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Honor has not to be won; it must only not be lost. Arthur Schopenhauer
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age. Georg C. Lichtenberg
The power of the people and the power of reason are one. Georg Buchner
Against stupidity the very gods themselves contend in vain. Friedrich Schiller
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world. Arthur Schopenhauer
I like Germany so much that I want there to be two of them. Francois Mauriac
The fundament upon which all our knowledge and learning rests is the inexplicable. Arthur Schopenhauer
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it. Georg C. Lichtenberg
It is madness to attempt to hold. In the first place the troops cannot do it and in the second place if they do not retreat they will be destroyed. I repeat that this order be rescinded or that you find someone else. Gerd von Rundstedt
The voice of the majority is no proof of justice. Friedrich Schiller
Patriotism, when it wants to make itself felt in the domain of learning, is a dirty fellow who should be thrown out of doors. Arthur Schopenhauer
Guns will make us powerful; butter will only make us fat. Hermann Goering
A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it. Max Planck
The possible ranks higher than the actual. Martin Heidegger
I have seen three emperors in their nakedness, and the sight was not inspiring. Otto von Bismarck
To save all we must risk all. Friedrich Schiller
Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal. Arthur Schopenhauer
Nothing can contribute more to peace of soul than the lack of any opinion whatever. Georg C. Lichtenberg
We decline the claim to power by parties which want to own their followers body and soul, and which want to put themselves over and above the whole nation. Franz von Papen
The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false appearance things present and which mislead into error, not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers, but by preconceived opinion, by prejudice. Arthur Schopenhauer
Germany will either be a world power or will not be at all. Adolf Hitler
The history of the world is none other than the progress of the consciousness of freedom. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
To study history means submitting to chaos and nevertheless retaining faith in order and meaning. Hermann Hesse
There is no greater impediment to progress in the sciences than the desire to see it take place too quickly. Georg C. Lichtenberg
Whatever else may divide us, Europe is our common home; a common fate has linked us through the centuries, and it continues to link us today. Leonid I. Brezhnev
Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings. Heinrich Heine
The tears I have cried over Germany have dried. I have washed my face. Marlene Dietrich
Socialism is nothing but the capitalism of the lower classes. Oswald Spengler
People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election. Otto von Bismarck
National character is only another name for the particular form which the littleness, perversity and baseness of mankind take in every country. Every nation mocks at other nations, and all are right. Arthur Schopenhauer
The strong man is strongest when alone. Friedrich Schiller
There comes a point when a man must refuse to answer to his leader if he is also to answer to his own conscience. Hartley William Shawcross
Success is the sole earthly judge of right and wrong. Adolf Hitler
A government must not waiver once it has chosen it's course. It must not look to the left or right but go forward. Otto von Bismarck
We accumulate our opinions at an age when our understanding is at its weakest. Georg C. Lichtenberg
Russia, France, Germany and China. They revere their writers. America is still a frontier country that almost shudders at the idea of creative expression. James A. Michener
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. Henry A. Wallace
Politics is not an exact science. Otto von Bismarck
Information networks straddle the world. Nothing remains concealed. But the sheer volume of information dissolves the information. We are unable to take it all in. Gunter Grass
It is the absolute right of the State to supervise the formation of public opinion. Joseph Goebbels
Politics is the art of the possible. Otto von Bismarck
Although the most acute judges of the witches and even the witches themselves, were convinced of the guilt of witchery, the guilt nevertheless was non-existent. It is thus with all guilt. Friedrich Nietzsche
For an author to write as he speaks is just as reprehensible as the opposite fault, to speak as he writes; for this gives a pedantic effect to what he says, and at the same time makes him hardly intelligible. Arthur Schopenhauer
Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently. Rosa Luxemburg
On ..., the very day after the great pageantry of Hitler's first German Labor Day, the Nazi Government occupied–without a struggle–all trade union headquarters, arrested all trade union officials, and took control of all trade union property.... They set up official arbitrators and denied to the unions the right to strike or otherwise to function independently. In practice, these fascist-controlled unions were scarcely more than debating societies. Norman Thomas
Workers ... do not eat legal rights but bread. History, especially recent history, gives much evidence to support the contention that men want security more than freedom and that for an indefinite time they may be successfully governed by a dictator who keeps in mind the maxim that 'contented cows give the best milk.' Norman Thomas
Under the Nazi Government there has been much 'invisible unemployment.' The number of unemployed Jews is great and is increasing; but these are not counted as unemployed. A decision by the highest labor court at Weimar on November 27, 1935, opened the way for the dismissal of all Jews working for non-Jewish employers. ... in order to protect 'Aryan' employees from Jewish influences. Jews will have to work for Jews or not at all. Another source of 'invisible unemployment' has been the wholesale discharge of women whose husbands are employed, and of unmarried men under twenty-five. None of these are included among the unemployed in the official statistics. Part-time workers are counted as fully employed... Norman Thomas
The greatest danger for our people [Nazi Party members] is not to be found in Marxism but rather in our middle class parties. Adolf Hitler
Our battle is against the bourgeoisie as the enemy of German Socialism and the saboteur of national freedom. Gregor Strasser
In the name of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost..., I withdraw the government of the whole kingdom of the Germans and of Italy from Henry the King, son of Henry the Emperor. For he has risen up against thy church with unheard of arrogance. And I absolve all Christians from the bond of the oath that they have made to him or shall make. And I forbid anyone to serve him as king. Gregory VII (Saint Hildebrand)
You have decided that other clergy all know nothing and you alone know everything, and have sought to use your knowledge not to build but to destroy so that on these grounds we may believe that St. Gregory, whose name you have claimed for yourself, was prophesying when he said: "The mind of the prelate is often exalted by the abundance of his subjects". Henry IV
When France fell before the Nazi onslaught, in the midst of total war, Mr. Churchill offered union with England to the French. That was indeed a stroke of inspired statesmanship. But when it comes to India? Oh no! Constitutional changes in the midst of a war? Absolutely unthinkable ... The object this time is to free India before the Japanese can come and be ready to fight them if they come. They will round up the leaders, round up all. Then it will be the duty of every Indian to put forth his utmost effort—within non-violence. No source is to be left untapped; no weapon untried. This is going to be the opportunity of a lifetime. Vallabhbhai Patel
Be as terrible as the Hun. Wilhelm II
There is no document of civilization that is not simultaneously a document of barbarism. Walter Benjamin
It is clear that the original idea of the Iranians [to produce nuclear weapons] has been stopped by this agreement. Efraim Halevy
We in Europe are confronting an unsettling feeling we never wanted to know again: how easy it is for countries to fall away from one another Jochen Bittner
The euro zone is only hurting itself by trying to keep Greece as a member. Jochen Bittner
The legitimacy of the West is contested by the very skepticism it holds so dear. Jochen Bittner
Little changes are the enemies of great changes. Bertolt Brecht
The poor economic health of Europe contributed to the migrant crisis. All the migrants wanted to flood to the few healthy countries—–like Germany and the U.K. Joseph Stiglitz
Wherever you look you see that the enemies of the true religion, particularly the English, the Russian, and the French, have oppressed Islam and invaded its rights in every possible way…the Moslems work and the infidels…live in luxury. The world of Islam sinks down and goes backward, and the Christian world goes forward.…The Moslems are enslaved and the infidels are the great rulers.…The time has now come for the Holy War, and by this the land of Islam shall be forever freed from the power of the infidels….This holy war has now become a sacred duty. Know ye that the blood of infidels in the Islamic lands may be shed with impunity---except Germans to whom the Moslem power has promised security and who are allied with it….The killing of infidels who rule over Islam has become a sacred duty, whether you do it secretly or openly, as the Koran has decreed: 'Take them and kill them whenever you find them. Behold we have delivered them unto your hands and given you supreme power over them.' Mehmed V
A state of true and universal tolerance is best ensured by leaving alone the peculiarities of men and peoples. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
For all we have and are, For all our children’s fate, Stand up and take the war. The Hun is at the gate! Rudyard Kipling
The inevitable consequence of a depreciated currency must be a rise of prices, usually greater than the actual percentage of depreciation. To meet this situation there came a device possible in no other commercial country. The Government fixed prices at which goods could be sold. This mediaeval device could be enforced only in a land where such State interference had been habitual, and, of course, could give to the notes the fictitious purchasing power only inside the country. After the Christian Science fashion, one had only to believe the notes were of value to make them so; but in the cold world outside German jurisdiction their value would be gauged by the chances of getting gold for them. J. Laurence Laughlin
God punish England (Gott strafe England) Germany
The German voting system is the freest in the world, much freer than the French, English, or American system, because not only does it operate in accordance with the principle that every one shall have a direct and secret vote, but the powers of the State are exercised faithfully and conscientiously to carry out that principle in practice. The constitutional life of the German Nation is of a thoroughly democratic character. Karl Gottfried Lamprecht
The waters around Great Britain and Ireland, including the whole English Channel, are declared a war zone on and after Feb. 18, 1915. Every enemy merchant ship found in this war zone will be destroyed, even if it is impossible to avert dangers which threaten the crew and passengers. Also neutral ships in the war zone are in danger, as in consequence of the misuse of neutral flags ordered by the British Government on Jan. 31, and in view of the hazards of naval warfare, it cannot always be avoided that attacks meant for enemy ships endanger neutral ships. Germany
…the dregs of European Society, ingested by the great maw of the Dutch East India company with its insatiable appetite for manpower…uneducated louts from the heart of Germany. O. F. Mentzel
We must reduce as far as possible our establishment in Germany; for the residence of large numbers of representatives of a victor nation in a devastated conquered area is never a helpful factor, particularly when their living standards are as conspicuously different as are those of Americans in Germany. George F. Kennan
If there is no real European federation and if Germany is restored as a strong and independent country, we must expect another attempt at German domination…. The only reasonably hopeful possibility for avoiding … this is some form of federation in Western and Central Europe. George F. Kennan
It is necessary to protect the truth from the bragging of a man who, as a soldier, is a wretched politician, and as a politician an equally wretched soldier. Mr. Churchill. Adolf Hitler
Where the German soldier stands, no other shall put his foot. Adolf Hitler
In most education systems … we are stuck with the disciplines as we created them last century and before that. Horst Ludwig Stormer
He who wants to make history bear on politics must be sure that his history is objective; otherwise, history will not influence politics, but rather politics history. Leopold Von Ranke
Kill the Jews wherever you find them. This pleases God, history and religion. This saves your honor. God is with you. Haj Amin Al-Husseini
From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs. Karl Marx
The public use of a man's reason must be free at all times…. But I hear people clamor on all sides: Don't argue! The military officer says: Don't argue, drill! The tax collector: Don't argue, pay! The minister: Don't argue, believe! Immanuel Kant
There will always be some people who think for themselves, even among the self-appointed guardians of the great mass who, after having thrown off the yoke of immaturity themselves, will spread about them the spirit of a reasonable estimate of their own value and of the need for every man to think for himself. Immanuel Kant
Since the narrower or wider community of the peoples of the earth has developed so far that a violation of rights in one place is felt throughout the world, the idea of a cosmopolitan right is not fantastical, high-flown or exaggerated notion. It is a complement to the unwritten code of the civil and international law, necessary for the public rights of mankind in general and thus for the realization of perpetual peace. Immanuel Kant
The strength of a nation should be expended to defend its own existence. It is totally wrong to forget that and to use one’s forces for the purposes of foreigners. Those who led the war, forgot our own existence and became prisoners of the Germans… Kemal Ataturk
There can be no friends more benevolent than the British. Kemal Ataturk
Daily Heil Anonymous
Hitler was the right and logical leader for the German people, it would be a tragedy if he was overthrown. Edward VIII
