The main thing is to make history, not to write it.
The three signs of great men are -- generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success.
When you say that you agree to a thing on principle, you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.
Better pointed bullets than pointed words.
A government must not waiver once it has chosen it's course. It must not look to the left or right but go forward.
Politics is not an exact science.
When a man says that he approves something in principal, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of putting it in practice.
The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions. . . but by iron and blood.
With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half.
I have seen three emperors in their nakedness, and the sight was not inspiring.
An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts.
Politics is the art of the possible, the attainable . . . the art of the next best.
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.
Be polite write diplomatically even in a declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness.
A journalist is a person who has mistaken their calling.
Never believe in anything until it has been officially denied.
Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made.
Universal suffrage is the government of a house by its nursery.
When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.
A little caution outflanks a large cavalry.
The luxury of ones own opinion.
Better pointed bullets than pointed speeches.
When you want to fool the world, tell the truth.
He who has his thumb on the purse has the power.
The king reigns but does not govern.