The great leaders have always stage-managed their effects.
In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.
Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.
Greatness is a road leading towards the unknown
A man of character finds a special attractiveness in difficulty, since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty that he can realize his potentialities.
Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so.
No nation has friends only interests
In politics it is necessary either to betray one's country or the electorate. I prefer to betray the electorate.
For glory gives herself only to those who have always dreamed of her.
How can one conceive of a one-party system in a country that has over two hundred varieties of cheese?
Treaties are like roses and young girls - they last while they last
Silence is the ultimate weapon of power
Diplomats are useful only in fair weather. As soon as it rains they drown in every drop
I grew up to always respect authority and respect those in charge.
Authority doesn't work without prestige, or prestige without distance