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Politics ruins the character.
 

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

The king reigns but does not govern.
[Royalty]
 

The main thing is to make history, not to write it.
 

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

There is a Providence that protects idiots, drunkards, children and the United States of America.
 

To retain respect for sausages and laws, one must not watch them in the making.
 

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

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

Whoever speaks of Europe is wrong: it is a geographical expression.
 


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