"My own experience is use the tools that are out there. Use the digital world. But never lose sight of the need to reach out and talk to other people who don't share your view. Listen to them and see if you can find a way to compromise."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Colin Powell on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Colin Powell on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Colin Powell on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Colin Powell on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Colin Powell on Mark Twain
"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."