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Quotations by author » Otto von Bismarck
Prussian Prime Minister, Founder and Chancellor of the German Empire, 1815-1898
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A Bavarian is half-way between an Austrian and a human being
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A government must not waiver once it has chosen it's course. It must not look to the left or right but go forward.
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A journalist is a person who has mistaken their calling.
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A really great man is known by three signs: generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success
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A statesman... must wait until he hears the steps of God sounding through events, then leap up and grasp the hem of His garment.
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All treaties between great states cease to be binding when they come in conflict with the struggle for existence.
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An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts.
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An honest broker.
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Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.
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Be polite; write diplomatically; even in a declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness.
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Better pointed bullets than pointed speeches
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Blood and iron.
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By the 1990s, advertising with celebrities had really taken off,
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I consider even a victorious war as an evil, from which statesmanship must endeavor to spare nations
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I have seen three emperors in their nakedness, and the sight was not inspiring.
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If there is ever another war in Europe, it will come out of some damned silly thing in the Balkans
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Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.
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Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.
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No civilization other than that which is Christian, is worth seeking or possessing.
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Otto von Bismarck: The Germans have just bought a new country in Africa where Jews and pigs will be tolerated.
Benjamin Disraeli: Fortunately, we are both here (in England).
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