Politics is the art of the next best.
Better pointed bullets than pointed speeches.
When you want to fool the world, tell the truth.
Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.
With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half.
An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts.
The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood.
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 main thing is to make history, not to write it.
A journalist is a person who has mistaken their calling.
Laws are like sausages. It is better not to see them being made.
When a man says that he approves something in principal, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of putting it in practice.