Henry A. Kissinger — German Statesman born on May 27, 1923,

Henry Alfred Kissinger is an American diplomat and political scientist. He served as National Security Advisor and later concurrently as Secretary of State in the administrations of Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford... (wikipedia)

The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.
Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end - no apologies, no regrets.
The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.
The conventional army loses if it does not win. The guerrilla wins if he does not lose.
There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.