Aphorisms by author: Otto von Bismarck

Politics is the art of the next best.
By theme : Politics
When you say that you agree with a thing in principle you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.
By theme : Politics Relations
Politics is not an exact science.
By theme : Politics
With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half.
By theme : Behavior Politics
Whoever speaks of Europe is wrong: it is a geographical expression.
By theme : Politics
People never lie so much as before an election, during a war, or after a hunt.
By theme : Behavior
When you want to fool the world, tell the truth.
By theme : Politics Society Truth
Politics is the art of the possible.
By theme : Politics
The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood.
By theme : Politics State
Laws are like sausages. It is better not to see them being made.
By theme : Humor Society Wit
When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn`t the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.
By theme : Politics
Be polite; write diplomatically; even in a declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness.
By theme : Behavior Relations
All treaties between great states cease to be binding when they come in conflict with the struggle for existence.
By theme : Politics State War
Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.
By theme : Politics
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