Facts about Otto von Bismarck
Otto von Bismarck was a famous Leader from Germany, who lived between April 1, 1815 and June 30, 1898. He/she became 83 years old.
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 (Politician)
26 Famous quotes by Otto von Bismarck
"The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia"
"Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied"
"Politics is not an exact science"
"People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election"
"No civilization other than that which is Christian, is worth seeking or possessing"
"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"
"A journalist is a person who has mistaken their calling"
"With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half"
"When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice"
"To retain respect for sausages and laws, one must not watch them in the making"
"The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood"
"I have seen three emperors in their nakedness, and the sight was not inspiring"
"All treaties between great states cease to be binding when they come in conflict with the struggle for existence"
"Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war"
"The main thing is to make history, not to write it"
"Politics ruins the character"
"Politics is the art of the possible"
"Politics is the art of the next best"
"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"
"There is a Providence that protects idiots, drunkards, children and the United States of America"
"An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts"
"Whoever speaks of Europe is wrong: it is a geographical expression"
"Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made"
"A government must not waiver once it has chosen it's course. It must not look to the left or right but go forward"
"When you want to fool the world, tell the truth"