The superpowers often behave like two heavily armed blind men feeling their way around a room, each believing himself in mortal peril from the other, whom he assumes to have perfect vision. Each tends to ascribe to the other side a consistency, foresight and coherence that its own experience belies. Of course, even two blind […]
Henry A. Kissinger Quotes
The so-called peace movement had evolved from seeking an end of the war to treating America’s frustrations in Indochina as symptoms of a moral degeneration that needed to be eradicated, root and branch… The total collapse of non-communist Indochina, which three American administrations had striven to prevent in the name of national security and honor, […]
Even a paranoid can have enemies.
Intelligence is not all that important in the exercise of power and is often, in point of fact, useless. Just as a leader doesn’t need intelligence, a man in my job doesn’t need to much of it either.
History knows no resting place and no plateaus.
There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
In crises the most daring course is often safest.
The illegal thing we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.
My doctors have come to two conclusions. One, that I do have heart; and second that it is in need of repair.
She was a symbol of compassion in a world of increasing righteousness. (About Eleanor Roosevelt)