Quotes by Henry Kissinger




Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem. Henry Kissinger

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

There can't be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full. Henry Kissinger

If you don't know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere. Henry Kissinger

Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision. Henry Kissinger

If it's going to come out eventually, better have it come out immediately. Henry Kissinger

For other nations, utopia is a blessed past never to be recovered; for Americans it is just beyond the horizon. Henry Kissinger

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

Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac. Henry Kissinger

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

Ninety percent of politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation. Henry Kissinger

If we do what is necessary, all the odds are in our favor. Henry Kissinger

Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy. Henry Kissinger

Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative. Henry Kissinger

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. Henry Kissinger

It is, after all, the responsibility of the expert to operate the familiar and that of the leader to transcend it. Henry Kissinger

The longer I am out of office, the more infallible I appear to myself. Henry Kissinger

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

I am being frank about myself in this book. I tell of my first mistake on page 850. Henry Kissinger

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. Henry Kissinger


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