"Politics is the art of the next best."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Otto von Bismarck on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Otto von Bismarck on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Otto von Bismarck on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Otto von Bismarck on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Otto von Bismarck on Joseph Stalin
"An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts."
"Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made."
"A government must not waiver once it has chosen it's course. It must not look to the left or right but go forward."
"The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood."
"The main thing is to make history, not to write it."
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