I will not condone murder, therefore I disobey and continue to disobey Salazar., My desire is to be with God against men, rather than with men against God., If thousands of Jews can suffer because of one Catholic (Hitler), then surely it is permitted for one Catholic to suffer for so many Jews. Aristides de Sousa Mendes
Young Europeans who love freedom, better emigrate. Europe as we know it will no longer exist 20 years from now. We are watching the world of yesterday … Europe is turning Muslim Henryk M. Broder
Hell is too good for the Hun! Anonymous
The US is a difficult partner, but an indispensable one. Everyone who have had to do with US politicians and diplomats knows they aren't easy to deal with. That is because of their immense sense of power. But an alliance with the US is absolutely necessary because of our relations with, on the one hand, Germany and France, and, on the other, Russia. Lech Kaczynski
We have the heaviest concentration of lawyers on Earth—one for every five-hundred Americans; three times as many as are in England, four times as many as are in West Germany, twenty-one times as many as there are in Japan. We have more litigation, but I am not sure that we have more justice. No resources of talent and training in our own society, even including the medical care, is more wastefully or unfairly distributed than legal skills. Ninety percent of our lawyers serve 10 percent of our people. We are over-lawyered and under-represented. Jimmy Carter
Give the working-man the right to work as long as he is healthy; assure him care when he is sick; assure him maintenance when he is old. Otto Von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
With bad laws and good civil servants it's still possible to govern. But with bad civil servants even the best laws can't help. Otto Von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
He who has his thumb on the purse has the power. Otto Von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
There is no proletarian, not even a Communist movement, that has not operated in the interests of money, and for the time being permitted by money –-- and that without the idealists among its leaders having the slightest suspicion of the fact. Oswald Spengler
… realpolitik Ludwig August von Rochau
If an atrocity has been committed in Germany and Europe why should the Palestinians be made to suffer? Jerusalem
The West sold Saddam Hussein the chemical weapons that he used. Ali Ansari
Poland's existence is intolerable, incompatible with the essential conditions of Germany's life. Poland must go and will go. Hans von Seeckt
If the war is lost, the nation will also perish. This fate is inevitable. There is no necessity to take into consideration the basis for which the people will need to continue a most primitive existence. On the contrary, it will be better to destroy these things ourselves because this nation will have proved to be the weaker one and the future will belong solely to the stronger eastern nation [Russia]. Besides, those who will remain after the battle are only the inferior ones, for the good ones have been killed. Adolf Hitler
The natural alliance is between ourselves and the great German Empire. Joseph Chamberlain
In view of the increasingly critical situation I propose to come over at once to see you with a view to trying to find a peaceful solution. I propose to come across by air and am ready to start tomorrow. Please indicate earliest time at which you can see me and suggest place of meeting. I should be grateful for a very early reply. Neville Chamberlain
I believe it is peace for our time. Neville Chamberlain
I know that I have been denounced as a traitor and I resent the accusation, as I conceive myself to have been guilty of no underhand or deceitful act against Britain, although I am also able to understand the resentment that my broadcasts have, in many quarters, aroused. William Joyce
The people of England will curse themselves for having preferred ruin from Churchill to peace from Hitler. William Joyce
We need a firm hand in Germany. Joseph Goebbels
Democracy is necessarily despotism, as it establishes an executive power contrary to the general will; all being able to decide against one whose opinion may differ, the will of all is therefore not that of all: which is contradictory and opposite to liberty. Immanuel Kant
We will never forget. If it takes us five or ten or twenty years, we will never rest until we get our revenge. Konrad Adenauer
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. Joseph Goebbels
The Arab Freedom Movement is, in the Middle East, our natural ally against England. In this connection, the raising of rebellion in Iraq is of special importance. Adolf Hitler
Not to act is to act. Not to speak is to speak. Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Hitler aims to destroy all the Jews of Europe. The Jews of Lithuania are fated to be the first in line. Let us not be led as sheep to the slaughter. True, we are weak and helpless, but the only response to the murderers is self defense. Brethren, it is better to die fighting like free men than live at the mercy of the murders. Take Courage! Abba Kovner
Jews Not Wanted Here Anonymous
There is no doubt that Hitlerian Nazism will ultimately be defeated, for in the end the civilized nations will rise up to defend the liberty which the German barbarians seek to steal from mankind. However, I doubt that we will live through this carnage. Chaim A. Kaplan
National Socialism is dead and can never be revived. Adolf Hitler
World history is the history of the great cultures. Oswald Spengler
The younger generation looked with envy to the symbols of success and prosperity like Henry Ford, and if he said the Jews were to blame, we naturally believed him Baldus von Schirach
In any war against Japan the USA will be perfectly helpless against the new organization of German spies in USA, which are already now supplying directly and indirectly Japan with all important military news, as until now it was very difficult for Japan to get such informations by their own staff. Many of these Pro-Japanese Pro- German spies are members of the different pro German societies f.i. Friends of new Germany etc etc These fellows are much more dangerous to USA than the worst Bolshevists... Federal Bureau of Investigation
Henry Ford has also done in many respects enormous damage to the defense of the USA by promoting German-schemes newspapers and pro-German spies with lots of money Federal Bureau of Investigation
We are opposed to swarms of Americans and other foreigners raising prices throughout Germany while millions of Germans are starving because of the increased prices. We are equally opposed to German profiteers and we are demanding that all be imprisoned. Adolf Hitler
If I were the Germans, I shouldn't sign the treaty. It gives them no hope—either now or in the future. Harold Nicolson
Very well, then. Having been asked by you, Your Honour, to give a clear answer here, I must state that I consider this murder, this extermination of the Jews, to be one of the most heinous crimes in the history of mankind Adolf Eichmann
Why did you send that fool with the umbrella to talk to Hitler?. Why didn't you send a man? Henry Ford
The philosophies of Ford and Hitler were very similar. Ford was very well informed about everything going on in Germany.... He knew all about the National Socialist movement.... Ford told me that he helped to finance Hitler with money from the sales of automobiles and trucks that he had sent to Germany. Winifred Wagner
I wish I could send some of my shock troops to Chicago and other big American cities to help in the elections. We look on Heinrich Ford as the leader of the growing fascist movement in America. We admire particularly his anti-Jewish policy which is the Bavarian fascist platform Adolf Hitler
Where there is politics or economics, there is no morality Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
We should never forget that everything Adolf Hitler did in Germany was "legal" and everything the Hungarian freedom fighters did in Hungary was "illegal. Martin Luther King Jr.
When Hitler and Goebbels talk of organizing Europe, when the French 'collaborators' echo their words, we know what they mean and what they want. In present realities their European Order is nothing but the utilization of all European resources, the extraction and extortion of all we have, for the benefit of the Axis, and their so-called organization of Europe is no more than the future total enslavement of Europe by the Nazi regime Leon Blum
I want to tell you that I think this war is a great mistake. If we had come to terms with Mussolini, as I wanted to do, we might have held Germany. That is no longer possible. We have given most of Europe to Hitler. Let us try to hold on to what we have got left. I am a peasant from the Auvergne. I want to keep my farm, and I want to keep France. Nothing else matters now. Pierre Laval
In the event of a victory over Germany by Soviet Russia and England, Bolshevism in Europe would inevitably follow. Under these circumstances I would prefer to see Germany win the war. I feel that an understanding could be reached (with Germany) which would result in a lasting peace with Europe and believe that a German victory is preferable to a British and Soviet victory. Aristide Briand
Clearly, for France in her present position, intelligent activity consists of practicing a policy of entente with Germany in order to survive Pierre Laval
If the Germans are beaten, General de Gaulle will return. He will be supported by 80 or 90 per cent of the French people and I shall be hanged. Pierre Laval
Workers of France, it is for the freedom of the prisoners that you will go to work in Germany! It is for our country that you will go in large numbers! It is in order that France may find her place in the new Europe that you will respond to my appeal. Pierre Laval
The figure of Pierre Laval hung like an evil shadow over Vichy. William Daniel Leahy
We are told that International Socialism is dead, that all our hopes and ideals are wrecked by the fire and pestilence and European war. It is not true. Out of the darkness and the depth we hail our working-class comrades of every land. Across the roar of guns, we send sympathy and greeting to the German Socialists. They have laboured unceasingly to promote good relations with Britain, as we with Germany. They are no enemies of ours, but faithful friends. Independent Labour Party
it would be a disgrace for us to make this bargain with Germany at the expense of France - a disgrace from which the good name of this country would never recover. Edward Grey; Viscount Fallodon
If Germany wins, she will dominate France; the independence of Belgium, Holland, Denmark, and perhaps of Norway and Sweden, will be a mere shadow; their separate existence as nations will be fiction; all their harbours will be at Germany's disposal; she will dominate the whole of Western Europe, and this will make our position quite impossible. We could not exist as a first class State under such circumstances. Edward Grey; Viscount Fallodon
Our character...is an omen of our destiny George Santayana
Whose bread I eat, his song I sing. German Proverb
Tonight: Pro American Rally German-American Bund
German Americans Against Hitler Organization of Anti-Nazi German-Americans
Don’t Shop Here: Nazi Made Anonymous
Dare to know! Have the courage to use your own understanding. Immanuel Kant
Where one would least expect to find Nazi propaganda at work--in the Church-- I found it organized as effectively as outside the church John Roy Carlson
Why is there persecution in Germany today. Jewish persecution only followed after Christians first were persecuted. Charles E. Coughlin
A woman should be able to choose to have an abortion up to a certain point in pregnancy. Albert Einstein
As long as I have any choice in the matter, I will live only in a country where civil liberty, tolerance, and equality of all citizens before the law are the rule. . . . These conditions do not exist in Germany at the present time. Albert Einstein
Hitler is living on the empty stomach of Germany …. Better political insight has a hard time winning as long as there is little prospect of filling the stomach. Albert Einstein
Funny people, these Germans. To them I am a stinking flower, yet they make me into a boutonniere time and time. Albert Einstein
When the Plague spread through Europe between 1251 and 1351... In other words, for about one hundred years, the Bubonic plague, tuberculosis, and malaria spread there. When these diseases were spreading, what would the Europeans say? They would say this was caused by the bad luck brought by the Jews, and they would massacre the Jews of Europe, who were innocent. A disease broke out - how is this their fault? Oh Jews, oh Israelites, where did you flee to? When the people of Britain killed you in the well-known massacre 1351, when the people of Austria and of the Lowlands killed you in 1253, where did you flee to? Where to? You came to us, to Andalusia. Our country and borders were open to you. Our homes were open to you. In no other place could you feel that your property and dignity were safe, except for Arab and Muslim countries. Why are you so ungrateful? Why? Was it us who carried out the massacres in Germany and elsewhere? By Allah, we had nothing to do with them. Kamal Khatib
Democracy does not race, it reaches the finish slowly but surely. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The deeds of our enemies have brought down the wrath of God. A gleam of hope has appeared. All Mohammedans, young and old, men, women, and children, must fulfill their duty so that the gleam may not fade away, but give light to us forever. How many great things can be accomplished by the arms of vigorous men, by the aid of others, of women and children! . . . The time for action has come. We shall all have to fight with all our strength, with all our soul, with teeth and nails, with all the sinews of our bodies and of our spirits. If we do it, the deliverance of the subjected Mohammedan kingdoms is assured. Then, if God so wills, we shall march unashamed by the side of our friends the Germans who send their greetings to the Crescent. Allah is our aid and the Prophet is our support. Ikdam
The need of a constantly expanding market for his products chases the manufacturer over the whole surface of the globe. They must nestle everywhere, settle everywhere, establish connections everywhere. Karl Marx
Revenge does not long remain unrevenged. German Proverb
Whose bread I eat: his song I sing. German Proverb
When you think about the defence of England you no longer think of the chalk cliffs of Dover. You think of the Rhine. That is where our frontier lies today. Stanley Baldwin
In his over-anxiety not to offend the powerful who have done wrong, President Wilson scrupulously refrains from saying one word on behalf of the weak who have suffered wrong. Theodore Roosevelt
