Quote by Walter Lippmann
The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.
This quote suggests that a truly effective leader is one who can create a situation or environment that is easily manageable and solvable by ordinary individuals. A leader's genius lies not only in their own exceptional abilities, but also in their ability to structure things in such a way that even those without extraordinary talents can navigate and achieve success. By doing so, a good leader ensures that the organization or community can continue to thrive even in their absence, without relying solely on their own brilliance.
But remember, when the people once part with power, they can seldom or never resume it but by force. Many instances can be produced in which the people have voluntarily increased the powers of their rulers; but few, if any, in which rulers have willingly abridged their authority. This is a sufficient reason to induce you to be careful, in the first instance, how you deposit the powers of government.