Politics The Best Henry Kissinger Quotes  

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A list of the best Henry Kissinger quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Henry Kissinger quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Henry Kissinger quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Henry Kissinger should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Henry Kissinger quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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24 5
If you don't know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere. Henry Kissinger

20 5
There can't be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full. Henry Kissinger

14 2
If it's going to come out eventually, better have it come out immediately. Henry Kissinger

16 5
Ninety percent of politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation. Henry Kissinger

10 2
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. Henry Kissinger

11 3
The nice thing about being a celebrity is that, if you bore people, they think it's their fault. Henry Kissinger

13 5
The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been. Henry Kissinger

14 6
The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously. Henry Kissinger

10 5
Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac. Henry Kissinger

7 2
Even a paranoid can have enemies. Henry Kissinger

7 3
If we do what is necessary, all the odds are in our favor. Henry Kissinger

6 3
Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem. Henry Kissinger

5 2
Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative. Henry Kissinger

6 4
Blessed are the people whose leaders can look destiny in the eye without flinching but also without attempting to play God. Henry Kissinger

6 4
For other nations, utopia is a blessed past never to be recovered; for Americans it is just beyond the horizon. Henry Kissinger

6 4
I am being frank about myself in this book. I tell of my first mistake on page 850. Henry Kissinger

4 2
We cannot always assure the future of our friends; we have a better chance of assuring our future if we remember who our friends are. Henry Kissinger

5 4
The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer. Henry Kissinger

4 3
The longer I am out of office, the more infallible I appear to myself. Henry Kissinger

1 3
Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision. Henry Kissinger

1 5
The essence of this man -- Richard M. Nixon is loneliness. Henry Kissinger

1 5
We are all the President's men. Henry Kissinger

0 4
It is, after all, the responsibility of the expert to operate the familiar and that of the leader to transcend it. Henry Kissinger