Donald Rumsfeld Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Donald Rumsfeld quotes, Donald Rumsfeld sayings, and Donald Rumsfeld proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Listening to both sides does not necessarily bring about a correct judgment. Donald Rumsfeld
Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war.  Donald Rumsfeld
Don't blame the boss. He has enough problems. Donald Rumsfeld
Don't blame the boss. He has enough problems. Donald Rumsfeld
When you're skiing, if you're not falling you're not trying. Donald Rumsfeld
Keep your sense of humor. As General Joe Stillwell said, "The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of his behind. Donald Rumsfeld
Arguments of convenience lack integrity and inevitably trip you up. Donald Rumsfeld
The success of an organization will depend on the people you surround yourself with. Donald Rumsfeld
There is no question but that when one is engaged militarily that there are going to be unintended loss of life. Donald Rumsfeld
In unanimity there may well be either cowardice or uncritical thinking. Donald Rumsfeld
The implication that there was something wrong with the war plan is amusing. Donald Rumsfeld
Arguments of convenience lack integrity and inevitably trip you up. Donald Rumsfeld
Certainty without power can be interesting, even amusing. Certainty with power can be dangerous. Donald Rumsfeld
If in doubt, don't. If still in doubt, do what's right. Donald Rumsfeld
Be precise. A lack of precision is dangerous when the margin of error is small. Donald Rumsfeld
Don't be a bottleneck. If a matter is not a decision for the President or you, delegate it. Force responsibility down and out. Find problem areas, add structure and delegate. The pressure is to do the reverse. Resist it. Donald Rumsfeld
The problem is the people who tend to be the best organized are the most radical and the most vicious. Donald Rumsfeld
Find ways to decentralize. Move decision making authority down and out. Encourage a more entrepreneurial approach. Donald Rumsfeld
Reduce the layers of management. They put distance between the top of an organization and the customers. Donald Rumsfeld
Treat each federal dollar as if it was hard earned; it was - by a taxpayer. Donald Rumsfeld
My theory has always been, you put your head down and work hard, and good things happen. Donald Rumsfeld
Your performance depends on your people. Select the best, train them and back them. When errors occur, give sharper guidance. If errors persist or if the fit feels wrong, help them move on. The country cannot afford amateur hour in the White House. Donald Rumsfeld