Treat each federal dollar as if it was hard earned; it was - by a taxpayer.
Quote by Donald Rumsfeld
Donald Rumsfeld Quotes
Test ideas in the marketplace. You learn from hearing a range of perspectives. Consultation helps...
When cutting staff at the Pentagon, don't eliminate the thin layer that assures civilian control.
Politics is human beings; it's addition rather than subtraction.
Learn to say I don't know. If used when appropriate, it will be often.
When someone with a rural accent says, I don't know much about politics, zip up...
Our task, your task... is to try to connect the dots before something happens. People...
Prune - prune businesses, products, activities, people. Do it annually.
See that the President, the Cabinet and staff are informed. If cut out of the...
Many people around the President have sizeable egos before entering government, some with good reason....
Know that the amount of criticism you receive may correlate somewhat to the amount of...
First rule of politics: you can't win unless you're on the ballot. Second rule: If...
If you try to please everybody, somebody's not going to like it.
The Federal Government should be the last resort, not the first. Ask if a potential...
Reduce the number of lawyers. They are like beavers - they get in the middle...
Remember where you came from.
If in doubt, move decisions up to the President.
Preserve the President's options. He may need them.
Don't blame the boss. He has enough problems.
No man goes before his time unless the boss leaves early.
Show me a man who is a good loser and I'll show you a man...