Favorite Quotations Colin Powell, II Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell

"Have a vision. Be demanding." ~ Colin Powell

Jasper Johns

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

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

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.

Giving back involves a certain amount of giving up.

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.

Be careful what you choose. You may get it.

Get mad. Then get over it.

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

Experts often possess more data than judgment.

I try to be the same person I was yesterday.

You have achieved excellence as a leader when people will follow you anywhere if only out of curiosity.

Ninety percent of my time is spent on 10% of the world.

You can't make someone else's choices. You shouldn't let someone else make yours.

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