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HIST105 Chapter Notes -Otto Von Bismarck

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Otto von Bismarck Quotes
Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.
Otto von Bismarck
Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard
before starting a war.
Otto von Bismarck
People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.
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.
Otto von Bismarck
The main thing is to make history, not to write it.
Otto von Bismarck
Be polite; write diplomatically; even in a declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness.
Otto von Bismarck
A government must not waiver once it has chosen it's course. It must not look to the left or right but
go forward.
Otto von Bismarck
With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a
Otto von Bismarck
When you want to fool the world, tell the truth.
Otto von Bismarck
Politics is not an exact science.
Otto von Bismarck
To retain respect for sausages and laws, one must not watch them in the making.
Otto von Bismarck
An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts.
Otto von Bismarck
Politics is the art of the possible.
Otto Von Bismarck
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