Kissinger: A Biography Quotes.

1. "If I had to choose between justice and disorder, on the one hand, and injustice and order, on the other, I would always choose the latter."
- Walter Isaacson, Kissinger: A Biography

2. "responded with a presidential note describing how Washington defined a base. Work on the new facility was halted,"
- Walter Isaacson, Kissinger: A Biography

3. "As the crisis waned during the fall of 1961, so did the last vestiges of Kissinger’s influence at the White House. In October he cleaned out his desk. Bundy sent him a letter of perfunctory thanks, which added that the White House had decided not to make a public announcement of his departure.13"
- Walter Isaacson, Kissinger: A Biography

4. "press or to Congressional committees. Thus the only way secrecy can be kept is to exclude from the making of the decision all those who"
- Walter Isaacson, Kissinger: A Biography

5. "He has a second-rate mind but a first-rate intuition about people, Kissinger once said of Rockefeller. I have a first-rate mind but a third-rate intuition about people."
- Walter Isaacson, Kissinger: A Biography

6. "Kissinger’s main course was Principles of International Relations, which usually drew more than two hundred undergraduates enticed by his newfound humor and charisma. He started with Napoleon, dwelled on Metternich and Bismarck, and concluded with an analysis of the current trends in arms control."
- Walter Isaacson, Kissinger: A Biography

7. "based on international law."
- Walter Isaacson, Kissinger: A Biography

8. "Causality expresses the pattern which the mind imposes on a sequence of events in order to make their appearance comprehensible."
- Walter Isaacson, Kissinger: A Biography

9. "Man’s knowledge of freedom, Kissinger argued, must come from an inner intuition."
- Walter Isaacson, Kissinger: A Biography

10. "Only through the personal awareness and inward conviction that we each have of our own freedom, Kissinger concluded."
- Walter Isaacson, Kissinger: A Biography

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