A great leader suffers in a hundred different ways, and keeps his suffering to himself.
A great leader survives both his suffering and the fact that nobody knows anything about it.
A great leader loves being alone with God.
A great leader communes with the deepest the ages have known.
A great leader knows there is a higher and there is a lower, and he always seeks the higher, and indeed the highest.
A great leader fights against the spiritual forces of darkness and disintegration, both in his own soul and in the world.
A great leader overcomes himself, rises above himself, daily, minutely.
A great leader is very polite, but he never tones down the truth just to please others.
A great leader never seeks fanfare and publicity- they come to him, and often he rejects them.
A great leader never craves the approval of the world- in fact he often intentionally provokes its disapproval.
A great leader hitches his wagon to the remote, the unattainable, the stars.
A great leader does not worship quantity, multiplicity, perpetual motion- he stubbornly sticks to the one or at most two ultimate truths that there are.
A great leader is very simple, but the moral force of his conviction shines through every tone of his voice and every gesture of his hand.
A great leader lets the oneness of his interest burst forth with endless creativity.
A great leader is absolutely fearless- fearless because he fears only God.
A great leader loves, not sentimentally, not by making an effort, but with the effortless overflow of God's love for him.
A great leader identifies himself with, and is not ashamed of, the deepest in his own tradition.
A great leader is never disturbed by the fact that other traditions too have their own deepest.
A great leader is decisive, yet with the utmost tentativeness and tenderness.
A great leader, under God, does not care if he is crucified- there is something he knows and sees in the distance infinitely more important than to avoid crucifixion.
A great leader knows what the Bible calls "the fullness of the time", I mean the time in which he lives, and God gives him the grace and the power to fulfill that fullness.
You insult a leader if you call him great; he does not want your judgment; he wants only to please God.
A great leader calls forth the most secret and the most sacred impulses of those whom he leads.
A great leader leads those who are not even aware that they follow him, but only rejoice in the fact that he leads them.
A great leader is at the forefront of danger, be it physical or moral danger, when danger strikes.
A great leader heals....