Henry Kissinger Quotes

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Henry Kissinger is German born American statesman and political analyst. He has also served as National Security Adviser. Here I have compiled down some of the famous Henry Kissinger quotes. Just hope you will like this quote compilation and learn something inspiring from his words.

Don't be too ambitious. Do the most important thing you can think of doing every year and then your career will take care of itself.
Henry Kissinger

Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes. There is too much fraternizing with the enemy.
Henry Kissinger

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

History knows no resting places and no plateaus
Henry Kissinger

Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.
Henry Kissinger

The reason that university politics is so vicious is because stakes are so small
Henry Kissinger

The issues are too important to be left for the voters.
Henry Kissinger

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

America has no permanent friends or enemies, only interests
Henry Kissinger

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

The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.
Henry Kissinger

Every victory is only the price of admission to a more difficult problem
Henry Kissinger

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

In Washington...the appearance of power is therefore almost as important as the reality of it. In fact, the appearance is frequently its essential reality
Henry Kissinger

History is the memory of States.
Henry Kissinger

Covert action should not be confused with missionary work.
Henry Kissinger

Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.
Henry Kissinger

It is one of history's ironies that Communism, advertised as a classless society, tended to breed a privileged class of feudal proportions.
Henry Kissinger

power without legitimacy tempts tests of strength; legitimacy without power tepmts empty posturing.
Henry Kissinger

It is not a matter of what is true that counts, but a matter of what is perceived to be true.
Henry Kissinger

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

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

Politicians are like dogs... Their life expectancy is too short for a commitment to be bearable
Henry Kissinger

Behind the slogans lay an intellectual vacuum.
Henry Kissinger

I want to thank you for stopping the applause. It is impossible for me to look humble for any period of time.
Henry Kissinger

A country that demands moral perfection in its foreign policy will achieve neither perfection nor security
Henry Kissinger

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

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. Each side should know that frequently uncertainty, compromise, and incoherence are the essence of policymaking. Yet each tends to ascribe to the other a consistency, foresight, and coherence that its own experience belies. Of course, over time, even two armed blind men can do enormous damage to each other, not to speak of the room.
Henry Kissinger

A turbulent history has taught Chinese leaders that not every problem has a solution and that too great an emphasis on total mastery over specific events could upset the harmony of the universe.
Henry Kissinger
 
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