A conquering army on the border will not be stopped by eloquence.
Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.
Hounds follow those who feed them.
Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.
Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others.
Politics is the art of the possible.
Preventive war is like committing suicide out of fear of death.
/ Otto von Bismarck