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Business
Engrave this Quote When a man says that he approves something in principal, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of putting it in practice.
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-Otto von Bismarck
Conversation
Engrave this Quote Better pointed bullets than pointed speeches.
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-Otto von Bismarck
Deception/Lying
Engrave this Quote People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.
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Fear
Engrave this Quote An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts.
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Government
Engrave this Quote Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.
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Engrave this Quote A government must not waiver once it has chosen it's course. It must not look to the left or right but go forward.
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History
Engrave this Quote The main thing is to make history, not to write it.
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Hypocrisy
Engrave this Quote When you say that you agree to a thing in principle you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.
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-Otto von Bismarck, addressing hypocrisy
Journalism
Engrave this Quote A journalist is a person who has mistaken their calling.
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Learning
Engrave this Quote No, a fool learns from experience. A wise man learns from the experience of others.
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-Otto von Bismarck, reply when told that a wise man learns from experience
Manners
Engrave this Quote With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half.
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Nudity
Engrave this Quote I have seen three emperors in their nakedness, and the sight was not inspiring.
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Politics
Engrave this Quote Politics is the art of the possible, the attainable...the art of the next best.
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-Otto von Bismarck, Remark to Prince Meyer von Waldeck, August 11, 1867
Power
Engrave this Quote The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood.
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Questions
Engrave this Quote The great questions of the day are not decided by speeches and majority votes, but by blood and iron.
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-Otto von Bismarck, Speech Declaration to the Prussian House of Delegates, September 29, 1862
Strength
Engrave this Quote We live in a wondrous time in which the strong is weak because of his moral scruples and the weak grows strong because of his audacity.
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Truth
Engrave this Quote When you want to fool the world, tell the truth.
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War
Engrave this Quote Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.
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-Otto von Bismarck

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