Henry A. Kissinger

Henry A. Kissinger – The Vietnam War required us…


“The Vietnam War required us to emphasize the national interest rather than abstract principles. What President Nixon and I tried to do was unnatural. And that is why we didn’t make it.”
-Henry A. Kissinger

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Henry A. Kissinger – A leader who confines his…


“A leader who confines his role to his people’s experience dooms himself to stagnation a leader who outstrips his people’s experience runs the risk of not being understood.”
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Henry A. Kissinger – Diplomacy: the art of restraining…


“Diplomacy: the art of restraining power.”
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Henry A. Kissinger – It was a Greek tragedy…


“It was a Greek tragedy. Nixon was fulfilling his own nature. Once it started it could not end otherwise.”
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Henry A. Kissinger – Art is man’s expression of…


“Art is man’s expression of his joy in labor.”
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Henry A. Kissinger – Power is the great aphrodisiac…


“Power is the great aphrodisiac.”
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Henry A. Kissinger – University politics are vicious precisely…


“University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.”
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Henry A. Kissinger – No foreign policy – no matter…


“No foreign policy – no matter how ingenious – has any chance of success if it is born in the minds of a few and carried in the hearts of none.”
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Henry A. Kissinger – Most foreign policies that history…


“Most foreign policies that history has marked highly, in whatever country, have been originated by leaders who were opposed by experts.”
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Henry A. Kissinger – Blessed are the people whose…


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