Otto von Bismarck

1815 - 1898

A Quote by Otto von Bismarck on fools and experience

Fools say that they learn by experience. I prefer to profit by others' experience.

Otto von Bismarck (1815 - 1898)

Source: The 48 Laws of Power, Pages: 60

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A Quote by Otto von Bismarck on men

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I am accustomed to pay men back in their own coin.

Otto von Bismarck (1815 - 1898)

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A Quote by Otto von Bismarck

The king reigns but does not govern.

Otto von Bismarck (1815 - 1898)

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A Quote by Otto von Bismarck on power

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He who has his thumb on the purse has the power.

Otto von Bismarck (1815 - 1898)

Source: Speech to North German Reichstag, May 21, 1809

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A Quote by Otto von Bismarck on truth and world

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

Otto von Bismarck (1815 - 1898)

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A Quote by Otto von Bismarck

Better pointed bullets than pointed speeches.

Otto von Bismarck (1815 - 1898)

Source: Speech, 1850

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A Quote by Otto von Bismarck on luxury

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The luxury of one's own opinion.

Otto von Bismarck (1815 - 1898)

Source: Speech to the Prussian Diet, December 17, 1873

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A Quote by Otto von Bismarck on caution

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A little caution outflanks a large cavalry.

Otto von Bismarck (1815 - 1898)

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A Quote by Otto von Bismarck on approval, intention, practice, and principles

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 (1815 - 1898)

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A Quote by Otto von Bismarck on art, politics, and science

Politics is not an exact science . . . but an art.

Otto von Bismarck (1815 - 1898)

Source: Speech, March 15, 1884

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