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Otto von Bismarck Quotes

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Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.
- Otto von Bismarck

Related topics: Government

People never lie so much as after a hunt,
during a war or before an election.
- Otto von Bismarck

When a man says he approves of something in principle,
it means he hasn't the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.
- 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 half.
- Otto von Bismarck


 

The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia.
- Otto von Bismarck

I have seen three emperors in their nakedness,
and the sight was not inspiring.
- Otto von Bismarck

An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts.
- Otto von Bismarck


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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

The main thing is to make history, not to write it.
- Otto von Bismarck

When you say you agree to a thing in principle you
mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.
- 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

To retain respect for sausages and laws,
one must not watch them in the making.
- Otto von Bismarck

Politics is the art of the next best.
- Otto von Bismarck

All treaties between great states cease to be binding
when they come in conflict with the struggle for existence.
- Otto von Bismarck

When you want to fool the world, tell the truth.
- Otto von Bismarck

Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.
- Otto von Bismarck

A journalist is a person who has mistaken their calling.
- 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

Be polite; write diplomatically; even in a declaration
of war one observes the rules of politeness.
- Otto von Bismarck

A statesman...
must wait until he hears the steps of God sounding through events,
then leap up and grasp the hem of His garment.
- Otto von Bismarck

There is a Providence that protects idiots,
drunkards, children and the United States of America.
- Otto von Bismarck

Politics ruins the character.
- Otto von Bismarck

Politics is not an exact science.
- Otto von Bismarck

No civilization other than that which is Christian,
is worth seeking or possessing.
- Otto von Bismarck

If the misery of the poor be caused
not by the laws of nature,
but by our institutions,
great is our sin.
- Charles Darwin

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe,
nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws,
but the smallest insect, we wish
to be created at once by special act.
- Charles Darwin

The future has nothing in common with the past -
except natural laws and human nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness is the final and perfect fruit
of obedience to the laws of life.
- Helen Keller

Whose laws have priority in your life?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The more laws and order are made prominent,
the more thieves and robbers there will be.
- Lao Tzu

I consider my greatest accomplishment to be lifelong celibacy.
- Isaac Newton
(discoverer of the laws of gravitation and motion,
famous mathematician, and perhaps the greatest scientist ever)

As you simplify your life,
the laws of the universe will be simpler;
solitude will not be solitude,
poverty will not be poverty,
nor weakness weakness.
- Henry David Thoreau

What is a miracle? To some, it is an act of God.
To others, something amazing, extraordinary, or unexpected.
To me, Life is a miracle.
Everything that happens is a miracle.
There is no reason for me to exist as I do -
no reason for humanity, the universe, or the laws of Nature.
Energy, mass, gravity and the rest of existence
are all so improbable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

True friendship's laws are by this rule express'd,
Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest.
- Alexander Pope

A miracle is nothing more or less than this...
Anyone who has come into a knowledge
of his true identity,
of his oneness with
the all-pervading wisdom and power,
this makes it possible for laws higher
than the ordinary mind knows of
to be revealed to him.
- Ralph Waldo Trine

Good men must not obey the laws too well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every actual State is corrupt.
Good men must not obey laws too well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

As far as the laws of mathematics
refer to reality, they are not certain,
and as far as they are certain,
they do not refer to reality.
- Albert Einstein

Nature never breaks her own laws.
- Leonardo da Vinci

What is human warfare but just this;
an effort to make the laws of God and
nature take sides with one party.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nothing is more destructive of respect
for the government and the law of the land
than passing laws which cannot be enforced.
- Albert Einstein

I don't like to think of laws
as rules you have to follow,
but more as suggestions.
- George Carlin

Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support
for their new works collaborate with the creator.
- Antonio Gaudi

Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that
we are immune to their operations.
- David Gerrold

Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.
- Barbara Kingsolver

If the laws could speak for themselves,
they would complain of the lawyers in the first place.
- Lord Halifax

Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty
sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.
- John Morley

Having a baby changes the way you view your in-laws.
I love it when they come to visit now.
They can hold the baby and I can go out.
- Matthew Broderick

I hope we shall crush in its birth
the aristocracy of our monied corporations
which dare already to challenge our government
to a trial by strength,
and bid defiance to the laws of our country.
- Thomas Jefferson (from a letter to George Logan, Nov. 12th, 1816)

If we spend the time we waste in sighing
for the perfect golden fruit
in fulfilling the conditions of its growth,
happiness will come, must come.
It is guaranteed in the very laws of the universe.
If it involves some chastening and renunciation, well,
the fruit will be all the sweeter for this touch of holiness.
- Helen Keller

The road to freedom lies not through
mysteries or occult performances,
but through the intelligent use
of natural forces and laws.
- Ernest Holmes

Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes her laws.
- Mayer Amschel Rothschild

There is no logical way to the discovery
of these elemental laws.
There is only the way of intuition,
which is helped by a feeling
for the order lying behind the appearance.
- Albert Einstein

Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws,
which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If you violate Nature's laws you are your own prosecuting attorney,
judge, jury, and hangman.
- Luther Burbank

It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution.
It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.
- Vladimir Lenin

The more laws, the less justice.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass
and the little ones get caught.
- Honore de Balzac

Putting a stop to internet gambling is a necessary
reform that targets flagrant violations of state and federal laws.
- John Shadegg

For then only will you be strong, when you cherish the laws,
and when the revolutionary attempts of lawless men shall have ceased.
- Aeschines

It is difficult to make our material condition better by the best law,
but it is easy enough to ruin it by bad laws.
- Theodore Roosevelt

No inanimate object is ever fully determined by the
laws of physics and chemistry.
- Michael Polanyi

Laws are generally not understood by three sorts of persons,
viz, by those who make them, by those who execute them,
and by those who suffer if they break them.
- George Savile

Make your educational laws strict and your criminal ones can be gentle;
but if you leave youth its liberty you will have to dig dungeons for ages.
- Michel de Montaigne

I cannot lead you into battle.
I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else -
I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands
and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations.
- Elizabeth II

Attitude is your acceptance of the natural laws,
or your rejection of the natural laws.
- Stuart Chase

In vain, without the Bible, we increase penal laws
and draw entrenchments around our institutions.
- James McHenry

I probably hold the distinction of being one movie star who,
by all laws of logic, should never have made it.
At each stage of my career, I lacked the experience.
- Audrey Hepburn

The self thus becomes aware of itself,
at least in its practical action, and discovers itself
as a cause among other causes and as an object subject
to the same laws as other objects.
- Jean Piaget

Well, I think we need to have attrition by enforcement.
We need to secure our borders.
We need to enforce our laws.
- Allen West

After Madrid, we intensified our investigative efforts once again,
and we are in the process of bringing about expansions
in security laws and creating an index file system.
- Otto Schily


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