Meaningful & Inspirational Quotes by Otto von Bismarck

Otto von Bismarck’s Most Inspirational Quotes

A collection of beautiful and Inspirational Quotes by Otto von Bismarck, this article we look at Otto von Bismarck’s most inspiring quotes. Quotes often give context; they can mean different things to different people, here you will find some of the best quotes by Otto von Bismarck.

Love is blind; friendship tries not to notice.

Otto von Bismarck
Love is blind; friendship tries not to notice.


Politics is not a science, as the professors are apt to suppose. It is an art.

Otto von Bismarck
 Politics is not a science, as the professors are apt to suppose. It is an art.

Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others.

Otto von Bismarck
Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others.

I have found that nothing so deceives your adversaries as telling them the truth.

Otto von Bismarck
 I have found that nothing so deceives your adversaries as telling them the truth.

You can’t destroy the polish national-consciousness or Poles on the battlefield, but if you give them power, they will destroy themselves

Otto von Bismarck
 You can't destroy the polish national-consciousness or Poles on the battlefield, but if you give them power, they will destroy themselves

People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.

Otto von Bismarck
 People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.

Never fight with Russian. On your every stratagem they answer unpredictable stupidity.

Otto von Bismarck
 Never fight with Russian. On your every stratagem they answer unpredictable stupidity.

What we learn from History is that no one learns from History

Otto von Bismarck
 What we learn from History is that no one learns from History

The Americans are a very lucky people. They’re bordered to the north and south by weak neighbors, and to the east and west by fish.

Otto von Bismarck
 The Americans are a very lucky people. They're bordered to the north and south by weak neighbors, and to the east and west by fish.

One day the great European War will come out of some damned foolish thing in the Balkans (1888).

Otto von Bismarck
 One day the great European War will come out of some damned foolish thing in the Balkans (1888).

The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood.

Otto von Bismarck
 The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood.


We live in a wondrous time in which the strong is weak because of his moral scruples and the weak grows strong because of his audacity.

Otto von Bismarck
 We live in a wondrous time in which the strong is weak because of his moral scruples and the weak grows strong because of his audacity.

The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia.

Otto von Bismarck
 The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia.

Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.

Otto von Bismarck
 Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.

A generation that has taken a beating is always followed by a generation that deals one.

Otto von Bismarck
 A generation that has taken a beating is always followed by a generation that deals one.

A really great man is known by three signs: generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success.

Otto von Bismarck
 A really great man is known by three signs: generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success.

When you want to fool the world, tell the truth.

Otto von Bismarck
 When you want to fool the world, tell the truth.

People who love sausage and people who believe in justice should never watch either of them being made

Otto von Bismarck
 People who love sausage and people who believe in justice should never watch either of them being made

A bad plan that is well executed will yield much better results than a good plan that is poorly executed.

Otto von Bismarck
 A bad plan that is well executed will yield much better results than a good plan that is poorly executed.

With bad laws and good civil servants it’s still possible to govern. But with bad civil servants even the best laws can’t help.

Otto von Bismarck
 With bad laws and good civil servants it's still possible to govern. But with bad civil servants even the best laws can't help.

Preventive war is like committing suicide out of fear of death.

Otto von Bismarck
 Preventive war is like committing suicide out of fear of death.

The most significant event of the 20th century will be the fact that the North Americans speak English.

Otto von Bismarck
 The most significant event of the 20th century will be the fact that the North Americans speak English.


It is the destiny of the weak to be devoured by the strong.

Otto von Bismarck
 It is the destiny of the weak to be devoured by the strong.

Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.

Otto von Bismarck
 Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.

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