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Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissinger
There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a bit longer.
The nice thing about being a celebrity is that if you bore people they think it's their fault.
Diplomacy...the art of restraining power.
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.
People are generally amazed that I would take an interest in any form that would require me to stop talking for three hours.
The American temptation is to believe that foreign policy is a subdivision of psychiatry.
It is not a matter of what is true that counts, but a matter of what is perceived to be true.
No country can act wisely simultaneously in every part of the globe at every moment of time.
The longer I am out of office, the more infallible I appear to myself.
University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.
In crises the most daring course is often safest.
The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.
Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative.