"In the execution of Presidential decisions work to be true to his views, in fact and tone."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."Donald Rumsfeld on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."Donald Rumsfeld on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."Donald Rumsfeld on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."Donald Rumsfeld on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."Donald Rumsfeld on Maya Angelou
"Amidst all the clutter, beyond all the obstacles, aside from all the static, are the goals set. Put your head down, do the best job possible, let the flak pass, and work towards those goals."
"Your performance depends on your people. Select the best, train them and back them. When errors occur, give sharper guidance. If errors persist or if the fit feels wrong, help them move on. The country cannot afford amateur hour in the White House."
"Leave the President's family business to him. You will have plenty to do without trying to manage the First Family. They are likely to do fine without your help."
"Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war."
"Let your family, staff, and friends know that you're still the same person, despite all the publicity and notoriety that accompanies your position."
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