"Such highly qualitative leadership is demanded especially in the realm of the fostering of right international relations. Here the demand is simply irresistible."
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."John Raleigh Mott on Henry Ford
"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."John Raleigh Mott 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."John Raleigh Mott 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."John Raleigh Mott 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."John Raleigh Mott on Colin Powell
"There is an irresistible demand to strengthen the leadership of the constructive forces of the world at the present momentous time. This is true because of stupendous, almost unbelievable changes which have taken place in recent years on every continent."
"As the President has indicated, my life has been a life of travel - for 60 years constantly moving over the wide world on journeys which first and last have taken me to 83 countries, and, what is more significant, to most of them again and again."