„As we do every time this year, Presidents and Prime Ministers converge on this great city to advance important work. But as leaders, we are not the most important people here today. It is the civil society leaders who, in many ways, are going to have the more lasting impact, because as the saying goes, the most important title is not president or prime minister; the most important title is citizen. It is citizens -- ordinary men and women, determined to forge their own future -- who throughout history have sparked all the great change and progress.“

2014, Remarks at Clinton Global Initiative (September 2014)

Барак Обама фото
Барак Обама47
44-й президент Соединённых Штатов Америки 1961

Похожие цитаты

Don Soderquist фото

„Today’s great leaders will make sure they have all the important information, appropriate discussion, and reflection so that they can act decisively when time is of great importance.“

—  Don Soderquist 1934 - 2016

Don Soderquist “ The Wal-Mart Way: The Inside Story of the Success of the World's Largest Company https://books.google.com/books?id=mIxwVLXdyjQC&lpg=PR9&dq=Don%20Soderquist&pg=PR9#v=onepage&q=Don%20Soderquist&f=false, Thomas Nelson, April 2005, p. 119.
On Leading Well

Tony Blair фото

„I can stand here today, leader of the Labour Party, Prime Minister, and say to the British people: you have never had it so … prudent.“

—  Tony Blair former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1953

Tony Blair's speech in full http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/460009.stm, BBC News online
Speech to the Labour Party conference, 28 September 1999, paraphrasing Harold Macmillan's statement "most of our people have never had it so good" and comparing with Gordon Brown's frequent use of the word "prudent".

Rudy Giuliani фото

„There are many qualities that make a great leader but having strong beliefs, being able to stick with them through popular and unpopular times, is the most important characteristic of a great leader.“

—  Rudy Giuliani American businessperson and politician, former mayor of New York City 1944 - 2001

Speech before the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York. August 30, 2004. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3613480.stm

Barack Obama фото

„[T]he most important position in a democracy is not the office of the President. The most important office is the office of citizen, because if you have citizens who are informed and know about other countries, and recognize that if we provide foreign aid to some distant country in Africa, that ultimately may make us healthier. And if you have a citizenry that recognizes that even if I have to pay slightly more in taxes — which nobody likes paying taxes -- but if I do, maybe I can provide that young child who lives in a poorer neighborhood an opportunity for a better life. And then because she has a job and a better life, she can pay taxes, and then everybody has more, and the society is better off. If you don't have citizens like that, then you're going to get leaders who think very narrowly and you'll be disappointed. So the job — one thing I always tell young people, don't just think that you elect somebody and then you expect them to solve all your problems and then you just sit back and complain when it doesn't happen. You have to work as a citizen also to provide the leaders the space and the direction to do the right thing. It's just as important for you to challenge ignorance or discrimination or people who are always thinking in terms of war“

—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961

it's just as important for you to do that as the President because I don't care how good the person, the leader you elect is, if the people want something different. In a democracy, at least, that's what's going to happen.
2016, Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Town Hall (March 2016)

Barack Obama фото
Rajendra Prasad фото
Kodo Sawaki фото
Mitt Romney фото
Bertrand Russell фото

„The theoretical understanding of the world, which is the aim of philosophy, is not a matter of great practical importance to animals, or to savages, or even to most civilized men.“

—  Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970

Источник: 1910s, Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays http://archive.org/stream/mysticism00russuoft/mysticism00russuoft_djvu.txt (1918), Ch. 1: Mysticism and Logic

George Washington Plunkitt фото
Mahathir bin Mohamad фото

„History should remember Blair and Bush as the killers of children or as the lying prime minister and president.“

—  Mahathir bin Mohamad Prime Minister of Malaysia 1925

Bush and Blair, 'children killers', PressTV, 09 Oct 2007 http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=26422&sectionid=3510203,

Barack Obama фото
Mitt Romney фото
Donald J. Trump фото
Dale Carnegie фото
Nelson Mandela фото
Michael Foot фото
Manuel Fraga Iribarne фото

„A great man" […] "and the greatest and most representative of the Spanish people of the 20th century" […] "one of the great leaders we have had in our history.“

—  Manuel Fraga Iribarne Spanish politician 1922 - 2012

The day Francisco Franco, the dictator, died. Frases que reflejan el recorrido de Manuel Fraga, 16th January 2012, Gara, 16th January 2012, castellà http://www.gara.net/azkenak/01/315809/es/Frases-que-reflejan-recorrido-Manuel-Fraga,
Franco and Francoism

Jared Diamond фото

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“