Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Chancellor Otto von Bismarck
Otto Bismarck
Chancellor Otto von Bismarck.
BornAugust 1, 1815
Schönhausen, Prussia
DiedJuly 30, 1898
Friedrichsruh, Germany
German (Prussian) statesman. Founder of the German Empire, 1871. Chancellor of Germany 1871-1890. Prime Minister of Prussia 1862-1871.

The repository contains five quotes from Chancellor Otto von Bismarck.

ClassicsFood and DrinkPolitics and Government

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

Media and NewsPolitics and Government

The press is not public opinion.

LeadershipWords of Wisdom

A little caution outflanks a large cavalry.


When you say that you agree to a thing in principle, you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out.

HonestyPolitics and Government

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