"The best thing we can do if we want the Russians to let us be Americans is to let the Russians be Russian."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."George F. Kennan on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."George F. Kennan on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."George F. Kennan on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."George F. Kennan on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."George F. Kennan on Dalai Lama