If you have fear, you are bound by tradition, you follow some leader or guru. When you are bound by tradition, when you are afraid of your husband or your wife, you lose your dignity as an individual human being.
The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
I am not the first Buddha who came upon Earth, nor shall I be the last. In due time, another Buddha will arise in the world - a Holy One, a supremely enlightened One, endowed with wisdom in conduct, auspicious, knowing the universe, an incomparable leader of men, a master of angels and mortals.
“No leader, however great, can long continue unless he wins battles. The battle decides all.”
“Having the capacity to lead is not enough. The leader must be willing to use it.”
“Hence in the wise leader’s plans, considerations of advantage and of disadvantage will be blended together.”
He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.
I sometimes wonder if our world leaders are very smart and just putting us on, or very stupid and mean it.