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Action(s)
Engrave this Quote Either move or be moved.
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-Colin Powell
Democracy
Engrave this Quote But you have to understand, American democracy is not like the system you have. We're not an ocean liner that sails across the ocean from point A to point B at 30 knots. That's not American democracy. American democracy is kind of like a life raft that bobs around the ocean all the time. Your feet are always wet. Winds are always blowing. You're cold. You're wet. You're uncomfortable -- but you never sink.
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Effort
Engrave this Quote The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting above average effort.
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Ego
Engrave this Quote Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.
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Optimism
Engrave this Quote Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.
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Politics
Engrave this Quote Policies that emanate from ivory towers often have an adverse impact on the people out in the field who are fighting the wars or bringing in the revenues.
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Power
Engrave this Quote I want everybody to be scared to death of us. I don't say that in a bellicose way. I say that in a way that is peaceful, frankly.
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Professionalism
Engrave this Quote Experts often possess more data than judgment.
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Speech (freedom of)
Engrave this Quote Free speech is intended to protect the controversial and even outrageous word; and not just comforting platitudes too mundane to need protection.
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Success & Failure
Engrave this Quote There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
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