Colin Powell Quotes


161 Colin Powell quotes:



"There is no magic calendar as to when they should go in, ... They should go in when they have the authority to do their job."
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Magic Quotes
"In my conversations with the Saudi leaders ..., I've had no suggestion from them that they were about to ask us to leave,"
"imposed a visa ban on Zimbabwe's leaders and frozen their overseas assets."
"We made clear to the leaders in the region that we want to move forward with negotiations as early as possible, ... And we're looking at different ways to do that once security has been established."
"That was a big mistake. It should never have been in the speech. I didn't need Joseph Wilson to tell me that there wasn't a Niger connection. He didn't tell us anything we didn't already know. I never believed it."
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Speech Quotes
"We've just begun our consultations, and I'm encouraged by what I've heard so far from the Security Council representatives that I have spoken to, ... but this is a consultation and it is a negotiation and we are just now starting to look at language, so I wouldn't want to prejudge what my [Security] Council colleagues will agree to."
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Security Quotes
"The real issue is how do we fix the security and how do we put the pressure on the Sudanese government to do what needs to be done and how do we get the international community more fully mobilized?"
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Security Quotes
"The moment we find ourselves in now is a critical moment where we are being tested and where the Security Council of the United Nations and the international community is being tested,"
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Security Quotes
"they understand that security has to be number one."
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Security Quotes
"We welcome Iraqis taking over security responsibilities,"
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Security Quotes
"We seek nothing for ourselves other than to bring security"
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Security Quotes
"There are ways to talk about security, and there are ways to talk about intent, but they'll include a pact that will require some form of Senate confirmation or some form of legislative procedure,"
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Security Quotes
"Never underestimate the power of a dictator, ... pretty much removed his [Hussein's] stings."
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Power Quotes
"Colonel Wilkerson does not speak for or work for him."
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Work Quotes
"Far more Iraqis worry about our leaving too soon than about our staying too long, ... They need not worry, for we will neither leave too soon, nor stay too long."
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Worry Quotes
"We want to be sure that the search for peace ... is seen in a broad regional context so that the quest doesn't stand alone in and of itself, ... obviously an increase in violence affects a number of issues throughout the region."
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Peace Quotes
"an enemy of peace."
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Peace Quotes
"whole, free and at peace."
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Peace Quotes
"there is no good reason to just trust the Iranian assurances. We need to see performance."
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Performance Quotes
"We can't miss this opportunity."
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Opportunity Quotes



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