Joseph Goebbels quotes

  • If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Lying #Believe #People

  • As socialists, we are opponents of the Jews, because we see in the Hebrews the incarnation of capitalism, of the misuse of the nation's goods.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Opponents #Nazism #Hebrew

  • If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Lying #Military #Believe

  • Propaganda is not an end in itself, but a means to an end. If the means achieves the end then the means is good... the new Ministry has no other aim than to unite the nation behind the ideal of the national revolution.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Mean #Ministry #Revolution

  • Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Peace #War #Thinking

  • Propaganda works best when those who are being manipulated are confident they are acting on their own free will.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Acting #Free Will #Propaganda

  • To be a socialist is to submit the I to the thou; socialism is sacrificing the individual to the whole.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Sacrifice #Individualism #Socialism

  • Faith moves mountains, but only knowledge moves them to the right place...
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Moving #Mountain #Move Mountains

  • A nation without a religion - that is like a man without breath.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Men

  • Everything is what you make of it, even yourself.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

  • The bigger the lie, the more it will be believed.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Lying #Bigger

  • One should not as a rule reveal one's secrets, since one does not know if and when one may need them again. The essential English leadership secret does not depend on particular intelligence. Rather, it depends on a remarkably stupid thick-headedness. The English follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Lying #Stupid #Ifs And

  • It would not be impossible to prove with sufficient repetition and a psychological understanding of the people concerned that a square is in fact a circle. They are mere words, and words can be molded until they clothe ideas and disguise.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Circles #Ideas #Squares

  • I'm so despondent about everything. Everything I try goes totally wrong. There's no escape from this hole here. I feel drained. So far, I still haven't found a real purpose in life. Sometimes, I'm afraid to get out of bed in the morning. There's nothing to get up for.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Morning #Real #Trying

  • The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly - it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Truth #Yield #Mind

  • The English follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Lying #Risk #Principles

  • You have nothing to fear, if you have nothing to hide
    -- Joseph Goebbels

  • ...the rank and file are usually much more primitive than we imagine. Propaganda must therefore always be essentially simple and repetitious.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Gun #Simple #Imagine

  • We have had much to bear already. And still more will we have to bear. Let us thank God for being young.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Thank God #Bears #Young

  • The war we are fighting until victory or the bitter end is in its deepest sense a war between Christ and Marx. Christ: the principle of love. Marx: the principle of hate.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Hate #War #Fighting

  • If you tell a lie long enough, it becomes the truth.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Lying #Long #Interesting

  • Whoever can conquer the street will one day conquer the state, for every form of power politics and any dictatorship-run state has its roots in the street.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Running #Roots #One Day

  • A Jew is for me an object of disgust. I feel like vomiting when I see one. Christ could not possibly have been a Jew. It is not necessary to prove that scientifically - it is a fact. I do not need to prove this with science or scholarship. It is so!
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Holocaust #Needs #Vomiting

  • THERE WILL COME A DAY WHEN ALL THE LIES WILL COLLAPSE UNDER THEIR OWN WEIGHT, AND THE TRUTH WILL TRIUMPH AGAIN
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Lying #Triumph #Weight

  • The Jew is contrary to our being. ... He desecrated our people, spit on our ideals, paralyzed the strength of the nation, made our customs rotten, and polluted the morale.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #People #Rotten #Spit

  • That propaganda is good which leads to success, and that is bad which fails to achieve the desired result. It is not propaganda’s task to be intelligent, its task is to lead to success.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Intelligent #Tasks #Failing

  • It is on this beautiful day that we celebrate the Fuhrers birthday and thank him for he is the only reason why Germany is still alive today
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Beautiful #War #Live For Today

  • Man only honors what he conquers or defends.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Men #Honor #Conquer

  • If we have power, we'll never give it up again unless we're carried out of our offices as corpses
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #War #Giving #Office

  • The essence of propaganda consists in winning people over to an idea so sincerely, so vitally, that in the end they succumb to it utterly and can never escape from it.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Winning #Essence #Ideas