There were lots of moderates under the Third Reich of Nazi Germany. The trouble with moderates is they only have influence if they make themselves heard. Lawrence Murawiec
It would be unwise to assume that we can defeat Germany by simply outproducing her. One hundred thousand airplanes would be of little value to us if these airplanes could not be used because of lack of trained personnel, lack of operating airdromes in the theater, and lack of shipping to maintain the air squadrons in the theater . . . . Wars are won on sound strategy implemented by well-trained forces which are adequately and effectively equipped. Leonard T. Gerow
To release to Great Britain additional war material now in the hands of the armed forces will seriously weaken our present state of defense and will not materially assist the British forces. Joint Chiefs of Staff
We now control 37 newspapers, 6 radio stations, 314 theatres, 642 movies, 101 magazines, 237 book publishers, 7,384 book dealers and printers, and conduct about 15 public opinion surveys a month, as well as publish one newspaper with 1,500,000 circulation, 3 magazines, run the Associated Press of Germany (DANA), and operate 20 library centers ... Robert Alexis McClure
The shooting war is over, here! ... with one phase over I am now up to my neck on the control phase. We will rigidly control all newspapers, films theatre, radio music, etc., in Germany! My division now publishes 8 newspapers in Germany, with 1,000,000 circulation and sends 2 million plus language papers each day by air for displaced persons and POWs. Biggest newspaper enterprise in the world. Robert Alexis McClure
Our propaganda did a lot to break the Wops --- as their emissaries admit --- now we have to turn it on the Germans Robert Alexis McClure
In war the psychological factors are often decisive. An adversary who feels inferior is in reality so. Carl Gustav Baron Von Mannerheim
We have severely underestimated the Russians, the extent of the country and the treachery of the climate. This is the revenge of reality. Heinz Guderian
He who stays on the defensive does not make war, he endures it. Wilhelm Leopold Colmar von der Goltz
So many men have been lost on the Polish front that we need replacements. There are plenty of girls in Germany who will sleep with SS men to provide soldiers for the Fuhrer. Heinrich Himmler
If the blood of France and of Germany flows again, as it did twenty-five years ago, in a longer and even more murderous war, each of the two peoples will fight with confidence in its own victory, but the most certain victors will be the forces of destruction and barbarism. Edouard Daladier
However much we may sympathize with a small nation confronted by a big and powerful neighbor, we cannot in all circumstances undertake to involve the whole British Empire in a war simply on her account. If we have to fight it must be on larger issues than that. Neville Chamberlain
I did not more than my patriotic duty in trying to oppose the criminal madness of Hitler. Wilhelm Carnaris
Deep down, the ordinary Frenchman doesn't believe that Turks, or Eastern Europeans for that matter, cherish the values he holds most dear. Nor do the French much trust that the Germans and the British have French interests at heart. Given European history -- and given what I see around me -- I can't say I blame them. Claire Berlinski
Would it not be easier...for the government to dissolve the people and elect another? Bertolt Brecht
Many people here are completely unsuitable for shaping public opinion. I am going to weed them out. Joseph Goebbels
A good government can no more exist without propaganda than propaganda can exist without a good government. Joseph Goebbels
We can learn a lot from these Bolsheviks—most of all in the use of propaganda. Joseph Goebbels
The revolution will stop at nothing. We have changed the nature of politics. Joseph Goebbels
Hitler has become Chancellor… It’s like a fairy tale come true. Joseph Goebbels
Himmler hates me. Now I am going to bring him down. Joseph Goebbels
Big corporations are all to be nationalized. Joseph Goebbels
Goering is a morphine addict…a classic megalomaniac. Joseph Goebbels
I set the propaganda machine in motion. Now we will see what the apparatus will do. Joseph Goebbels
I have resolved to return the destiny of our country to our soldiers. Adolf Hitler
I can hardly repress our press and our people too. They are thirsting for war against England. Joseph Goebbels
A revolting, fat, beast. Joseph Goebbels
Let the demonstrations continue and withdraw the policy. Let the Jews feel the people’s fury. Adolf Hitler
We demand: … an end to the power of the financial interests. We demand profit sharing in big business. We demand a broad extension of care for the aged. We demand … the greatest possible consideration of small business in the purchases of national, state, and municipal governments. In order to make possible to every capable and industrious [citizen] the attainment of higher education and thus the achievement of a post of leadership, the government must provide an all-around enlargement of our entire system of public education … We demand the education at government expense of gifted children of poor parents … The government must undertake the improvement of public health – by protecting mother and child, by prohibiting child labor …. a permanent recovery of our people can only proceed from within on the foundation of the common good before the individual good. Nazi Party
Those who have more power are liable to sin more; no theorem in geometry is more certain than this. Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibnitz
This cleaning up of our culture must extend to nearly all domains. Theater, art, literature, movies, the press, posters, and window displays must be cleaned of the symptoms of a rotting world and put into the service of a moral idea of state and culture. Adolf Hitler
Modern Physics is an instrument of Jewry for the destruction of Nordic science… Rudolphe Tomaschek
We therefore, desiring, as is our duty, to remove all impediments by which in any way the said inquisitors are hindered in the exercise of their office, and to prevent the taint of heretical pravity and of other like evils from spreading their infection to the ruin of others who are innocent, the zeal of religion especially impelling us, in order that the provinces, cities, dioceses, territories, and places aforesaid in the said parts of upper Germany may not be deprived of the office of inquisition which is their due, do hereby decree, by virtue of our apostolic authority, that it shall be permitted to the said inquisitors in these regions to exercise their office of inquisition and to proceed to the correction, imprisonment, and punishment of the aforesaid persons for their said offences and crimes … Innocent VIII
If a situation were to be forced upon us in which peace could only be preserved by the surrender of the great and beneficent position Britain has won by centuries of heroism and achievement, by allowing Britain to be treated where her interests were vitally affected as if she were of no account in the Cabinet of nations, then I say emphatically that peace at that price would be a humiliation intolerable for a great country like ours to endure. National honor is no party question. The security of our great international trade is no party question; the peace of the world is much more likely to be secured if all nations realize fairly what the conditions of peace must be David Lloyd George
Men do not make history according to their own free will. But they make history nonetheless. Rosa Luxemburg
Socialism is the first popular movement in world history that has set itself the goal of bringing human consciousness, and thereby free will, into play in the social actions of mankind Rosa Luxemburg
Today's world war is entirely a competitive struggle amongst fully mature capitalisms for world domination, for the exploitation of the remaining zones of the world not yet capitalistic. Rosa Luxemburg
It is well known that German intellectuals are reluctant to agree with French intellectuals and the French are reluctant to agree with the German. G. V. Plekhanov
Ludendorff and Hitler have everything ready for a march into Saxony and Thuringia. The North German Fascist organizations . . . have made all their preparations for the military overthrow of Berlin and Hamburg . . . The officers of the German army are equipping the Fascists. German Communist Party
‘They [the Fascists] have issued the call: "Conduct the civil war in the most brutal and forceful manner". All workers who offer resistance to the Fascists would be shot by them if caught. To defeat strikes they intend to shoot every tenth man among the strikers. The Fascist uprising can only be defeated if we oppose white terror with red terror. If the Fascists, who are armed to the teeth, kill proletarian fighters, then the latter must destroy all Fascists without mercy. If the Fascists put every tenth striker against the wall, then the workers must put every fifth member of a Fascist organization against the wall. The KPD must lead the entire proletariat into battle under its banner. The Party must also state clearly that, if required, it will issue the call to battle alone and alone take over the leadership of the fight . German Communist Party
Swastika on our steel helmets Our colours black, white and red, The Ehrhardt Brigade - Our name is spoken with dread. Workers, oh you workers, How badly you will fare When the Ehrhardt Brigade Its arms once more will bear. The Ehrhardt Brigade Smashes all to kingdom come; Woe, oh woe to you, You working class scum. Ehrhardt Brigade
The soldier does not fire upon the soldier. Hans von Seekt
The German people will have to work two extra hours per day for the next 10 or 15 years...we must have the courage to say to the people: ‘for the present and for some time to come you will have to work overtime without overtime payment Hugo Stinnes
Every 8-hour day is a nail in Germany’s coffin! Bernhard Dernburg
We must continually stimulate the living politics of the street...it will be our task to try and break it (elections for the National Assembly) up by force. Otto Ruhle
Workers! Citizens! The downfall of the Fatherland is imminent! Save it! It is not being threatened from without, but from within: By the Spartacist Group. Strike its leader dead! Kill Liebknecht! You will then have peace, work and bread! Signed: Soldiers from the Front Anti-Bolshevik League of Germany
The revolution is on the verge of winning. We cannot crush it but perhaps we can strangle it …. Perhaps it will be possible to divert the revolutionary energies into the legal channels of an election campaign. Max von Baden
Sire, you no longer have an army! Wilhelm Groener
If the Kaiser does not abdicate the social revolution is inevitable. I do not want it—in fact I hate it like sin. Friedrich Ebert
Pope of Marxism Anonymous
“Order prevails in Berlin!” You foolish lackeys! Your “order” is built on sand. Tomorrow the revolution will “rise up again, clashing its weapons,” and to your horror it will proclaim with trumpets blazing: I was, I am, I shall be! Rosa Luxemburg
No matter how hard we may try to revive Democracy, to help her once more stand on her legs, to breathe life into her, all efforts will be futile. All hopes for a victory of democracy over fascism are the crassest illusions. Otto Ruhle
At war with the totalitarian states, primarily with German fascism, the democracies cannot be regarded as the arch-foe of the proletariat. Otto Ruhle
In a situation like that obtaining in Germany, I can only conceive a political general strike as a unique event in which the entire proletariat throughout the nation engages with all its might, as a life-and-death struggle, one in which our adversary is beaten down or else all our organizations, all our strength shattered or at least paralysed for years to come Karl Kautsky
What distinguishes Germany from America and Western Europe is control by titled land-holders, the lack of civil liberty and free institutions, and the cowardliness of the middle class Anton Pannekoek
If, therefore, war should ever come between these two countries, which Heaven forbid! It will not, I think, be due to irresistible natural laws, it will be due to the want of human wisdom. Andrew Bonar Law
Let them especially put their demands in such a way that Great Britain could say that she supported both sides. James Ramsey MacDonald
Society goes on and on and on. It is the same with ideas. James Ramsey MacDonald
National Socialism does not harbor the slightest aggressive intent toward any European nation. Adolf Hitler
The very first essential for success is perpetually constant and regular employment of violence. Adolf Hitler
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. Joseph Goebbels
Multiculturalism has failed, big time. Angela Merkel
Why should I nationalize the industry. I shall nationalize the people. Adolf Hitler
Ike is bitten with the presidential bug and is also yellow. He has convinced himself that he did me a favor by getting me out of the really grave risks of being a governor. He will never be president!… George S. Patton
Any time we put our hand to a job we must finish it…. We must take Brest in order to maintain the illusion that the U. S. Army cannot be beaten. Omar N. Bradley
Liberty Sandwich Anonymous
Keep a separate American Army. Woodrow Wilson
I have never seen British soldiers moved to such cold fury, as the men who opened the Belsen camp this week. Richard Dimbleby
Show this gentleman out the back door. Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov
One does evil enough when one does nothing good. Anonymous
To change and change for the better are two different things. Anonymous
As you watch the fire burn these un-German books, let it also burn into your hearts love of the fatherland. Anonymous
Black Friday Anonymous
Death to all Europeans Anonymous
German money for German jobs! Anonymous
God punish England! Anonymous
The Hatted King Anonymous
Not for Jews. Anonymous
Soldiers of tomorrow Anonymous
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different. Theodor W. Adorno
Liquor traffic is un-American, pro-German, crime-procuring, food-wasting, youth-corrupting, home-wrecking, [and] treasonable. Anti-Saloon League
The Turkish Empire has just committed suicide. Herbert Henry Asquith
Better extirpate the whole breed, root and branch. And this, unless the German people come to their senses, is what we propose to do. Gertrude Atherton
We have seen today a gallant, civilized and democratic people betrayed and handed over to a ruthless despotism. Clement Attlee
A Free Czechoslovakia in a Free Europe Eduard Benes
The killing of a criminal can be moral, but never its legitimation. Walter Benjamin
I refuse to play the game of American scholars who only see genocide when it occurs for Europeans. American slavery was just as much a genocide as ever occurred in Nazi Germany. Lerone Bennett Jr.
