Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.— Henry Kissinger
The most surprising Henry Kissinger quotes that will activate your inner potential
For other nations, utopia is a blessed past never to be recovered;
for Americans it is just beyond the horizon.
There can't be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem.
A diamond is a chunk of coal that did well under pressure
The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.
If it's going to come out eventually, better have it come out immediately.
Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision.
If you don't know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere.
The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.
The nice thing about being a celebrity is that, if you bore people, they think it's their fault.
Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy.
We cannot always assure the future of our friends;
we have a better chance of assuring our future if we remember who our friends are.
Even a paranoid can have enemies.
Blessed are the people whose leaders can look destiny in the eye without flinching but also without attempting to play God.
Ninety percent of politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation.
Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative.
I am being frank about myself in this book. I tell of my first mistake on page 850.
If we do what is necessary, all the odds are in our favor.
The superpowers often behave like two heavily armed blind men feeling their way around a room, each believing himself in mortal peril from the other, whom he assumes to have perfect vision.
It is, after all, the responsibility of the expert to operate the familiar and that of the leader to transcend it.
The longer I am out of office, the more infallible I appear to myself.
The true conservative is not at home in social struggle.
He will attempt to avoid unbridgeable schism, because he knows that a stable social structure thrives not on triumphs but on reconciliations.