„We Germans fear God, but nothing else in the world; and it is the fear of God, which lets us love and foster peace.“

Wir Deutsche fürchten Gott, aber sonst nichts in der Welt - und die Gottesfurcht ist es schon, die uns den Frieden lieben und pflegen lässt.
Speech to the Reichstag (6 February 1888) reichstagsprotokolle.de 1887/88,2 http://www.reichstagsprotokolle.de/Blatt3_k7_bsb00018648_00043.html p. 733 (D)
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Wir Deutsche fürchten Gott, aber sonst nichts in der Welt [-lebhaftes Bravo-] und die Gottesfurcht ist es schon, die uns den Frieden lieben und pflegen läßt

Rede am 6. Februar 1888. reichstagsprotokolle.de 1887/88,2 http://www.reichstagsprotokolle.de/Blatt3_k7_bsb00018648_00043.html S. 733 (D); vgl. Büchmann 1898, S. 562 http://www.susning.nu/buchmann/0596.html, 563 http://www.susning.nu/buchmann/0597.html
Variant: Wir Deutsche fürchten Gott, aber sonst nichts in der Welt - und die Gottesfurcht ist es schon, die uns den Frieden lieben und pflegen lässt.

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