About Colin Powell

Colin Powell
Colin Luther Powell is an American statesman and a retired four-star general in the United States Army. He was the 65th United States Secretary of State, serving under U.S. President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005, the first African American to serve in that position. During his military career, Powell also served as National Security Advisor, as... Wikipedia
April 5, 1937, New York City, New York

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Colin Powell Quotes

I'm sleeping like a baby, too. Every two hours, I wake up, screaming.
Upon hearing that President Bush was "sleeping like a baby" on the eve of war with Iraq, as quoted in "The Tragedy of Colin Powell" (February 19, 2004)
Our strategy in going after this army is very simple. First we are going to cut it off, and then we are going to kill it.
Remark made as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, announcing the U.S. gulf war plan against Saddam Hussein's army. Pentagon press briefing (January 23, 1991)
Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off.
As quoted in The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell (2003) by Oren Harari
Leadership is the art of accomplishing more than the science of management says is possible.
As quoted in The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell (2003) by Oren Harari