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 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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A Quote by Otto von Bismarck on art and politics

Politics is the art of the possible.

Otto von Bismarck (1815 - 1898)

Source: attributed

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A Quote by Otto von Bismarck on life, principles, and thought

I have never lived on principles. When I have had to act, I never first asked myself on what principles I was going to act, but I went at it and did what I thought fit. I have often reproached myself for my want of principle.

Otto von Bismarck (1815 - 1898)

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A Quote by Otto von Bismarck on decisions, errors, majorities, questions, and time

The great questions of the time are not decided by speeches and majority decisions -that was the error of 1848 and 1849 - but by iron and blood.

Otto von Bismarck (1815 - 1898)

Source: Speech to the Prussian Diet, Sept. 30, 1862

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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)

Contributed by: Zaady

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