quotes of Colin Powell; 973 quotes

"Have a vision. Be demanding."

"Never neglect details. When everyone's mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant."

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"If it ain't broke, don't fix it' is the slogan of the complacent, the arrogant or the scared. It's an excuse for inaction, a call to non-arms."

"No battle plan survives contact with the enemy."

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"Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard."

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"Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence."

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

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"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."

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"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."

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

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