It is dangerous to permit conscienceless party politics to proceed to a point which does not hesitate to drag foreign politics and relations to a point with a great neighboring country into the vortex of partisan strife. Berliner Neueste Nachtrichten
Germany has a duty to make war.... War is a biological necessity of the first importance. Friedrich A. J. Von Bernhardi
[Describing World War I:] A short cleansing thunderstorm. Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg
I am fed up with war and the clamor for war. Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg
No man could know whether war might not at any moment break out. Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg
I know you Americans want a war but I'm not going to let you have it. Ernest Bevin
You’ve got to exchange the populations of Holland and Ireland. Then the Dutch will turn Ireland into a beautiful garden and the Irish will forget to mend the dikes and will all be drowned. Otto Von Bismarck-Schoenhausen; Otto von
All this colonial business is a sham but we need it for elections. Otto Von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
Better pointed bullets than pointed words. Otto Von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
Constantinople is not worth the bones of a single Pomeranian grenadier. Otto Von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
If we think it necessary to wage war, we shall do so with or without your consent. Otto Von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
In Prussia it is only kings who make revolutions. Otto Von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
In revising our tariff our own interest is the only thing that can guide us. Otto Von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
The great questions of the day are not to be decided by speeches and majorities ... but by iron and blood. Otto Von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
The decision [to go to war] can only come from God, the God of battles, when He shall let fall from his hands the iron dice of destiny. Otto Von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
Never believe anything until it has officially been denied. Otto Von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
Politics are not an exact science. Otto Von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
Public opinion wavers. Otto Von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
Liberalism is but childishness, which is easily brought to reason; but revolution is a force, and one must know how to use it. Otto Von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
So long as I am Chancellor we shall not pursue a colonial policy. Otto Von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
The bureaucracy is what we all suffer from.. Otto Von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
No one, not even the most malicious democrat, can form a conception of the charlatanism and self-importance of our assembled diplomacy [the Prussian parliament]. Otto Von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
The Englishman is like the dog in the fable. The dog who cannot bear that another dog should have a few bones although the overfed brute is sitting with a bowl full to the brim. Otto Von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
There are times when one must govern liberally and times when one must be dictatorial. Otto Von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
To fight against the government with any means is a basic right and sport of every German. Otto Von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
What matter if they hang me, provided the rope by which I am hung bind this new Germany firmly to your throne. Otto Von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
We Germans fear God, but nothing else in the world. Wir Deutsch fürchten Gott, aber sonst nichts in der Welt. Otto Von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
I have wished to crush Rome that I might crush Christianity. Otto Von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
Judging from the spirit which seems more and more to dominate our European allies, I am beginning to despair that the war will accomplish much more than the abolition of German militarism while leaving European militarism as rampant as ever. Tasker H. Bliss
Only the suppressed word is dangerous. Ludwig Borne; Juda Loew
… the biography of mankind Ludwig Borne; Juda Loew
We are unable to recognize the laws of necessity if we believe we are free Ludwig Borne; Juda Loew
United, France and Germany can accomplish and prevent anything.... On their union depends, therefore, not only their own welfare but also the destiny of all of Europe. Ludwig Borne
Depressions, and especially an economic depression of such a scope as that of 1929-33, do not create readiness for every sort of fight. The masses of unemployed, who determine, more and more, in such a situation the views and actions even of those how have remained at work, are little adapted to continual, methodical fights for determined aims. They waver between short, wild, desperate outbreaks and complete apathy.... They leave in millions their old organizations ... mostly because they feel that these organizations are powerless to help them. Here, then, is the point to where left-wing extremism of the type of 1929 meets admirable the mood of the workless. If the communist agitators tell the unemployed that the trade unions have betrayed him and are no good, he is ready to believe them. If they tell the worker who is still employed that the union – by betrayal, of course – cannot protect either his wage or his job, he feels that the communists are right – and leaves the union. Thus the turn of the Comintern to the left, which had originated in internal feuds rooted in its pervious history, found and unexpected response among the workers as a result of the crisis. Franz Borkenau
Every era demands its own answers, and if one wants to do good, one must be prepared for them. Willy Brandt
This is a beautiful day after a long voyage, but we are only at a way station. We are not at the end of our way. Willy Brandt
For we went, changing our country more often than our shoes In the class war, despairing When there was only injustice and no resistance Bertolt Brecht
I came to the cities in a time of disorder When hunger ruled. I came among men in a time of uprising And I revolted with them. Bertolt Brecht
I wanted to do away with these divisions—here German, there Jews. Ignatz Bubis
In the American South, German prisoners of war got better treatment than Black GIs. Gail Buckley
Without power, without a strong army and a strong navy, there can be no welfare for us .... The German nation will be either the hammer or the anvil. Bernhard von Bulow
English politicians and diplomats are somewhat naive. They find it difficult to credit really bad intentions in others. Bernhard von Bulow
We desire to throw no one into the shade, but we also demand our own place in the sun. Bernhard von Bulow
This is what separates us from you: We made demands. You were satisfied to serve the power of your nation, and we dreamed of giving ours her truth. Albert Camus
I don’t care a damn about New Guinea. And I am not afraid of German colonization, but I don’t like being cheeked by Bismarck. Joseph Chamberlain
America has saved the world. Winston Churchill
Are we beasts? Are we taking this too far? Winston Churchill
We have sustained a defeat without a war. Winston Churchill
For four hundred years the foreign policy of England has to oppose the strongest, most aggressive, most dominating Power on the Continent … Winston Churchill
Germany is organized not only for war but for peace. We are organized for nothing except party politics. Winston Churchill
The Hun [Germany] is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill
Politicians have forced us into parallel societies by denying for so long that we existed and pretending for so long that we were going home. Safet Cinar
I don't know anyone else on Wall Street who ever conducted a major currency reform. Or for that matter, who established a government. Lucius D. Clay
No, but the Germans have been to France twice in my lifetime. Georges Clemenceau
Hitler's Pope John Cornwell
I certainly was not going to add to his humiliation in the hour of defeat. Eamon de Valera
The Abwehr [Nazi-Germany's secret intelligence service] gets better treatment from the FBI than we do. William J. Donovan
Nothing to bother about, the man was a Bolshevik. Ellis Loring Dresel
An iron curtain has descended over the fate of these people and very likely conditions are truly terrible. Allen Welsh Dulles
Our national finances are in a ruinous state. Hans Eichel
All diplomacy is a continuation of war by other means. Chou En-lai
We must not worry about committing an offense against the rights of nations nor about violating the laws of humanity. Matthias Erzberger
There has been a great deal of talk about the preservation of the people’s rights, but the Army constitutes not the least important part of the people. Erich von Falkenhayn
What you have to deal with … is a determined attempt by Press agitation and abuse to exercise an unlawful influence on the decisions of the government authorities. Erich von Falkenhayn
I got into politics on account of Hitler .... To see the injustice of a system like that drove me crazy. I haven't trusted government since. Millicent Fenwick
My only wish is... to transform friends of God into friends of man. Ludwig Andreas von Feuerbach
What was right yesterday can't be wrong today. Klaus Filbinger
Slavery, which has been abolished in Africa, is to be introduced in Europe. The German people are ready to make good the damage done. But we are not prepared to perish for the benefit of international capitalists. German Trade Unions
This man is not to be stopped anywhere under any circumstances. Germany
I will not demean myself by being a common thief, stealing trivia from office filing cabinets, but I will give you the name of every general in Germany who wishes to see Hitler dead.... In the meantime, I will tell you when my friends are planning to assassinate the Fuhrer. Hans Berndt Gisevius
I look with satisfaction, sympathy and joy upon the extension of Germany in these desert places of the Earth. William E. Gladstone
The camera will show the true face of war. Joseph Goebbels
The old decadent, worm-eaten liberalism is finished Joseph Goebbels
This man [Adolf Hitler] has everything it takes to be a king. The born tribune of the people … the coming dictator. Joseph Goebbels
It is a democratic fallacy to believe that people want to govern themselves. People only ask to be governed decently. Joseph Goebbels
We can live without butter, but not without arms. One cannot shoot with butter, but with guns. Joseph Goebbels
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. Joseph Goebbels
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. Joseph Goebbels
Whoever can conquer the street will one day conquer the state. Joseph Goebbels
The past is lying in flames. The future will rise from the flames within our hearts. Joseph Goebbels
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. Joseph Goebbels
It is a maxim of wise government to deal with men not as they ought to be but as they are. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Today, not a numerous, but an active part of the German people are beginning to realize, not that they have been led astray, not that bad times await them, not that the war may end in defeat, but that what is happening is sin and that they are personally responsible for each terrible deed that has been committed - naturally, not in the earthly sense, but as Christians. Helmuth James von Moltke
This year, between 20 and 30 million persons will die of hunger in Russia …. Perhaps it is well that it should be so, for certain nations must be decimated. Hermann Goering
Every time Germany has been unified, there has been war and suffering. Gunter Grass
The world is full of men who think and teach what is right. But as soon as they are called upon to act, they are assailed by doubts and fears. Jacob Ludwig Karl Grimm
The bourgeoisie and the petty bourgeoisie have armed themselves against the rising proletariat with, among other things, “culture.” It's an old ploy of the bourgeoisie. George Grosz
It is not a crime to be a Jew. I am not a dog. I have a right to live. The Jewish People have a right to some part of the earth. Herschel Grynszpan
There is no independence of law against National Socialism. Say to yourselves at every decision which you make: "How would the Fuhrer decide in my place? Hans Frank
The schools must constantly emphasize that the infiltration of the German people with alien blood, especially Jewish and Negro, must be prevented. Wilhelm Frick
Night of Broken Glass Kristallnacht Walther Funk
Her Majesty should accept all his explanations without inquiring too narrowly into the truth of them. Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess Salisbury
The Germans, if this Government is returned are going to pay every penny; they are going to be squeezed as lemon is squeezed – until the pips squeak. My only doubt is not whether we can squeeze hard enough, but whether there is enough juice. Sir Eric Geddes
It's the nation that's at risk, not just Oklahoma or Pennsylvania. It's the whole country that's competing with Korea, Germany and Japan. Chester E. Finn Jr.
