"He's a novice, but he's had these - he's experienced in leadership in tight circumstances. He started - he dropped the first bomb, led the first air strike into North Vietnam."
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."James Stockdale on Henry Ford
"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."James Stockdale 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 Stockdale 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 Stockdale 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 Stockdale on Colin Powell
"They can shout down the head of the physics department at Cal Tech."