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800 Inspirational Youth Leadership Quotes (2023)

1. Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. - Thomas Alva Edison


2. Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. – G. M. Trevelyan


3. The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong. – Swami Vivekananda


4. Don't be a cow. Fly up your young life. - Arif Naseem


5. “I challenge anyone to understand Islam, its spirit, and not to love it. It is a beautiful religion of brotherhood and devotion. ”


6. “We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. ” – Franklin D. Roosevelt


7. “Leaders don’t inflict pain, they share pain.” ~ Max Depree


8. “Being a good listener is absolutely critical to being a good leader; you have to listen to the people who are on the front line.” ~ Richard Branson


9. “A leader is a dealer in hope.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte


10. “A leader can achieve something worthwhile in the course of their lifetime. The only limit to a leader’s potential is their ability to think and act.”


11. Every generous illusion of youth leaves a wrinkle as it departs. Experience is the successive disenchanting of the things of life; it is reason enriched with the heart's spoils. - Jean Antoine Petit-Senn


12. “Great leaders know when to follow. Leaders understand the necessity of delegating tasks and responsibilities. Great leaders understand the importance of demanding excellence from everyone and insisting on results. Great leaders encourage others to be as good as they possibly can be.”


13. “Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.” ~ Harold S. Geneen


14. “There’s a radical. and wonderful. new idea here… that all children could and should be inventors of their own theories, critics of other people’s ideas, analyzers of evidence, and makers of their own personal marks on the world. Its an idea with revolutionary implications. If we take it seriously.” — Deborah Meier


15. “Youth is to all the glad season of life; but often only by what it hopes, not by what it attains, or what it escapes” – Thomas Carlyle


16. “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


17. “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” ~ Edith Wharton


18. To be famous when you are young is the fortune of the gods. - Benjamin Disraeli


19. When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. - Franklin D. Roosevelt


20. “Leadership is an inner quality; it cannot be delegated or acquired simply by being elected or appointed to a position of authority.”


21. . The responsibility of building leadership in the Church belongs to the father and the mother. . . - Author: Dieter F. Uchtdorf


22. “Leaders are not only those who are vital to themselves. They’re also those who are strong for others.”


23. “Taking responsibility of failure and giving credit of success to others is biggest quality of leaders.” ~ Invajy


24. It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters. – Epictetus


25. There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age. - Sophia Loren


26. “One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.” ~ Arnold Glasow


27. “A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could.” ~ Zig Ziglar


28. He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command. – Niccolò Machiavelli


29. “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


30. Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark, but professionals built the Titanic. - Unknown*


31. “If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. If you have come to because your liberation is bound up in mine, we can work together.” — Lilla Watson


32. “Leaders need a vision that they can share with those who follow them. A vision provides direction; it keeps people focused and moving forward in a unified way.”


33. “Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” ~ Dale Carnegie


34. “Youth is the most suitable age to enjoy the life completely or to work diligently for the life, what you decide makes your rest of the life ordinary or legendary respectively” – Amit Kalantri


35. How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are? - Satchel Paige


36. This celebrates all the great things youth do instead of the negative things you sometimes hear about. – Karen Lee


37. “Young people must have their voices heard at all times. We cannot not be passive participants in the conversations about our future. We must get active and create the future the way we want it.”


38. The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm. - Aldous Huxley


39. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


40. “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


41. I was not a hypocrite, with one real face and several false ones. I had several faces because I was young and didn't know who I was or wanted to be. - Milan Kundera, 'The Joke'


42. “Youth is like having a big plate of candy. Sentimentalists think they want to be in the pure, simple state they were in before they ate the candy. They don’t. They just want the fun of eating it all over again” – F. Scott Fitzgerald


43. “Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.” ~ Sheryl Sanberg


44. We need as many youth team scouts as possible. - Iain Dowie


45. The young, free to act on their initiative, can lead their elders in the direction of the unknown... The children, the young, must ask the questions that we would never think to ask, but enough trust must be re-established so that the elders will be permitted to work with them on the answers. - Margaret Mead


46. When we're young, everything is possible; when we're old, possibilities are everything. – Mardy Grothe


47. “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” ~ Albert Einstein


48. “The young, free to act on their initiative, can lead their elders in the direction of the unknown… The children, the young, must ask the questions that we would never think to ask, but enough trust must be re-established so that the elders will be permitted to work with them on the answers.” — Margaret Mead


49. Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life. - Herbert H. Asquith


50. You are only young once, and if you work it right, once is enough. – Joe E. Lewis


51. “Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work."


52. There is nothing impossible to him who will try. – Alexander The Great


53. “Youth is a quality, not a matter of circumstances. ” – Frank Lloyd Wright


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


55. Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to. - Bill Vaughan


56. “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” ~ Warren Bennis


57. Life's not about waiting for the storms to pass... it's about learning to dance in the rain. -Vivian Greene-Gantzberg


58. “…we condemned them, our children, for seeking a different future. We hated them for their flowers, for their love, and for their unmistakeable rejection of every hideous, mistaken compromise that we had made throughout our hollow, money- bitten, frightened, adult lives. — June Jordan


59. “Youth is the backbone of nation-building” – Lailah Gifty Akita


60. “At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since. ” – Salvador Dali


61. “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


62. If the intentions are true, the inspiration will be divine


63. “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


64. “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


65. “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results, not attributes.” ~ Peter F. Drucker


66. “Preservation of our environment is not a liberal or conservative challenge, it’s common sense. ”


67. “Ask the young. They know everything. ” – Joseph Joubert


68. “You are only young once, and if you work it right, once is enough. ” – Joe E. Lewis


69. “Students should not only be trained to live in a democracy when they grow up; they should have the chance to live in one today.” — Alfie Kohn


70. “We have raised the bar. … But that doesn’t raise it just for the youth. That raises it for the parents, who have the primary responsibility for teaching their children principles. That raises it for the leaders. That raises it for the teachers. We’ve all got to take a step up in a world that is unraveling as fast as this one is.”


71. 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


72. “When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts” – Dalai Lama


73. The beginning of every government starts with the education of our youth. - Pythagoras


74. The secret of growing younger is counting blessings, not birthdays. – Barbara Johnson


75. “Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision. ”


76. “A leader’s behaviour is often more important than how they think.”


