“The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people." ― Woodrow Wilson. Here are 50 Inspirational Servant Leadership Quotes.

Servant Leadership Quotes

1.“Listen for the call of your destiny, and when it comes, release your plans and follow.” ― Mollie Marti

2.  "Do the thing you fear, and the death of fear is certain."―  Ralph Waldo Emerson

3. "We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give."―  Winston Churchill

4. “The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people." ― Woodrow Wilson 

5. “Serving others prepares you to lead others.”― Jim George 

6. “Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.” ― Martin Luther King Jr

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7. “Leaders don’t create more followers, they create more leaders.”  ― Tom Peters

8.  “Allow the way to your great work to be guided by your service to others.” ― Mollie Marti

9. “Make a commitment to serve the needs of the ‘least of these’ and give voice to the voiceless.” ― Artika Tyner

10. "People do not care how much you know until they know how much you care." — John C. Maxwell

11.The servant leader believes that ‘my success is your success.”Unknown

12. “Servant leadership is all about making the goals clear and then rolling your sleeves up and doing whatever it takes to help people win. In that situation, they don’t work for you; you work for them.”  ― Ken Blanchard

Servant Leadership Quotes

13. “The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.” ― John Ruskin

14. “The first and most important choice a leader makes is the choice to serve, without which one’s capacity to lead is severely limited.” — Robert Greenleaf

15. “In a servant leadership culture we learn by choice or example that if we want to be great, we have to serve others respectfully.” ― Vern Dosch

16. “I’ll lift you and you’ll lift me and we’ll both ascend together.” ― John Greenleaf Whittier

17. “The miracle is this–the more we share, the more we have.” ― Leonard Nimoy

18. “A true natural servant automatically responds to any problem by listening first.” ― Robert Greenleaf

19. “The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.” ― Mother Teresa.

20. “But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves.” ― Luke 22:26

21. “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” ― Philippians 2:4 ESV

22. “A good leader cares enough to give his or her best people feedback…. And that’s how I’d describe my leadership: servant leadership. I’ve always been trained with the inverted pyramid, where the customer is on top.” ― John Donahoe

23.“A noble leader answers not to the trumpet calls of self promotion, but to the hushed whispers of necessity.”
― Mollie Marti

24.“We are endowed with different kinds of gifts for different kinds of services.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

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25. “The heart of the leader is manifested through service to others.” ― Artika Tyner

26. “The best organizations regard the nurturing of their employees as a spiritual mandate.” ― Nancy Pearcey

27. “Don’t Give Someone Responsibility without Requisite Authority” ― Miles Anthony Smith

28. “Good leaders must first become good servants.” — Robert K. Greenleaf

29. “ 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.” — Laozi

30. “The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.” — Ken Blanchard

31. “Earn your success based on service to others, not at the expense of others.” — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

32. “ Bosses push, Leaders pull. Real leadership is servant leadership ” — Dave Ramsey

33. “ Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs
of those who would be affected by it ” — Marian Anderson

34. “Service is the rent that you pay for room on this earth.” — Shirley Chisholm

35. “Slaves do what others want. Servants do what others need.”  — James Hunter

36. “There is but one just use of power and it is to serve people.” — George W. Bush

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37. “The best leaders are servant leaders - they serve those they lead.” — Tony Hsieh

38. “Coaching is the most important servant/leadership element in helping people accomplish their goals.” — Bill Hybels

39. “Serving others breaks you free from the shackles of self and self-absorption that choke out the joy of living.”      — James Hunter

40. “Servant leadership teaches us that you have to lay your cards on the table.” — Warren G. Bennis

41. “When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.”               — Joe Paterno

42. “If you're truly obsessed over customers, it'll cover a lot of errors.” — Jeff Bezos

43. “The companies that are successful, they start out to make meaning, not to make money.” — Guy Kawasaki

44. “You’ll never be what you’re capable of becoming until you understand who you are right now.” — Steven Furtick

45. “Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” — John Maxwell

46. “A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society. ” — B. R. Ambedkar

47. “One of the topics I'm most passionate about is servant leadership - the greatest leaders recognize that they're here to serve, not to be served.” —  Ken Blanchard

48. “If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself.” — Benjamin Franklin

49. “Let your light shine as an inspiration to humanity and BE THE REASON someone believes in the goodness of people.” ― Germany Kent

50. “The different kinds of work require different people to perform the task. You must fulfil your specific task.”
 Lailah Gifty Akita

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