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Quotes of the Day for 27 May 2004 – Henry Kissinger

Henry Alfred Kissinger was born at Fuerth, Germany on this day in 1923. He came to the US in 1938 and became a citizen in 1943. He spent a fair stretch at Harvard, getting his BA, MA, and PhD degrees before joining the faculty. He studied international affairs for many years before shaping them as Nixon's Secretary of State. Try to imagine these quotes with his thick but somehow charming accent.

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The quotes:

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.

Nobody will ever win the Battle of the Sexes. There's just too much fraternizing with the enemy.

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.

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

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.

There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
     - All from Henry Alfred Kissinger


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