"Diplomacy: the art of restraining power."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Henry A. Kissinger on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Henry A. Kissinger on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Henry A. Kissinger on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Henry A. Kissinger on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Henry A. Kissinger on Oscar Wilde
"A leader does not deserve the name unless he is willing occasionally to stand alone."
"People are generally amazed that I would take an interest in any form that would require me to stop talking for three hours."
"Art is man's expression of his joy in labor."
"A leader who confines his role to his people's experience dooms himself to stagnation a leader who outstrips his people's experience runs the risk of not being understood."
"The statesman's duty is to bridge the gap between his nation's experience and his vision."