Politics is not an exact science.
Otto von Bismarck
The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia.
It is the destiny of the weak to be devoured by the strong.
Be polite write diplomatically even in a declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness.
To retain respect for sausages and laws, one must not watch them in the making.
Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.
Politics ruins the character.
Politics is the art of the possible.
Politics is the art of the next best.
When you want to fool the world, tell the truth.
We live in a wondrous time in which the strong is weak because of his moral scruples and the weak grows strong because of his audacity.
People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.
Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.
With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half.
Better pointed bullets than pointed speeches.
I have seen three emperors in their nakedness, and the sight was not inspiring.
When a man says that he approves something in principal, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of putting it in practice.
A journalist is a person who has mistaken their calling.
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.
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