Colin Powell Quotes.
Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country? The answer’s no. That’s not America. Is there something wrong with some seven-year-old Muslim American kid believing that he or she could be president?
Bad news isn’t wine. It doesn’t improve with age.
So like any football or basketball coach, you always always believe you’re going to win.
There’s not going to be a World War III, because there is no one to have World War III with.
Organization charts and fancy titles count for next to nothing.
High-quality early-childhood programs and health coverage have expanded, and the number of mentoring relationships for at-risk youth has risen dramatically. That progress is encouraging, but it’s not evenly distributed.
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.
Look at the world. There is no pure competitor to the United States of America.
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.
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.
In the last several years, I have been troubled by the right shift of the Republican party too far to the right.
Effective leaders are made, not born. They learn from trial and error, and from experience.
Never let your ego get so close to your position that when your position goes, your ego goes with it.
What we have to find is the right level of regulation of our financial system so that it has the incentive to invest in things, but at the same time, it is sufficiently regulated so it can’t get in the kind of trouble that we have seen in the past and we have seen recently.