Authors - Henry Kissinger
Heinz Alfred "Henry" Kissinger (born May 27, 1923) is a German-born American writer, political scientist, diplomat, and businessman. A recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, he served as National Security Advisor and later concurrently as Secretary of State in the administrations of Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. After his term, his opinion was still sought by many subsequent presidents and many world leaders. - Wikipedia
People are generally amazed that I would take an interest in any form that would require me to stop talking for three hours.
The longer I am out of office, the more infallible I appear to myself.
To be absolutely certain about something, one must know everything or nothing about it.
The Vietnam War required us to emphasize the national interest rather than abstract principles.
There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
No country can act wisely simultaneously in every part of the globe at every moment of time.
It is not a matter of what is true that counts, but a matter of what is perceived to be true.
Diplomacy...the art of restraining power.
If eighty percent of your sales come from twenty percent of all of your items, just carry those twenty percent.
The American temptation is to believe that foreign policy is a subdivision of psychiatry.
The nice thing about being a celebrity is that, if you bore people, they think it's their fault.
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.
No side will win the Battle of the Sexes. There's too much fraternizing with the enemy.
Deep versed in books and shallow in himself.
Art is man's expression of his joy in labor.
The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.
The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.
The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.
In crises the most daring course is often safest.
Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative.
Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.
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.
There comes a time in every rightly constructed boy's life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure.
Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.
University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.
Whatever must happen ultimately should happen immediately.
History knows no resting places and no plateaus.
Every civilization that has ever existed has ultimately collapsed.