Henry A. Kissinger
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Henry A. Kissinger
The statesman’s duty is to bridge the gap between his nation’s experience and his vision.
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,…
Whatever must happen ultimately should happen immediately.
Blessed are the people whose leaders can look destiny in the eye without flinching but also without attempting to play God.
We are all the President’s men.
The longer I am out of office, the more infallible I appear to myself.
The essence of Richard Nixon is loneliness.
Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision.
I am being frank about myself in this book. I tell of my first mistake on page 850.
People are generally amazed that I would take an interest in any form that would require me to stop talking for three hours.
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.
Any fact that needs to be disclosed should be put out now or as quickly as possible, because otherwise the bleeding will not end.
If it’s going to come out eventually, better have it come out immediately.
Most foreign policies that history has marked highly, in whatever country, have been originated by leaders who were opposed by experts.
The conventional army loses if it does not win. The guerrilla wins if he does not lose.
In crises the most daring course is often safest.
University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.
To be absolutely certain about something, one must know everything or nothing about it.
Even a paranoid can have enemies.
No foreign policy – no matter how ingenious – has any chance of success if it is born in the minds of a few and…
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