Henry L. Stimson

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Henry L. Stimson

Henry L. Stimson (September 21, 1867 – October 20, 1950) was an American statesman, who served as Secretary of War, Governor-General of the Philippines, and Secretary of State at various times.


  • The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him; and the surest way to make him untrustworthy is to distrust him and show your distrust.
    • The Bomb and the Opportunity (March 1946)
  • Gentlemen don't read each other's mail.
    • On Active Service in Peace and War (1948)
  • The only deadly sin I know is cynicism.
    • On Active Service in Peace and War (1948), Introduction

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