"What you're seeing with Occupy Wall Street and the others are people who are unhappy and they're directing their unhappiness now toward Wall Street and toward those they think are doing too well in our society."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Colin Powell on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Colin Powell on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Colin Powell on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Colin Powell on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Colin Powell on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."