Colin Powell Quotes

161 Colin Powell quotes:

"And, most importantly, an administrative law has been written, which is the forerunner of the constitution that will be written that is quite astonishing with respect to basic rights and liberties and how all these different ethnicities can come together."
"We believe it is our responsibility to create a missile defense that protects the United States, our allies and friends, all against the threat of missile proliferation that can deliver weapons of mass destruction to any of our countries, ... We should use all available instruments to deter and defend against that threat. We are committed to close allied consultations to address these issues together prior to deciding on specific technologies or architecture."
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Defense Quotes
"In our 21st century world, where freedom and democracy are spreading to every continent, it is appalling and morally unacceptable that hundreds of thousands of men, women and children are exploited, abused and enslaved by peddlers in human misery,"
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Democracy Quotes
"The United States presents a value system to the world that is based on democracy, based on economic freedom, based on individual rights for men and women, ... I think that is what makes us such a draw for nations around the world. People come to the United States to be educated, to become Americans. We are a country of countries and we touch every country, and every country in world touches us."
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Democracy Quotes
"The only answer to the problems of insufficient democracy and incomplete economic reform is more democracy and more economic reform, ... The past year has been a difficult one, where our beliefs have been tested. But it has also been a time when our convictions have been confirmed, and that is what makes me optimistic moving forward."
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Democracy Quotes
"There is no debate in New York among the Security Council members about the fact that Saddam Hussein has violated these resolutions,"
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Debate Quotes
"Now whatever you call it, it's a catastrophe, people are dying at an increasing rate and we can debate what it should be called and should not be called, but that's not the real issue,"
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Debate Quotes
"That's not the point. In this job ... the issue is not to win or lose a particular debate. The issue is to make sure that the president gets the very best information he can get, honestly, in order to make decisions for the American people."
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Debate Quotes
"There is constant discussion and debate about the level of infiltration."
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Debate Quotes
"Lifting the crushing burden of the old regime's debt is one of the most important contributions we can make to Iraq's new beginning,"
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Debt Quotes
"We had a thorough discussion on strategic issues and the U.S. desire to move forward on a new strategic framework proposal that deals with offensive strategic weapons and defensive systems."
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Desire Quotes
"part and parcel of a policy of evasion and deception that goes back 12 years."
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Deception Quotes
"They're not going back there. I think they have discovered what democracy is about. They like it, and they want to be able to vote for their leaders."
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Democracy Quotes
"Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard."
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Hard Quotes American Statesman Quotes
"I don't want to spend the rest of my life giving speeches."
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Giving Quotes American Statesman Quotes
"Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence."
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Failure Quotes American Statesman Quotes
"Sgt. Jenkins is, of course, a deserter from the U.S. Army and those charges are still outstanding."
"We want to see us get back to a situation where the Indian army is no longer mobilized, they've moved back to their original positions,"
"no legitimacy or moral authority."
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Authority Quotes
"begin restructuring the [Palestinian] Authority with the principal focus on security and ending terror and violence."
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Authority Quotes

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