"It was helpful to have the American troops there in great strength. They knew there'd be consequences if they didn't move back. Now, there has been some removal of the foreign forces."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Warren Christopher on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Warren Christopher on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Warren Christopher on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Warren Christopher on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Warren Christopher on Ernest Hemingway
"Despite the demands of this job, one of the things my wife and I try to do is to spend time together alone. And one of the things we really enjoy doing together is seeing a good movie."
"Environmental degradation, overpopulation, refugees, narcotics, terrorism, world crime movements, and organized crime are worldwide problems that don't stop at a nation's borders."
"I've got many close friends, but there's an awful lot about friendship that is not demonstrative in my case."
"My father was a small-town banker. He became very ill when I was 10 years old, and we went to California three years later in an attempt to recover his health, which never happened."
"I don't want to talk about intelligence matters. I will say, however, that intelligence-community estimates should not become public in the way of this city and in the way of Congress."