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Otto Von Bismarck (1815-1898) quotes


  • A government must not waiver once it has chosen it's course. It must not look to the left or right but go forward.
  • 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.
  • Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.
  • People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.
  • The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood.
  • 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 want to fool the world, tell the truth.