Henry A Kissinger Quotes (42 quotations)

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1. A crisis does not always appear to a policymaker as a series of dramatic events. Usually it imposes itself as an exhausting agenda of petty chores demanding both concentration and endurance. - Henry A Kissinger

2. Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end - no apologies, no regrets. - Henry A Kissinger

3. Any fact that needs to be disclosed should be put out now or as quickly as possible, because otherwise the bleeding will not end. - Henry A Kissinger

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

5. Deep versed in books and shallow in himself. - Henry A Kissinger

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

7. Even a paranoid has some real enemies. - Henry A Kissinger

8. Every civilization that has ever existed has ultimately collapsed. - Henry A Kissinger

9. 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. - Henry A Kissinger

10. History knows no resting places and no plateaus. - Henry A Kissinger

11. I can think of no faster way to unite the American people behind George W. Bush than a terrorist attack on an American target overseas. And I believe George W. Bush will quickly unite the American people through his foreign policy. - Henry A Kissinger

12. If eighty percent of your sales come from twenty percent of all of your items, just carry those twenty percent. - Henry A Kissinger

13. 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. - Henry A Kissinger

14. If when a businessman speaks of minority employment, or air pollution, or poverty, he speaks in the language of a certified public accountant analyzing a corporate balance sheet, who is to know that he understands the human problems behind the statistical ones? If the businessman would stop talking like a computer printout or a page from the corporate annual report, other people would stop thinking he had a cash register for a heart. It is as simple as that - but that isn't simple. - Henry A Kissinger

15. In crises the most daring course is often safest. - Henry A Kissinger

16. It was a Greek tragedy. Nixon was fulfilling his own nature. Once it started it could not end otherwise. - Henry A Kissinger

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

18. Next week there can't be any crisis. My schedule is already full. - Henry A Kissinger

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

20. Nixon had three goals: to win by the biggest electoral landslide in history; to be remembered as a peacemaker; and to be accepted by the "Establishment" as an equal. He achieved all these objectives at the end of 1972 and the beginning of 1973. And he lost them all two months later-partly because he turned a dream into an obsession. - Henry A Kissinger

21. No country can act wisely simultaneously in every part of the globe at every moment of time. - Henry A Kissinger

22. 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. - Henry A Kissinger

23. No one will ever win the battle of the sexes, because there is too much fraternizing with the enemy. - Henry A Kissinger

24. People are generally amazed that I would take an interest in any form that would require me to stop talking for three hours. - Henry A Kissinger

25. Power is the great aphrodisiac. - Henry A Kissinger

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