Quotes by Otto Von Bismarck

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I have often regretted what I have eaten, but never what I have drunk. more...

The Catholic priest, from the moment he becomes a priest, is a sworn officer of the pope. more...

I have wished to crush Rome that I might crush Christianity. more...

A little caution outflanks a large cavalry. more...

Let them stew in their own grease (or juice). more...

A conquering army on the border will not be stopped by eloquence. more...

They treat me like a fox, a cunning fellow ( Schlaukopf ) of the first rank. But the truth is that with a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and when I have to do with a pirate, I try to be a pirate and a half. more...

Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others. more...

I have only one ambition left: I should like to have a good epitaph. more...

If you like laws and sausages, you should never watch either one being made. more...

There is only one greater folly than that of the fool who says in his heart there is no God, and that is the folly of the people that says with its head that it does not know whether there is a God or not. more...

Vanity is a mortgage that must be deducted from the value of a man. more...

It is the destiny of the weak to be devoured by the strong. more...

Faust complained about having two souls in his breast, but I harbor a whole crowd of them and they quarrel. It is like being in a republic. more...

man cannot control the current of events. he can only float with them and steer more...

Politics is the art of the possible, the attainable - the art of the next best more...

One day the great European War will come out of some damned foolish thing in the Balkans (1888). more...

We live in a wondrous time in which the strong is weak because of his moral scruples and the weak grows strong because of his audacity. more...

God has a special providence for fools, drunks, and the United States of America. more...

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

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

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

People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election. more...

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

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

Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied. more...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice. more...

Politics is the art of the next best. more...

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

Politics is not an exact science. more...

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. more...

I have seen three emperors in their nakedness, and the sight was not inspiring. more...

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

Politics ruins the character. more...

Politics is the art of the possible. more...

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

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

Politics are not a science based on logic; they are the capacity of always choosing at each instant, in constantly changing situations, the least harmful, the most useful. more...

He who has his thumb on the purse has the power. more...

The division of the United States into federations of equal force was decided long before the Civil War by the high financial powers of Europe. These bankers were afraid that the United States, if they remained in one block and as one nation, would attain economic and financial independence, which would upset their financial domination over the world. The voice of the Rothschilds prevailed... Therefore they sent their emissaries into the field to exploit the question of slavery and to open an abyss between the two sections of the Union. more...

The luxury of one's own opinion. more...

Politics is not a science...but an art. more...

People who love sausage and people who believe in justice should never watch either of them being made more...

The death of Lincoln was a disaster for Christendom. There was no man in the United States great enough to wear his boots and the bankers went anew to grab the riches. I fear that foreign bankers with their craftiness and tortuous tricks will entirely control the exuberant riches of America and use it to systematically corrupt civilization. more...

I have found that nothing so deceives your adversaries as telling them the truth. more...

The less people know about how sausages and laws are made, the better they'll sleep at night more...

Our German forefathers had a very kind religion. They believed that, after death, they would meet again all the good dogs that had been their companions in life. I wish I could believe that too. more...

Love is blind; friendship tries not to notice. more...

A really great man is known by three signs: generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success. more...

One can put some trust in the gratitude of a sovereign, and also in that of his family; under certain conditions, one can even rely upon it; but one can never expect anything from the gratitude of a nation. more...

You can do anything with children if you only play with them. more...

In England the more horses a nobleman has, the more popular he is. So long as the English are devoted to racing, Socialism has no chance with you. more...

We Germans fear God, but nothing else in the world. more...

War should only be used for a policy worth its sacrifices. more...

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

God always looks after the fools and - and the United States. more...

You can't destroy the polish national-consciousness or Poles on the battlefield, but if you give them power, they will destroy themselves more...

You can do everything with bayonets, but you are not able to sit on them more...

I am bored. The great things are done. The German Reich is made. more...

A generation that has taken a beating is always followed by a generation that deals one. more...

The position of Prussia in Germany will not be determined by its liberalism but by its power ... Prussia must concentrate its strength and hold it for the favorable moment, which has already come and gone several times. Since the treaties of Vienna, our frontiers have been ill-designed for a healthy body politic. Not through speeches and majority decisions will the great questions of the day be decided - that was the great mistake of 1848 and 1849 - but by iron and blood (Eisen und Blut). more...

I am accustomed to pay men back in their own coin. more...

Better pointed bullets than pointed words. more...

The Balkans arent worth the life of a single Pomeranian grenadier. more...

What we learn from History is that no one learns from History more...

He obtained from Congress the right to borrow from the people by selling to it the 'bonds' of States ... and the Government and the nation escaped the plots of the foreign financiers. They understood at once, that the United States would escape their grip. The death of Lincoln was resolved upon. more...

Revolutions in Prussia are started by kings, and since it is a revolution, it is better to start it ourselves than to suffer of it more...

Earthly majesty is always akin to the fallen angel, who is proud and unhappy, beautiful but troubled, and whose plans and efforts, though vast, are denied access. more...

Your map of Africa is really quite nice. But my map of Africa lies in Europe. Here is Russia, and here... is France, and we're in the middle - that's my map of Africa. more...

Not even the King himself has the right to subordinate the interests of his country to his own feelings of love or hatred towards strangers; he is, however, responsible towards God and not to me if he does so, and therefore on this point I am silent. more...