Bob Dylan was more important for my political orientation than Karl Marx. Joschka Fischer
There is one thing that Germany did, and that was to rout the Jews out of their country. Until we rout the Jews out of this country, it does not matter what orders [laws] you make. Oliver Flanagan
I was allowed for many years of my life to work for the greatest son [Adolf Hitler] that my people produced in their 1,000 year history. I regret nothing. Rudolf Hess
I did not feel justified in exterminating the Jewish men and leaving the women and children alive to avenge them. Heinrich Himmler
The artificial is everywhere; everywhere food is adulterated, filled with ingredients that supposedly make it last longer, or look better, or pass as "enriched" or whatever else the industry's admen want us to believe. Heinrich Himmler
Hitler is a queer fellow who will never become Chancellor. The best he can hope for is to head the Postal Department. Paul von Hindenburg
Today the Great Powers openly emphasize the League of Nations while behind the scenes they steadily expand their military armaments. We cannot dismiss as the foolish talk of idiots those who predict the outbreak after 1936 of a second world war. We must be prepared … Kiichiro Hiranuma
Today, however, the world is deeply troubled everywhere and disorder seems endless. As the disasters that humankind may suffer are immeasurable, we sincerely hope to bring about a cessation of hostilities and a restoration of peace, and have therefore ordered the government to ally with Germany and Italy, nations which share the same intentions as ourselves …. Hirohito
Democracy has become the instrument of that race [the Jews] …. Only the Jew can praise as institution which is as dirty and untrue as himself. Adolf Hitler
The National Socialist Party will prevent in the future, by force if necessary, all meetings and lectures which are likely to exercise a depressing influence on the German state. Adolf Hitler
By educating the young generation along the right lines, the People's State will have to see to it that a generation of mankind is formed which will be adequate to this supreme combat that will decide the destinies of the world. Adolf Hitler
Incurably sick persons should be granted mercy death. Adolf Hitler
It is not the neutrals or the lukewarms who make history. Adolf Hitler
The primitive simplicity of their [the masses'] minds renders them a more easy prey to a big lie than a small one, for they themselves often tell little lies but would be ashamed to tell big ones. Adolf Hitler
The essential thing is the formation of the public will of the nation. That is the starting point for political action. Adolf Hitler
The National Revolution has begun. Adolf Hitler
The soldier may die; the deserter must die. Adolf Hitler
They [Zionists] have no thought of building up a Jewish state in Palestine, so that they might inhabit it, but they only want a central organization of their own international world … withdrawn from the seizure of others: a refuge for convicted rascals and a high school for future rogues. Adolf Hitler
Treason against the nation and the people shall henceforth be stamped out with ruthless barbarity. Adolf Hitler
We may go down, but we will take a world with us. Adolf Hitler
We shall rear them as needed for the Fatherland. Adolf Hitler
… where they will vanish in the night and fog. Adolf Hitler
You may pronounce us guilty a thousand times over but the goddess of the eternal court of history will tear to tatters the brief of the state prosecutor and the sentence of this court. Adolf Hitler
Deutschland uber alles. [Germany over all.] August Hoffman
Deutschland, Deutschland uber alles. Germany, Germany over all. Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben
You war not on the innocent and lovely people of Germany. Your aim is the overthrow of tyranny and aggrandizement. Sam Hughes
Mistreatment of Jews in Germany may be considered virtually eliminated. Cordell Hull
While we maintain the unity of the human species, we at the same time repel the depressing assumption of superior and inferior races of men. There are nations more susceptible of cultivation, more highly civilized, but none in themselves nobler than others. All are, in like degree, designed for freedom. Alexander von Humboldt
We cannot assume the injustice of any actions which only create offense, and especially as regards religion and morals. He who utters or does anything to wound the conscience and moral sense of others, may indeed act immorally, but so long as he is not guilty of being importunate, he violates no right. Wilhelm von Humboldt
If France, Germany, and Great Britain – who have often been at war with each other – are now friends, then India, Pakistan, and China could become friends, too. Lionel Jospin
Germany needs a war of her own in order to feel her power; she needs a feud with Frenchdom to develop her national way of life in all its fullness. This occasion will not fail to come. Friedrich Ludwig Jahn
We have rivals, implacable rivals who constantly oppose the influence which we already exert. They strive to frustrate us in every way possible. Jean Jaureguiberry
Germany today is a blocked society, incapable of reform. Josef Joffe
Let them [France and Germany] especially put their demands in such a way that Great Britain could say that she supported both sides. James Ramsey MacDonald
I am an Anarchist! Wherefore I will not rule, and also ruled I will not be! John Henry Mackay
A spectre is haunting Europe – the spectre of communism. Karl Marx
History repeats itself–the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce. Karl Marx
Philosophers have interpreted the world, in various ways; the point, however, is to change it Karl Marx
If you have sacrificed my nation to save the peace of the world, I will be the first to applaud you. But if not, gentlemen, God help your souls. Jan Masaryk
Being military governor was a pretty heady job. You could turn to your secretary and say, "Take a law. John J. McCloy
Mr. Speaker, there is no real persecution of Jews in Germany. Louis Thomas McFadden
Undoubtedly, to salve your conscience, you have now and then helped some miserable human being, but millions of human beings were murdered and nary a protest was heard. Lise Meitner
A strong Germany is an indispensable condition for a durable peace in Europe. Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov
Soldierly duty of obedience has its limit. Helmuth James von Moltke
In order to endure death and horror one tends to kill ones own humanity, which is a much greater danger than not being able to bear it. Helmuth James von Moltke
A European war is bound to come sooner or later in which the issue will be one of a struggle between Germandom and Slavdom. Helmuth von Moltke
This reporter approaches the matter with rather fresh memories of friends in Austria, Germany and Italy who either died or went into exile because they refused to admit the right of their government to determine what they should say, read, write or think…. Movies should be judged by what appears on the screen, newspapers by what appears in print and radio by what comes out of the loudspeaker. The personal beliefs of the individuals involved would not seem to be a legitimate field of inquiry. When bankers, or oil or railroad men are hauled before a congressional committee, it is not customary to question them about their beliefs. Edward R. Murrow
The Jews are a grave misfortune to every European people. It follows for Germany that the Jews must either emigrate from Germany, or become Germans within it. Paul de Lagarde
We have no federal or state elections for 18 months, so there is a slight possibility of doing something at this time. Otto Lambsdorff
Germany did not acquire its admirable educational system by popular demand … the crowd cannot guide itself, cannot help itself in its blind impotence. Edwin Ray Lankester
You should not neglect agitation; each of you should make it his task. Ferdniand Lassalle
We [Germans] are morally and intellectually superior to all men. Adolf Lasson
Marxism today is playing dead, but it is not altogether abolished. Robert Ley
The Free Socialist Republic of Germany Karl Liebknecht
Too many things that happen in this country give the impression that our system is blind in the right eye. Jutta Limbach
Let the natural process of war among nations smother the weak. Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Policy is not made with papers or ceremonies. Policy is made with iron and blood. Ernst Lindemann
Believe me, Germany is unable to wage war. David Lloyd George
Pay to the last farthing! David Lloyd George
We are fighting Germany, Austria and drink, and as far as I can see, the greatest of these three deadly foes is drink. David Lloyd George
Old Germany in Europe and Young Germany in America, powerful exchanges of influence. Franz Loeher
A hostile airship hovering over London … could inflict enormous damage. London Times
Freedom has many flaws and our democracy is imperfect, but we have never had to put up a wall to keep our people in. John F. Kennedy
If I am called an appeaser because I oppose the country’s entry into the present war, I gladly accept the title. Joseph P. Kennedy
Everything Adolf Hitler did in Germany was “legal,” and everything the Hungarian Freedom Fighters did in Hungary was “illegal.” Martin Luther King Jr.
