Why a collection of quotations?
The right phrase or succinct quotation can sometimes carry more power than long essays or intense discussion. Capturing the essence of a truth in a sentence can cause those who read or hear it to say, “That’s right” or “Of course.” Something seemingly complex seems clearer, or perhaps an issue that appeared narrow now is seen in a broader context. Often a quotation will spark our own imagination and inspire our own creativity.
For these reasons, each issue of Leading Ideas, our popular online newsletter, features a brief leadership quotation to stimulate the thinking of readers as well as to give them ideas to share with others.
In response to requests for a collection of these quotations, Lovett H. Weems Jr. has organized selected ones into three topics.