MONSON_medium“We must develop the capacity to see men not as they are at present but as they may become.”
– Thomas S. Monson




481px-Dwight_D__Eisenhower,_official_photo_portrait,_May_29,_1959“Any man who does his work well, who is justifiably self-confident and not unduly disturbed by the jeers of the cynics and the shirkers, any man who stays true to decent motives and is considerate of others is, in essence, a leader.  Whether or not he is ever singled out for prominence, he is bound to achieve great inner satisfaction in turning out superior work.  And that, by the way, is what the good Lord put us on the earth for.”
– Dwight D. Eisenhower*


220px-Booker_T_Washington_retouched_flattened-crop“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”
– Booker T. Washington*





220px-Booker_T_Washington_retouched_flattened-crop“Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.”
– Booker T. Washington*




dieter-f-uchtdorf-large“As you accept the responsibilities to seek after truth with an open mind and a humble heart, you will become more tolerant of others, more open to listen, more prepared to understand, more inclined to build up instead of tearing down, and you will be more willing to go where God wants you to go.”
– Dieter F. Uchtdorf



Abraham_Lincoln_November_1863“When the conduct of men is designed to be influenced, persuasion, kind unassuming persuasion, should ever be adopted. It is an old and true maxim that ‘a drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gall’. So with men. If you would with a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Therein is a drop of honey that catches his heart, which say what he will, is the greatest highroad to his reason, and which, once gained, you will find but little trouble in convincing him of the justice of your cause, if indeed that cause is really a good one.”
– Abraham Lincoln*


382px-Mark_Twain,_Brady-Handy_photo_portrait,_Feb_7,_1871,_cropped“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*





dieter-f-uchtdorf-large“If we look at us only through our mortal eyes, we may not see ourselves as good enough.  But our Heavenly Father sees us as we truly are and who we can become.”
– Dieter F. Uchtdorf


leldontanner“Nothing will bring greater joy and success than to live according to the teachings of the gospel. Be an example; be an influence for good; be prepared and worthy to accept any call that comes from the Lord. Every one of us has been foreordained for some work as His chosen servant on whom he has seen fit to confer the priesthood and power to act in his name. Always remember that people are looking to you for leadership and you are influencing the lives of individuals either for good or for bad, which influence will be felt for generations to come.”
– N. Eldon Tanner


Neal-A-Maxwell-Mormon“The leader who is willing to say things that are hard to bear, but which are true and which need to be said, is the leader who truly loves his people and who is kind to them. Nothing is more cruel than that leader who, in order to have the praise and plaudits of his followers, entices them from safety into the swamp out of which some may never return. The straight and narrow way is just that—straight and narrow. It is an arduous up-hill journey. The way to hell is broad and wide and slopes ever so gently, and those who walk that path scarcely notice the descent; sometimes they don’t notice the descent because praise of men distracts them and they do not see the warning signs! The choice is still between the golden calf and the Ten Commandments.”
– Neal A. Maxwell


220px-BenFranklinDuplessis“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
– Benjamin Franklin*




howard-w-hunter-mormon“Those who are filled with the love of Christ do not seek to force others to do better, they inspire others to do better.”
– Howard W. Hunter




ArtBook__134_134__EzraTaftBenson____[1]“I say to you that one of the most important things you can do as priesthood leaders it to immerse yourselves in the scriptures. Search them diligently. Feast upon the words of Christ. Learn the doctrine. Master the principles that are found therein. There are few other efforts that will bring greater dividends to your calling. There are few other ways to gain greater inspiration as you serve.”
– Ezra Taft Benson



“He drew a circle that shut me out – Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. But love and I had the wit to win: We drew a circle and took him in.”
– Edwin Markham*


“If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, to learn more, do more, and become more, then; you are an excellent leader.”
– Issamira Arjona*


“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”
– John C. Maxwell*


“It is the mark of an educated man to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
– Aristotle*


“Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.”
– John Maxwell*