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I consider myself a moderate Republican.
by Colin Powell

I consider myself a moderate Republican.
I have very, very moderate social views,
and I'm pretty strong on, on defense matters.
- 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

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

There are no secrets to success.
It is the result of preparation,
hard work, and learning from failure.
- Colin Powell

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Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.
- Colin Powell

Don't let your ego get too close to your position,
so that if your position gets shot down,
your ego doesn't go with it.
- Colin Powell

Get mad, then get over it.
- Colin Powell


 

90 percent of my time is spent on 10 percent of the world.
- Colin Powell

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.
- Colin Powell

Experts often possess more data than judgment.
- Colin Powell

Politics is not bean bags.
It's serious, tough stuff.
- Colin Powell

Avoid having your ego so close to your position that
when your position falls,
your ego goes with it.
- Colin Powell

Some of the generals are saying, 'We're making progress.
We are clearing an area.' But you really don't defeat
the Taliban by clearing an area.
They move.
- Colin Powell

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

Wouldn't it be great if we could look forward to a
whole world in which no child will be left behind?
- Colin Powell

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

I try to be the same person I was yesterday.
- Colin Powell

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

You don't know what you can get away with until you try.
- Colin Powell

Bad news isn't wine.
It doesn't improve with age.
- Colin Powell

The United States is not stingy.
We are the greatest contributor to international relief efforts in the world.
- Colin Powell

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

If you are going to achieve excellence in big things,
you develop the habit in little matters.
Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.
- Colin Powell

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

War should be the politics of last resort.
And when we go to war, we should have a purpose that
our people understand and support.
- Colin Powell

It's nice to say let's be bipartisan.
But we're a partisan nation.
We were raised as a partisan nation.
- Colin Powell

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

I don't think we handled the aftermath of the fall
of Baghdad as well as we might have.
But that's now history.
- Colin Powell

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

Giving back involves a certain amount of giving up.
- Colin Powell

The only bipartisanship you ever see is when they finally
sign a bill and everybody says,
'Gee, isn't that wonderful?'
- Colin Powell

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

Have fun in your command.
Don't always run at a breakneck pace.
Take leave when you've earned it, spend time with your families.
- Colin Powell

No battle plan survives contact with the enemy.
- Colin Powell

I don't want to spend the rest of my life giving speeches.
- Colin Powell

Organization charts and fancy titles count for next to nothing.
- 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

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

We got rid of a terrible dictator.
We gave the Iraqi people an opportunity for a new life
under a representative form of government.
- Colin Powell

It's a disgrace that we have millions of people who are uninsured,
but at the same time too - in the eyes of the American people,
in my judgment, it looked as if that somehow become
more important than the main attack which was to fix
the economy and get the Americans working again.
- 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.'
- Colin Powell

I think the Iranians are clearly determined to have a nuclear program.
And we have to assume that with a nuclear program they
have the capability and the will to create a nuclear weapon.
- Colin Powell

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.
- Colin Powell

Leadership is solving problems.
The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is
the day you have stopped leading them.
They have either lost confidence that you can help
or concluded you do not care.
Either case is a failure of leadership.
- Colin Powell

You can't just have slogans, you can't just have catchy phrases.
You have to have an agenda.
And I think what the Republican Party has to do,
if it's going to incorporate the tea party efforts in it,
is to come up with an agenda that the American people can see,
touch, and actually believe in, and something they believe in.
- Colin Powell

We all hoped in 2001 that we could put in place an
Afghan government under President Karzai that would
be able to control the country,
make sure al-Qaeda didn't come back,
and make sure the Taliban wasn't resurging.
It didn't work out.
- Colin Powell

Too often we act - ask our schools to be truant officers,
our teachers to be truant officers, because we're giving them children who have,
you know, they're not ready to learn.
And if they're not ready to learn by the third grade,
they know they're behind.
- 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.
- Colin Powell

But just as they did in Philadelphia when they were
writing the constitution,
sooner or later, you've got to compromise.
You've got to start making the compromises that arrive
at a consensus and move the country forward.
- Colin Powell

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

Calm provides clarity. Pause to consider
the gifts you have been given,
the difference you have made
and the direction in which you are headed.
- Anonymous

In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to
remember seven generations in the past and
consider seven generations in the future
when making decisions that affect the people.
- Wilma Mankiller

Consider adopting the ongoing practice of zero-based gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pick up a stone that feels good to you
and is small enough to hold in one hand.
Consider how long that stone has been around
and what enormous pressure it has experienced.
Draw strength from its long history.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Consider calling it a challenge
rather than calling it a crisis.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Honor your past, and all the consequences of that past.
Receive insight into relieving the pain
caused by past experiences and current attitudes toward life.
Observe life as it currently appears,
and then train yourself to observe life
from other perspectives that support a higher quality of living.
Re-consider your priorities.
Chart your Course.
Set Sail with Courage.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Consider a new beginning with your family -
choose to take them less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I renounce all assumptions and expectations.
I thoughtfully consider all possibilities,
and CHOOSE among them with consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When was the last time you took
a different route to work ... just because?
Consider shaking up your life a little (or a lot) ...
for no reason, except to do it.
Let your life be an adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Consider being more acceptive of your partner's behaviors.
It is unlikely that they are intentionally aggravating you.
Almost always, they are just doing what they think they should do.
Try setting aside your own rules for how they should behave,
and adopt a live-and-let-live attitude.
Your relationship will become stronger and happier if you do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Ask today as you consider the many choices in your view -
what is the highest and best use
of your talents, skills and abilities?
When you answer that, seize the opportunity
to sharpen those qualities even more sharply
by applying your focused effort.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I CHOOSE with Thoughtful Consideration:
I renounce all assumptions and expectations,
and declare that I will thoughtfully consider
all possibilities and CHOOSE among them with consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Animals, whom we have made our slaves,
we do not like to consider our equal.
- Charles Darwin

Most people consider the course of events as natural and inevitable.
They little know what radical change are possible through prayer.
Every morning I offer my body, my mind and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O infinite creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work, and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

I CHOOSE with Open Mind and Open Heart -
I renounce all assumptions and expectations,
and I declare that I will thoughtfully consider all possibilities.
I will CHOOSE with courage, awareness,
consciousness, and compassion toward all.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly,
but we consider it false and despise its adherents.
- Khalil Gibran

Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternatives.
- Cato

The automobile engine will come, and then I will consider my life's work complete.
- Rudolf Diesel

If your home is not a place where you can truly
kick-back and be yourself - both physically and emotionally -
consider making some changes in your way-of-life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider,
every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.
- Martin Luther


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