Quotes of the Day for 27 May 2009 – Henry Kissinger
Henry Alfred Kissinger was born at Fürth, 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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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.
A leader does not deserve the name unless he is willing occasionally to stand alone.
Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem.
While we should never give up our principles, we must also realize that we cannot maintain our principles unless we survive.
If peace is equated simply with the absence of war, it can become abject pacifism that turns the world over to the most ruthless.
People are generally amazed that I would take an interest in any forum that would require me to stop talking for three hours.
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