The mark of great leaders is the ability to understand the context in which they are operating and act accordingly.
A leader who relies on authority to solve problems is bound to come to grief.
(Nelson Mandela said)
When you are strong, it is just like when you are a lady. If you have to call it to the world you are not anymore.
(Margaret Thatcher said)
Rulers who prefer the pleasures and amenities of civilization instead of weapons loose their states afterwards.
I may not be a lion, but I was commissioned to roam myself.