Donald Rumsfeld Quotes

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Be yourself. Follow your instincts. Success depends, at least in part, on the ability to 'carry it off.' -Donald Rumsfeld
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Don't necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership. -Donald Rumsfeld
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Know that the amount of criticism you receive may correlate somewhat to the amount of publicity you receive. -Donald Rumsfeld
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Treat each federal dollar as if it was hard earned; it was Ð by a taxpayer. -Donald Rumsfeld
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Arguments of convenience lack integrity and inevitably trip you up. -Donald Rumsfeld
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Move decisions out to the Cabinet and agencies. Strengthen them by moving responsibility, authority, and accountability their direction. -Donald Rumsfeld
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Strive to make proposed solutions as self-executing as possible. As the degree of discretion increases, so too does bureaucracy, delay, and expense. -Donald Rumsfeld
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Think ahead. Don't let day-to-day operations drive out planning. -Donald Rumsfeld
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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. -Donald Rumsfeld
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Reduce the layers of management. They put distance between the top of an organization and the customers. -Donald Rumsfeld
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If you are not criticized, you may not be doing much. -Donald Rumsfeld
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Keep your sense of humor. As General Joe Stillwell said, The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of his behind. -Donald Rumsfeld
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Don't begin to think you're the President. You're not. The Constitution provides for only one. -Donald Rumsfeld
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Remember where you came from. -Donald Rumsfeld
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Preserve the President's options. He may need them. -Donald Rumsfeld
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Know that the immediate staff and others in the Administration will assume that your manner, tone and tempo reflect the President's. -Donald Rumsfeld
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Don't automatically obey Presidential directives if you disagree or if you suspect he hasn't considered key aspects of the issue. -Donald Rumsfeld
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It is easier to get into something than to get out of it. -Donald Rumsfeld
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It is very difficult to spend
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It isn't making mistakes that's critical; it's correcting them and getting on with the principal task. -Donald Rumsfeld
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If a person is determined to fight to the death, then they may very well have that opportunity. -Donald Rumsfeld
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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. -Donald Rumsfeld
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Be able to resign. It will improve your value to the President and do wonders for your performance. -Donald Rumsfeld
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If you foul up, tell the President and correct it fast. Delay only compounds mistakes. -Donald Rumsfeld
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Make decisions about the President's personal security. He can overrule you, but don't ask him to be the one to counsel caution. -Donald Rumsfeld
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One of your tasks is to separate the 'personal' from the 'substantive.' The two can become confused, especially if someone rubs the President wrong. -Donald Rumsfeld
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A few. . . critics are the only people I ever heard use the phrase 'imminent threat.' I didn't, the president didn't. -Donald Rumsfeld
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If in doubt, move decisions up to the President. -Donald Rumsfeld
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Every president when he is elected has to live with the pluses and minuses his predecessor leaves, which includes benefits as well as burdens. -Donald Rumsfeld
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A president has to provide leadership to gain support. -Donald Rumsfeld
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