“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between the two, the leader is a servant.”
“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.”
“It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead.”
“My life is my message.”
“I always wanted to be someone better the next day than I was the day before.”
“What makes greatness is starting something that lives after you.”
“I’ve only just a minute,
Only sixty seconds in it.
Forced upon me, can’t refuse it,
Didn’t seek it, didn’t choose it,
But it’s up to me to use it.
I must suffer if I lose it,
Give an account if I abuse it,
Just a tiny little minute,
But eternity is in it.”
Dr. Benjamin E. Mays