77. It's time we encourage our young people to see beyond limited identities and associate with the common humanity we are all part of


78. “Today’s ephebiphobia is the latest installment of a history of bogus moral panics targeting unpopular subgroups to obscure an unsettling reality: Our worst social crisis is middle- Americans own misdirected fear.” — Mike Males


79. Me, I still believe in paradise. But now at least I know it's not some place you can look for because it's not where you go. – Richard, 'The Beach'


80. “The time to show competence is when other people don’t have to know.”


81. “Youth gets together with their materials to build a bridge to the moon or maybe a palace on earth; then in middle age they decide to build a woodshed with them instead. ” – Henry David Thoreau


82. Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die. And it is youth who must inherit the tribulation, the sorrow, and the triumphs that are the aftermath of war. - Herbert Hoover


83. It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength. – Maya Angelou


84. “He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.”. Aristotle


85. Leadership is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people. – Brian Tracy


86. In leadership, staying connected to God is key. If we lose our connection, we lose our foundation


87. “Don't criticize what you can't understand, your sons and your daughters are beyond your command. ” – Bob Dylan


88. “Blessed are the young for they shall inherit the national debt. ” – Herbert Hoover


89. “I will always respect Mr. Charles chuck Mackey for the way he dealt with me. His approach was not hostile, rather his approach was one, “Look here, I’m working with you, so I need you to work with me.” He showed me first that he had my back, and it was easy for me to do the same for him.


90. Guard your tongue in youth, and in age, you may mature a thought that will be of service to your people. – Native American Sioux proverb


91. How beautiful is youth! how bright it gleams with its illusions, aspirations, dreams! Book of Beginnings, Story without End, Each maid a heroine, and each man a friend! - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


92. “What a wonderful time to be young! You have knowledge of many more things than we needed to have. It is my conviction that your generation is better and stronger than was ours — better in many ways! I have faith that you young men and young women can meet the world on its own terms and conquer it!”


93. “I like to set myself a new adventure challenge at least once or twice a year because I love that side of my life. I love getting fit and training for it. ”


94. “Who so neglects learning in his youth loses the past and is dead to the future. ” – Euripedes


95. You always pass failure on the way to success. – Mickey Rooney


96. “The faculty at our three universities note a significant increase in capacity and spiritual sensitivity of students. Something extraordinary is happening. Do you sense it? Truly, as obedience and morality decline in the world, the Lord is sending more exceptional spirits to earth. As a body they excel the average capacity of their forebears. Their potential for personal growth and positive contribution is enormous.”


97. Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age. - Victor Hugo


98. “The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.”


99. “Leadership has nothing to do with the titles that we hold. It has everything to do with the way we lead. The title of President does not make you a leader.”


100. “Your character is your leadership when your title is stripped away.”


101. “Without the voice of students, schools serve no purpose. They are nothing but institutions where adults run and tell you what you need to know in order to continue this tradition of, this cycle of “we have master’s degrees and we know what’s best for you so just shut up and deal with it.” — High school student, as quoted by Rubin and Silva


102. “Youth, which is forgiven everything, forgives itself nothing: age, which forgives itself everything, is forgiven nothing. ” – George Bernard Shaw


103. The youth can walk faster but the elder knows the road. – African proverb


104. “When you first start off trying to solve a problem, the first solutions you come up with are very complex, and most people stop there. But if you keep going, and live with the problem and peel more layers of the onion off, you can often times arrive at some very elegant and simple solutions. ”


105. Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do. – Oprah Winfrey


106. Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor. – Euripides


107. “Youth is about the only thing worth having, and that is about the only thing youth has. ” – Edgar Watson Howe


108. “If you want to be a leader who attracts quality people, the key is to become a person of quality yourself.” ~ Jim Rohn


109. “Yo, activism, attackin’ the system, the blacks and latins in prison Numbers of prison they victim lackin’ in the vision… Sh- — and all they got is rappin to listen to…” — Talib Kweli


110. “Leadership is not magnetic personality, that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not making friends and influencing people,’ that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to higher sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.” ~ Peter F. Drucker


111. “Leaders are people who do the right thing; managers are people who do things right. . Bennis


112. Youth does not mind where it sets its foot. - English proverb


113. ‘You are the hope of Israel’


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


115. “Youth ends when egotism does” – Hermann Hesse


116. “…Youth voice is crucial to the overall effectiveness of service- learning programs. Youth voice has a tremendous impact on program participation and program outcomes, both short term and long term.” — Education Commission of the States


117. Find a need and fill it. – Norman Vincent Peale


118. “Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young. ” – J. K Rowling


119. The youth need to be enabled to become job generators from job seekers. – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


120. “Great leaders delegate and nurture future leaders.” ~ Invajy


121. “Youth is not a question of years: one is young or old from birth. ” – Natalie Clifford Barney


122. “People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt


123. “A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” ~ Max Lucado


124. Give your youth the chances that you never had, so that they can reach the heights that you never did


125. “Leadership is the key to unlocking additional opportunities, resources, and justice that will take us to the next level of prosperity, equal rights, and freedom.”


126. “We must turn the greatest collective challenge facing humankind today, climate change, into the greatest opportunity for common progress towards a sustainable future. ”


127. “A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. . ” — Douglas MacArthur


128. “Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them. . Maxwell


129. A handful of lion-hearts can wake the whole world up. - Abhijit Naskar


130. “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality


131. “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


132. “I challenge you to be the best you can be! I challenge you to behave in ways you’ve never behaved. ”


133. “Don’t criticize what you can’t understand, your sons and your daughters are beyond your command.” — Bob Dylan


134. We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. - Franklin D. Roosevelt


135. Youthfulness is about how you live, not when you were born. – Karl Lagerfeld


136. “Leadership is what sets the tone for everything else to follow. Followers are free because leaders are free to set them free.”


137. When you replace 'why is this happening to me' with 'what is this trying to teach me?' everything shifts. - Anne Dennish, 'Time To Shift'


138. Put it down in capital letters: SELF-DEVELOPMENT IS A HIGHER DUTY THAN SELF-SACRIFICE. The thing that most retards and militates against women’s self-development is self-sacrifice. – Elizabeth Cady Stanton


139. Make each day your masterpiece. – John Wooden


140. “The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done. ”


141. Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. – Ferris Bueller, 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'


142. “Let your youth have free reign. It won’t come again, so be bold, and no repenting” – Nikos Kazantzakis


143. Youth is not a question of years: one is young or old from birth. - Natalie Clifford Barney


144. The young are not afraid of telling the truth. – Anne Frank, 'The Diary Of A Young Girl'


145. “You don’t have to hold a position in order to be a leader.” ~ Henry Ford


146. “Youth is not a question of years: one is young or old from birth” – Natalie Clifford Barney


147. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” ~ Steve Jobs


148. “You set the example and let them learn. Consider the Savior. He lets us do His work here in our different callings. He is patient with us. That is what we need to do with our young people.”


