Joseph Goebbels

(Paul Joseph Goebbels)

Joseph Goebbels
Joseph Goebbels
  • Born: October 29, 1897
  • Died: May 1, 1945
  • Nationality: German
  • Profession: Politician, Journalist, War Criminal

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Paul Joseph Goebbels was a German politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945. One of Adolf Hitler's close associates and most devoted followers, he was known for his skills in public speaking and his deep and virulent antisemitism, which led to his supporting the extermination of the Jews in the Holocaust.

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A good government can no more exist without propaganda than propaganda can exist without a good government. Propaganda & Disinformation
A revolting, fat, beast. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Big corporations are all to be nationalized. Management & Managing Government
Faith in the Fuhrer is enveloped, it could almost be said, in a mysterious, unfathomable mysticism. Leaders & Leadership
German sport has only one task: to strengthen the character of the German people, imbuing it with the fighting spirit and steadfast camaraderie necessary in the struggle for its existence War & Peace
Goering is a morphine addict…a classic megalomaniac. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Himmler hates me. Now I am going to bring him down. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Hitler has become Chancellor… It’s like a fairy tale come true. Leaders & Leadership ;Dictators, Despots, Autocrats, Autocracies & Dictatorships
I can hardly repress our press and our people too. They are thirsting for war against England. War & Peace
I set the propaganda machine in motion. Now we will see what the apparatus will do. Propaganda & Disinformation
Important is not what is right, but what wins. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
In the long run sea power will be no match for air power. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
It is a democratic fallacy to believe that people want to govern themselves. People only ask to be governed decently. Democracies & Republics
It is the absolute right of the State to supervise the formation of public opinion. Public Opinion & Polling
Many people here are completely unsuitable for shaping public opinion. I am going to weed them out. Propaganda & Disinformation
News of Churchill. He is said to be in a very depressed state, spending the entire day smoking and drinking. This is the kind of enemy we need. War & Peace
Not every item of news should be published: rather those who control news policies endeavor to make every item of news serve a certain purpose. Media, Journalism & The Press
Press coverage should not mention that there are two non-Aryans among the women: Helene Mayer (fencing) and Gretel Bergmann (high jump and all-around track and field competition). Propaganda & Disinformation
Research in the realm atomic destruction, has now proceeded to point where its results may possibly be made use of in the conduct of the war. Tremendous destruction … can be wrought with a minimum of effort ….Modern technique places in the hands of human beings means of destruction that are simply incredible. German science is at its peak in this matter. It is essential that we be ahead of everybody. Nuclear, Chemical & Biological Weapons & Energy
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 Reich. Over all this territory, which with the Soviet Union included, would be of enormous extent, an iron curtain would at once descend. Miscellaneous
The camera will show the true face of war. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
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.
The English proletariat lives under such wretched conditions that a few extra privations will not cause it much discomfort. War & Peace
The Fuhrer is a man totally attuned to antiquity. He hates Christianity, because it has crippled all that is noble in humanity. History
The Fuhrer is quite shattered. What a sight for the world’s eyes: the Fuhrer’s deputy a mentally disturbed man. Dreadful and unthinkable. Now we shall have to grit our teeth. Miscellaneous
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 it's powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth becomes the greatest enemy of the State. Propaganda & Disinformation
The listeners can see through our manipulation of the news too clearly. It is all laid on too thickly. Propaganda & Disinformation
The old decadent, worm-eaten liberalism is finished Liberals & Conservatives
The past is lying in flames. The future will rise from the flames within our hearts. Rebellion, Revolution, Insurgency & Resistance
The Red Army really does seem to be of very little military worth. Military & Veterans
The revolution will stop at nothing. We have changed the nature of politics. Rebellion, Revolution, Insurgency & Resistance
This man [Adolf Hitler] has everything it takes to be a king. The born tribune of the people … the coming dictator. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes ;Dictators, Despots, Autocrats, Autocracies & Dictatorships
We can learn a lot from these Bolsheviks—most of all in the use of propaganda. Propaganda & Disinformation
We can live without butter, but not without arms. One cannot shoot with butter, but with guns. Military & Veterans
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 … work, that is its affair. Miscellaneous
We must wait and see what he (FDR) does next. At the moment, there is no talk of war. He does not dare. War & Peace
We need a firm hand in Germany. Management & Managing Government
What does Christianity mean today. Our religion is National Socialism. Religion & God
Whoever can conquer the street will one day conquer the state. Civil Disorder, Riots, Protests & Demonstrations
With the instrument of radio you can make public opinion. Perhaps even conquer a country. Media, Journalism & The Press
If we are attacked we can only defend ourselves with guns not with butter.
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.
Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play. Government
We can do without butter, but, despite all our love of peace, not without arms. One cannot shoot with butter, but with guns. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;War & Peace