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Colin Powell
April 5, 1937 -
Nationality: American
Category: Statesman
Subcategory: American Statesman

Never let your ego get so close to your position that when your position goes, your ego goes with it.


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


A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.


Organization charts and fancy titles count for next to nothing.


The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting above average effort.


Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.


Don't bother people for help without first trying to solve the problem yourself.


Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.


Today I can declare my hope and declare it from the bottom of my heart that we will eventually see the time when that number of nuclear weapons is down to zero and the world is a much better place.


It ain't as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning.


Never neglect details. When everyone's mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant.


The commander in the field is always right and the rear echelon is wrong, unless proved otherwise.


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


I try to be the same person I was yesterday.


Experts often possess more data than judgment.


Get mad, then get over it.


Don't be afraid to challenge the pros, even in their own backyard.


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