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Quotation by Otto Von Bismarck
Politics is the art of the possible.
Otto Von Bismarck (1815–1898), Prussian statesman. remark, Aug. 11, 1867. Quoted in Complete Works, vol. 7 (1924).
Almost equally famous is Bismarck's dictum, "Politics is not an exact science" (speech, Dec 18, 1863, to Prussian legislature).
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