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 Donald Rumsfeld - “Let your family, staff, and friends know that you're still the same person, despite all the publicity and notoriety that accompanies your position.”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “If you develop rules, never have more than ten.”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “The way to do well is to do well.”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “There are a lot of people who lie and get away with it, and that's just a fact.”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “Presidential leadership needn't always cost money. Look for low- and no-cost options. They can be surprisingly effective.”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “Don't do or say things you would not like to see on the front page of The Washington Post.”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “If you try to please everybody, somebody's not going to like it.”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “Test ideas in the marketplace. You learn from hearing a range of perspectives. Consultation helps engender the support decisions need to be successfully implemented.”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “I don't do quagmires.”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “In the execution of Presidential decisions work to be true to his views, in fact and tone.”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “Preserve the President's options. He may need them.”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “Be able to resign. It will improve your value to the President and do wonders for your performance.”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “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 - “Remember where you came from.”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “Look for what's missing. Many advisors can tell a President how to improve what's proposed or what's gone amiss. Few are able to see what isn't there.”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “The Federal Government should be the last resort, not the first. Ask if a potential program is truly a federal responsibility or whether it can better be handled privately, by voluntary organizations, or by local or state governments.”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “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.”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “Politics is human beings it's addition rather than subtraction.”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “Be precise. A lack of precision is dangerous when the margin of error is small.”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “That leaves the counter-terrorism issue, which one would think for a period the coalition would continue to manage,”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “All the elements -- counter-terrorism, counter-insurgency, economic development and counter-narcotics are an integral part of an final solution.”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “Even as we continue to prosecute the war on terrorism in Afghanistan, we are learning lessons that are important,”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “The war against terrorism... will use every element of American influence and power, ... The aim is to create conditions for sustained anti-terrorist and humanitarian relief efforts in Afghanistan.”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “The combat units serving in Iraq and most of the supporting units serving in the theater will be replaced,”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “Given their geography and situation, I thought that meeting with the leadership there would be a good thing,”

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