Authors - Henry Kissinger

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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

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Quote 634by Anonymous on 06/01/2011

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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    Quote 695by Anonymous on 06/01/2011

    The longer I am out of office, the more infallible I appear to myself.
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      Quote 796by Anonymous on 07/01/2011

      To be absolutely certain about something, one must know everything or nothing about it.
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        Quote 989by Anonymous on 08/01/2011

        The Vietnam War required us to emphasize the national interest rather than abstract principles.
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          Quote 1042by Anonymous on 09/01/2011

          There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
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            Quote 1109by Anonymous on 10/01/2011

            No country can act wisely simultaneously in every part of the globe at every moment of time.
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              Quote 1159by Anonymous on 11/01/2011

              It is not a matter of what is true that counts, but a matter of what is perceived to be true.
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                Quote 1596by Anonymous on 14/01/2011

                Diplomacy...the art of restraining power.
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                  Quote 1622by Anonymous on 14/01/2011

                  If eighty percent of your sales come from twenty percent of all of your items, just carry those twenty percent.
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                    Quote 1902by Anonymous on 18/01/2011

                    The American temptation is to believe that foreign policy is a subdivision of psychiatry.
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                      Quote 2283by Anonymous on 27/01/2011

                      The nice thing about being a celebrity is that, if you bore people, they think it's their fault.
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                        Quote 2536by Anonymous on 31/01/2011

                        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.
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                          Quote 2674by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                          No side will win the Battle of the Sexes. There's too much fraternizing with the enemy.
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                            Quote 2712by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                            Deep versed in books and shallow in himself.
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                              Quote 2835by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                              Art is man's expression of his joy in labor.
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                                Quote 3021by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                                The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.
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                                  Quote 3160by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

                                  The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.
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                                    Quote 3217by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

                                    The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.
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                                      Quote 3439by Anonymous on 06/02/2011

                                      In crises the most daring course is often safest.
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                                        Quote 3446by Anonymous on 06/02/2011

                                        Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative.
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                                          Quote 3628by Anonymous on 08/02/2011

                                          Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.
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                                            Quote 3704by Anonymous on 09/02/2011

                                            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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                                              Quote 3858by Anonymous on 11/02/2011

                                              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.
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                                                Quote 4178by Anonymous on 16/02/2011

                                                Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.
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                                                  Quote 4408by Anonymous on 21/02/2011

                                                  University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.
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                                                    Quote 4880by Anonymous on 03/03/2011

                                                    Whatever must happen ultimately should happen immediately.
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                                                      Quote 6302by Anonymous on 18/09/2011

                                                      History knows no resting places and no plateaus.
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                                                        Quote 11962by Anonymous on 06/02/2013

                                                        Every civilization that has ever existed has ultimately collapsed.
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