"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."Colin Powell on Bill Cosby
"Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success."Colin Powell on Swami Vivekananda
"Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it."Colin Powell on Bruce Lee
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."Colin Powell on David Brinkley
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."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."