Quotes by Henry A. Kissinger

A leader does not deserve the name unless he is willing occasionally to stand alone.

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

Art is man's expression of his joy in labor.

Diplomacy: the art of restraining power.

A leader who confines his role to his people's experience dooms himself to stagnation a leader who outstrips his people's experience runs the risk of not being understood.

The statesman's duty is to bridge the gap between his nation's experience and his vision.

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

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

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.

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