"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."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Colin Powell on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Colin Powell on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Colin Powell on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Colin Powell on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Colin Powell on Abraham Lincoln
"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."