372 Total Quotes

Colin Powell Quotes

Colin Powell
Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.
Colin Powell
#American Statesman

Colin Powell
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Colin Powell
#American Statesman #Failure #Quote of the Day #Motivational #inspirational

Colin Powell
Fit no stereotypes. Don't chase the latest management fads. The situation dictates which approach best accomplishes the team's mission.
Colin Powell
#American Statesman

Colin Powell
Never neglect details. When everyone's mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant.
Colin Powell
#American Statesman

Colin Powell
The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting above average effort.
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#American Statesman

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And how jihad has to be practiced in the context of helping people: education, health care, taking care of people.
Colin Powell
#Education

Colin Powell
Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard.
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#American Statesman #Hard

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begin restructuring the [Palestinian] Authority with the principal focus on security and ending terror and violence.
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#Authority

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[The pictures] stunned every American, ... They showed acts that are despicable. The president has spoken to this. It is totally out of character of what we would expect from our men and women in uniform.
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#Acts

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will be held for and used for the people of Iraq.
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#Iraq

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The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties, increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny.
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#Action #American Statesman

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We have had serious disagreement in recent months, ... I am not going to paper over it and pretend it didn't occur. It did occur and we will work our way through that.
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#Disagreement

Colin Powell
The purposes of the United States should not be doubted. The Security Council resolutions will be enforced - the just demands of peace and security will be met - or action will be unavoidable. And a regime that has lost its legitimacy will also lose its power.
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#American Statesman #Council

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When people come together, go to each other's country, and watch a conflict being played out on the field of sport, as opposed to the field of battle... then why can't that same spirit, that same philosophy, infect other aspects of relations?
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#Conflict

Colin Powell
Many interviewers when they come to talk to me, think they're being progressive by not mentioning in their stories any longer that I'm black. I tell them, 'Don't stop now. If I shot somebody you'd mention it.'
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#American Statesman

Colin Powell
I was born in Harlem, raised in the South Bronx, went to public school, got out of public college, went into the Army, and then I just stuck with it.
Colin Powell
#American Statesman

Colin Powell
Don't be afraid to challenge the pros, even in their own backyard.
Colin Powell
#American Statesman

Colin Powell
It is time ... for the Lebanese army to deploy to the border and end the armed Hezbollah militia presence.
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#Army

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Tell them that they are destroying their own desire and vision for a Palestinian state living side by side in peace with Israel behind secure and recognizable borders,
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#Desire

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Think hard about it: I'm running out of demons. I'm running out of villains. I'm down to Castro and Kim II Sung.
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#American Statesman

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The U.S. is taking action to meet environmental challenges, including global climate change, ... Shame on Bush.
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#Action

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[Powell is one of the nation's most respected war veterans, and the placement of his address on education, race relations and the expansion of social and economic opportunity would seem expertly timed. With the opening of the convention's third session on Tuesday evening, members of the GOP faithful will shift gears to consider the theme] Strength and Security with A Purpose: Safe in our Homes and in the World, ... Opportunity with a Purpose.
Colin Powell
#Education

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We haven't yet publicly identified the organization we believe was responsible, but when you look at the list of candidates one resides in that region.
Colin Powell
#Believe