"In other words, don't expect to always be great. Disappointments, failures and setbacks are a normal part of the lifecycle of a unit or a company and what the leader has to do is constantly be up and say 'we have a problem, let's go and get it'."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Colin Powell on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Colin Powell on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Colin Powell on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Colin Powell on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Colin Powell on Winston Churchill
"Bad news isn't wine. It doesn't improve with age."
"Get mad, then get over it."
"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?'"
"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."
"I think whether you're having setbacks or not, the role of a leader is to always display a winning attitude."
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