Donald Rumsfeld Quotes About Win, Politics, Leadership, Blame

Donald Rumsfeld Quotes About Win, Politics, Leadership, Blame

Donald Rumsfeld Quotes

Donald Rumsfeld Quotes:

First rule of politics: you can’t win unless you’re on the ballot. Second rule: If you run, you may lose. And, if you tie, you do not win.

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Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.

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Think ahead. Don’t let day-to-day operations drive out planning.

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Don’t blame the boss. He has enough problems.

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You’re thinking of Europe as Germany and France. I don’t. I think that’s old Europe.

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It is easier to get into something than to get out of it.

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If you try to please everybody, somebody’s not going to like it.

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Donald Rumsfeld with wife
Source: The Sun

Learn to say ‘I don’t know.’ If used when appropriate, it will be often.

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Enjoy your time in public service. It may well be one of the most interesting and challenging times of your life.

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If it were a fact, it wouldn’t be called intelligence.

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Amidst all the clutter, beyond all the obstacles, aside from all the static, are the goals set. Put your head down, do the best job possible, let the flak pass, and work towards those goals.

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Reduce the number of lawyers. They are like beavers – they get in the middle of the stream and dam it up.

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Treat each federal dollar as if it was hard earned; it was – by a taxpayer.

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Be yourself. Follow your instincts. Success depends, at least in part, on the ability to ‘carry it off.’

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Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war.

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If in doubt, don’t. If still in doubt, do what’s right.

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The way to do well is to do well.

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I don’t do quagmires.

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Remember where you came from.

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It isn’t making mistakes that’s critical; it’s correcting them and getting on with the principal task.

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Imagine, a September 11 with weapons of mass destruction. It’s not 3,000. It’s tens of thousands of innocent men, women and children.

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Test ideas in the marketplace. You learn from hearing a range of perspectives. Consultation helps engender the support decisions need to be successfully implemented.

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Be precise. A lack of precision is dangerous when the margin of error is small.

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I can’t tell you if the use of force in Iraq today will last five days, five weeks or five months, but it won’t last any longer than that.

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If you foul up, tell the President and correct it fast. Delay only compounds mistakes.

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Don’t think of yourself as indispensable or infallible. As Charles De Gaulle said, the cemeteries of the world are full of indispensable men.

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Know that the amount of criticism you receive may correlate somewhat to the amount of publicity you receive.

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When asked for your views, by the press or others, remember that what they really want to know is the President’s views.

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