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 little caution outflanks a large cavalry.
When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.
Let us put Germany, so to speak in the saddle, you will see that she can ride.
Source: Speech to Parliament of Confederation, 1867
A conquering army on the border will not be stopped by eloquence.
Source: Speech to North German Reichstag, September 24, 1967
A really great man is known by three signs - generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success.
We Germans fear God, but nothing else in the world.
Source: Speech to the Reichstag, February 6, 1888
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