Henry A. Wallace

(Henry Agard Wallace)

Henry A. Wallace
Henry A. Wallace
  • Born: October 7, 1888
  • Died: November 18, 1965
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Vice President

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… there are no backward peoples which are lacking in mechanical sense. Russians, Chinese, and the Indians both of India and the Americas all learn to read and write and operate machines just as well as your children and my children Development & Growth
Democracy is the only true political expression of Christianity Democracies & Republics
Human erosion Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
If we can afford tremendous sums of money to win the war, we can afford to invest whatever amount it takes to win the peace Budgets & Budgeting
If we define an American fascist as one who in case of conflict puts money and power ahead of human beings, then there are undoubtedly several million fascists in the United States. There are probably several hundred thousand if we narrow the definition to include only those who in their search for money and power are ruthless and deceitful. Miscellaneous
in countries where the ability to read and write has been recently acquired or where the people have had no long experience in governing themselves on the basis of their own thinking, it is easy for demagogues to arise and prostitute the mind of the common man to their own base ends Democracies & Republics ;Dictators, Despots, Autocrats, Autocracies & Dictatorships
India, China, and Latin America have a tremendous stake in the people's century. As their masses learn to read and write, and as they become productive mechanics, their standard of living will double and treble. Development & Growth
Liberty is impossible if 36 thousand families at the top of the economic pyramid get as much income as 12 million families at the bottom. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs ;Equality & Equal Opportunity ;Freedom & Liberty
Men and women cannot be really free until they have plenty to eat, and time and ability to read and think and talk things over. Freedom & Liberty
Modern science, when devoted whole-heartedly to the general welfare, has in it potentialities of which we do not yet dream. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
No compromise with Satan is possible. We shall not rest until all the victims under the Nazi yoke are freed. We shall fight for a complete peace as well as a complete victory. War & Peace
Our nation can not fight to crush Nazi brutality abroad and condone race riots at home Discrimination & Prejudice
Over time, economic benefits are accrued to the stronger, shrewder people in society, and if unrestrained by government, conditions would lead to economic autocracy and political despotism. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising ;Regulation & Deregulation ;Capitalism
Superior ability is not the exclusive possession of any one race or any one class. Equality & Equal Opportunity
The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information. With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power. Media, Journalism & The Press
The dangerous American fascist is the man who wants to do in the United States in an American way what Hitler did in Germany in a Prussian way. Miscellaneous
The demagogue is the curse of the modern world, and of all the demagogues, The worst are those financed by well-meaning wealthy men who sincerely believe that their wealth is likely to be safer if they can hire men with political "it Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
The successful demagogue is a powerful genie who, when once let out of his bottle, refuses to obey anyone's command. As long as his spell holds, he defies God Himself, and Satan is turned loose upon the world. Leaders & Leadership ;Dictators, Despots, Autocrats, Autocracies & Dictatorships
Where I Was Wrong Leaders & Leadership
A fascist is one whose lust for money or power is combined with such an intensity of intolerance toward those of other races, parties, classes, religions, cultures, regions or nations as to make him ruthless in his use of deceit or violence to attain his ends. Power ;Money, Coins & Minting
A liberal knows that the only certainty in this life is change but believes that the change can be directed toward a constructive end. Life
Fascism is a worldwide disease. Its greatest threat to the United States will come after the war, either via Latin America or within the United States itself. War & Peace
If this liberal potential is properly channeled, we may expect the area of freedom of the United States to increase. The problem is to spend up our rate of social invention in the service of the welfare of all the people. Freedom & Liberty
If we define an American fascist as one who in case of conflict puts money and power ahead of human beings, then there are undoubtedly several million fascists in the United States. Power ;Money, Coins & Minting
If we put our trust in the common sense of common men and 'with malice toward none and charity for all' go forward on the great adventure of making political, economic and social democracy a practical reality, we shall not fail. Trust
In an effort to eliminate the possibility of any rival growing up, some monopolists would sacrifice democracy itself.
It has been claimed at times that our modern age of technology facilitates dictatorship. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
It is no coincidence that the growth of modern tyrants has in every case been heralded by the growth of prejudice.
It may be shocking to some people in this country to realize that, without meaning to do so, they hold views in common with Hitler when they preach discrimination against other religious, racial or economic groups.
Monopolists who fear competition and who distrust democracy because it stands for equal opportunity would like to secure their position against small and energetic enterprise.
Most American fascists are enthusiastically supporting the war effort. They are doing this even in those cases where they hope to have profitable connections with German chemical firms after the war ends. Hope ;War & Peace
Our chemical and other manufacturing concerns are all too often ready to let the Germans have Latin American markets, provided the American companies can work out an arrangement which will enable them to charge high prices to the consumer inside the United States. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information.
The American fascists are most easily recognized by their deliberate perversion of truth and fact. Their newspapers and propaganda carefully cultivate every fissure of disunity, every crack in the common front against fascism. Truth
The European brand of fascism will probably present its most serious postwar threat to us via Latin America.
The fascists in most Latin American countries tell the people that the reason their wages will not buy as much in the way of goods is because of Yankee imperialism. The fascists in Latin America learn to speak and act like natives.
The moral and spiritual aspects of both personal and international relationships have a practical bearing which so-called practical men deny.
The myth of fascist efficiency has deluded many people.
The obvious types of American fascists are dealt with on the air and in the press. These demagogues and stooges are fronts for others. Dangerous as these people may be, they are not so significant as thousands of other people who have never been mentioned.
The symptoms of fascist thinking are colored by environment and adapted to immediate circumstances. But always and everywhere they can be identified by their appeal to prejudice and by the desire to play upon the fears and vanities of different groups in order to gain power. Power
The worldwide, agelong struggle between fascism and democracy will not stop when the fighting ends in Germany and Japan.
Their final objective toward which all their deceit is directed is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjection. Power
There are probably several hundred thousand if we narrow the definition to include only those who in their search for money and power are ruthless and deceitful. Power ;Money, Coins & Minting
They are patriotic in time of war because it is to their interest to be so, but in time of peace they follow power and the dollar wherever they may lead. Time ;War & Peace ;Citizenship & Patriotism
This dullness of vision regarding the importance of the general welfare to the individual is the measure of the failure of our schools and churches to teach the spiritual significance of genuine democracy. Failure
Until democracy in effective enthusiastic action fills the vacuum created by the power of modern inventions, we may expect the fascists to increase in power after the war both in the United States and in the world. Power ;War & Peace
We must not tolerate oppressive government or industrial oligarchy in the form of monopolies and cartels. Government
What we must understand is that the industries, processes, and inventions created by modern science can be used either to subjugate or liberate. The choice is up to us. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power. Truth ;Money, Coins & Minting