149. “Childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day. ” – John Milton


150. “Perhaps we cannot prevent this world from being a world in which children are tortured. But we can reduce the number of tortured children.” — Albert Camus


151. We can either use our strengths or abuse our strengths as leaders; the choice is ours


152. . Some are young people who don't know who they are, what they can be or even want to be. They are afraid, but they don't know of what. They are angry, but they don't know at whom. All they want is to be somebody. - Author: Thomas S. Monson


153. “Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.”


154. Young is the one that plunges in the future and never looks back. – Milan Kundera


155. Greatness is the dream of youth realized in old age. - Alfred De Vigny


156. “When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte


157. I just wanna let them know that they didn't break me. – Andie, 'Pretty In Pink'


158. “Good leaders make people feel that they’re at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. . Bennis


159. Every youth owes it to himself and to the world to make the most possible out of the stuff that is in him. - Orison Swett Marden


160. You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. – Mark Twain


161. “The passions of the young are vices in the old. ” – Joseph Joubert


162. You're young and you have all your life ahead of you. – J. Lynn, 'Be With Me', Jennifer L. Armentrout


163. People learn more quickly by doing something or seeing something done. - Gilbert Highet


164. The most lively young people become the best old people, not those who pretend to be as wise as grandfathers while they are still in school. - Hermann Hesse, 'Gertrude'


165. “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes."


166. “If it is clear youth will be encouraged and listened to, and preparations are well thought out, you are set up for success… Having youth on boards and commissions has been a rewarding experience for everyone involved. Youth feel their voice is valued and that they have an impact on city decisions. Adult members benefit from the fresh perspective, optimism, and enthusiasm youth bring to the table.” — Matt McCarte


167. “Don’t find fault, find a remedy.” ~ Henry Ford


168. “Leaders inspire those they lead and those who follow learn leadership without realizing it.”


169. “A leader leads by example and does not ask others to do what they are unwilling to do.”


170. Learning is not the product of teaching. Learning is the product of the activity of learners. - John Holt


171. “It used to be believed that the parent had unlimited claims on the child and rights over him. In a truer view of the matter, we are coming to see that the rights are on the side of the child and the duties on the side of the parent.” — William G. Sumner


172. There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age, I missed it coming and going. - J. B. Priestley


173. “Youth involvement has moved forward. It is no longer seen as a rebellious act, the way it was a few decades ago.” — Maureen A. Sedonaen


174. “The reward for a good life is a good life. A good life is complete.”


175. “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.”


176. The world belongs to the energetic. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


177. “Time misspent in youth is sometimes all the freedom one ever has. ” – Anita Brookner


178. “Leaders are made, they are not born. . ” — Vince Lombardi


179. “A century that began with children having virtually no rights is ending with children having the most powerful legal instrument that not only recognizes but protects their rights.” — Carol Bellamy on the CRC


180. “Your competence determines your leadership as a leader. And your leadership potential is determined by your ability.”


181. I don't regret the things I've done, but those I did not do. – Lucas, 'Empire Records'


182. Do not worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older it will avoid you. - Joey Adams


183. “Youth is the period of assumed personalities and disguises. It is the time of the sincerely insincere” – Pablo Picasso


184. “If you had a problem in the Black community, and you brought in a group of White people to discuss how to solve it, almost nobody would take that panel seriously. In fact, there’d probably be a public outcry. It would be the same the for women’s issues or gay issues. But every day, in local arenas all the way to the White House, adults sit around and decide what problems youth have and what youth need, without ever consulting us.” — Jason, 17 years old, Youth Force Member, Bronx, NY


185. “Leaders need to be optimists. . ” — Rudy Giuliani


186. “Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson


187. “Leaders are people who keep their vision to a level of perfection.”


188. “Leadership cannot be imposed from the outside by fiat, decree or edict. It can be an authentic gift only when it is conferred in the open and accepted by the recipient.”


189. Learning never exhausts the mind. - Leonardo Da Vinci


190. Instruction in youth is like engraving in stone. – Moroccan proverb


191. “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want to be done because he wants to do it.”


192. “A leader knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.”


193. “Youth offers the promise of happiness” – Nicholas Sparks


194. A person's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation. – Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)


195. “Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or conclude that you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.”


196. “Good leaders must first become good servants.”. Robert Greenleaf


197. “Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.”. Albert Schweitzer


198. . You never require a teacher to lead you into the wrong path, but you do require a kindly word to conduct you aright. - Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon


199. . My land, the power of training! Of influence! Of education! It can bring a body up to believe anything. - Author: Mark Twain


200. “Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.” ~ Stephen Covey


201. “All I am saying in this book can be summed up in two words: Trust Children. 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.” — John Holt


202. “Capture your youth, while you can” – Anthony Liccione


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


204. Your life, time, and brain should belong to you, not to an institution. — Grace Llewellyn


205. It is easy, when you are young, to believe that what you desire is no less than what you deserve, to assume that if you want something badly enough, it is your God-given right to have it. - Jon Krakauer, 'Into The Wild'


206. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” — Marianne Williamson, as written for Nelson Mandela.


207. “The best leaders have mastered their emotions and maintain control over their reactions to victory and defeat. They don’t give in to the temptation of being arrogant when they win and don’t allow themselves to be depressed when they lose.”


208. “No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.” ~ Andrew Carnegie


209. “Leadership is the ability to get others to do what they don’t want to do to achieve what you want to be done.”


210. “Ask why often enough and you will always get a good answer.”


211. Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. - Mark Twain


212. “Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.” ~ John Zenger


213. Whatever you do, do it well. – Walt Disney


214. “Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.” ~ John C. Maxwell


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


216. “Protest beyond the law is not a departure from democracy; it is absolutely essential to it.”


