"Real leadership is leaders recognizing that they serve the people that they lead."
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."Pete Hoekstra on Henry Ford
"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."Pete Hoekstra 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."Pete Hoekstra 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."Pete Hoekstra 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."Pete Hoekstra on Colin Powell
"The danger of having the military take over intelligence is that the military has a very different perspective on the world."