Bismark on Civility

After the Arizona shootings, cries for civility were all the rage. Now that left-wingers are emoting, their cries for this is not so much. In my blogging, I ran across a neat quote from Otto von Bismark, the Chancellor of Germany in the 19th. century:

Be polite; write diplomatically; even in a declaration of war observes the rules of politeness.

– Otto von Bismark

More about Otto von Bismark.

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