217. “Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth. ” – J. K. Rowling


218. “The biggest challenge you have is to challenge your own self doubt and your laziness. It is your self doubt and your laziness that defines and limit who you are. ”


219. “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


220. “Youth is wasted on the young” – George Bernard Shaw


221. “Youth should be a savings bank. ” – Sophie Swetchine


222. “We are all creative, but by the time we are three of four years old, someone has knocked the creativity out of us. Some people shut up the kids who start to tell stories. Kids dance in their cribs, but someone will insist they sit still. By the time the creative people are ten or twelve, they want to be like everyone else.” — Maya Angelou


223. “If you’re going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception. It is a prevailing attitude.”


224. To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable. - Oscar Wilde, 'The Picture Of Dorian Gray'


225. You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you. - Brian Tracy


226. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt


227. “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."


228. “I don’t just try to score. The challenge is elevating my teammates to be able to win a championship. ”


229. “He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.” ~ Aristotle


230. “Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves. ”- Abraham Lincoln


231. “Keep challenging yourself to think better, do better, and be better. ”


232. “The only way to become a leader is to be one. And you can become one through practice, self-evaluation, and listening to others advise you.”


233. There is always some specific moment when we become aware that our youth is gone; but, years after, we know it was much later. - Mignon McLaughlin


234. “The more we increase the active participation and partnership with young people, the better we serve them. … And the more comprehensively we work with them as service partners, the more we increase our public value to the entire community.” — Carmen Martinez


235. Old minds have the power to create history; young minds have the power to change the history. - Dr. P. S. Jagadeesh Kumar, 'Lord Vishnu'


236. “Great leaders are willing to sacrifice the numbers to save the people. . ” — Simon Sinek


237. “Youth comes but once in a lifetime. ” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


238. “Leadership is not the ability to give orders. Leadership understands what motivates people and how they might best be led.”


239. Confidence is contagious. So is the lack of confidence. - Vince Lombardi


240. “The challenge of modernity is to live without illusions and without becoming disillusioned. ”


241. “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” ~ Michael Jordan


242. “The youth are very capable,” she said. “They are ready and willing to lead. And with adult leaders as mentors, they will quickly grow in skill and experience.”


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


244. “The leader’s job is not to be liked. It is to be respected.”


245. “Youth is a period of missed opportunities” – Cyril Connolly


246. Fall seven times, stand up eight. – Zen proverb


247. “Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life. ” – Herbert Henry Asquith


248. “Darkness cannot drive out hate; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” — Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


249. “Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily, even if you had no title or position.” ~ Brian Tracy


250. “Leadership Is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people” ~ Brian Tracy


251. Your aim is yours, so don't change it for others. – Swami Vivekananda


252. “Leading from [an] inside-out perspective is like learning a new skill or profession. The more you practice and participate in leadership, the better you get.”


253. The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth, and, at length, the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them. Henry David Thoreau


254. My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition. - Mrs. Indira Gandhi


255. Thanks to modern medical advances such as antibiotics, nasal spray, and Diet Coke, it has become routine for people in the civilized world to pass the age of 40, sometimes more than once. - Dave Barry


256. . Since the 1970s, we have witnessed the forces of market fundamentalism strip education of its public values, critical content, and civic responsibilities as part of its broader goal of creating new subjects wedded to consumerism, risk-free relationships, and the destruction of the social state. - Author: Henry Giroux


257. “Lead from the back — and let others believe they are in front


258. “[Did they] use your years to psyche you out; you’re too old to care, you’re too young to count?” — Indigo Girls


259. Tough times never last but tough people do. – Robert H. Schuller


260. “If you want to improve the organization, you have to improve yourself and the organization gets pulled up with you.” ~ Indra Nooyi


261. Cherish youth, but trust old age. – Native American proverb


262. “Leaders understand the ultimate power of relationships


263. “Every change is a challenge to become who we really are. ”


264. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. - Tom Robbins, 'Still Life With Woodpecker'


265. “Leadership is a process whereby we use our brains to develop our minds and our hands to work with others.”


266. “Leaders must have the ability to let go of control when necessary.”


267. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”. John F. Kennedy


268. Sometimes you face difficulties not because you're doing something wrong, but because you're doing something right. – Joel Osteen


269. “Management is doing the right thing; leadership is doing the right things.” ~ Peter F. Drucker


270. . Yes, it's important to inspire the next generation but let's not forget to inspire the now generation too. - Author: Onyi Anyado


271. “A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age. ” – William Shakespeare


272. “The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution. ”


273. The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down. - George Eliot


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


275. Youth is something very new: twenty years ago, no one mentioned it. - Coco Chanel


276. The habits of our youth accompany us in our old age. – Latin proverb


277. You're here to continually push forward and move forward. That's where I'm at - I just want to always surprise people. - Maxwell


278. “I would so much like young people to have a sense of the gift that they are. ” – John Denver


279. The sign of youth is to be naughty, dream, and go mad for something


280. “You manage things; you lead people.” ~ Grace Murray Hopper


281. “In this world, success comes to those with confidence and faith in themselves. Hugh O’Brian’s youth organization is the GREATEST in developing that confidence in outstanding 10th graders selected annually to represent over 13,500 public and private high schools at one of HOBY’s leadership seminars. What an outstanding role model for our future!”


282. “The spirit of youth is fearless and inspiring, but adults must control it. Adults can never know enough; youth should never know as much.”


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


284. One must learn by doing the thing; for though you think you know it, you have no certainty, until you try. - Sophocles


285. “A leader is admired, a boss is feared.” ~ Vicente Del Bosque


286. Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much. - Francis Bacon


287. I never took the game home with me. I always left it in some bar. - Bob Lemon, 'Passage: Bob Lemon, 79'


288. “We all benefit by having young people exposed to the ‘way things are done’ in a democratic society. Isn’t it time… to ‘tap the power of youth?’” — Hans Bernard


289. Youth dreams a bliss on this side of death. It dreams a rest, if not more deep, More grateful than this marble sleep; It hears a voice within it tell: Calm's not life's crown, though calm is well. 'Tis all perhaps which man acquires, But 'tis not what our youth desires. - Matthew Arnold


290. “Youth is in a grand flush, like the hot days of ending summer; and pleasant dreams thrall your spirit, like the smoky atmosphere that bathes the landscape of an August day” – Donald G. Mitchell


291. The whims of youth break all the rules. – Homer


292. The young people are the ones who most quickly identify with the struggle and the necessity to eliminate the evil conditions that exist. – Malcolm X, 'Black Liberation, And The Road To Workers'


293. Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not. – Dr. Seuss, 'What The Eyes Don’t See', Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha


294. ‘Your generation is better and stronger’


295. “Education should not be the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” — William Butler Yeats


296. “This is not class warfare, this is generational warfare. This administration and old wealthy people have declared war on young people. That is the real war that is going on here. And that is the war we’ve got to talk about.”


