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20 Leadership Quotes From the World's Most Influential Leaders

From Steve Jobs to Thomas Jefferson, these quotes will inspire you to become a better leader.
20 Leadership Quotes From the World's Most Influential Leaders
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Albert Einstein once said, "The leader is one who, out of the clutter, brings simplicity… out of discord, harmony… and out of difficulty, opportunity."

Related: 8 Quotes on Success From Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and More

Being a leader is no easy task -- it takes hard work, courage and risk-taking. Being able to find solutions, solve problems and make things better are vital components to effective leadership. Positioning yourself as a role model for people to follow means doing things that will better improve your employees, community or even the world.

And take it from some of the greatest leaders of today. Steve Jobs not only built the Apple empire, but the products he created ultimately helped improve the world as a whole. It's the same case for Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook. While he started with a simple social network for Harvard students, Zuckerberg ultimately led the company to become a network connecting nearly 2 billion people around the world.

Related: 10 Inspiring Quotes From the Fearless Jeff Bezos

For leadership advice, why not turn to those who have shaped the world we live in today?

Check out these 20 quotes about leadership from Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, Thomas Jefferson and more.

20 Leadership Quotes From the World's Most Influential Leaders

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs
"My jobs is not to be easy on people. My job is to make them better." -- Steve Jobs
20 Leadership Quotes From the World's Most Influential Leaders

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

"One voice can change a room." -- Barack Obama

Related: 10 Coco Chanel Quotes to Push You Towards Success

20 Leadership Quotes From the World's Most Influential Leaders

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

"The leader is one who, out of the clutter, brings simplicity... Out of discord, harmony... And out of difficult, opportunity." -- Albert Einstein 

 

20 Leadership Quotes From the World's Most Influential Leaders

Larry Page

Larry Page
"My jobs as a leader is to make sure everybody in the company has great opportunities, and that they feel they're having a meaningful impact." -- Larry Page
20 Leadership Quotes From the World's Most Influential Leaders

Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel

"The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud." -- Coco Chanel 

Related: 10 Martha Stewart Quotes to Live By

20 Leadership Quotes From the World's Most Influential Leaders

Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg

"The ability to learm is the most important quality a leader can have." -- Sheryl Sandberg

Related: 10 Motivational Quotes from Facebook Genius Mark Zuckerberg

20 Leadership Quotes From the World's Most Influential Leaders

Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos
"Part of company culture is path-dependent -- it's the lessons you learn along the way." -- Jeff Bezos
20 Leadership Quotes From the World's Most Influential Leaders

Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart
"I think baking cookies is equal to Queen Victoria running an empire. There's no difference in how seriously you take the job." -- Martha Stewart
20 Leadership Quotes From the World's Most Influential Leaders

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg
"If you want to build something great, you should focus on what the change is that you want to make in the world." -- Mark Zuckerberg
20 Leadership Quotes From the World's Most Influential Leaders

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson
"Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching." -- Thomas Jefferson
20 Leadership Quotes From the World's Most Influential Leaders

Richard Branson

Richard Branson
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"Communication is the most important skill any leader can possess." -- Richard Branson 
20 Leadership Quotes From the World's Most Influential Leaders

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock
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"If I won't be myself, who will?" -- Alfred Hitchcock
20 Leadership Quotes From the World's Most Influential Leaders

Steve Case

Steve Case
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"There are no road signs to help navigate. And in fact, no one has yet determined which side of the road we're supposed to be on." -- Steve Case 
20 Leadership Quotes From the World's Most Influential Leaders

Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban
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"It's not about money or connections -- it's the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone." -- Mark Cuban 
20 Leadership Quotes From the World's Most Influential Leaders

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers
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"I have no methods. All I do is accept people as they are." -- Joan Rivers 
20 Leadership Quotes From the World's Most Influential Leaders

Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett
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"Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago." -- Warren Buffett
20 Leadership Quotes From the World's Most Influential Leaders

Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg
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"Your job is to create a world that lasts forever." -- Steven Spielberg
20 Leadership Quotes From the World's Most Influential Leaders

Barbara Corcoran

Barbara Corcoran
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"Leaders come in two flavors, expanders and containers. The best leadership teams have a mix of both." -- Barbara Corcoran 
20 Leadership Quotes From the World's Most Influential Leaders

Daniel Lubetzky

Daniel Lubetzky
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"A strong leader avoids becoming over-confident to the point of impaired judgment." -- Daniel Lubetzky
20 Leadership Quotes From the World's Most Influential Leaders

Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins
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"People who succeed at the highest level are not lucky; they're doing something differently than everyone else." -- Tony Robbins 
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  • 20 Leadership Quotes From the World's Most Influential Leaders
  • 1. Steve Jobs
  • 2. Barack Obama
  • 3. Albert Einstein
  • 4. Larry Page
  • 5. Coco Chanel
  • 6. Sheryl Sandberg
  • 7. Jeff Bezos
  • 8. Martha Stewart
  • 9. Mark Zuckerberg
  • 10. Thomas Jefferson
  • 11. Richard Branson
  • 12. Alfred Hitchcock
  • 13. Steve Case
  • 14. Mark Cuban
  • 15. Joan Rivers
  • 16. Warren Buffett
  • 17. Steven Spielberg
  • 18. Barbara Corcoran
  • 19. Daniel Lubetzky
  • 20. Tony Robbins
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