Otto von Bismarck - Quotes

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The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood.

The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood.

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. ---->>>

Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.

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.

People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.

Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war. ---->>>

With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half. ---->>>

An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts. ---->>>

When you want to fool the world, tell the truth. ---->>>

Be polite; write diplomatically; even in a declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness.

Be polite; write diplomatically; even in a declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness.

A statesman... must wait until he hears the steps of God sounding through events, then leap up and grasp the hem of His garment. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Whoever speaks of Europe is wrong: it is a geographical expression. ---->>>

A government must not waiver once it has chosen it's course. It must not look to the left or right but go forward. ---->>>

Politics is the art of the possible.

Politics is the art of the possible.

The main thing is to make history, not to write it.

The main thing is to make history, not to write it.

All treaties between great states cease to be binding when they come in conflict with the struggle for existence. ---->>>

A journalist is a person who has mistaken their calling. ---->>>

When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice. ---->>>

No civilization other than that which is Christian, is worth seeking or possessing. ---->>>

To retain respect for sausages and laws, one must not watch them in the making.

To retain respect for sausages and laws, one must not watch them in the making.

I have seen three emperors in their nakedness, and the sight was not inspiring. ---->>>

Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.

Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.

Politics is the art of the next best. ---->>>

Politics is not an exact science.

Politics is not an exact science.

Politics ruins the character. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: German
Born: April 1, 1815
Birthplace:
Die: June 30, 1898
Occupation: Leader
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Otto Eduard Leopold, Prince of Bismarck, Duke of Lauenburg (1 April 1815 – 30 July 1898), known as Otto von Bismarck (German: [ˈɔtoː fɔn ˈbɪsmark]), was a conservative Prussian statesman who dominated German and European affairs from the 1860s until 1890. In the 1860s, he engineered a series of wars that unified the German states, deliberately excluding Austria, into a powerful German Empire under Prussian leadership (wikipedia)