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    American (German-born) diplomat & scholar

    Quotes by Henry Kissinger

    • Every civilization that has ever existed has ultimately collapsed.
    • History knows no resting places and no plateaus.
    • Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation.
    • Nobody will ever win the Battle of the Sexes. There's just too much fraternizing with the enemy.
    • The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.
    • The nice thing about being a celebrity is that when you bore people, they think it's their fault.
    • The real distinction is between those who adapt their purposes to reality and those who seek to mold reality in the light of their purposes.
    • There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
    • University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.
    • The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.
      New York Times, Oct. 28, 1973
    • Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem.
      Wilson Library Bulletin, March 1979
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