Henry A. Kissinger Quotes

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 […]

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.

In crises the most daring course is often safest.

There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.

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)