Colin Powell


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Colin Luther Powell (born April 5, 1937) 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 President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005. He was the first African American to serve in that position. During his military career, Powell also served as National Security Advisor (1987–1989), as Commander of ... more »

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  • 1. It ain't as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning.
    2. Get mad, then get over it.
    3. Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ...
    Colin Powell (b. 1937), U.S. General. "Colin Powell's Rules," My American Journey, with Joseph E. Persico, Random House (1995).
  • ''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.''
    Colin Powell (b. 1937), U.S. General. My American Journey, ch. 19, with Joseph E. Persico, Random House (1995). Powell announced the U.S. war aim ...
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