Aphorisms, sayings and quotes    



Politics is the art of the next best.
By theme : Politics  

When you say that you agree with a thing in principle you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.
By theme : Politics   Relations  

Politics is not an exact science.
By theme : Politics  

With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half.
By theme : Behavior   Politics  

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

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

When you want to fool the world, tell the truth.
By theme : Politics   Society   Truth  

Politics is the art of the possible.
By theme : Politics  

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

Laws are like sausages. It is better not to see them being made.
By theme : Humor   Society   Wit  

When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn`t the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.
By theme : Politics  

Be polite; write diplomatically; even in a declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness.
By theme : Behavior   Relations  

All treaties between great states cease to be binding when they come in conflict with the struggle for existence.
By theme : Politics   State   War  

Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.
By theme : Politics  

 
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