"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."Colin Powell on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."Colin Powell on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."Colin Powell on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."Colin Powell on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."Colin Powell on Maya Angelou
"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."