What Do You Think About This Quote?

Check out this quote from Richard Nixon out and let me know what you think about it.

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Here goes:

“If an individual wants to be a leader and isn’t controversial, that means he never stood for anything.”

Well…what do you think?

Let me know in the comments!

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9 thoughts on “What Do You Think About This Quote?

  1. Well, just to be controversial, I want to disagree 🙂 In all seriousness though, isn’t he who stands for nothing going to be controversial? If no one knows where he stands, they will have questions about him. Some may respect him for appearing congenial, while others are disappointed in him for not having a backbone. At the same time, if what the quote implies is that one who stands for truth and leads well will face both supporters and naysayers, then it is fairly accurate.

  2. Before my leadership days, I may have disagreed but my experience supports what he said. In every leadership position I’ve had, I made at least one decision that was controversial with someone.

  3. I agree. One of my favorite quotes, which several people have said, and re-said, and now I have no idea where it came from, is: If you’re pissing people off, you’re doing something right. That might be a little extreme, but I think it’s true.

  4. The leader who stands up for what is wrong is also controversial. I wonder what context it was in that Nixon made the quote. 🙂