From the March 2013 issue of Entrepreneur

Whether on the battle field or in the boardroom, the best leaders inspire greatness in others through their words and actions. Through the problems faced by nations and companies have changed over the years, the qualities that make an effective leader haven't.

We've collected some motivating words on what makes a great leader from some of history's most influential people from Napoleon to Eleanor Roosevelt. 

Lao Tzu

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Margaret Thatcher

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Napoleon Bonaparte

  

Jeannette Rankin

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Sam Walton

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Eleanor Roosevelt

  

Faye Wattleton, president of Planned Parenthood

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General George Patton

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Booker T. Washington

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Bill Bradley, former U.S. Senator (D., N.J.)

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