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90 percent of my time is spent on 10 percent of the world.
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A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.
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Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.
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Bad news isn't wine. It doesn't improve with age.
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Don't be afraid to challenge the pros, even in their own backyard.
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Don't bother people for help without first trying to solve the problem yourself.
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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.
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Experts often possess more data than judgment.
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Fit no stereotypes. Don't chase the latest management fads. The situation dictates which approach best accomplishes the team's mission.
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Get mad, then get over it.
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Giving back involves a certain amount of giving up.
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Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.
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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.
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I can think of nothing that Saddam Hussein can do diplomatically (to avoid war). I think that time is now over. He's had his chance, he has had many chances over the last 12 years and he has blown every one of those chances.
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I don't want to spend the rest of my life giving speeches.
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I try to be the same person I was yesterday.
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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.
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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.
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It ain't as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning.
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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.
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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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Never let your ego get so close to your position that when your position goes, your ego goes with it.
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Never neglect details. When everyone's mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant.
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No battle plan survives contact with the enemy.
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Organization charts and fancy titles count for next to nothing.
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Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.
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Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
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Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard.
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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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The commander in the field is always right and the rear echelon is wrong, unless proved otherwise.
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The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting above average effort.
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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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The United States is not stingy. We are the greatest contributor to international efforts in the world.
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There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
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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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Think hard about it: I'm running out of demons. I'm running out of villians. I'm down to Castro and Kim Il Sung.
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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.
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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.
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We have gone forth from our shores repeatedly over the last hundred years and we've done this as recently as the last year in Afghanistan and put wonderful young men and women at risk, many of whom have lost their lives, and we have asked for nothing except enough ground to bury them in.
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When we are debating an issue, loyalty means giving me your honest opinion, whether you think I'll like it or not. Disagreement, at this stage, stimulates me. But once a decision has been made, the debate ends. From that point on, loyalty means executing the decision as if it were your own.
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Wouldn't it be great if we could look forward to a whole world in which no child will be left behind?
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You don't know what you can get away with until you try.
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Colin Powell Events

42nd NAACP Image Awards at The Shrine Auditorium - Press Room

2011-03-04

42nd NAACP Image Awards at The Shrine Auditorium - Arrivals

2011-03-04

2009 White House Correspondent Dinner-Departures

2009-05-09

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