Otto von Bismarck
When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of putting it into practice.
I am grateful for even the sharpest criticism, as long as it sticks to the point.(Ich bin dankbar fur die schärfste Kritik, wenn sie nur sachlich bleibt.)
A really great man is known by three signs... generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success.
Beware of sentimental alliances where the consciousness of good deeds is the only compensation for noble sacrifices.
Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made.
Show me an objective worthy of war and I will go along with you.
Politics is the art of the possible.(originally, "Die Politik ist die Lehre von Möglichen.")
A special Providence protects fools, drunkards, small children and the United States of America.