"Roosevelt was the one who had the vision to change our policy from isolationism to world leadership. That was a terrific revolution. Our country's never been the same since."
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."W. Averell Harriman on Henry Ford
"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."W. Averell Harriman 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."W. Averell Harriman 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."W. Averell Harriman 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."W. Averell Harriman on Colin Powell
"The war changed everybody's attitude. We became international almost overnight."