Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler (German: [ˈadɔlf ˈhɪtlɐ] (listen); 20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was a German politician and leader of the Nazi Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei; NSDAP). He rose to power as Chancellor of Germany in 1933 and later Führer in 1934. During his dictatorship from 1933 to 1945, he initiated World War II in Europe by invading Poland on 1 September 1939. He was closely involved in military operations throughout the war and was central to the perpetration of the Holocaust.

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.

Humanitarianism is the expression of stupidity and cowardice.

Anyone who sees and paints a sky green and fields blue ought to be sterilized.

How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think.

Mankind has grown strong in eternal struggles and it will only perish through eternal peace.

Hate is more lasting than dislike.

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.

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

Germany will either be a world power or will not be at all.

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

It is not truth that matters, but victory.

If today I stand here as a revolutionary, it is as a revolutionary against the Revolution.

As soon as by one's own propaganda even a glimpse of right on the other side is admitted, the cause for doubting one's own right is laid.

Generals think war should be waged like the tourneys of the Middle Ages. I have no use for knights; I need revolutionaries.

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

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.

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

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

I go the way that Providence dictates with the assurance of a sleepwalker.

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

All great movements are popular movements. They are the volcanic eruptions of human passions and emotions, stirred into activity by the ruthless Goddess of Distress or by the torch of the spoken word cast into the midst of the people.

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

Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.

It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.

Great liars are also great magicians.

Success is the sole earthly judge of right and wrong.

The doom of a nation can be averted only by a storm of flowing passion, but only those who are passionate themselves can arouse passion in others.

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.

Struggle is the father of all things. It is not by the principles of humanity that man lives or is able to preserve himself above the animal world, but solely by means of the most brutal struggle.

The art of leadership... consists in 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.

The great masses of the people will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one.

The very first essential for success is a perpetually constant and regular employment of violence.

Who says I am not under the special protection of God?

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.