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Lead By Example Quotes

This collection of 25 powerful lead-by-example quotes is sure to get you feeling inspired to live a fulfilling life, that others can aspire to follow. Leadership begins with setting an example to others and living in the zone of genius that you expect from others. These quotations and phrases about leading by example will make you feel magnetic!

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1. “Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others, as what he does from day to day to lead himself.” Thomas J. Watson

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2. “The world is changed by your example not your opinion.” – Paul Coelho

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3. “The three most important ways to lead people are:… by example… by example… by example.” – Albert Schweitzer

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4. “Make it your business to draw out the best in others by being an exemplar yourself.” – Epictetus

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5. “Actions, not words, are the ultimate results of leadership.” – Bill Owens

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6. “Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.” – Albert Einstein

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7. “An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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8. “You don’t lead by lip service, you lead by example.” – Jim Leyland

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9. “Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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10. “What you are speaks so loudly, I can’t hear what you are saying.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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11. “Never separate the life you live from the words you speak.” – Paul Wellstone

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12. “Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others stiffen.” – Billy Graham

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13. “People naturally follow leaders stronger than themselves.” – John C. Maxwell

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14. “The real power of a leader is in the number of minds he can reach, hearts he can touch, souls he can move, and lives he can change.”  – Matshona Dhliwayo

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15. “I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.” – Tony Robbins

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16. “Always do everything you ask of those you command.” – General George S. Patton

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17. “A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.” – Confucius

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18. “Leadership is not position or a title; it’s action and example.” – Cory Booker

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19. “We are defined by what we do repeatedly, therefore excellence is a habit, not an act.” – Aristotle

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20. “The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.” – Ray Kroc

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21. “In leadership, the way up is down. Serve before you get served” – Bangambiki Habyarimana

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22. “People may teach what they know, but they reproduce what they are.” – John C. Maxwell

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23. “Change the world by your example, not your opinion.”  – Paul Coelho

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24. “Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.” – Marcus Aurelius

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

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