George F. Kennan - Quotes

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Heroism is endurance for one moment more.

Heroism is endurance for one moment more.

The best thing we can do if we want the Russians to let us be Americans is to let the Russians be Russian. ---->>>

The very concept of history implies the scholar and the reader. Without a generation of civilized people to study history, to preserve its records, to absorb its lessons and relate them to its own problems, history, too, would lose its meaning.

The very concept of history implies the scholar and the reader. Without a generation of civilized people to study history, to preserve its records, to absorb its lessons and relate them to its own problems, history, too, would lose its meaning.

The best an American can look forward to is the lonely pleasure of one who stands at long last on a chilly and inhospitable mountaintop where few have been before, where few can follow and where few will consent to believe he has been. ---->>>

The accords were fig leaves of democratic procedure to hide the nakedness of Stalinist dictatorship. ---->>>

One sometimes feels a guest of one's time and not a member of its household. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 02-16, 1904
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Die: 03-17, 2005
Occupation: Historian
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George Frost Kennan (February 16, 1904 – March 17, 2005) was an American diplomat and historian. He was known best as an advocate of a policy of containment of Soviet expansion during the Cold War on which he later reversed himself. He lectured widely and wrote scholarly histories of the relations between USSR and the United States (wikipedia)