"The main thing is to make history, not to write it."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Otto von Bismarck on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Otto von Bismarck on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Otto von Bismarck on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Otto von Bismarck on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Otto von Bismarck on Thomas Jefferson
"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 secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia."