She remembered how 'I managed to get him on one occasion, when I was depressed by the news of one German victory after another and the resultant intolerable arrogance and gloating of the people of Berlin. "What will happen, Herr Professor?", I asked anxiously. Einstein looked at me, raised his fist, and replied: "This will govern!" '
-Franziska Baumgartner-Tramer Mid-November 1914
cited from The First World War: A Complete History by Martin Gilbert