your family, all without having a title. ” —Travis Bradberry, author


446. The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think — rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men. —Bill Beattie


447. “A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.” Jim Rohn 


448. A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching. - A. Bartlett Giamatti


449. Continuous learning leads to continuous improvement. Commit yourself to advancing your knowledge, skills, and expertise. The business environment is quickly changing, and your understanding of the leading practices, thinking, and emerging tools will help you manage for better results. Be a lifelong student


450. The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards. - Anatole France


451. “The principal goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done. ” —Jean Piaget


452. “I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. ” —Ralph Nader, American political activist, author, lecturer, and attorney


453. “I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough. ”

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