I am accustomed to pay men back in their own coin.
Otto von Bismarck (1815 - 1898)
Contributed by: Zaady
The king reigns but does not govern.
He who has his thumb on the purse has the power.
Source: Speech to North German Reichstag, May 21, 1809
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
Let us put Germany, so to speak in the saddle, you will see that she can ride.
Source: Speech to Parliament of Confederation, 1867
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