Colin Powell Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old colin powell quotes, colin powell sayings, and colin powell proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.     

Colin Powell

Get mad, then get over it.     

Colin Powell

A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.     

Colin Powell

A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.     

Colin Powell

Giving back involves a certain amount of giving up.     

Colin Powell

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.     

Colin Powell

Don't let your ego get too close to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn't go with it.     

Colin Powell

Pissing people off doesn't mean you're doing the right things, but doing the right things will almost inevitably piss people off.     

Colin Powell

The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting above average effort.     

Colin Powell

If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.     

Colin Powell

No battle plan survives contact with the enemy.     

Colin Powell

Giving back involves a certain amount of giving up.     

Colin Powell

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.     

Colin Powell

Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off.     

Colin Powell

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.     

Colin Powell

Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.     

Colin Powell

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.     

Colin Powell

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.     

Colin Powell

A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.     

Colin Powell

Always focus on the front windshield and not the review mirror.     

Colin Powell

It ain't as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning.     

Colin Powell

A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.     

Colin Powell

A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.     

Colin Powell

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.     

Colin Powell

A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.     

Colin Powell

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning form failure.     

Colin Powell

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.     

Colin Powell

A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.     

Colin Powell

The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting in above-average effort.     

Colin Powell

Every organization should tolerate rebels who tell the emperor he has no clothes.     

Colin Powell