Henry Kissinger Quotes.
Leaders are responsible not for running public opinion polls but for the consequences of their actions.
The attitude of the West and of Russia towards a crisis like Ukraine is diametrically different. The West is trying to establish the legality of any established border. For Russia, Ukraine is part of the Russian patrimony.
The high probability is if American forces withdraw from Afghanistan and if no alternative international arrangement is made that then the historic contests between the regions and the sects will reappear, the Taliban will re-emerge, and a very complicated and maybe chaotic situation will develop.
No one will ever win the battle of the sexes; there’s too much fraternizing with the enemy.
No foreign policy – no matter how ingenious – has any chance of success if it is born in the minds of a few and carried in the hearts of none.
The American temptation is to believe that foreign policy is a subdivision of psychiatry.
The security of Israel is a moral imperative for all free peoples.
Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision.
It’s never happened in history that every region in the world could affect every other region simultaneously. The Roman empire and the Chinese empire didn’t know much about each other and had no means of interacting. Now we have every continent able to reach every other.
Donald Trump is a phenomenon that foreign countries haven’t seen. So it is a shocking experience to them that he came in to office.
America has fought five wars since 1945 and has gained its objectives in only one of them, the Gulf War.
There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
If eighty percent of your sales come from twenty percent of all of your items, just carry those twenty percent.
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.