Quotation by Otto Von Bismarck

The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions ... but by iron and blood.
Otto Von Bismarck (1815–1898), Prussian statesman. speech, Sept. 30, 1862. Bismarck: Life and Works, vol. 4 (1878).

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