Facts about Henry A. Kissinger

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Henry A. Kissinger is a famous Statesman from Germany, he/she is 93 years old and still alive, born May 27, 1923.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac gemini, who is known for Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable. Our collection contains 43 quotes who is written / told by Henry, under the main topics: History, Power, War.

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Famous quotes by Henry A. Kissinger (43)


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"The American foreign policy trauma of the sixties and seventies was caused by applying valid principles to unsuitable conditions"
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"The nice thing about being a celebrity is that, if you bore people, they think it's their fault"
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"The statesman's duty is to bridge the gap between his nation's experience and his vision"
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"It is, after all, the responsibility of the expert to operate the familiar and that of the leader to transcend it"
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"In crises the most daring course is often safest"
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"If you don't know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere"
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"If it's going to come out eventually, better have it come out immediately"
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"If I should ever be captured, I want no negotiation - and if I should request a negotiation from captivity they should consider that a sign of duress"
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"If eighty percent of your sales come from twenty percent of all of your items, just carry those twenty percent"
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"I don't see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its people. The issues are much too important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves"
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"I am being frank about myself in this book. I tell of my first mistake on page 850"
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"High office teaches decision making, not substance. It consumes intellectual capital; it does not create it. Most high officials leave office with the perceptions and insights with which they entered; they learn how to make decisions but not what decisions to make"
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"For other nations, utopia is a blessed past never to be recovered; for Americans it is just beyond the horizon"
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"Even a paranoid can have enemies"
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"Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem"
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"Diplomacy: the art of restraining power"
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"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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"While we should never give up our principles, we must also realize that we cannot maintain our principles unless we survive"
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"Whatever must happen ultimately should happen immediately"
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"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"
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"We are all the President's men"
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"University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small"
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"To be absolutely certain about something, one must know everything or nothing about it"
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"There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full"
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"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"
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"The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been"
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"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"
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"People are generally amazed that I would take an interest in any form that would require me to stop talking for three hours"
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"No one will ever win the battle of the sexes; there's too much fraternizing with the enemy"
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"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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"Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation"
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"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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"Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative"
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"Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision"
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"Leaders are responsible not for running public opinion polls but for the consequences of their actions"
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"Art is man's expression of his joy in labor"
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"Any fact that needs to be disclosed should be put out now or as quickly as possible, because otherwise the bleeding will not end"
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"Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end - no apologies, no regrets"
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"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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"A leader does not deserve the name unless he is willing occasionally to stand alone"
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"It was a Greek tragedy. Nixon was fulfilling his own nature. Once it started it could not end otherwise"
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"Power is the great aphrodisiac"
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"No country can act wisely simultaneously in every part of the globe at every moment of time"


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