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Henry Kissinger

b. 1923  ·  4 aphorisms  ·  no comments

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Comment#  ·   Fair (66 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a bit longer.

Henry Kissinger, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (158 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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 men can do enormous damage to each other, not to speak of the room.

Henry Kissinger, in War and Peace

Comment#  ·   Fair (136 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Henry Kissinger, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (69 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Henry Kissinger, in Law and Politics

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