"Power is the great aphrodisiac."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Henry A. Kissinger on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Henry A. Kissinger on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Henry A. Kissinger on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Henry A. Kissinger on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Henry A. Kissinger on Winston Churchill
"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."
"Diplomacy: the art of restraining power."
"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."