297. “As the young leaders of tomorrow, you have the passion and energy and commitment to make a difference. What I’d like to really urge you do is to have a global vision. Go beyond your country; go beyond your national boundaries.”


298. “In America the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience. ” – Oscar Wilde


299. “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” ~ Peter Drucker


300. “Youth is a quality, not a matter of circumstances” – Frank Lloyd Wright


301. “In actual fact our Russian experience—when I use the word "Russian" I always differentiate it from the word "Soviet"—I have in mind even pre-Soviet, pre-revolutinoary experience—in actual fact it is vitally important for the West, because by some chance of history we have trodden the same path seventy or eighty years before the West. And now it is with a strange sensation that we look at what is happening to you; many social phenomena that happened in Russia before its collapse are being repeated. Our experience of life is of vital importance to the West, but I am not convinced that you are capable of assimilating it without having gone through it to the end yourselves.


302. Be movers and shakers in the world. Learn lots of skills, not just education; develop your personality


303. “Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.” ~ Bill Bradley


304. One day, the people that don't even believe in you will tell everyone how they met you. – Johnny Depp


305. “My message is that we’ll be watching you. This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you all come to us young people for hope. How dare you. You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. Yet I am one of the lucky ones. People are suffering.”


306. “No other place on earth will you find such enthusiastic, genuine, and kind young leaders motivated to make the world a better place.”


307. Young people recognize the big challenges that are coming up. – Barack Obama


308. Youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness. - F. Scott Fitzgerald, 'Tales Of The Jazz Age'


309. “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


310. “Look over your shoulder now and then to be sure someone’s following you.” ~ Henry Gilmer


311. “Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.” ~ Brian Tracy


312. “The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.”~ John Buchan


313. It always seems impossible until it's done. – Nelson Mandela


314. The truth is that it hurts because it’s real. It hurts because it mattered. And that’s an important thing to acknowledge to yourself. But that doesn’t mean that it won’t end, that it won’t get better. Because it will. – John Green


315. The elastic heart of youth cannot be compressed into one constrained shape long at a time. - Mark Twain, 'The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer'


316. “We have a powerful potential in our youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends. ” – Mary Mcleod Bethune


317. I feel infinite. – Charlie, 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower'


318. So wise, so young, they say, do never live long. - William Shakespeare, 'Richard III'


319. “A leader should be able to foresee crisis situations and be proactive” ~ Invajy


320. Some people get everything in legacy, while some work hard to build the legacy. - Kuldeep Sharma, 'Treasure Of IELTS Academic'


321. “Successful leadership is measured by the degree to which you actually reach down and pull somebody else up.”


322. Middle age occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush up to the net. - Franklin P. Adams, 'Nods And Becks (1944)'


323. “Some of the best people with whom you can have a relationship are the people who challenge your thinking. ”


324. “You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I’m attempting to do right now.”


325. Childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day. - John Milton, 'Paradise Regained'


326. “Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.” ~ General George Patton


327. “Youth is about the only thing worth having, and that is about the only thing youth has” – Edgar Watson Howe


328. In relative youth, we assume we'll remember everything. Someone should urge the young to think otherwise. – Dick Cavett


329. “This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease.” — Robert Kennedy.


330. “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


331. “My dear extraordinary youth, you were sent to earth at this precise time, the most crucial time in the history of the world, to help gather Israel. There is nothing happening on this earth right now that is more important than that. There is nothing of greater consequence. Absolutely nothing …


332. “If you have aspirations, you have leadership potential. But if you believe you can’t be a leader, your aspirations will never be fulfilled.”


333. “How marvelous is the generation with which you deal. We have never had a generation its equal in all of the history of the Church. They are better educated. They are more familiar with the scriptures. I believe they pray with a greater measure of faith, have a greater desire to do the will of the Lord, are more active in the Church, go into the world as better prepared missionaries, and live to become better parents.”


334. You will either step forward into growth, or you will step backward into safety. - Abraham Maslow


335. “The duty of youth is to challenge corruption. ”


336. High school is like the training wheels for the bicycle of real life. – Graduation Speaker, 'Ghost World'


337. All materials and photos, unless otherwise specified, copyright of Rotary Club of Fowler.


338. “The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth. ” – Edmund Burke


339. “The young feel tired at the end of an action, the old at the beginning. ” – T. S. Eliot


340. “The best leaders possess a vision that leads to the future. What is their vision? It is the ability to see tomorrow, understanding what will work and what won’t.”


341. “The mission of America’s Promise is to equip the next generation of Americans with the character and competence they need to be successful adults. Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) is one of our staunch allies in this crusade… HOBY is encouraging each of the thousands of high school sophomores who attend these leadership seminars to volunteer at least a hundred hours a year to a community service project. The HOBY commitment to America’s Promise will produce at least 1,400,000 volunteer service hours a year.”


342. “Real leadership is leaders recognizing that they serve the people that they lead


343. You are as old as your doubt, your fear, your despair. The way to keep young is to keep your faith young. Keep your self-confidence young. Keep your hope young. - Luella F. Phelan


344. “When people talk, listen completely.” ~ Ernest Hemingway


345. “Youth is the trustee of prosperity” – Benjamin Disraeli


346. “Leaders are the ones who have the courage to go first, to put themselves at personal risk to open a path for others to follow. ”- Simon Sinek


347. “Education is education. We should learn everything and then choose which path to follow. Education is neither Eastern nor Western, it is human.”


348. “Leaders create a vision of their organization and help others to understand their purpose and direction.”


349. “Anyone can be a leader, but it takes character to be a good leader.”


350. Anything a man can do, a man can better


351. “Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.” ― Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.


352. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ~ Winston Churchill


353. “I want to challenge you today to get out of your comfort zone. You have so much incredible potential on the inside. God has put gifts and talents in you that you probably don’t know anything about. ”


354. “I accept any challenge. ”


355. “Youth is that period when a young boy knows everything but how to make a living. ” – Carey Williams


356. We all know we're young. We're just trying to stay positive. We're making young mistakes. We talk about playing more together as a team, being committed to one another on and off the court and doing the little things that win ball games. – Gerry Kraemer


357. The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday. – Matty Mullins


358. “The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. . ” — Tony Blair


359. “A leader can get others to follow them. He must be goal-oriented and have a clear vision of what he wants his organization to achieve.”


