Henry Kissinger Quotes

The nice thing about being a celebrity is that when you bore people, they think it's their fault.

Henry Kissinger

University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.

Henry Kissinger

The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.

Henry Kissinger

Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision.

Henry Kissinger

People think responsibility is hard to bear. It's not. I think that sometimes it is the absence of responsibility that is harder to bear. You have a great feeling of impotence.

Henry Kissinger

To be absolutely certain about something, one must know everything or nothing about it.

Henry Kissinger

Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative.

Henry Kissinger

Vietnam was what we had instead of happy childhoods.

Henry Kissinger

Vietnam presumably taught us that the United States could not serve as the world's policeman; it should also have taught us the dangers of trying to be the world's midwife to democracy when the birth is scheduled to take place under conditions of guerrilla war.

Henry Kissinger

The vietnam war required us to emphasize the national interest rather than abstract principles. ... What President Nixon and I tried to do was unnatural. And that is why we didn't make it.

Henry Kissinger

People are generally amazed that I would take an interest in any form that would require me to stop talking for three hours.

Henry Kissinger

Nobody will ever win the Battle of the Sexes. There's just too much fraternizing with the enemy.

Henry Kissinger

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