Otto von Bismarck Quote

A statesman cannot create anything himself. He must wait and listen until he hears the steps of God sounding through events; then leap up and grasp the hem of his garment.


As quoted in Bismarck: The Man and the Statesman (1955) by Alan John Percivale Taylor, p. 115

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A statesman cannot create anything himself. He must wait and listen until he hears the steps of God sounding through events; then leap up and grasp...

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A statesman cannot create anything himself. He must wait and listen until he hears the steps of God sounding through events; then leap up and grasp...

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A statesman cannot create anything himself. He must wait and listen until he hears the steps of God sounding through events; then leap up and grasp...

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A statesman cannot create anything himself. He must wait and listen until he hears the steps of God sounding through events; then leap up and grasp...