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All Quotes by author - Otto von Bismarck
" A government must not waiver once it has chosen it's course. It must not look to the left or right but go forward. "
" A journalist is a person who has mistaken their calling. "
" All treaties between great states cease to be binding when they come in conflict with the struggle for existence. "
" An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts. "
" Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war. "
" A statesman... must wait until he hears the steps of God sounding through events, then leap up and grasp the hem of His garment. "
" Be polite; write diplomatically; even in a declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness. "
" I have seen three emperors in their nakedness, and the sight was not inspiring. "
" Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made. "
" Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied. "
" No civilization other than that which is Christian, is worth seeking or possessing. "
" People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election. "
" Politics is not an exact science. "
" Politics is the art of the next best. "
" Politics is the art of the possible. "
" Politics ruins the character. "
" The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood. "
" The main thing is to make history, not to write it. "
" There is a Providence that protects idiots, drunkards, children and the United States of America. "
" The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia. "
" To retain respect for sausages and laws, one must not watch them in the making. "
" When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice. "
" When you say you agree to a thing in principle you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice. "
" When you want to fool the world, tell the truth. "
" Whoever speaks of Europe is wrong: it is a geographical expression. "
" With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half. "
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