"People more than ever since I can remember are concerned about being out of step and out of line with their political party and won't cross over. There is nobody, man or woman, who wants to be left out, and people are fearful of that. People are fearful of their leadership as well."
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."Gary Ackerman on Henry Ford
"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."Gary Ackerman on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership."Gary Ackerman on Nelson Mandela
"A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves."Gary Ackerman on Lao Tzu
"Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership."Gary Ackerman on Colin Powell
"If a jerk burns the flag, America is not threatened, democracy is not under siege, freedom is not at risk."
"Politics was my third act. But I could have a fourth. I don't know what that will be yet, but there will be one."
"Whether rich people make money or lose money, they get no sympathy from the public."