Quotes by Otto Von Bismarck

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Prince Otto von Bismarck, Duke of Lauenburg (April 1, 1815 July 30, 1898) was one of the most prominent European aristocrats and statesmen of the nineteenth century. As Prime Minister of Prussia from 1862 to 1890, he engineered ...

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

When you want to fool the world, tell the truth.
Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.
An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts.
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 that he approves something in principal, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of putting it in practice.
I have seen three emperors in their nakedness, and the sight was not inspiring.
Politics is not an exact science.
Politics is the art of the next best.
Better pointed bullets than pointed speeches.
Laws are like sausages. It is better not to see them being made.
A journalist is a person who has mistaken their calling.
A government must not waiver once it has chosen its course. It must not look to the left or right but go forward.
The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood.