When you say that you agree to a thing in principle you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.

Otto von Bismark (1815-1898) Prussian statesman
(Attributed)

Variants:

  • "When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of putting it into practice."
  • "When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice."
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 7-Jun-12
Link to this post
More quotes by Bismark, Otto von

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.