Quotes by Otto von Bismarck

Otto Eduard Leopold, Prince of Bismarck and Duke of Lauenburg, known as Otto von Bismarck), was a conservative Prussian statesman who dominated German and European affairs from the 1860s until 1890 and was the first Chancellor of the German Empire between 1871 and 1890. In 1862, King Wilhelm I appointed Bismarck as Minister President of Prussia, a position he would hold until 1890, with the exception of a short break in 1873. He provoked three short, decisive wars against Denmark, Austria, and France.

Quotes by Otto von Bismarck
Quote by Otto von Bismarck

The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood.

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With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half.

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Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.

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Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.

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

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