Otto von Bismarck Quotes

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.

Politics is not an exact science.

Politics ruins the character.

My patriotism stops short of my stomach. (on being offered a glass of German champagne)

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

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.

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