Otto von Bismarck quotes

“A little caution outflanks a large cavalry.”

Otto von Bismarck

“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

“Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others.”

Otto von Bismarck

“Hounds follow those who feed them.”

Otto von Bismarck

“It is the destiny of the weak to be devoured by the strong.”

Otto von Bismarck

“Laws are like medicine: They generally cure an evil by a lesser or a passing evil.”

Otto von Bismarck

“Laws are like sausages: It’s better not to see them being made.”

Otto von Bismarck

“Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.”

Otto von Bismarck

“Preventive war is like committing suicide out of fear of death.”

Otto von Bismarck

“The main thing is to make history, not to write it.”

Otto von Bismarck

“When I have laid bait for deer, I don’t shoot at the first doe that comes to sniff, but wait until the whole herd has gathered round.”

Otto von Bismarck

“When you want to fool the world, tell the truth.”

Otto von Bismarck

“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 von Bismarck