"Imagine, a September 11 with weapons of mass destruction. It's not 3,000. It's tens of thousands of innocent men, women and children."
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."Donald Rumsfeld on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."Donald Rumsfeld on Marilyn Monroe
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent."Donald Rumsfeld on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."Donald Rumsfeld on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot."Donald Rumsfeld on John Lennon
"Amidst all the clutter, beyond all the obstacles, aside from all the static, are the goals set. Put your head down, do the best job possible, let the flak pass, and work towards those goals."
"Your performance depends on your people. Select the best, train them and back them. When errors occur, give sharper guidance. If errors persist or if the fit feels wrong, help them move on. The country cannot afford amateur hour in the White House."
"Leave the President's family business to him. You will have plenty to do without trying to manage the First Family. They are likely to do fine without your help."
"Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war."
"Let your family, staff, and friends know that you're still the same person, despite all the publicity and notoriety that accompanies your position."