Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.
Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.
To retain respect for sausages and laws, one must not watch them in the making.
Politics ruins the character.
Politics is not an exact science.
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.