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


361. “The young, no doubt, make mistakes; but the old, when they try to think for them, make even greater mistakes.” ― Bertrand Russell


362. “All the poems have wolves in them. All but one. The most beautiful one of all. She dances in a ring of fire and throws off the challenge with a shrug. ”


363. “Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple and it is also that difficult.” ~ Warren Bennis


364. “Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life” – Herbert Henry Asquith


365. “Youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness” – F. Scott Fitzgerald


366. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. ”- Mahatma Gandhi


367. “What you do has far greater impact than what you say.” ~ Stephen Covey


368. “Our youth are not failing the system; the system is failing our youth. Ironically, the very youth who are being treated the worst are the young people who are going to lead us out of this nightmare.” — Rachel Jackson


369. The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, 'The Dawn (1881)'


370. “If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?”


371. “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut


372. “It’s always darkest before the dawn. The bigger your challenge, the closer you are to your victory. ”


373. . The Jewish people, ever since David slew Goliath, have never considered youth as a barrier to leadership. - Author: John F. Kennedy


374. “Youth doesn't reason, it acts. The old man reasons and would like to make the others act in his place. ” – Francis Picabia


375. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt


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


377. To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. – Eleanor Roosevelt


378. ‘How marvelous is the generation’


379. “I have learned that success is measured not so much by the position one has reached in life but by the obstacles, one has overcome while trying to succeed.”


380. “Challenge everything, assume nothing. ”


381. “The spirit of youth is fearless and inspiring, but adults must control youth. Adults can never know enough; youth should never know as much.”


382. “Mastery is great, but even that is not enough. You have to be able to change course without a bead of sweat, or remorse."


383. “Doing what is right isn’t the problem. It is knowing what is right.”~ Lyndon B. Johnson


384. Bloom where you are planted.- French proverb


385. Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is. - Isaac Asimov


386. “Leaders lead but in the end it’s the people who deliver


387. No on else in the world has the same strengths you do because God created all of us individually


388. . It's always nice being fancied. It's always nice being wanted. Even it it's by the wrong person


389. “I am convinced that most people do not grow up… We marry and dare to have children and call that growing up. I think what we do is mostly grow old. We carry accumulation of years in our bodies, and on our faces, but generally our real selves, the children inside, are innocent and shy as magnolias.” ― Maya Angelou


390. The island is ours. Here, in some way, we are young forever. - E. Lockhart, 'We Were Liars'


391. “I challenge you. Be obsessed with improvement!”


392. “The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy” – Alfred North Whitehead


393. “It is better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise. ” – Mark Twain


394. “You cannot be passively optimistic. You must get things done.”


395. It is currently said that hope goes with youth, and lends to youth its wings of a butterfly; but I fancy that hope is the last gift given to man, and the only gift not given to youth. Youth is pre-eminently the period in which a man can be lyric, fanatical, poetic; but youth is the period in which a man can be hopeless. – Gilbert K Chesterton, 'Charles Dickens: A Critical Study'


396. Youth offers the promise of happiness, but life offers the realities of grief. - Nicholas Sparks


397. “Remember that as a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you. ” – Fran Lebowitz


398. “Youth is not a time of life, it is a state of mind. You are as old as your doubt, your fear, your despair. The way to keep young is to keep your faith young. Keep your self-confidence young. Keep your hope young. ” – Luella F. Phean


399. “Don’t follow the crowd. Let the crowd follow you.” ~ Margaret Thatcher


400. “Leadership is the ability to get people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.”


401. . You can make it to AAA ball on talent only. It's difficult but it can be done. But to make it to the big leagues, you HAVE to be coachable. - Author: Dale Murphy


402. All diseases run into one, old age. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


403. “But youth smiles without any reason. It is one of its chiefest charms” – Oscar Wilde


404. “Leaders don’t control people; they manage them. They also don’t manage everything. Leading is managing in the very best sense.”


405. “I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.”


406. “As leaders of the Church, there isn’t anything in this world we wouldn’t do that’s right for you. We have great confidence in you. You are not just ordinary young men and young women. You are choice spirits, many of you having been held back in reserve for almost 6,000 years to come forth in this day, at this time, when the temptations, responsibilities, and opportunities are the very greatest.”


407. “To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.” ~ Andre Malraux


408. Don't compete with others. Compete with yourself. That is healthy competition


409. This is what is missing in the youth today. This being able to dream and to change the world. - Bernardo Bertolucci


410. “A leader cannot make someone a leader; people must choose to become one.”


411. “The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground. ”- Winston Churchill


412. It is the juvenile period of life when friendships are formed, and habits established, that will stick by one. – George Washington


413. “Youth lasts much longer than young people think” – Marie Joséphine de Suin


414. Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get. – Forrest Gump, 'Forrest Gump'


415. The distance between dreams and reality is action. - Ben Francia


416. “He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot, will be victorious."


417. When I was younger I could remember anything, whether it happened or not; but my faculties are decaying, now, and soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the latter. - Mark Twain


418. “The key ingredient for leadership success is the willingness to do whatever it takes for your team members. Great leaders lead by example. […] People will only follow you if you’re willing to make sacrifices and do whatever it takes to get the job done.”


419. Our nation is filled with tremendous energy of the youth. Whatever future we desire of, we must keep the youth at the centre. If we do this, we can surge ahead at an unmatchable pace! - Narendra Modi


420. ‘The Lord is sending more exceptional spirits’


421. If you don't believe in yourself, why is anyone else going to believe in you? – Tom Brady


422. You don't have to hold a position in order to be a leader. – Henry Ford


423. “Don't laugh at youth for his affectations; he is only trying on one face after another to find his own. ” – Logan Pearsall Smith


424. If youth but had the knowledge and old age the strength. - English proverb


425. Only to children children sing, Only to youth will spring be spring. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


426. Use your youth so that you may have the comfort to remember it when it has forsaken you, and not sigh and grieve at the account thereof. - Walter Raleigh


427. You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely. - Ogden Nash


428. “He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future. ” – Adolf Hitler


429. “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


430. “When you take over a leadership role, it’s all about you. And that’s not what leadership is all about.”


