A really great man is known by three signs generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success.
He who has his thumb on the purse has the power.
Better pointed bullets than pointed words.
Politics is not an exact science.
A conquering army on the border will not be stopped by eloquence.
Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.
Politics is the art of the next best.
A journalist is a person who has mistaken their calling.
I have never lived on principles. When I have had to act, I never first asked myself on what principles I was going to act, but I went at it and did what I thought fit. I have often reproached myself for my want of principle.
Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.
I am accustomed to pay men back in their own coin.
Be polite; write diplomatically; even in a declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness.
Let us put Germany, so to speak in the saddle, you will see that she can ride.
Better pointed bullets than pointed speeches.
There is only one greater folly than that of the fool who says in his heart there is no God, and that is the folly of the people that says with its head that it does not know whether there is a God or not.
Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.
A government must not waiver once it has chosen it's course. It must not look to the left or right but go forward.
People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.
Whoever speaks of Europe is wrong: it is a geographical expression.
The luxury of ones own opinion.
The main thing is to make history, not to write it.
When a man says that he approves something in principal, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of putting it in practice.
A little caution outflanks a large cavalry.
Politics ruins the character.
When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.
The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood.
The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia.
We Germans fear God, but nothing else in the world.
No civilization other than that which is Christian, is worth seeking or possessing.
The great questions of the time are not decided by speeches and majority decisions that was the error of 1848 and 1849 but by iron and blood.
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