When you want to fool the world tell the truth.
To retain respect for sausages and laws one must not watch them in the making.
The main thing is to make history not to write it.
The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood.
An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts.
Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.
Politics is not an exact science.
Politics is the art of the next best.
Politics is the art of the possible.
Politics ruins the character.
The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia.
Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.
Be polite write diplomatically even in a declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness.
People never lie so much as after a hunt during a war or before an election.
A government must not waiver once it has chosen it’s course. It must not look to the left or right but go forward.
Laws are like sausages it is better not to see them being made.