Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck Quotes

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.

Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck

We Germans fear God, but nothing else in the world; and it is the fear of God, which lets us love and foster peace.

Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck

He who has his thumb on the purse has the power.

Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck

Let us lift Germany, so to speak, into the saddle. It will certainly be able to ride.

Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck

Politics is not an exact science.

Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck

A conquering army on the border will not be stopped by eloquence.

Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck

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.

Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck

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