There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.
As quoted in The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell (2003) by Oren Harari, p. 164
The United Nations will spearhead our efforts to manage the new conflicts (that afflict our world)....Yes the principles of the United Nations Charter are worth our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor."Colin Powell
Our strategy in going after this army is very simple. First we are going to cut it off, and then we are going to kill it.Colin Powell
What the hell, what are these guys thinking about? Can’t you get these guys back in the box?Colin Powell
There can be no doubt that Saddam Hussein has biological weapons and the capability to rapidly produce more, many more.Colin Powell
I'm sleeping like a baby, too. Every two hours, I wake up, screaming.Colin Powell
This may sound a little improper, but when the Vice President and I are alone it's Colin and Dick.Colin Powell
There is only one China. Taiwan is not independent. It does not enjoy sovereignty as a nation, and that remains our policy, our firm policy.Colin Powell
That's not really a number I'm terribly interested in.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
Of all manifestations of power, restraint impresses men most.Colin Powell
Leadership is the art of accomplishing more than the science of management says is possible.Colin Powell
It is necessary to surround a child with love, support, and encouragement on every side, in every endeavor.Colin Powell
Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.Colin Powell
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