It is the destiny of the weak to be devoured by the strong.
The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood
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.
The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia.
[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.
Politics is the art of the possible, the attainable — the art of the next best
An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts.
People never lie so much as before an election, during a war, or after a hunt.
Fools say that they learn by experience. I prefer to profit by others experience.
Political judgment is the ability to hear the distant hoofbeats of the horse of history.
man cannot control the current of events. he can only float with them and steer
Woe to the leader whose arguments at the end of a war are not as plausible as they were at the beginning.
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
The main thing is to make history, not to write it
People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war, or before an election.
Let us put Germany so to speak in the saddle! you will see that she can ride.
History is simply a piece of paper covered with print the main thing is still to make history not to write it.
When you say that you agree to a thing in principle you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out.
(The great questions of the day) are not decided by speeches and majority votes but by blood and iron.
To retain respect for sausages and laws, one must not watch them in the making.
The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood.
Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.
People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.
Be polite write diplomatically even in a declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness.
The main thing is to make history, not to write it.
A government must not waiver once it has chosen it’s course. It must not look to the left or right but go forward.
Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.