Quotes by Colin Powell
Bad news isn't wine. It doesn't improve with age.
The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help them or concluded that you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.
Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.
A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.
Experts often possess more data than judgment.
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.
Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.
Don't let your ego get too close to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn't go with it.
Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.