We Germans fear God, but nothing else in the world; and it is the fear of God, which lets us love and foster peace. more...

Politics is not a science, as the professors are apt to suppose. It is an art. more...

My subject is my life, and my life is my subject. more...

Let us put Germany, so to speak, in the saddle! you will see that she can ride. more...

Beware of sentimental alliances where the consciousness of good deeds is the only compensation for noble sacrifices. more...

Hounds follow those who feed them. more...

Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others. more...

Universal suffrage is the government of a house by its nursery. more...

Nothing should be left to an invaded people except their eyes for weeping. more...

I have never lived on principles. When I have had to act, I never first asked myself on what principles I was going to act, but I went at it and did what I thought fit. I have often reproached myself for my want of principle. more...

There are two things civilized Man should never see being made: Sausages and Laws. more...

Life has taught me to forgive much, but to seek forgiveness still more. more...

A bad plan that is well executed will yield much better results than a good plan that is poorly executed. more...

The Americans are a very lucky people. They're bordered to the north and south by weak neighbors, and to the east and west by fish. more...

Physicians still retain something of their priestly origin; they would gladly do what they forbid. more...

Laws are like sausages. You sleep far better the less you know about how they are made. more...

We are better off not knowing how sausages and laws are made. more...

Politics is no exact science. more...

Show me an objective worthy of war and I will go along with you. more...

Politics is the art of the possible, the attainable... the art of the next best. more...

Better pointed bullets than pointed speeches. more...

No, a fool learns from experience. A wise man learns from the experience of others. more...

The great questions of the day are not decided by speeches and majority votes, but by blood and iron. more...

I see in our relations with our alliance a fault of Prussia's, which we must cure sooner or later ferro et igne. more...

Not worth the healthy bones of a single Pomeranian grenadier. more...

The Herzegovina question is not worth the bones of a Pomeranian father. more...

[The opposition Press] which is in the hands of malecontents who have failed in their career. more...

The decision will come only from God, from the God of battles, when He lets fall from His hand the iron dice of destiny. more...

The Prussian Sovereigns are in possession of a crown not be the grace of the people, but by God's grace. more...

The government should cultivate the view also among the propertyless classes of the population, those who are the most numerous and the least educated, that the state is not only an institution of necessity but also of welfare. By recognizable and direct advantages they must be led to look upon the state not as an agency devised solely for the protection of the better-situated classes of society but also as one serving their needs and interests. more...

If there is ever another war in Europe, it will come out of some damned silly thing in the Balkans. more...

Great men have great dogs. more...

When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of putting it into practice. more...

A Bavarian is half-way between an Austrian and a human being. more...

I consider even a victorious war as an evil, from which statesmanship must endeavor to spare nations. more...

I must protest that I would never seek foreign conflicts just to go over domestic difficulties; that would be frivolous. I was speaking of conflicts that we could not avoid, even though we do not seek them. more...

Laws are like medicine; they generally cure an evil by a lesser or a passing evil. more...

The nation that has the schools has the future. more...

With bad laws and good civil servants it's still possible to govern. But with bad civil servants even the best laws can't help. more...

Fools you are. To say you learn by your experience. I prefer to profit by others' mistakes and avoid the price of my own. more...

The most significant event of the 20th century will be the fact that the North Americans speak English. more...

I do not regard the procuring of peace as a matter in which we should play the role of arbiter between different opinions ... more that of an honest broker who really wants to press the business forward. more...

This policy cannot succeed through speeches, and shooting-matches, and songs; it can only be carried out through blood and iron. more...

I have always found the word 'Europe' on the lips of those who wanted something from others which they dared not demand in their own names! more...

There are two things you don't want to see being made - sausage and legislation. more...

Do not expect that once taking advantage of Russia's weakness, you will receive dividends forever. Russian has always come for their money. And when they come - do not rely on an agreement signed by you, you are supposed to justify. They are not worth the paper it is written. Therefore, with the Russian is to play fair, or do not play. more...

Even the most favorable outcome of the war will never lead to the decomposition of the main forces of Russia, which is based on millions of Russian ... The latter, even if they break up international treaties, just as quickly re-connect with each other, like pieces of a particle of mercury ... more...

Never fight with Russian. On your every stratagem they answer unpredictable stupidity. more...

Politics is like sausages, you don't want to watch either being made. more...

Fools you are who say you like to learn from your mistakes. I prefer to learn from the mistakes of others, and avoid the cost of my own. more...

A really great man is known by three signs... generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success. more...

Let us put Germany in the saddle, so to speak-it already knows how to ride. more...

We will not go to Canossa. more...

Whoever speaks of Europe is wrong, [it is] a geographical concept. more...

I do not regard the procuring of peace as a matter in which we should play the role of arbiter between different opinions... more that of an honest broker who really wants to press the business forward. more...

One day the great European War [will] come out of some damned foolish thing in the Balkans. more...

The three signs of great men are - generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success. more...

When a man says that he approves something in principal, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of putting it in practice. more...

The statesman's task is to hear God's footsteps marching through history, and to try and catch on to His coattails as He marches past. more...

Preventive war is like committing suicide out of fear of death. more...

History is simply a piece of paper covered with print: the main thing is to make history, not to write it. more...


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