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Otto von Bismarck
April 1, 1815 - June 30, 1898
Nationality: German
Category: Leader
Subcategory: German Leader

A statesman... must wait until he hears the steps of God sounding through events, then leap up and grasp the hem of His garment.


Politics is the art of the next best.


No civilization other than that which is Christian, is worth seeking or possessing.


Politics is not an exact science.


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


A government must not waiver once it has chosen it's course. It must not look to the left or right but go forward.


There is a Providence that protects idiots, drunkards, children and the United States of America.


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


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


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.


Politics ruins the character.


All treaties between great states cease to be binding when they come in conflict with the struggle for existence.


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


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


A journalist is a person who has mistaken their calling.


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


With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half.


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


Whoever speaks of Europe is wrong: it is a geographical expression.


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


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