Famous Henry Kissinger Quotes on Crisis, Population

Famous Henry Kissinger Quotes on Crisis, Population

Henry Kissinger was born as Heinz Alfred Kissinger on May 27, 1923) is an American politician, diplomat, and diplomatic strategist who worked under the presidential administrations of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford as United States Secretary of State and National Security Advisor. A Jewish refugee who had escaped with his family from Nazi Germany in 1938, he became National Security Adviser in 1969 and U.S. State Minister, in 1973. Kissinger won the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize in controversial circumstances for his role negotiating a truce in Vietnam, with two members of the committee resigning in protest.

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

Henry Kissinger

Diplomacy: the art of restraining power.

Henry Kissinger

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

Henry Kissinger

While we should never give up our principles, we must also realize that we cannot maintain our principles unless we survive.

Henry Kissinger

The security of Israel is a moral imperative for all free peoples.

Henry Kissinger

Most foreign policies that history has marked highly, in whatever country, have been originated by leaders who were opposed by experts.

Henry Kissinger

The American foreign policy trauma of the sixties and seventies was caused by applying valid principles to unsuitable conditions.

Henry Kissinger

The conventional army loses if it does not win. The guerrilla wins if he does not lose.

Henry Kissinger

There is obviously a gap between the public’s perception of the role of U.S. foreign policy and the elite’s perception.

Henry Kissinger

The Trump phenomenon is in large part a reaction of Middle America to attacks on its values by intellectual and academic communities. There are other reasons, but this is a significant one.

Henry Kissinger

A president has an inescapable responsibility to provide direction: What are we trying to achieve? What are we trying to prevent? Why? To do that, he has to both analyze and reflect.

Henry Kissinger

I think that America’s recovery of a global strategic view is an absolutely essential element of our foreign policy.

Henry Kissinger

Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton both had exceptional natural abilities. Nelson Rockefeller was very good statewide but never gained national traction.

Henry Kissinger

I have not endorsed Trump and will not do so.

Henry Kissinger
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