They treat me like a fox, a cunning fellow of the first rank. But the truth is that with a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and when I have to do with a pirate, I try to be a pirate and a half.
We Germans fear God, but nothing else in the world; and it is the fear of God, which lets us love and foster peace.
He who has his thumb on the purse has the power.
Let us lift Germany, so to speak, into the saddle. It will certainly be able to ride.
Politics is not an exact science.
A conquering army on the border will not be stopped by eloquence.
Hit the Poles so hard that they despair of their life; I have full sympathy with their condition, but if we want to survive, we can only exterminate them; the wolf, too, cannot help having been created by God as he is, but people shoot him for it if they can.