Political Quotes

“Naturally the common people don’t want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.

–Hermann Goering

“He didn’t even have the satisfaction of being killed for civil rights. It had to be some silly little communist.”

— Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

“Every Communist must grasp the truth: Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.”

–Mao Tse-Tung

Quotes by Adolf Hilter:

“All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.”

“He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.”

“How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don’t think.”

“How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.”

“I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator.”

“I do not see why man should not be just as cruel as nature.”

“I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few.”

“If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”

“Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.”

“Sooner will a camel pass through a needle’s eye than a great man be “discovered” by an election.”

“The art of leadership… consists of consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention.”

“Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.”