And if Kerry pulls all this off, he's the Metternich of our times.
Metternich, next after Napoleon and Talleyrand, was an important figure in a stirring epoch.
The late Prince Metternich played well, but not brilliantly.
Judged by the standard of its own aims Metternich's diplomacy was, on the whole, completely successful.
We neither want advice from Metternich, nor battalions from Radetzky.
The tenor (p. 170) of his private conversation with Metternich and others was that he would rest content with what he had.
I applied to Metternich about him, and, besides that, he is mine.
By this easy device Metternich was able to assume, without resistance, the Imperial tone, which suited his position.
Your people have made me a real Metternich, a genuine Machiavelli.
This proclamation strengthened still further the hands of Metternich.