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Otto von Bismarck

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

— Otto von Bismarck


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

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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.

— Otto von Bismarck


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

— Otto von Bismarck

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

— Otto von Bismarck

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Fools say that they learn by experience. I prefer to profit by others experience.

— Otto von Bismarck

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

— Otto von Bismarck

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When you want to fool the world, tell the truth.

— Otto von Bismarck

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There is a Providence that protects idiots, drunkards, children and the United States of America.

— Otto von Bismarck

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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

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About Otto von Bismarck

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Did you know about Otto von Bismarck?

In the midst of this disarray the European balance of power was restructured with the creation of the German Empire as the dominant power in Europe. Other European nations led by Britain and France were acquiring colonies in a rapid fashion (see New Imperialism). "

Bismarck also repeated his emphatic warning against any German military involvement in Balkan disputes.

He disliked colonialism but reluctantly built an overseas empire when it was demanded by both elite and mass opinion. As Henry Kissinger has noted "The man of 'blood and iron' wrote prose of extraordinary directness and lucidity comparable in distinctiveness to Churchill's use of the English language. Bismarck (a devout Lutheran) was loyal to his king who in turn gave Bismarck his full support.

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