55 Insightful Quotes By Henry Alfred Kissinger, The Distinguished Diplomat And Political Thinker
56th United States Secretary of State (1973-77)
Henry Alfred Kissinger is an American diplomat, political thinker and political scientist who went on to serve as the National Security Advisor as well as Secretary of State of the United States during his illustrious career. He was born in Germany in 1923 but the family fled from Germany due to persecution of Jews by Nazis and eventually ended up in New York. He joined the Army while still studying accountancy at the City College of New York but returned to academics and acquired a degree in political science from Harvard University. He went on to acquire a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Harvard. Kissinger is well-known for his work as a diplomat who is credited for having shaped the course of United States foreign policy during late sixties and seventies. Kissinger was known as a purveyor of Realpolitik and steered the United States’ foreign policy pertaining to exit from the Vietnam War, Cold War with Russia and policies in China. He went on to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973 but it led to a lot of controversy. Kissinger remains one of the finest minds in the realm of foreign policy and an iconic figure. Henry Kissinger is an able orator and has expressed his thoughts on politics, diplomacy, international relations, peace etc through speeches, writings and interviews. The below collection of Henry Kissinger’s most famous quotes have been excerpted from his writings, papers, thoughts, speeches and interviews. We bring to you a collection of sayings and quotes by Henry Alfred Kissinger on power, academia, corruption, dishonesty, Germany, vision and humour.