Forgiveness is a basis for moral and ethical behavior. Klaus Kinkel
German pretensions will not bear examination for a moment if judged by any rule of truth or justice. John Kirk
I will not have died unfulfilled if it does not occur in my lifetime. Henry A. Kissinger
In studying nature we have not to inquire how God the Creator may, as He freely wills, use His creatures to work miracles and thereby show forth His power: we have rather to inquire what Nature with its immanent causes can naturally bring to pass. Albertus Magnus
Women are venomous during the time of their menses and so very dangerous that they poison beasts with their glance and little children in their cots, sully and stain mirrors, and on some occasions those men who lie with them in carnal intercourse are made leprous. Albertus Magnus
Since the day of the air, the old frontiers are gone. When you think of the chalk cliffs of Dover, you think of the Rhine. That is where our frontier lies. Stanley Baldwin
Daily Herald this morning described burning Berlin on Saturday night as having looked “like an oven”. I wonder who really gets the satisfaction out of this terrible deterioration in human values. Vera Brittain
... In thick smoke of human sins, rising every day, every hour, every moment full of stench and horror, before the face of God and becoming gradually so thick as to form a comet, with curled and plaited tresses, which at last is kindled by hot and fiery anger of the supreme Heavenly Judge Andreas Celichius
A great hullabaloo is being made in Germany over the people’s car – seven million are to be built and almost ever family will have its own little car. Galeazzo Ciano
I denounce the madness that has taken possession of the Nazis of Germany in these days of persecution of helpless, innocent Jews whose only offense is that they are members of the race of which Jesus … was a member. Michael Joseph Curley
The Germans at first regard the crusaders as madmen … Consequently the many legions of horsemen who passed through their land [largely French], the hosts of people on foot, the crowds of country people, women and children, were viewed by them with contempt as persons who had altogether lost their wits. Ekkehard of Aura
Those who speak the same language are joined to each other by a multitude of invisible bonds by nature herself, long before any human art begins; they understand each other and have the power of continuing to make themselves understood more and more clearly; they belong together and are by nature one and an inseparable whole Johann Gottlieb Fichte
What the German nation has already achieved in its struggle for liberation constitutes a model which we shall always keep before us. Francisco Franco
We have therefore decided that in the most pleasant city of Naples there should be teaching of the arts and of all disciplines, so that those who are starved for knowledge will find it in our own kingdom, and will not be forced, in their search for knowledge, to become pilgrims and to beg in foreign lands Frederick II
New markets shall not be allowed to interfere with the interests of former ones. Frederick II
We will never cause any money to be coined in the land of any of the princes which shall be injurious to his coinage. Frederick II
The present political situation is almost comic, diabolically comic, if one has enough detachment to see it that way: the whole of Europe waiting with bated breath for the “inspired” utterances of a madman! Everything seems to depend on what Hitler will say … all this flurry and nervous chatter in the international henroosts, -- because of the lunatic whims of a paranoiac little mediocrity of a German housepainter! David Gascoyne
I look upon him as the greatest criminal known for having plunged the world into this ghastly war. George V
I may be uninspired but I’ll be damned if I’m an alien. George V
if there are any German-Americans here who are so ungrateful for all the benefits they have received that they are still for the Kaiser, there is only one thing to do with them. And that is to hog-tie them, give them back the wooden shoes and the rags they landed in, and ship them back to the Fatherland. James Watson Gerard
The Foreign Minister of Germany once said to me "your country does not dare do anything against Germany, because we have in your country 500,000 German reservists [immigrants from Germany] who will rise in arms against your government if you dare to make a move against Germany." Well, I told him that that might be so, but that we had 500,001 lamp posts in this country, and that that was where the reservists would be hanging the day after they tried to rise. James Watson Gerard
Since Germany seems bent upon getting rid of her brains, could not France offer to take in that “gray matter” that our neighbours seem to scorn? Could not the French government, above and beyond politics, offer Einstein, forced into exile by Germany, a chair in the College de France … Andre Gide
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. Joseph Goebbels
The English proletariat lives under such wretched conditions that a few extra privations will not cause it much discomfort. Joseph Goebbels
The Fuhrer is a man totally attuned to antiquity. He hates Christianity, because it has crippled all that is noble in humanity. Joseph Goebbels
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. Joseph Goebbels
The listeners can see through our manipulation of the news too clearly. It is all laid on too thickly. Joseph Goebbels
The Red Army really does seem to be of very little military worth. Joseph Goebbels
The kingdom of God is a condition in which God rules, and all determinations and rights are annulled Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
We are quite prepared to make an alliance with the devil himself. Adolf Hitler
The power of the officials and their independence, in case they were opposed by strong social influences, was increased by the fact that the officials were strangers in the districts in which they were employed, for Frederick William continued the policy of appointing only strangers to the district to official positions... Isaac Isaacsohn
The absolute subordination of the Civil Service from the highest to the lowest, their unquestioning obedience to the King, together with their absolute responsibility not only for then- own actions, but also for those of their colleagues and their inferiors, created among them an extremely strong sense of professional honour, solidarity, arid of' professional pride. The influence of the nobility and of Society diminished unceasingly. The service of the King required undivided attention Isaac Isaacsohn
The citizen cannot refuse to pay the taxes imposed on him … But the same person nevertheless does not act contrary to his duty as a citizen, when, as a scholar, he publicly expresses his thoughts on the inappropriateness or even the injustices of these levies Immanuel Kant
As nature has uncovered from under this hard shell the seed for which she most tenderly cares - the propensity and vocation to free thinking—this gradually works back upon the character of the people, who thereby gradually become capable of managing freedom; finally, it affects the principles of government, which finds it to its advantage to treat men, who are now more than machines, in accordance with their dignity. Immanuel Kant
The touchstone of everything that can be concluded as a law for a people lies in the question whether the people could have imposed such a law on itself. Immanuel Kant
To-day the Peace Treaty was ratified at Paris; the War is over. A terrible era begins for Europe, like the gathering of clouds before a storm, and it will end in an explosion probably more terrible than that of the World War. In Germany there are all the signs of a continuing growth of nationalism. Harry Kessler
The death sentence passed on five Nazi murderers by a court … has caused terrific excitement throughout the Nazi Party. It evidently thought itself above the law while committing the vilest crimes. Hitler has sent the murderers a personally signed telegram, assuring them of his sympathy and declaring it “a point of honour” that they shall be pardoned. And these are the sort of people who are now to enter the Government! Harry Kessler
Assaults, bomb-throwings, and murders continue in East Prussia, Bavaria, and Holstein. It has now been officially established that the cases of arson and bomb-throwings at Konigsberg were committed by Nazis. The Government held a Cabinet meeting on the subject yesterday, but confined itself to threatening vigorous action. It obviously hesitates about getting on the wrong side of the Nazis. Harry Kessler
When one occupant of this house visits another he rings three times. That has been agreed, so that no one catches fright. A simple ring could be the police. Victor Klemperer
On Saturday - that was St. Valentine's Day-they burnt the Jews on a wooden platform in their cemetery. There were about two thousand people of them. Those who wanted to baptize themselves were spared. Some say that about a thousand accepted baptism. Many small children were taken out of the fire and baptized against the will of their fathers and mothers. And everything that was owed to the Jews was cancelled, and the Jews had to surrender all pledges and notes that they had taken for debts. The council, however, took the cash that the Jews possessed and divided it among the working-men proportionately. The money was indeed the thing that killed the Jews. If they had been poor and if the feudal lords had not been in debt to them, they would not have been burnt Jacob von Konigshofen
A young Russian came; poor fellow, he had a leg all swollen and purple and seemed anxious. They know that their German master have no pity on those who are sick and let them die…. 13 Russians died at a camp last week, some being taken away in wheelbarrows before they were quite dead…. To think that such awful things happen in our little island. These are dark days indeed for Jersey. Annie Margaret Le Reuz; Nan Le Reuz
… the idiocy of rural life Karl Marx
In the United States of America, where, true enough, the classes already exist, but have not yet acquired permanent character, are in constant flux and reflux, constantly changing their elements and yielding them up to one another Karl Marx
Man makes his own history, but he does not make it out of the whole cloth; he does not make it out of conditions chosen by himself, but out of such as he finds close at hand. Karl Marx
The parliamentary regime leaves everything to the decision of majorities,--how can the large majorities beyond parliament be expected not to wish to decide? If, from above, they hear the fiddle screeching, what else is to be expected than that those below should dance? Karl Marx
The social revolution of the nineteenth century can not draw its poetry from the past, it can draw that only from the future. It cannot start upon its work before it has stricken off all superstition concerning the past Karl Marx
The social revolution of the nineteenth century can not draw its poetry from the past, it can draw that only from the future. Karl Marx
One seldom hears or sees a quarrel among them. Even strangers trust each other more than acquaintances in Europe. People are far more sincere and generous than in Germany Gottlieb Mittelberger
Pennsylvania is the gathering place of all runaways and good-for-nothings. Many women and men are there who have deserted their spouses and their children, and have married again Gottlieb Mittelberger
There are many hundreds of adult persons who have not been and do not even wish to be baptized. There are many who think nothing of the sacraments and the Holy Bible, nor even of God and his word. Many do not even believe that there is a true God and devil, a heaven and a hell, salvation and damnation, a resurrection of the dead, a judgment and an eternal life; they believe that all one can see is natural. For in Pennsylvania every one may not only believe what he will, but he may even say it freely and openly …Consequently, when young persons, not yet grounded in religion, come to serve for many years with such free-thinkers and infidels, and are not sent to any church or school by such people, especially when they live far from any school or church. Thus it happens that such innocent souls come to no true divine recognition, and grow up like heathens and Indians Gottlieb Mittelberger
When the savages come to the city of Philadelphia and see the handsome and magnificent buildings there, they wonder and laugh at the Europeans for expending so much toil and cost on houses. They say that it is quite unnecessary, as one can live without such houses. Still more they wonder at the garments of the Europeans and their costly finery Gottlieb Mittelberger
If we wish woman to fulfill the task of motherhood fully she cannot possess a masculine brain. If the feminine abilities were developed to the same degree as those of the male, her maternal organs would suffer and we should have before us a repulsive and useless hybrid. August Ferdinand Mobius
This is the most horrible idea I have heard of, and anyone who shall venture, dare, hazard, make bold and have the audacity to propose it will not be safe from my dagger. August Ferdinand Mobius
The rich in their gilded coaches trample the common citizen into the dust. Justus Moser
Faith in miracles must yield ground, step by step, before the steady and firm advance of the forces of science, and its total defeat is indubitably a mere matter of time. Max Planck
Germany within its self is so Potent, that it might be formidable to all its Neighbours, if its strength was well united and rightly employed; nevertheless this strong Body has also its infirmities, which weaken its strength, and slacken its vigour; its irregular Constitution of Government is one of the chief causes of its Distemper. Samuel Pufendorf
Winston Churchill will be better for this war – as Hilary [her sister] said, he is such an old beast! The Germans loathe and fear him and I believe he can do it. Barbara Pym
It [a comet] appears, only then in the heavens when the latter punish the earth, and through it [the comet] not only predict but bring to pass all sorts of calamity....And, to that end, its tail serves for a rod, its hair for weapons and arrows, its light for a threat, and its heat for a sign of anger and vengeance … Comets can indirectly, in view of their material, betoken wars, tumults, and the death of princes. Franz Reinzer
The one good thing the Social Democrats did in Germany was to liquidate the monarchy for ever. Joachim von Ribbentrop
In Hitler’s frantic mental haze Already Hull and Cardiff blaze And Paul’s grey dome rocks to the blast Of air torpedoes screaming past Edgell Rickword
It is only the feebelists of dilettantes who flourish in the Swastika’s shadow, in the bloody glow cast by the ash heaps in which we are consumed. Joseph Roth
A kind of white people are found here, who live like savages. Hunting is their chief occupation. Leonhard Schnell; John Brandmuller
Reconstruction requires security and security requires reconstruction. Gerhard Schroder
The alternative is not war or doing nothing. Whoever rejects war is not doomed to appeasement. Gerhard Schroder
German history shows us that sometimes dictators can only be stopped by force. Gerhard Schroder
In our country the law of the strong does not prevail. The strength of the law prevails. Gerhard Schroder
No one who wants to work should be hindered by bureaucratic restrictions and go to black market work. Gerhard Schroder
