Otto von Bismarck Quotes

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Otto von Bismarck Quotes

Read best motivational Otto von Bismarck quotes and sayings. He was a conservative Prussian statesman who dominated German and European affairs from the 1860s. We share best collection of Otto von Bismarck quotes with you!

1. 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

2. 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

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

Otto von Bismarck

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

Otto von Bismarck

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

Otto von Bismarck

6. 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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7. Politics ruins the character.

Otto von Bismarck

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

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

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11. An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts.

Otto von Bismarck

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

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13. A journalist is a person who has mistaken their calling.

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

Otto von Bismarck