92 Famous Quotes By Colin Powell, The Distinguished Military Leader And Diplomat
65th United States Secretary of State
New York City, New York, United States
Colin Luther Powell is a former U.S. four star general and statesman, who had also served as the United States Secretary of State from 2001 to 2005. Powell grew up in New York City, where he studied at Morris High School and later went on to study geology at City College of New York. Powell joined the US military after completing his education and he was a soldier for a span of 35 years, rising up to become a four star general. He had also been a part of the Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War and Invasion of Panama. From 1987 to 1989, he also served as the National Security Advisor of the United States under the Reagan administration and later on he became the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - a position he held from 1989 to 1993. Following his retirement from the US Military he became a public speaker and also authored his autobiography titled ‘My American Journey’, which went on to become a runaway success. A decorated army General and leader, Powell delivered many speeches during his stint with the army, and during his stint as a diplomat and later became a motivational leader and writer too. His quotes have been excerpted from his speeches, writings and lectures. Presenting a collection of Colin Powell’s quotations and sayings.