Otto von Bismarck Quotes

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Born: April 1, 1815, Schönhausen, Germany
Birth Country: Prussia [now Germany]
Died: Schönhausen, Germany, July 30, 1898
Occupation: Politician, Military

1.
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

2.
An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts.
- Otto von Bismarck

3.
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

4.
Be polite write diplomatically even in a declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness.
- Otto von Bismarck

5.
Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.
- Otto von Bismarck

6.
Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.
- Otto von Bismarck

7.
People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.
- Otto von Bismarck

8.
Politics is not an exact science.
- Otto von Bismarck

9.
Politics is the art of the next best.
- Otto von Bismarck

10.
Politics is the art of the possible.
- Otto von Bismarck

11.
Politics ruins the character.
- Otto von Bismarck

12.
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

13.
The main thing is to make history, not to write it.
- Otto von Bismarck

14.
The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia.
- Otto von Bismarck

15.
To retain respect for sausages and laws, one must not watch them in the making.
- Otto von Bismarck

16.
When you want to fool the world, tell the truth.
- Otto von Bismarck

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