Keep looking below surface appearances. Don't shrink from doing so just because you might not like what you find.
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.
Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.
A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.
Don't be afraid to challenge the pros, even in their own backyard.
If it were up to me I would close Guant·namo not tomorrow but this afternoon...Essentially, we have shaken the belief that the world had in America's justice system...and it's causing us far more damage than any good we get from it.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure.
Look for intelligence and judgment and, most critically, a capacity to anticipate, to see around corners. Also look for loyalty, integrity, a high energy drive, a balanced ego and the drive to get things done.
Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.
Free speech is intended to protect the controversial and even outrageous word; and not just comforting platitudes too mundane to need protection.
Don\'t be buffaloed by experts and elites. Experts often possess more data than judgment. Elites can become so inbred that they produce haemophiliacs who bleed to death as soon as they are nicked by the real world.
Experts often possess more data than judgment.
Organization doesn't really accomplish anything. Plans don't accomplish anything, either. Theories of management don't much matter. Endeavors succeed or fail because of the people involved. Only by attracting the best people will you accomplish great deeds.
Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.
No battle plan survives contact with the enemy