As soon as these people (the ceremonialists) had set themselves up in the temple of God to rule in the place of Christ, they began to grow in pride, greed, and arrogance, to decrease in spirituality, to distribute grace and indulgences, to assume to themselves all the power and authority of God, to forgive sins, and to loose and bind as if they themselves were the Holy Spirit. In this way they have fallen away from Christ and from all spiritual discernment; in this way also, they have burdened the whole of Christianity with the heavy yoke of servitude and have led many souls into a maze of utter confusion, which is even to this day a pitiful sight to behold. Caspar Schwenckfeld von Ossig
The Lord gave all Christians the authority to judge all doctrines, to judge freely what is right and what is wrong. Caspar Schwenckfeld von Ossig
All this activity is directed by the King in person, and only by him. Besides, he looks after the whole public administration in all its branches With such care and thoroughness that not a thaler [note: a monetary unit] is spent unless he has given his signature. Those who do not see it cannot believe that there is any man in the world, however intelligent and able he may be, who can settle so many things personally in a single day as Frederick William the First, who works from 3 o'clock in the morning till 10, and spends the rest of' the day in looking after and drilling his army.... Count Friedrich Heinrich von Seckendorf
I noticed again, too, that he can tell a lie with as straight a face as any man. Probably some of the lies are not lies to him because he believes fanatically the words he is saying. William L. Shirer
I tried to read in the faces of the thousands what was in their minds this Easter day. But their faces looked blank. Obviously they do not like the war, but they will do what they’re told. Die, for instance. William L. Shirer
I have lived in Germany and know its language and literature, and the spirit and ideals of its rulers. Having given many years to a study of American capitalism. I am not blind to the defects of my own country; but, in spite of these defects, I assert that the difference between the ruling class of Germany and that of America is the difference between the seventeenth century and the twentieth. Upton Sinclair
If Germany be allowed to win this war—then we in America shall have to drop every other activity and devote the next twenty or thirty years to preparing for a last-ditch defense of the democratic principle. Upton Sinclair
It doesn't really matter what one writes into a constitution. The important thing is what the collective instinct eventually makes of it. Oswald Spengler
You have condemned them [Protestants]. You have not refuted them. Where do you read in the Bible that Christ, the apostles, and the prophets imprisoned, banished, burned, or murdered anyone? Argula von Stauff
The Germans were very arrogant and insolent and … this infuriated the allied delegates…. I am rather glad that they have stirred him up, so that he may keep stern with them to the very end. If they had been submissive & cowed he might have been sorry for them. Frances Stevenson
A liquor for drinking is made of barley or other grain, and fermented into a certain resemblance to wine. Cornelius Tacitus
Almost alone among barbarians they are content with one wife, except a very few among them, and these not from sensuality, but because their noble birth procures for them many offers of alliance. The wife does not bring a dower to the husband, but the husband to the wife Cornelius Tacitus
Followers vie keenly with each others as to who shall rank first with his chiefs, the chiefs as to who shall have the most numerous and the bravest followers. It is an honor as well as a source of strength to be thus always surrounded by a large body of picked youths; it is an ornament in peace and a defense in war. Cornelius Tacitus
They transact no public or private business without being armed. Cornelius Tacitus
The two dictator states [Italy and Germany] are creating a third ; and by recognizing General Franco’s government, they have committed themselves irretrievably to making a success of his venture, thus limiting niceties as to means. Robert Gilbert Vansittart
No military tactic is unreasonable if it can further destroy enemy morale and quickly. Wolfram von Richthofen
I prefer dealing with the black men in white shirts than the white men in black shirts. Wilhelm II
Surrender Forbidden. The army will hold to the last man and the last bullet. Adolf Hitler
The statesmen of Germany and of France are to-day confronted by the same social problem: the problem of increasing the population of their respective countries. But while the problem is the same in France as it is in Germany, it presents itself in each of these countries under a different aspect. In France the population remains stationary because of the paucity of births; in Germany it increases indeed, but not in the measure of the country’s necessities, because of the hugeness of emigration. In consequence, the expedients adopted to arrest the evil are different in each country. Daniel DeLeon
The South came to adopt a social philosophy wonderfully like that of Germany …. Inequality became the natural order; slavery was accepted as a blessing from heaven; and masters of plantations became the supermen from whom ideas and good reasoning were confidently expected. William E. Dodd
A Jew cannot be a citizen of the Reich Germany
And now go home, and weigh in your mind what our Holiest Madonna Ciccone has announced to you, and on the coming Saturday leave your wives and children and old men at home, but you, you men, come back here to Niklashausen on the day of St. Margaret, which is next Saturday, and bring with you your brothers and friends, as many as they may be. Do not come with pilgrims' staves, but covered with weapons and ammunition, in one hand a candle, in the other a sword and a pike or halberd, and the Holy Virgin will then announce to you what she wishes you to do Hans the Piper; Hans Boeheim of Niklashausen
The formation of the smallest worker’s organization will for the history writers of the future be more important than the battle of Sadova Johann Jakoby
The Church should not be confused with religion. Karl Kautsky
The revolt against the Papacy was essentially a struggle between exploiters and exploited, not a struggle over mere ecclesiastical dogmas or vague slogans, such as a struggle between “authority” and “individualism.” The Popes hastened their own destruction by becoming increasingly contemptible. This is the fate of every ruling class that has become obsolete and is approaching extinction. Their functions dwindle as their wealth grows, and nothing remains for them to do but dissipate the proceeds of their extortions. Karl Kautsky
Germany is a despotism, with mock constitutionalism. There is the dictature of capitalism represented by junkerdom, militarism, and police. All independent organizations of working men were forbidden. Wilhelm Liebknecht
It is always a delicate matter for a Socialist to pronounce publicly an opinion on the state and prospects of our movement in another country where there are Socialist organizations. Wilhelm Liebknecht
No nation has ever been more brutally oppressed than the Poles. The divisions of Poland were disgraceful crimes, and cannot be excused … they were always pioneers of culture, and today they would be a defensive rampart of culture; their liberation would harm nobody but the criminals that have erased Poland from the family of states, and would hurt no interests but those of the universal enemy of human progress and freedom. Wilhelm Liebknecht
The Government and the reactionary parties have not yet recovered from the stunning blow our victory gave them. They entertain the wildest schemes of saving their tottering power — correcting universal suffrage, a new gagging law that sends all agitators to prison or out of the country — a coup d'etat, the most desperate and stupid plans are put forward and discussed, Well, we let them think, talk, write, and do what they like. We can only feel joy at all these involuntary confessions of their inability to fight us in fair fight. And our joy is not marred by any fear. We know our strength and resources, and we know the strength and resources of our enemies. We are prepared for fair play and for foul play, and we are a match for them, whether they use fair play or foul play. Wilhelm Liebknecht
Yes: dictatorship . . . But this dictatorship must be the work of the class and not that of a leading minority in the name of the class; that is to say, it must, step by step, arise from the active participation of the class, remain under its direct influence, and be subordinated to the control of publicity and be the outcome of the political experience of the whole people Rosa Luxemburg
What is to-day the foreign policy of all States – namely, a policy of robbery or barter, where every State tries to swindle the other in its own interest – this foreign policy cannot be controlled by an assembly consisting of several hundred people. A Parliament can certainly lay down the lines on which foreign policy must go, but it cannot control the carrying out of its wishes; it cannot prevent the aims of the policy being changed in the process of execution. A Cabinet that represents the interests of the dynasty and the ruling classes against foreign countries can never show the cards to Parliament, while they are cheating or trying to cheat the foreigners Franz Mehring
Every opponent to socialism should consciously investigate if he, when he lived in hopeless poverty and humiliation, also would be an opponent to socialism Wilhelm Roscher
The era of individualism, liberalism and democracy, of humanitarianism and freedom, is nearing its end. The masses will accept with resignation the victory of the Caesars, the strong men, and will obey them. Life will descend to a level of general uniformity, a new kind of primitivism, and the world will be better for it..... Oswald Spengler
The future of the West is not a limitless tending upwards and onwards for all time towards our presents ideals, but a single phenomenon of history, strictly limited and defined as to form and duration, which covers a few centuries Oswald Spengler
Men fear the battle of competition in the liberal professions Clara Zetkin
Who wills the ends must not shrink from the means. Clara Zetkin
Women constitute a cheap labor force and above all a submissive one that only in the rarest of cases dares to kick against the thorns of capitalist exploitation, the capitalists multiply the possibilities of women’s work in industry. As a result of all this, the proletarian woman has achieved her independence. But verily, the price was very high and for the moment they have gained very little. Clara Zetkin
Then comes the catastrophe. Then the great mobilization will take place in Europe; 16-18 million men, the flower of the various nations, armed with the best tools of death, will enter the field as enemies. But, I am convinced, that behind the great mobilization there stands the great havoc. It will not come through our party, but rather yours. You are driving things to the limit. You are leading us to catastrophe. You will reap what you have sown August Bebel
Reliable information has been received by the Imperial Government to the effect that French forces intend to march … through Belgian territory against Germany. The Imperial Government cannot but fear that Belgium, in spite of the utmost goodwill, will be unable, without assistance, to repel so considerable a French invasion with sufficient prospect of success to afford an adequate guarantee against danger to Germany. It is essential for the self-defense of Germany that she should anticipate any such hostile attack. The German Government would, however, feel the deepest regret if Belgium regarded as an act of hostility against herself the fact that the measures of Germany's opponents force Germany, for her own protection, to enter Belgian territory. Walter von Below Saleske
If the English should land on our soil, I shall have them arrested Otto Von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
industries which had lost 14 per cent of their labor power through the Sunday rest would perhaps be incapable of carrying on, so that finally the workers would lose their livelihood. Otto Von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
It is very painful to me, in my attachment to the service of the Royal House and to Your Majesty, and after long years of familiarity with conditions which I had regarded as permanent, to sever myself from the accustomed relations with Your Majesty and the general policy of the Empire and of Prussia; but after conscientious consideration of Your Majesty's intentions, which I should have to be prepared to carry out were I to remain in the service, I cannot do otherwise than most humbly beseech Your Majesty graciously to please release me, with the statutory pension, from the offices of Imperial Chancellor, Prime Minister [of Prussia], and Prussian Minister of Foreign Affairs Otto Von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
It was repugnant to my convictions and my experience so far to encroach upon the independence of the worker, in his professional life and his rights as the head of a family, as to forbid him by law to exploit his own working capacities, and those of his family, according to his own judgment. I do not believe that the workingman is in himself grateful because he is forbidden to earn money on certain days, and during certain hours, as he may choose. Otto Von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
If we are God's sons and have been baptized in Christ then all evil must disappear from among us.... Every one is under the authorities, who have power over all. Because there is no authority outside of God.... If you do evil, fear the authorities. They wield the sword not in vain; they are God's servants, the avengers to punish the evildoer. Jan Bockelszoon van Leiden
Now God has chosen me to be king over the entire world. What I do, I must do, because God has ordained me. Dear brothers and sisters, let us now give thanks to God. Jan Bockelszoon van Leiden
Conscious of the part which Belgium has played for more than eighty years in the civilization of the world, they refuse to believe that the independence of Belgium can only be preserved at the price of the violation of her neutrality. Jules Davignon
He who is calmly convinced of the probability of a great European war can come to no other conclusion than the following: The next European war will be such a desperate gamble as the world has never seen. In all probability it will be the last war. German Social Democratic Party
The socialist proletariat rejects any responsibility for the events being brought about by a blinded, a maddened ruling class …. All responsibility falls to the wielders of power today! It is "to be or not to be!" World-history is the world-court! German Social Democratic Party
The struggle against imperialism develops ever more into the decisive struggle between capital and labor. German Social Democratic Party
All books except the Old and New are to be brought to the cathedral-square where they will be burned to ashes. Jan Matthys
God has given me a sign to appoint 7 of you to distribute the goods among the people. Jan Matthys
Germany is made to travel in, Italy to sojourn in,… and France to live in, [but England was made] to think in. Charles de Montesquieu
Europe had to be thankful to you that you so quickly had perceived the great future for Russia in the cultivation of Asia and in the Defense of the Cross and the old Christian European culture against the inroads of the Mongols and Buddhism. Wilhelm II
