A statesman... must wait until he hears the steps of God sounding through events, then leap up and grasp the hem of His garment.
Otto von Bismarck
When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.
There is a Providence that protects idiots, drunkards, children and the United States of America.
All treaties between great states cease to be binding when they come in conflict with the struggle for existence.
No civilization other than that which is Christian, is worth seeking or possessing.
When you want to fool the world, tell the truth.
The main thing is to make history, not to write it.
Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.
People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.
The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood.
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