It is the lees left by Bismarck that still foul the cup. Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon
On the duplicity of international diplomacy as practised in the early 20c. Letter to President Roosevelt, Dec. Quoted in G M Trevelyan Grey of Fallodon (1937).
Do you know out of what the German Empire arose? Out of dreams, songs, fantasies and black-red-gold ribbons Bismarck merely shook the tree that fantasies had planted. Theodor HerzlSearch Quotes Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations Copyright © 2010 by Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Published by Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Quoted in Carl E Schorske Fin-de-Sie' c le Vienna (1961), p.165.
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