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Henry Kissinger quotes

Sayings by Henry Kissinger

 

USA

 

   

"Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.

   

 

Henry Kissinger quotes

To be an enemy of the US is dangerous,

but to be a friend is fatal.

Henry Kissinger

 

 

In Washington...the appearance of power is almost as important as the reality of it. In fact, the appearance is frequently its essential reality.


Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.


Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy.

 

 

Henry Kissinger quotes

America has no permanent friends or enemies, only interests.

Henry Kissinger

 

 

A country that demands moral perfection in its foreign policy will achieve neither perfection nor security.


The issues are too important to be left for the voters.


The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.

 

 

Henry Kissinger quotes

The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.

Henry Kissinger

 

 

The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.

 

Thinking

 

 

Henry Kissinger quotes

Don't be too ambitious. Do the most important thing you can think of doing and then your career will take care of itself.

Henry Kissinger

 

 

Intellectuals analyze the operations of international systems; statesmen build them.

 

English Thinking vs. Systems Thinking

 

 

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It is not a matter of what is true that counts, but a matter of what is perceived to be true.

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It is not often that nations learn from the past, even rarer that they draw the correct conclusions from it.


Behind the slogans lay an intellectual vacuum.


The state is a fragile organization, and the statesman does not have the moral right to risk its survival on ethical restraint.

 

 

Henry Kissinger quotes

A diamond is a chunk of coal that did well under pressure.

Henry Kissinger

 

 

One of the cardinal maxims of guerrilla war: the guerrilla wins if he does not lose; the conventional army loses if it does not win.

 

Cold War

World War III

 

 

Henry Kissinger quotes

Every victory is only the price of admission to a more difficult problem.

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Too great an emphasis on total mastery over specific events could upset the harmony of the universe.

 

Self-destruction of the Western Civilization

 

 

Henry Kissinger quotes

The nice thing about being a celebrity is that if you bore people they think it's their fault.

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Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes. There is too much fraternizing with the enemy.

 

Degendarization

 

 

Henry Kissinger quotes

There can't be a crisis next week,
my schedule is already full.

Henry Kissinger

 

 

   

Henry Alfred Kissinger is a German-born American bureaucrat, diplomat, and 1973 Nobel Peace Prize laureate. He served as National Security Advisor and later concurrently as Secretary of State in the Richard Nixon administration.

 

 

 

Henry Kissinger quotes

Blessed are the people whose leaders can look destiny in the eye without flinching but also without attempting to play God.

Henry Kissinger