Otto von Bismarck Quote

Place in the hands of the King of Prussia the strongest possible military power, then he will be able to carry out the policy you wish; this policy cannot succeed through speeches, and shooting-matches, and songs; it can only be carried out through blood and iron.


in the Prussian House of Deputies, 28 January 1886; in a speech on 30 September 1862, Bismarck had used the form 'iron and blood'

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Place in the hands of the King of Prussia the strongest possible military power, then he will be able to carry out the policy you wish; this policy...

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Place in the hands of the King of Prussia the strongest possible military power, then he will be able to carry out the policy you wish; this policy...