Fools you are. To say you learn by your experience. I prefer to profit by others' mistakes and avoid the price of my own.
Our German forefathers had a very kind religion. They believed that, after death, they would meet again all the good dogs that had been their companions in life. I wish I could believe that too.
If you like laws and sausages, you should never watch either one being made.
The Catholic priest, from the moment he becomes a priest, is a sworn officer of the pope.
Whoever speaks of Europe is wrong: it is a geographical expression.
Nothing should be left to an invaded people except their eyes for weeping.
To retain respect for sausages and laws, one must not watch them in the making.
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.
Physicians still retain something of their priestly origin; they would gladly do what they forbid.
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.
The less people know about how sausages and laws are made, the better they'll sleep at night
Universal suffrage is the government of a house by its nursery.
God always looks after the fools and — and the United States.
I am accustomed to pay men back in their own coin.
In England the more horses a nobleman has, the more popular he is. So long as the English are devoted to racing, Socialism has no chance with you.
All treaties between great states cease to be binding when they come in conflict with the struggle for existence.
There is a Providence that protects idiots, drunkards, children and the United States of America.
An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts.
This policy cannot succeed through speeches, and shooting-matches, and songs; it can only be carried out through blood and iron.
War should only be used for a policy worth its sacrifices.
We Germans fear God, but nothing else in the world; and it is the fear of God, which lets us love and foster peace.
I must protest that I would never seek foreign conflicts just to go over domestic difficulties; that would be frivolous. I was speaking of conflicts that we could not avoid, even though we do not seek them.
Politics ruins the character.
There are two things you don't want to see being made - sausage and legislation.
My subject is my life, and my life is my subject.
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