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Wilhelm II of Germany (1859 – 1941)


Born Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albert von Preußen, was the last German Emperor and the last King of Prussia, ruling from 1888 to 1918.
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Wilhelm II of Germany
The Tsar is not treacherous but he is weak. Weakness is not treachery, but it fulfils all its functions.
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In spite of the fact that we have no such fleet as we should have, we have conquered for ourselves a place in the sun. It will now be my task to see to it that this place in the sun shall remain our undisputed possession, in order that the sun's rays may fall fruitfully upon our activity and trade in foreign parts, that our industry and agriculture may develop within the state and our sailing sports upon the water, for our future lies upon the water.
Wilhelm II of Germany
The fleet is necessary to show that Germany is as well born as Britain.




Wilhelm II of Germany quotes
For the first time, I am ashamed to be a German.
Wilhelm II of Germany
Should you encounter the enemy, he will be defeated! No quarter will be given! Prisoners will not be taken! Whoever falls into your hands is forfeited. Just as a thousand years ago the Huns under their King Attila made a name for themselves, one that even today makes them seem mighty in history and legend, may the name German be affirmed by you in such a way in China that no Chinese will ever again dare to look cross-eyed at a German.
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Let me assure the Sultan and the three hundred million moslems... That the German Emperor will ever be their friend.
Wilhelm II of Germany
You English are like mad bulls — you see red everywhere! What on earth has come over you, that you would heap on us such suspicion as is unworthy of a great nation... I regard this missaprehension as a personal insult... You make it uncommonly difficult for a man to remain friendly to England.
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Ich kenne keine Parteien mehr, ich kenne nur noch Deutsche!
Wilhelm II of Germany
You will be home before the leaves fall from the trees.
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