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.
When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn’t the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.