118 Total Quotes

Henry+A. Kissinger Quotes

Henry A. Kissinger
Blessed are the people whose leaders can look destiny in the eye without flinching but also without attempting to play God.
Henry A. Kissinger
#Destiny #Leadership

Henry A. Kissinger
If eighty percent of your sales come from twenty percent of all of your items, just carry those twenty percent.
Henry A. Kissinger
#Advantage #Sales

Henry A. Kissinger
The president is trying to head out in a direction that avoids civil war in Iraq, and that prevents the insurgents from dominating and establishing some sort of fundamentalist regime.
Henry A. Kissinger
#Direction

Henry A. Kissinger
There are only two reasons to sit in the back row of an airplane; either you have diarrhea, or you're anxious to meet people who do
Henry A. Kissinger
#Airplane And Aviation

Henry A. Kissinger
The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.
Henry A. Kissinger
#Constitutions #Conspiracy

Henry A. Kissinger
A diamond is a chunk of coal that is made good under pressure.
Henry A. Kissinger
#Pearls of Wisdom #Life

Henry A. Kissinger
If a radical government emerges in Baghdad or if any part of Iraq becomes what Afghanistan used to be, a training ground for terrorists, then this will be a catastrophe for the Islamic world and for Europe, much as they may -- reluctant as they may be to admit it -- and eventually for us.
Henry A. Kissinger
#Afghanistan

Henry A. Kissinger
Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes. There's too much fraternizing with the enemy.
Henry A. Kissinger
#Enemies #Pearls of Wisdom #Life

Henry A. Kissinger
In crises the most daring course is often safest.
Henry A. Kissinger
#British Actor

Henry A. Kissinger
The statesman's duty is to bridge the gap between his nation's experience and his vision.
Henry A. Kissinger
#British Actor #Duty

Henry A. Kissinger
The American temptation is to believe that foreign policy is a subdivision of psychiatry.
Henry A. Kissinger
#British Actor #Psychiatry

Henry A. Kissinger
If peace is equated simply with the absence of war, it can become abject pacifism that turns the world over to the most ruthless.
Henry A. Kissinger
#Absence

Henry A. Kissinger
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
#British Actor #Nixon

Henry A. Kissinger
People think responsibility is hard to bear. It's not. I think that sometimes it is the absence of responsibility that is harder to bear. You have a great feeling of impotence.
Henry A. Kissinger
#Absence

Henry A. Kissinger
When you meet the president, you ask yourself, "How did it ever occur to anybody that he should be governor much less president?"
Henry A. Kissinger
#Ask

Henry A. Kissinger
To be absolutely certain about something, one must know everything or nothing about it.
Henry A. Kissinger
#Belief

Henry A. Kissinger
The Shah (of Iran) was - despite the travesties of retroactive myth - a dedicated reformer
Henry A. Kissinger
#Dedicated

Henry A. Kissinger
University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.
Henry A. Kissinger
#British Actor #Academia

Henry A. Kissinger
History knows no resting place and no plateaus
Henry A. Kissinger
#History

Henry A. Kissinger
Diplomacy... the art of restraining power.
Henry A. Kissinger
#Art