(German politician and leader ) 20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945
The man of genius in tune with nature will bend history to his will.
It’s possible to satisfy the needs of the inner life by an intimate communion with nature, or by knowledge of the past.
Those who have no understanding of the political world around them have no right to criticize or complain.
The amount of money that is in your bank at the time of your death is the extra work you did which wasn’t necessary.
By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise.
Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.
Generals think war should be waged like the tourneys of the Middle Ages. I have no use for knights; I need revolutionaries.
There is a better chance of seeing a camel pass through the eye of a needle than of seeing a really great man ‘discovered’ through an election.
God’s and beasts, that is what our world is made of.
Our object must be to bring our territory into harmony with the numbers of our population.
My spirit will rise from the grave and the world will see I was right.
If today I stand here as a revolutionary, it is as a revolutionary against the Revolution.
Who says I am not under the special protection of God?
As a Christian, I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice.
Conscience is a Jewish invention.
The Strong Man is Mightiest Alone.
When diplomacy ends, War begins.
The great strength of the totalitarian state is that it forces those who fear it to imitate it.
Whoever lights the torch of war in Europe can wish for nothing but chaos.
Reading is not an end to itself, but a means to an end.
The only preventative measure one can take is to live irregularly.
As in everything, nature is the best instructor.
How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don’t think.
The broad masses of a population are more amenable to the appeal of rhetoric than to any other force.
When army review its forces more than 6 months and not attacking the enemy, know it is a danger to his people.
Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.
Basically National Socialism and Marxism are the same things.
Success is the sole earthly judge of right and wrong.
Whenever human activity is directed exclusively to the service of the instinct for self-preservation it is called theft or usury, robbery or burglary, etc.
The day of individual happiness has passed.
If you want to shine like sun first you have to burn like it.
Be proud of your people when you don’t have to be ashamed of any of its social classes.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.
Words build bridges into unexplored regions.
Life doesn’t forgive weakness.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few.
Great liars are also great magicians.
Strength lies not in defense but in attack.
Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way round, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise.
Anyone who sees and paints a sky green and fields blue ought to be sterilized.
What luck for rulers that men do not think.
The great masses of the people will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one.
If freedom is short of weapons, we must compensate with willpower.
To study history means to search for and discover the forces that are the causes of those results which appear before our eyes as historical events.
Germany will either be a world power or will not be at all.
The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.
Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.
The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes.