"The test of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there."
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."James Buchanan on Henry Ford
"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."James Buchanan 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."James Buchanan 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."James Buchanan 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."James Buchanan on Colin Powell
"To avoid entangling alliances has been a maxim of our policy ever since the days of Washington, and its wisdom no one will attempt to dispute."