"I respect the fact that many denominations have different points of view with respect to gay marriage and they can hold that in the sanctity in the place of their religion and not bless them or solemnize them."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Colin Powell on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Colin Powell on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Colin Powell on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Colin Powell on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."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."