  • Hypocrisy is the characteristic feature of the dying bourgeois epoch.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Hypocrisy #Dying #Characteristics

  • There is no need for propaganda to be rich in intellectual content.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #War #Drug #Intellectual

  • The night is my best friend. It calms the storm in my soul and it lets the guiding stars rise.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Stars #Night #Soul

  • Once more a red fire blows steeply upwards...the factory will do no more work for Herr Churchill...tomorrow morning Coventry will lie in smoke and ruins.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Morning #War #Lying

  • Give your goods to the poor: Christ. Property is theft - as long as it's not mine: Marx .
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Long #Giving #Christ

  • We shall reach our goal, when we have the power to laugh as we destroy, as we smash, whatever was sacred to us as tradition, as education, and as human affection.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Goal #Laughing #Sacred

  • If Christ came back he would drive his treacherous servants out of the temple with a whip.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Temples #Christ #Servant

  • At night I sit in my chamber and read the bible . Far in the distance roars the sea. Then I lie down and think for a long time about the calm and pale man from Nazareth.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Distance #Lying #Night

  • I would like to be a parson on this island. Explain the Sermon on the Mount to ordinary people and let the world be the world.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Islands #People #Ordinary

  • Today there seems to be only one absolute thing: relativism.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Today #Relativism

  • The modern man is necessarily a seeker of God, maybe a Man of Christ.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Men #Christ #Modern

  • Mozart didn't need a scheme for his music. He played and sang with the heavenly lightness of a child.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Children #Needs #Schemes

  • We can do without butter, but, despite all our love of peace, not without arms. One cannot shoot with butter, but with guns.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Love #Gun #Our Love

  • What does Christianity mean today? National Socialism is a religion. All we lack is a religious genius capable of uprooting outmoded religious practices and putting new ones in their place. We lack traditions and ritual. One day soon National Socialism will be the religion of all Germans. My Party is my church, and I believe I serve the Lord best if I do his will, and liberate my oppressed people from the fetters of slavery. That is my gospel.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Religious #Party #Believe

  • Short shrift is made of the Jews in all eastern occupied areas. Tens of thousands of them are liquidated.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Made #Jew #Eastern

  • Devotion, fervor, longing! Those are my pillars. We have to be the bridge to the future.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Bridges #Pillars #Longing

  • He who cannot hate the devil cannot love God.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Hate #Devil #God Love

  • If we are attacked we can only defend ourselves with guns not with butter.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Gun #Anarchy #Heresy

  • Our starting point is not the individual: We do not subscribe to the view that one should feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, or clothe the naked … Our objectives are different: We must have a healthy people in order to prevail in the world.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Views #Order #People

  • A media system wants ostensible diversity that conceals an actual uniformity
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Dark #Media #Diversity

  • A lie told once remains a lie but a lie told a thousand times becomes the truth
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Lying #Thousand #Remains

  • We shall go down in history as the greatest statesmen of all time,or as the greatest criminals
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Criminals #All Time

  • Man is and remains an animal.Here a beast of prey, there a housepet, but always an animal.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Animal #Men #Beast

  • During a war, news should be given out for instruction rather than information.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #War #News #Information

  • The night folds her trembling hands over a weary world. Out of a pale blue rises the shining moon. My thoughts are flying to the stars like lonely swans.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Lonely #Stars #Moon

  • The age of hairsplitting Jewish intellectualism is dead... The past lies in flames.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Lying #Past #Flames

  • If the German people lay down their arms the whole of Eastern and Southern Europe, together with the Reich, will come under Russian occupation. Behind an iron curtain mass butcheries of people would begin.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #War #Europe #Iron

  • Christianity is not a religion for the masses, let alone for all. Cultivated by few and translated into deeds, it is one of the most splendid blossoms that can grow in the soul of a good man.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Men #Soul #Good Man

  • Good propaganda does not need to lie, indeed it may not lie. It has no reason to fear the truth. It is a mistake to believe that people cannot take the truth. They can. It is only a matter of presenting the truth to people in a way that they will be able to understand. A propaganda that lies proves that it has a bad cause. It cannot be successful in the long run.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Running #Mistake #Lying