431. “Every youth owes it to himself and to the world to make the most possible out of the stuff that is in him” – Orison Swett Marden


432. “The greatest thing about youth is that you’re not yet battle-weary, so you’ll try anything” – Bryan Cranston


433. It is better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise. - Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens)


434. “There are no great leaders because there are no followers. Leadership is an active role; it’s an active verb, not a passive one. Great leaders are great for the reasons that ordinary people become ordinary.”


435. “Happiness is the best reward for a good leader.”


436. Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


437. “Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.” ~ Douglas MacArthur


438. “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.” ~ Robert Townsend


439. Enjoy the power of your beauty and your youth. - Baz Luhrmann


440. “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


441. Youth is a disease from which we all recover. - Dorothy Fuldheim


442. “Leadership is not a position. It’s a process. It’s how we treat each other.”


443. “If you do the same thing and expect different results, you will be disappointed again and again.”


444. Young people don't always do what they're told, but if they can pull it off and do something wonderful, sometimes they escape punishment. - Hermes, 'The Sea Of Monsters', Rick Riordan


445. Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition. – Abraham Lincoln


446. The world's biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman. – Chanakya


447. “You don’t get any medal for trying something, you get medals for results."


448. “Your time as a leader will not come until you have made the most significant contribution: helping others become leaders. The best leaders are the ones that help others become better leaders.”


449. What youth learns, age does not forget. - Danish proverb


450. Study the past if you want to define the future. - Confucius


451. “The challenge before us is to savor the unknown and delight in the taste of possibility. ”


452. “I came here a 16-year old from Minden who was shy and quiet. I leave here a 16-year old from Minden who is confident, and I leave with many new friends from all areas of Nebraska. This seminar has truly been life-changing!”


453. Yesterday, you said tomorrow. Just do it. – Nike


454. Good habits formed at youth make all the difference. - Aristotle


455. Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. – Henry David Thoreau


456. . The children are the future, so, let's tell them about tomorrow's hope rather than yesterday's despair. - Author: Onyi Anyado


457. “We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future” – Franklin D. Roosevelt


458. “Don't let young people tell you their aspirations; when they drop them they will drop you. ” – Logan Pearsall Smith


459. . It's because you alienate half the room talking about sports. Half the crowd will be against you no matter what you say. - Author: Gabriel Iglesias


460. The more conscious we become of what limits us, the more limitless becomes our life. - Guy Finley


461. The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of the blood. - Logan Pearsall Smith


462. A leader is a dealer in hope. - Napoleon Bonaparte


463. How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. – Anne Frank, 'Anne Frank's Tales From The Secret Annex


464. “Winning does not tempt that man. This is how he grows: by being defeated, decisively, by greater and greater beings. ”


465. “The challenges we face in life are always lessons that serve our soul’s growth. ”


466. “Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence, and inspiration.” ~ Robin S. Sharma


467. Keep true to the dreams of thy youth. - Johann Friedrich Von Schiller


468. The youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity. - Benjamin Disraeli


469. Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. – Albert Einstein


470. Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. – John F. Kennedy


471. “The great challenge is to refuse to let the bad things that happen to us do bad things to us. That is the crucial difference between adversity and tragedy. ”


472. Build yourself up to stand out and be recognized in a crowd. - Ansuman Bhagat, 'Your Own Thought: A Lot Of Thoughts


473. “Leaders are judged and evaluated by their followers.”


474. “Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old” – Franz Kafka


475. There is a certain part of all of us that lives outside of time. Perhaps we become aware of our age only at exceptional moments and most of the time we are ageless. - Milan Kundera


476. . You should choose a set of simple rules that govern the format of your code, and then you should consistently apply those rules. If you are working on a team, then the team should agree to a single set of formatting rules and all members should comply. - Author: Robert C


477. Never let your emotions overpower your intelligence. – Drake


478. 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


479. “Any situation in which some individuals prevent others from engaging in the process of inquiry is one of violence. The means used are not important; to alienate human beings from their own decision-making is to change them into objects.”. Paulo Freire


480. “Leadership is based on integrity and character rather than authority or position.”


481. Enjoy your youth. You'll never be younger than you are at this very moment. – Chad Sugg


482. The meaning of life is to give life meaning. – Viktor E. Frankl


483. “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done."


484. “If I have known much trouble in my youth, I have also known much joy. ” – Clara Schumann


485. You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. - Abraham Lincoln


486. “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi


487. I believe that we are who we choose to be. – Barry Manilow, 'Sweet Life: Adventures On The Way To Paradise'


488. “A good leader inspires others with confidence in him; a great leader inspires them with confidence in themselves. ”. Unknown


489. “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


490. ‘A greater capacity for obedience than any previous generation’


491. “In a growth mindset, challenges are exciting rather than threatening. So rather than thinking, oh, I’m going to reveal my weaknesses, you say, wow, here’s a chance to grow. ”


492. “Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home—so close and so small they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person… Such are the places where every man, woman and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerned citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.” —Eleanor Roosevelt


493. “Your life, time, and brain should belong to you, not to an institution.”


494. Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth. - Albus Dumbledore, 'Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince', J. K. Rowling


495. “To be the best, we must first become the best by developing our skills and abilities. What’s the harm at the beginning with ourselves?”


496. “Leaders establish the vision for the future and set the strategy for getting there. . Kotter


497. One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them. - Virginia Woolf


498. “Youth is not a time of life, it is a state of mind. You are as old as your doubt, your fear, your despair. The way to keep young is to keep your faith young. Keep your self-confidence young. Keep your hope young” – Luella F. Phean


499. “The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.” ~ Max DePree


500. “Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.”


501. There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning. - Louis L'Amour


502. The passions of the young are vices in the old. - Joseph Joubert


503. You were created by God, hard wired with talents and personality traits that are unique to just you


504. The youth is the hope of our future. - Jose Rizal


505. . We cannot afford to let the ideas of our young generation go untapped or unbacked. - Author: Sharad Vivek Sagar


506. “Enjoy your youth. You’ll never be younger than you are at this very moment” – Chad Sugg


507. . You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now. - Author: Angela Davis


508. Youth ends when egotism does; maturity begins when one lives for others. - Hermann Hesse, 'Gertrude'


509. When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful. – Malala Yousafzai, 'I Am Malala: The Story Of The Girl Who Stood Up For Education And Was Shot By The Taliban'


510. “A good leader leads the people from above them. A great leader leads the people from within them.” ~ M.D. Arnold


511. Titles don’t make you a leader, impact does


512. There is always a compromise in life, in any interaction with anyone, young or old


513. “If you want to make enemies, try to change something.” ~ Woodrow Wilson


514. . Self-reliance can turn a salesman into a merchant; a politician into a statesman; an attorney into a jurist; an unknown youth into a great leader. All are to be tomorrow's big leaders - those who in solitude sit above the clang and dust of time, with the world's secret trembling on their lips. - Author: Newell Dwight Hillis


515. “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things. Not because they are easy, but because they are hard. ”


516. “Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise. ”


517. “Real patriotism is a willingness to challenge the government when it’s wrong. ”


518. “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."


