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Colin Powell
Colin Powell

The son of Jamaican immigrants who stressed the importance of personal achievement and education, Colin Powell entered military service in 1958 as second lieutenant. After several deployments to Vietnam, Powell won a White House fellowship, then took a staff position at the Pentagon. He rose through the ranks, eventually becoming the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President Ge…

Date of Birth: April 05, 1937


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"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure." Colin Powell
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"How many other slips are there out there? It's not a slip, ... They knew they were there. Somebody knew they were there." Colin Powell
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"The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties, increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny." Colin Powell
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"The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting above average effort." Colin Powell
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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." Colin Powell
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"the implication was clear." Colin Powell
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"[The pictures] stunned every American, ... They showed acts that are despicable. The president has spoken to this. It is totally out of character of what we would expect from our men and women in uniform." Colin Powell
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"Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand." Colin Powell
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"They were anticipating a different kind of immediate aftermath of the fall of Baghdad, it turned out to be not exactly as they had anticipated." Colin Powell
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"They describe the weaknesses they have in their efforts to undercut the coalition's efforts, but at the same time it shows they haven't given up," Colin Powell
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"But he did enter airspace without permission and landed without permission, and for that we are very sorry -- but glad he did it." Colin Powell
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"Having served its purpose, it will ... now fold itself into the broader coordination efforts of the United Nations." Colin Powell
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"was not the summit meeting but a walk in the forest." Colin Powell
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"What what we have done here today is note the new opportunity that exists for progress in the Middle East because, for the first time, we have an Israeli prime minister who has stood up and said that he wants to evacuate settlements," Colin Powell
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"We have to make sure that, as we fight terrorism using military means and legal means ... we also have to put hope back into the hearts of people, ... We have to show people who might move in the direction of terrorism that there is a better way." Colin Powell
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"We want the humanitarian workers and other workers in Iraq -- reconstruction workers and others -- to have a safe environment," Colin Powell
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"is very anxious to meet with me so we can talk about next steps, how we move forward from this current situation to get back to discussions that would lead to a negotiating summit." Colin Powell
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"Now, if the sources fell apart, then we need to find out how we've gotten ourselves in that position." Colin Powell
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"We have had serious disagreement in recent months, ... I am not going to paper over it and pretend it didn't occur. It did occur and we will work our way through that." Colin Powell
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"There is no question in my mind ... it will get to the IAEA for consideration, ... There is not quite the sense of urgency I would have like to seen, but it is not a major problem for us." Colin Powell
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"begin restructuring the [Palestinian] Authority with the principal focus on security and ending terror and violence." Colin Powell
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