Who is Prince Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck?

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    Whoever speaks of Europe is wrong: it is a geographical expression.
    —Otto Von Bismarck (1815–1898)

    Denotation by means of sounds and markings is a remarkable abstraction. Three letters designate God for me; several lines a million things. How easy becomes the manipulation of the universe here, how evident the concentration of the intellectual world! Language is the dynamics of the spiritual realm. One word of command moves armies; the word liberty entire nations.
    Novalis [Friedrich Von Hardenberg] (1772–1801)

    Politics is the art of the possible.
    —Otto Von Bismarck (1815–1898)

    We live under a prince who is an enemy to fraud, a prince whose eyes penetrate into the heart, and whom all the art of impostors can’t deceive.
    Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622–1673)

    Some smart man once said that on the most exalted throne in the world we are seated on nothing but our own arse.
    Wendell Mayes, U.S. screenwriter. Otto Preminger. CINCPAC II (Henry Fonda)