The main thing is to make history, not to write it.
Politics is the art of the next best.
An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts.
Whoever speaks of Europe is wrong: it is a geographical expression.
No civilization other than that which is Christian, is worth seeking or possessing.
The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia.
A government must not waiver once it has chosen it’s course. It must not look to the left or right but go forward.
A journalist is a person who has mistaken their calling.
All treaties between great states cease to be binding when they come in conflict with the struggle for existence.
With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half.