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Otto von Bismarck – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Otto von Bismarck

 

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

– 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.

– Otto von Bismarck


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

– Otto von Bismarck


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

– Otto von Bismarck


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

– Otto von Bismarck


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

– Otto von Bismarck


Politics is not an exact science.

– Otto von Bismarck


Politics is the art of the next best.

– Otto von Bismarck


Politics is the art of the possible.

– Otto von Bismarck


Politics ruins the character.

– Otto von Bismarck


The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia.

– Otto von Bismarck


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

– Otto von Bismarck


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

– Otto von Bismarck


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

– Otto von Bismarck


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

– Otto von Bismarck


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

– Otto von Bismarck


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