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Otto Von Bismarck quotes: The nation that has the schools has the future. The nation that has the schools has the future.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: A statesman ... must wait until he hears the steps of God sounding through events, then leap up and grasp the hem of His garment. 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 quotes: The Catholic priest, from the moment he becomes a priest, is a sworn officer of the pope. The Catholic priest, from the moment he becomes a priest, is a sworn officer of the pope.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: 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. 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.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: We are better off not knowing how sausages and laws are made. We are better off not knowing how sausages and laws are made.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: 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 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
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: Life has taught me to forgive much, but to seek forgiveness still more. Life has taught me to forgive much, but to seek forgiveness still more.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: Politics is like sausages, you don't want to watch either being made. Politics is like sausages, you don't want to watch either being made.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: Man cannot control the current of events. he can only float with them and steer Man cannot control the current of events. he can only float with them and steer
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: Fools say that they learn by experience. I prefer to profit by others experience. Fools say that they learn by experience. I prefer to profit by others experience.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: Show me an objective worthy of war and I will go along with you. Show me an objective worthy of war and I will go along with you.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: Politics is the art of the next best. Politics is the art of the next best.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: Woe to the leader whose arguments at the end of a war are not as plausible as they were at the beginning. Woe to the leader whose arguments at the end of a war are not as plausible as they were at the beginning.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: Let them stew in their own grease (or juice). Let them stew in their own grease (or juice).
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: You can't destroy the polish national-consciousness or Poles on the battlefield, but if you give them power, they will destroy themselves You can't destroy the polish national-consciousness or Poles on the battlefield, but if you give them power, they will destroy themselves
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: Politics ruins the character Politics ruins the character
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: 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. 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.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: There is a Providence that protects idiots, drunkards, children and the United States of America. There is a Providence that protects idiots, drunkards, children and the United States of America.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: You can do everything with bayonets, but you are not able to sit on them You can do everything with bayonets, but you are not able to sit on them
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: I consider even a victorious war as an evil, from which statesmanship must endeavor to spare nations. I consider even a victorious war as an evil, from which statesmanship must endeavor to spare nations.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: There are two things civilized Man should never see being made: Sausages and Laws. There are two things civilized Man should never see being made: Sausages and Laws.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: Politics is no exact science. Politics is no exact science.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: A conquering army on the border will not be stopped by eloquence. A conquering army on the border will not be stopped by eloquence.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: 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! 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!
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: Beware of sentimental alliances where the consciousness of good deeds is the only compensation for noble sacrifices. Beware of sentimental alliances where the consciousness of good deeds is the only compensation for noble sacrifices.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others. Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: Politics is the art of the possible, the attainable - the art of the next best Politics is the art of the possible, the attainable - the art of the next best
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: A Bavarian is half-way between an Austrian and a human being. A Bavarian is half-way between an Austrian and a human being.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: God has a special providence for fools, drunkards, and the United States of America. God has a special providence for fools, drunkards, and the United States of America.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: I have seen three emperors in their nakedness, and the sight was not inspiring. I have seen three emperors in their nakedness, and the sight was not inspiring.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: A really great man is known by three signs: generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success. A really great man is known by three signs: generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: 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. 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.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: To retain respect for sausages and laws, one must not watch them in the making. To retain respect for sausages and laws, one must not watch them in the making.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: I have only one ambition left: I should like to have a good epitaph. I have only one ambition left: I should like to have a good epitaph.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: Laws are like sausages. You sleep far better the less you know about how they are made. Laws are like sausages. You sleep far better the less you know about how they are made.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: A government must not waiver once it has chosen it's course. It must not look to the left or right but go forward. 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 quotes: Politics is not an exact science. Politics is not an exact science.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: Nothing should be left to an invaded people except their eyes for weeping. Nothing should be left to an invaded people except their eyes for weeping.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: Never fight with Russian. On your every stratagem they answer unpredictable stupidity. Never fight with Russian. On your every stratagem they answer unpredictable stupidity.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: People never lie so much as before an election, during a war, or after a hunt. People never lie so much as before an election, during a war, or after a hunt.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: Better pointed bullets than pointed words. Better pointed bullets than pointed words.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: The Balkans aren't worth the life of a single Pomeranian grenadier. The Balkans aren't worth the life of a single Pomeranian grenadier.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: Physicians still retain something of their priestly origin; they would gladly do what they forbid. Physicians still retain something of their priestly origin; they would gladly do what they forbid.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: God always looks after the fools and - and the United States. God always looks after the fools and - and the United States.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia. The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: Whoever speaks of Europe is wrong: it is a geographical expression. Whoever speaks of Europe is wrong: it is a geographical expression.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: Fools you are. To say you learn by your experience. I prefer to profit by others' mistakes and avoid the price of my own. Fools you are. To say you learn by your experience. I prefer to profit by others' mistakes and avoid the price of my own.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: If you like laws and sausages, you should never watch either one being made. If you like laws and sausages, you should never watch either one being made.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: He who has his thumb on the purse has the power. He who has his thumb on the purse has the power.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: It is the destiny of the weak to be devoured by the strong. It is the destiny of the weak to be devoured by the strong.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: If there is ever another war in Europe, it will come out of some damned silly thing in the Balkans. If there is ever another war in Europe, it will come out of some damned silly thing in the Balkans.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood 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 quotes: Politics is not a science ... but an art. Politics is not a science ... but an art.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: The less people know about how sausages and laws are made, the better they'll sleep at night The less people know about how sausages and laws are made, the better they'll sleep at night
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: I have wished to crush Rome that I might crush Christianity. I have wished to crush Rome that I might crush Christianity.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war 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 quotes: Political judgment is the ability to hear the distant hoofbeats of the horse of history. Political judgment is the ability to hear the distant hoofbeats of the horse of history.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half. With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: A bad plan that is well executed will yield much better results than a good plan that is poorly executed. A bad plan that is well executed will yield much better results than a good plan that is poorly executed.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: Great men have great dogs. Great men have great dogs.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: 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. 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.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: No civilization other than that which is Christian, is worth seeking or possessing. No civilization other than that which is Christian, is worth seeking or possessing.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: 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. 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.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: Hounds follow those who feed them. Hounds follow those who feed them.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: The main thing is to make history not to write it The main thing is to make history not to write it
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: The luxury of one's own opinion. The luxury of one's own opinion.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: A generation that has taken a beating is always followed by a generation that deals one. A generation that has taken a beating is always followed by a generation that deals one.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied. Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: In order to retain a certain respect for sausages and laws, one must not see them being made. In order to retain a certain respect for sausages and laws, one must not see them being made.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts. An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts.
Otto Von Bismarck quotes: Politics is the art of the possible. Politics is the art of the possible.