  • It is not propaganda’s task to be intelligent, its task is to lead to success.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Intelligent #Tasks #Propaganda

  • Propaganda must facilitate the displacement of aggression by specifying the targets for hatred.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Hatred #Target #Propaganda

  • The fatherland shall one day be like this: We're not all equal, but we're all brothers.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Brother #One Day #Equal

  • If the day should ever come when we must go, if some day we are compelled to leave the scene of history, we will slam the door so hard that the universe will shake and mankind will stand back in stupefaction..
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Doors #Scene #Slam

  • When you stroll through Munich it can happen that you suddenly stand in front of an old house, an idyllically-dreaming church that smiles like a friendly anachronism into our modern time.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Dream #House #Church

  • I believe in God. When everything collapses, we grip the last hold, we look from the secure haven how the godless society of the old, holy Europe falls apart. May the game begin.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Believe #Fall #Europe

  • O this world is beautiful because of you! To love somebody means that we're closer to God.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Beautiful #Mean #World

  • When I sit near the ocean in the morning and write my verses and breathe the salty wind which is coming from the water, I rejoice in God and I am blissful, as I was as a child.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Morning #Children #Ocean

  • Should the German people lay down their arms, the Soviets... would occupy all eastern and south-eastern Europe, together with the greater part of the [German] Reich. All over this territory, which would be of an enormous extent, an iron curtain would at once descend.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #War #Europe #Iron

  • The war made possible for us the solution of a whole series of problems that could never have been solved in normal times.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #War #Normal #Problem

  • To be modern only means to fill new forms with eternal truths.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Mean #Modern #Form

  • Do you want total war? If necessary, do you want a war more total and radical than anything that we can even imagine today?
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Military #War #Want

  • Every age that has historical status is governed by aristocracies.Aristocracy with the meaning - the best are ruling.Peoples do never govern themselves. That lunacy was concocted by liberalism. Behind its people's sovereignty the slyest cheaters are hiding, who don't want to be recognized.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Cheater #People #Historical

  • We enter parliament in order to supply ourselves, in the arsenal of democracy, with its own weapons. If democracy is so stupid as to give us free tickets and salaries for this bear's work, that is its affair. We do not come as friends, nor even as neutrals. We come as enemies. As the wolf bursts into the flock, so we come.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Stupid #Order #Giving

  • I'm looking for the teacher who is simple enough to be great, and great enough to be simple.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Teacher #Simple #Enough

  • Not every item of news should be published. Rather must those who control news policies endeavor to make every item of news serve a certain purpose.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Purpose #News #Propaganda

  • A mother who is not everything for her children: a friend, a teacher, a confidant, a source of joy and founded pride, inducement and soothing, reconciliator, judge and forgiver, that mother obviously chose the wrong job.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Mother #Teacher #Jobs

  • Intellectual activity is a danger to the building of character.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Character #Intellectual #Building

  • Revolutions are spiritual acts. They appear first in people, then in politics and the economy. New people form new structures. The transformation we want is first of all spiritual; that will necessarily change the way things are.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Spiritual #People #Want

  • The people's community must not be a mere phrase, but a revolutionary achievement following from the radical carrying out of the basic life needs of the working class. A ruthless battle against corruption! A war against exploitation, freedom for the workers! The elimination of all economic-capitalist influences on national policy...Maintaining a rotten economic system has nothing to do with nationalism, which is an affirmation of the Fatherland. I can love Germany and hate capitalism. Not only can I, I must.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Hate #War #Class

  • If you repeat a lie often enough if becomes accepted as truth.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Honesty #Lying #Enough

  • It is the absolute right of the State to supervise the formation of public opinion.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #School #Public Opinion #Opinion

  • We have made the Reich by propaganda
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Deceit #Propaganda #Made

  • Leben verstehen wir Deutschen vielleicht nicht, aber sterben, das können wir fabelhaft! (We, the germans, might not be able to live, but to die, that we marvellously)
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Crazy #Might #Able