Henry Kissinger Quotes on Leadership-War-Power-Diplomacy

Henry Kissinger Most Memorable Quotes…

Henry Kissinger Quotes: In this article you will read most memorable Henry Kissinger Quotes.


Henry Kissinger, whose complete name is Henry Alfred Kissinger, was born on May 27, 1923 in Fürth, Bavaria, Germany and died on November 29, 2023 in Kent, Connecticut, U.S. Henry was an American politician, political scientist, geopolitical consultant, and diplomat.

Henry the great leader was served as United States secretary of state and national security advisor under the presidential administrations of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.

The all Time Best Quotes of Henry Kissinger

  • “Americans have a tendency to believe that when there’s a problem there must be a solution.” – Henry Kissinger
  • “Because complexity inhibits flexibility, early choices are especially crucial.” – Henry Kissinger
  • “George Bernard Shaw: “There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart’s desire. The other is to gain it.” – Henry Kissinger
  • “Since Peter the Great, Russia had been expanding at the rate of one Belgium per year.” – Henry Kissinger
  • “Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem.” – Henry Kissinger
  • “I want to thank you for stopping the applause. It is impossible for me to look humble for any period of time.”
  • “Woe to the statesman whose arguments for entering a war are not as convincing at its end as they were at the beginning,” Bismarck had cautioned.” – Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissinger Quotes on Leadership

  • “The penalty for excessive ambition – what the Greeks called hubris – is exhaustion, while the price for resting on one’s laurels is progressive insignificance and eventual decay.” – Henry Kissinger
  • “la dependencia de la coerción es síntoma de un liderazgo inadecuado” – Henry Kissinger
  • “Good character does not assure worldly success, or triumph in statecraft, but it does provide firm grounding in victory and consolation in failure.” – Henry Kissinger
  • “Para el líder, la gestión del riesgo es tan crítica como la capacidad de análisis.” – Henry Kissinger
  • “Cualquier sociedad, con independencia de cuál sea su sistema político, se encuentra en un tránsito perpetuo entre un pasado que conforma su memoria y una visión del futuro que inspira su evolución.” – Henry Kissinger
  • “fidelity to values over an extended period.” – Henry Kissinger
  • “Strategic leaders need also the qualities of the artist who senses how to sculpt the future using the materials available in the present.” – Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissinger Quotes on War

  • “You can’t make war in the Middle East without Egypt and you can’t make peace without Syria.” – Henry Kissinger
  • “If peace is equated simply with the absence of war, it can become abject pacifism that turns the world over to the most ruthless.” – Henry Kissinger
  • “One theory is that we will make war look so attractive that we undermine the deterrent. That’s Never Never Land. What we have now would have been enough to deter Hitler. But we are talking in a different order of reality.” – Henry Kissinger
  • “No country can act wisely simultaneously in every part of the globe at every moment of time.” – Henry Kissinger
  • “It is barely conceivable that there are people who like war.” – Henry Kissinger
  • “Certainly nothing is easier than to rewrite history. If we had made Taiwan a separate state, it would have led to a fundamental conflict with China, and probably to war. Certainly in the long term, it would have led to war.” – Henry Kissinger
  • “You should not go to war for the privilege of withdrawal. You need to define your objective and the outcome, and it cannot be the removal of one man.” – Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissinger Quotes on Power

  • “Tutelage is a comfortable relationship for the senior partner, but it is demoralizing in the long run. It breeds illusions of omniscience on one side and attitudes of impotent irresponsibility on the other.” – Henry Kissinger
  • “Power is the great aphrodisiac.” – Henry Kissinger
  • “Now when I bore people at a party they think it’s their fault.” – Henry Kissinger
  • “Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.” – Henry Kissinger
  • “Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world.” – Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissinger Quotes on Diplomacy

  • “The quest for moral consensus becomes self-defeating when it destroys the equilibrium.” – Henry Kissinger
  •  “In every century there seems to emerge a country with the power … to shape the entire international system.”  – Henry Kissinger
  • “Yet the rise and fall of previous world orders … is the only experience on which one can draw.” – Henry Kissinger
  • “The security of America was inseparable from the security of all the rest of mankind.” – Henry Kissinger
  • “Power without legitimacy tempts tests of strength; legitimacy without power tempts empty posturing.” – Henry Kissinger
  • “The Versailles settlement was stillborn because the values it extolled clashed with the incentives needed to enforce.” – Henry Kissinger
  • “All great leaders walk alone. Their singularity springs from their ability to discern challenges that are not yet apparent.” – Henry Kissinger


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