"We cannot always assure the future of our friends we have a better chance of assuring our future if we remember who our friends are."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Henry A. Kissinger on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Henry A. Kissinger on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Henry A. Kissinger on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Henry A. Kissinger on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Henry A. Kissinger on William Shakespeare
"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."