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
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 Herzl Quoted in Carl E
Schorske Fin-de-Sie' c le Vienna (1961), p.165.