Quotes by Colin Powell

Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.

Bad news isn't wine. It doesn't improve with age.

Don't bother people for help without first trying to solve the problem yourself.

Experts often possess more data than judgment.

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.

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.

You don't know what you can get away with until you try.