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Summary

Colin Powell is a famous Statesman from USA, he is 80 years old and still alive, born April 5, 1937.

Biography

Colin Powell was national security adviser from 1987 to 1989. He was the U.S. 65 Secretary of State and the first African-American who has held this office.

While he served as General Powell had the office of National Security Adviser (National Security Advisor, 1987 - 1989). He was chairman of the advisory group's military Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989 - 1993), a position he thus had during the Gulf War. He was the first African-American who has been a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Colin Powell served under President Bush from 20 January 2000 to 15 november 2004. Politically, he was more moderate than most of the Bush administration. It was, according to The Guardian, among others, Colin Powell, who advised George W. Bush to create PEPFAR (the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) that in the period 2003 to 2008 saved at least 5 million lives in Africa south of Sahara. 15. November 2004 Powell announced that he asked his position at their disposal. He was succeeded by Condoleezza Rice.

During the presidential campaign in 2008, he endorsed Democrat Barack Obama and his party colleague John McCain.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac aries, who is known for Active, Demanding, Determined, Effective, Ambitious. Our collection contains 49 quotes who is written / told by Colin, under the main topics: Anger, Business, History.

Related authors: Michael K. Powell, John McCain, Barack Obama, Condoleezza Rice, George W. Bush

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Powell

Famous quotes by Colin Powell (49)


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"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"
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"Politics is not bean bags. It's serious, tough stuff"
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"Organization charts and fancy titles count for next to nothing"
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"You don't know what you can get away with until you try"
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"The only bipartisanship you ever see is when they finally sign a bill and everybody says, 'Gee, isn't that wonderful?'"
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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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"Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard"
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"Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence"
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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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"I try to be the same person I was yesterday"
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"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"
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"I don't want to spend the rest of my life giving speeches"
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"I don't think we handled the aftermath of the fall of Baghdad as well as we might have. But that's now history"
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"I consider myself a moderate Republican. I have very, very moderate social views, and I'm pretty strong on, on defense matters"
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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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"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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"Giving back involves a certain amount of giving up"
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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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"Experts often possess more data than judgment"
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"Don't bother people for help without first trying to solve the problem yourself"
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"Don't be afraid to challenge the pros, even in their own backyard"
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"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"
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"Bad news isn't wine. It doesn't improve with age"
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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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"A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work"
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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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"What you're seeing with Occupy Wall Street and the others are people who are unhappy and they're directing their unhappiness now toward Wall Street and toward those they think are doing too well in our society"
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"We got rid of a terrible dictator. We gave the Iraqi people an opportunity for a new life under a representative form of government"
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"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"
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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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"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"
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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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"The United States is not stingy. We are the greatest contributor to international relief efforts in the world"
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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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"No battle plan survives contact with the enemy"
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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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"Never let your ego get so close to your position that when your position goes, your ego goes with it"
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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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"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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"It's nice to say let's be bipartisan. But we're a partisan nation. We were raised as a partisan nation"
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"It's a disgrace that we have millions of people who are uninsured"
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"It isn't enough just to scream at the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. We need our political system to start reflect this anger back into, 'How do we fix it? How do we get the economy going again?'"
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"It ain't as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning"
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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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"Get mad, then get over it"
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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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"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure"
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"90 percent of my time is spent on 10 percent of the world"


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