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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
 
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  A government may not waver; once it has chosen its course, it must, without looking to right or left, thenceforth go forward.  1
  An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts.  2
  Mit vier Strangschlägern zu fahren ist gefährlich, aber ich werde es versuchen—It is risky to drive with four horses that kick over the traces, but I shall try.  3
  Nach Canossa gehen wir nicht—We are not going to Canossa (where Henry IV. humbled himself before the Pope).  4
  Zeitungsschreiber: ein Mensch, der seinen Beruf verfehlt hat—A journalist, a man who has mistaken his calling.  5
 
 
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