519. “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


520. “The freedom and human capacities of individuals must be developed to their maximum but individual powers must be linked to democracy in the sense that social betterment must be the necessary consequence of individual flourishing.” — Henry Giroux


521. To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living. - Herman Melville


522. “The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.” ~ Harvey S. Firestone


523. . Serving my generation with excellence will mean my generation can in turn lead with excellence. - Author: Onyi Anyado


524. I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious. - Albert Einstein


525. “Youth is to all the glad season of life; but often only by what it hopes, not by what it attains, or what it escapes. ” – Thomas Carlyle


526. ‘I salute you’


527. You cannot change your future. But you can change your habits. And surely your habits will change your future. - A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


528. “The key of success is for you to set one big, challenging goal and then to pay any price, overcome any obstacle and persist through any difficulty until you finally achieve it. ”


529. “Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.”


530. “Real leadership is leaders recognizing that they serve the people that they lead.” ~ Pete Hoekstra


531. “There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age” – Sophia Loren


532. “Growth and happiness go together: We cannot enjoy one without the other. If we expand our energies, we intensify our existence. To grow is to live more intensely.”


533. It is never too late to be what you might have been. - George Eliot


534. Normality is a paved road: it's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow. – Vincent Van Gogh


535. “A hundred things are done today in the divine name of Youth, that if they showed their true colors would be seen by rights to belong rather to old age. ” – Wyndham Lewis


536. Young people have limited choices, but they are also useful human resources. – Santosh Kalwar


537. Courageous leaders learn to live a consistent life of constant devotion to God in all circumstances


538. “Youth! There is nothing like youth. The middle-aged are mortgaged to Life. The old are in Life’s lumber-room. But youth is the Lord of Life. Youth has a kingdom waiting for it. Every one is born a king, and most people die in exile” – Oscar Wilde


539. “Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel; and more fit for new projects than for settled business. ” – Francis Bacon


540. “The heat of youth is not more opposed to safety than the coldness of age” – François de La Rochefoucauld


541. Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements. - Napoleon Hill


542. “It is not possible for civilization to flow backwards while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance it allotted length. ” – Helen Keller


543. It is all that the young can do for the old, to shock them and keep them up to date. – George Bernard Shaw


544. “A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


545. “Great changes in the destiny of mankind can be effected only in the minds of little children.” — Sir Herbert Read


546. Age is honorable and youth is noble. - Irish proverb


547. “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


548. “Great leaders do not desire to lead but to serve.” ~ Myles Munroe


549. “Youth is incredible because you really do feel invincible” – Paul Stanley


550. “The only way to develop into a better leader is through focused practice, self-evaluation, and learning from others.”


551. A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. – John C. Maxwell


552. The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. - Lucille Ball


553. “The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy. ” – Alfred North Whitehead


554. I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become. – Carl Gustav Jung


555. We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible. – Vince Lombardi


556. Where you sit when you are old shows where you stood in the youth. – African proverb


557. . That's when he hit her, when he saw how scared she was. He couldn't bear it that she was frightened and asking for help. Asking for help is wrong. - Author: Ryu Murakami


558. When you're young, everything feels like the end of the world, but it's not; it's just the beginning. - Mike O'Donnell, '17 Again'


559. “A leader is a person you will follow to a place you would not go by yourself.” ~ Joel Barker


560. The word impossible is not in my dictionary. – Napoleon Bonaparte


561. “The most effective leaders are those who pay attention to their strengths and focus on improving their weaknesses.”


562. Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion. – Muhammad Ali


563. “I raise my voice not so that i can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard.” ― Malala Yousafzai


564. “Rather than standing or speaking for children, we need to stand with children speaking for themselves. We don’t need a political movement for children… [we need to] build environments and policies for our collective future.”


565. Life becomes easier when you learn to accept the apology you never got. – Robert Brault


566. “There are a lot of people who call themselves teachers or leaders, but they’re really just propagandists


567. “Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.” ~ Margaret Thatcher


568. “I don’t believe in charity. I believe in solidarity. Charity is vertical, so it’s humiliating. It goes from the top to the bottom. Solidarity is horizontal. It respects the other and learns from the other. I have a lot to learn from other people.” — Eduardo Galeano


569. “Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” ~ John Maxwell


570. “The vitality of youth is to employ all your might to pursue your visionary goals” – Lailah Gifty Akita


571. “Leaders lead by example and by words because their words project values and give direction to others.”


572. “We believe that to confront the challenges our communities face, people- — not just their advocates- — need to define issues and develop strategies for action. [We] foster leadership, literacy and language development among its participants and provides them an enriching job experience that prepares them for college and for careers in community organizing, advocacy and services delivery.” — Youth Action Research Group


573. “The way a leader conducts himself reveals his quality as a leader.”


574. “I have seen the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked…” — Allen Ginsberg


575. Youth comes but once in a lifetime. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


576. “The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision."


577. Young people don't know what age is and old people forget what youth was. – English proverb


578. “My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to make them better. ”- Steve Jobs


579. Joy of youth, dream of youth, blood of youth, mood of youth, clothe the world with colors golden, singing songs that never olden. - Bjørnstjerne Martinius Bjørnson


580. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”


581. Aspire to inspire before we expire. – Unknown*


582. The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible, and achieve it, generation after generation. – Pearl S. Buck


583. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default. J. K. Rowling


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


585. “The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.” ~ Kenneth Blanchard


586. We pay when old for the excesses of youth. – Latin proverb


587. “Leadership is action, not position.”. Donald H. McGannon


588. Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud. – Maya Angelou


589. Great leaders develop other great leaders rather than complete great projects


590. “Leadership is having a compelling vision, a comprehensive plan, relentless implementation, and talented people working together.” ~ Alan Mulally


591. A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again. - Roy H. Williams


592. ‘Great confidence in you’


593. “If you don’t like what you’re doing, change it.”