Facts about Otto von Bismarck

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Otto von Bismarck was a famous Leader from Germany, who lived between April 1, 1815 and June 30, 1898.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac aries, who is known for Active, Demanding, Determined, Effective, Ambitious. Our collection contains 26 quotes who is written / told by Otto.

Related authors: Helmut Kohl

Famous quotes by Otto von Bismarck (26)


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"Whoever speaks of Europe is wrong: it is a geographical expression"
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"Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made"
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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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"When you want to fool the world, tell the truth"
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"Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied"
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"Politics is not an exact science"
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"People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election"
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"No civilization other than that which is Christian, is worth seeking or possessing"
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"Be polite; write diplomatically; even in a declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness"
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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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"A journalist is a person who has mistaken their calling"
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"With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half"
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"When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice"
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"To retain respect for sausages and laws, one must not watch them in the making"
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"The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia"
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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"
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"I have seen three emperors in their nakedness, and the sight was not inspiring"
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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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"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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"The main thing is to make history, not to write it"
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"Politics ruins the character"
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"Politics is the art of the possible"
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"Politics is the art of the next best"
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"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"
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"There is a Providence that protects idiots, drunkards, children and the United States of America"
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"An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts"


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