George F. Kennan Quotes

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Heroism is endurance for one moment more.

heroism

Heroism, the Caucasian mountaineers say, is endurance for one moment more.
— George F. Kennan
The best thing we can do if we want the Russians to let us be Americans is to let the Russians be Russian.
— George F. Kennan

Russia

California reminds me of the popular American Protestant concept of heaven: there is always a reasonable flow of new arrivals.

California

Russia, Russia — unwashed, backward, appealing Russia, so ashamed for your own backwardness, so orientally determined to conceal it from us by clever deceit.
— George F. Kennan

Russia