Quotations From OTTO VON BISMARCK
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Politics is not an exact science.Otto Von Bismarck (1815-1898), Prussian statesman. Speech, December 18, 1863, to Prussian legislature.
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 (1815-1898), Prussian statesman. speech, Aug. 1867, Berlin.
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 (1815-1898), Prussian statesman. speech, Sept. 30, 1862. Bismarck: Life and Works, vol. 4 (1878). "Iron and blood," or "blood and iron," were favorite expressions of Bismarck's....
Politics is the art of the possible.Otto Von Bismarck (1815-1898), Prussian statesman. remark, Aug. 11, 1867. Quoted in Complete Works, vol. 7 (1924). Almost equally famous is Bismarck's dictum, "Politics is not an exact science" (speech, Dec 18, 1863, to Prussian legislature).
Whoever speaks of Europe is wrong: it is a geographical expression.Otto Von Bismarck (1815-1898), German statesman. Marginal comment on a letter, November 1876, from the Russian Chancellor Gorchakov.
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