Otto Von Bismarck Quotes

Otto Von Bismarck Quotes

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

Crowned heads, wealth and privilege may well tremble should ever again the Black and Red unite!"
-after the split between Anarchists and Marxists in 1872

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

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.

[Government]is cancerous in head and limbs;only its belly is sound, and the laws it excretes are the most strightforward shit in the world.

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

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

the main thing is to make history not to write it

[N]icht durch Reden und Majoritätsbeschlüsse werden die großen Fragen der Zeit entschiedenen [...] sondern durch Eisen und Blut.

Political judgment is the ability to hear the distant hoofbeats of the horse of history.

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

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

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