"Secretary Powell and I agree on every single issue that has ever been before this administration except for those instances where Colin's still learning."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."Donald Rumsfeld on Maya Angelou
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."Donald Rumsfeld on Albert Einstein
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."Donald Rumsfeld on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."Donald Rumsfeld on Mahatma Gandhi
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."Donald Rumsfeld on Earl Nightingale
"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."