A government must not waiver once it has chosen its course. It must not look to the left or right but go forward.
I have seen three emperors in their nakedness, and the sight was not inspiring.
The Balkans arent worth the life of a single Pomeranian grenadier.
The main thing is to make history, not to write it.
History is simply a piece of paper covered with print: the main thing is to make history, not to write it.
A Bavarian is half-way between an Austrian and a human being.
Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.
Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others.
Beware of sentimental alliances where the consciousness of good deeds is the only compensation for noble sacrifices.
I am bored. The great things are done. The German Reich is made.
Fools you are who say you like to learn from your mistakes. I prefer to learn from the mistakes of others, and avoid the cost of my own.
You can do anything with children if you only play with them.
A little caution outflanks a large cavalry.
Show me an objective worthy of war and I will go along with you.
Whoever speaks of Europe is wrong: it is a geographical expression.
Great men have great dogs.
No civilization other than that which is Christian, is worth seeking or possessing.
Hounds follow those who feed them.
One can put some trust in the gratitude of a sovereign, and also in that of his family; under certain conditions, one can even rely upon it; but one can never expect anything from the gratitude of a nation.
Better pointed bullets than pointed words.
I have often regretted what I have eaten, but never what I have drunk.
Not even the King himself has the right to subordinate the interests of his country to his own feelings of love or hatred towards strangers; he is, however, responsible towards God and not to me if he does so, and therefore on this point I am silent.
Life has taught me to forgive much, but to seek forgiveness still more.
The statesman's task is to hear God's footsteps marching through history, and to try and catch on to His coattails as He marches past.
Revolutions in Prussia are started by kings, and since it is a revolution, it is better to start it ourselves than to suffer of it
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