Everywhere the "principe de la Monarchie" is called upon to show itself strong. That is why I am so glad at the capital speech you made other day to the deputations in response to some addresses for reform. It was very much to the point and made a deep impression everywhere Wilhelm II
Germany is a young and growing empire. She has a worldwide commerce which is rapidly expanding, and to which the legitimate ambition of patriotic Germans refuses to assign any bounds. Germany must have a powerful fleet to protect that commerce and her manifold interests in even the most distant seas. She expects those interests to go on growing, and she must be able to champion them manfully in any quarter of the globe. Her horizons stretch far away. Wilhelm II
I shall certainly do all in my power to keep Europe quiet and also guard the rear of Russia so that nobody shall hamper your action towards the Far East! For that is clearly the great task of the future for Russia to cultivate the Asian Continent and to defend Europe from the inroads of the Great Yellow race. Wilhelm II
I, however, wished to win over the soul of the German workingman, and I fought zealously to attain this goal. I was filled with the consciousness of a plain duty and responsibility toward my entire people--also, therefore, toward the laboring classes. What was theirs by right and justice should become theirs, I thought; moreover, I believed that this should be brought about, wherever the will or power of the employers ceased, by the lord of the land and his government, in so far as justice or necessity demanded. As soon as I had recognized the necessity for reforms, to some of which the industrial elements would not consent, I took up the cudgels for the laboring classes, impelled by a sense of justice. Wilhelm II
My Reichstag behaves as badly as it can, swinging backwards and forwards between the socialists egged on by the Jews, and the ultramontane Catholics; both parties being soon fit to be hung all of them, as far as I can see. Wilhelm II
The relations of our two countries rest on traditional bases, quite other than those with other nations, and are of commanding influence on the whole of the world! Wilhelm II
You English are mad, mad, mad as March hares. What has come over you that you are so completely given over to suspicions quite unworthy of a great nation? What more can I do than I have done? I declared with all the emphasis at my command… that my heart is set upon peace, and that it is one of my dearest wishes to live on the best of terms with England. …. To be forever misjudged, to have my repeated offers of friendship weighed and scrutinized with jealous, mistrustful eyes, taxes my patience severely. I have said time after time that I am a friend of England, and your press … bids the people of England refuse my proffered hand and insinuates that the other holds a dagger. How can I convince a nation against its will ? Wilhelm II
It is the curse of greatness that one must step over dead bodies to create new life Heinrich Himmler
The most important fact of the 20th century will be that the English and the Americans speak the same language. Otto Von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
You’re going to have to occupy Iraq for years and years. The idea that democracy will suddenly blossom is something that I can’t share...Are Americans ready for this? Joschka Fischer
I am too realistic to believe in pacifism. But, nevertheless, the use of force should always be the last resort. Joschka Fischer
Unilateralism will lead to the decline of American Power. Joshcka Fischer
We cannot make great historical events, but must adapt ourselves to the natural course of things and limit ourselves to securing what is already ripe. Otto Von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
In spite of all that happened at Hamburg, bombing proved a relatively humane method Arthur Travis Harris
I do not personally regard the whole of the remaining cities of Germany as worth the bones of one British Grenadier. Arthur Travis Harris
The Nazis entered this war under the rather childish delusion that they were going to bomb everyone else, and nobody was going to bomb them. At Rotterdam, London, Warsaw, and half a hundred other places, they put their rather naive theory into operation. They sowed the wind, and now they are going to reap the whirlwind. Arthur Travis Harris
Work Makes You Free Arbeit Macht Frei Anonymous
Art is not a pastime, it is a duty with respect to the people, a public affair Max Hermann Pechstein
If I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed some of its choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered over the greatest problems of life, and has found solutions of some of them which well deserve the attention even of those who have studied Plato and Kant, I should point to India. And if I were to ask myself from what literature we who have been nurtured almost exclusively on the thoughts of Greeks and Romans, and of the Semitic race, the Jewish, may draw the corrective which is most wanted in order to make our inner life more perfect, more comprehensive, more universal, in fact more truly human a life...again I should point to India Max Muller
There is an inevitable decay to which every religion is exposed. It may seem almost like a truism, that no religion can continue to be what it was during the lifetime of its founder and its first apostles. Yet it is but seldom borne in mind that without constant reformation, i.e. without a constant return to its fountain-head, every religion, even the most perfect, nay the most perfect on account of its very perfection, more even than others, suffers from its contact with the world, as the purest air suffers from the mere fact of its being breathed. Max Muller
We hear only those questions for which we are in a position to find answers Friedrich Nietzsche
This picture will try to show the Nazism is a matter of mind, not geography, and that there are Nazis— and people of good will— in every country. The world can't spend its life looking over its shoulder and nursing hatreds. There would be no progress that way. Marlon Brando
Often do the spirits Of great events stride on before the event. And in today already walks tomorrow. Johann Friedrich von Schiller
The greatness of every mighty organization embodying an idea in this world lies in the religious fanaticism and intolerance with which, fanatically convinced of its own right, it intolerantly imposes its will against all others Adolf Hitler
Morality is the best of all devices for leading mankind by the nose. Friedrich Nietzsche
Death’s Head Hussars Death’s Hussars Anonymous
I maintain that the civil authorities are under obligation to compel the people to send their children to school. ... If the government can compel such citizens as are fit for military service to bear spear and rifle, to mount ramparts, and perform other martial duties in time of war, how much more has it a right to compel the people to send their children to school? Martin Luther
The Nation which formulated its determination to manage its own affairs, both sacred and secular, is no more likely to submit to an Italian priest than to a German Kaiser William Ralph Inge
There must be some kind of factory in every town. That is the only way to break German morale. Franklin D. Roosevelt
In our vision for a new Europe, Democratic Russia will be a full partner….We can make Germany’s Eastern border what its Western boarder has been—a gateway and not a barrier. Warren Christopher
Germany is the united heart of an ever increasingly united continent. Warren Christopher
America is unique in the history of the world. During this last century, there was only one nation that laid down hundreds of thousands of lives of its own sons and daughters and asked for nothing for itself. Whenever there has been a war, winning nations have taken the land of losing ones. America is unique. You took no land from the Germans, no land from the Japanese. All you asked for was enough land to bury your dead. Shimon Peres
Heads of great governments in this hour are literally responsible for the fate of humanity in the coming years. They cannot fail to hear the prayers of their peoples to be protected from the foreseeable chaos of war. History will hold them accountable for the lives and the happiness of all--even unto the least. Franklin D. Roosevelt
You have repeatedly asserted that you and the German people have no desire for war. If this is true there need be no war. Nothing can persuade the peoples of the earth that any governing power has any right or need to inflict the consequences of war on its own or any other people save in the cause of self-evident home defense. Franklin D. Roosevelt
The Prime Minister, both the other day and today, expressed himself as satisfied that the balance of advantage lay on our side. He laid great stress on the heaviness of the German losses and the lightness of ours. What did the Germans lose? A few thousand men, nothing to them, a score of transports, and part of a Navy which anyhow cannot match ours. What did they gain? They gained Norway, with the strategical advantages which, in their opinion at least, outweigh the whole of their naval losses. They have gained the whole of Scandinavia. What have we lost? To begin with, we have lost most of the Norwegian Army... Leo S. Amery
The events of these last few days constitute one of the greatest defeats that this country and France have ever sustained. There can be no doubt that it is a tremendous victory for Herr Hitler. Clement Attlee
The main interest of this country had always been to prevent any one Power from obtaining undue predominance in Europe; but we were now faced with probably the most formidable Power that had ever dominated Europe, and resistance to that Power was quite obviously a British interest. If I thought surrender would bring lasting peace I should be in favour of surrender, but I did not believe there would ever be peace in Europe so long as Nazism ruled in Germany. Alfred Duff Cooper
We utter afresh the sharpest protest against all efforts and proclamations in favor of annexing foreign territory and of doing violence to the territory of others …. The people desire no annexations. The people desire peace. German Independent Socialist Party
If the war, which daily demands fresh sacrifices, is not to be indefinitely prolonged and to last until all nations are utterly exhausted, one of the belligerent Powers must extend the hand of peace German Independent Socialist Party
If you believe in the Devil, it means that you are already in his grip. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
… that unhappy Act of Parliament which invested German settlers with the Rights of Englishmen before they knew how to use them. James Hamilton
If the pope were the head of the Christian Church, then the Church were a monster with two heads, seeing that St. Paul says that Christ is her head. The pope may well be, and is, the head of the false Church. Martin Luther
I must give a most emphatic warning, in the interest of our common cause, of the grave danger with which further delay in opening a second front in France is fraught Joseph Stalin
It is not new and it is not order. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Our intention is, whatever happens, to fight on to the end in this Island and, provided we can get the help for which we ask, we hope to run them very close in the air battles in view of individual superiority.... In no conceivable circumstances will we consent to surrender. If members of the present administration were finished and others came in to parley amid the ruins, you must not be blind to the fact that the sole remaining bargaining counter with Germany would be the fleet, and if this country was left by the United States to its fate no one would have the right to blame those responsible if they made the best terms they could for the surviving inhabitants. Excuse me, Mr. President, putting this nightmare bluntly. Evidently I could not answer for my successors who in utter despair and helplessness might well have to accommodate themselves to the German will. However, there is happily no need at present to dwell upon such ideas. Winston Churchill
Mr. Roosevelt. You perhaps believe that your intervention can be effective anywhere. Adolf Hitler
America is unique in the history of the world. During this last century, there was only one nation that laid down hundreds of thousands of lives of its own sons and daughters and asked for nothing for itself …. America is unique. You took no land from the Germans, no land from the Japanese. All you asked for was enough land to bury your dead. Shimon Peres
Shall This Continue? Join the Navy. Navy League of Pittsburgh
One of the most remarkable aspects of the occupation of Japan and Germany was the relatively free hand the occupation forces enjoyed in imposing policy on the conquered country. This was especially dramatic in the case of Japan. There, the occupying forces wrote a new constitution for the country and essentially handed it down to the occupied with little local consultation in ways that are quite astonishing today for their radicalness and their dictatorial quality. In Germany the occupying forces had the luxury of postponing national elections for three years giving them precious time to purge the old guard and reestablish order before putting the new political system to the test. Eva Bellin
Man must have an incentive to set him in motion before he can be given a goal towards which this motion should be directed. This incentive can obviously be none other than the law itself Immanuel Kant
The public use of man's reason must always be free, and it alone can cause enlightenment. Immanuel Kant
Whenever, and so often as in future, necessity or occasion shall arise for the election of a king of the Romans and prospective emperor and the prince electors, according to ancient and laudable custom, are obliged to journey to such election, each prince elector, if, and whenever, he is called upon to do this, shall be bound to escort any of his fellow prince electors or the envoys whom they shall send to this election through his lands, territories and districts, and even as much beyond them as he shall be able; and to lend them escort without guile on their way to the city in which such election is to be held, and also in returning from it. Charles IV
Since human memory is short and does not suffice for a crowd of things, the authority of those who preceded our age, the divine emperors and kings, has decreed that those things were to be written down which the progress of fleeting time generally removes from the knowledge of men. Frederick I Barbarosa
Lest the masters and scholars of our institution of Heidelberg may be oppressed by the citizens, avarice inducing them, through the extortionate price of lodgings, we have seen fit to decree that henceforth each year, after Christmas, one expert from the university on the part of the scholars, and one prudent, pious and circumspect citizen on the part of the citizens, shall be deputed to fix on the price for the students' lodgings. Moreover we will and decree that the different masters and scholars shall, through our bailiff, our judge and the officials subject to us, be defended and maintained in the quiet possession of the lodgings given to them free or of those for which they pay rent Rupert
We must form men so that they can only will what we wish them to will. Johann Gottlieb Fichte
Oh men of Germany! The whole German Fatherland stands again before you in the august halo of past centuries… the whole German Volk In brotherly community… Be Germans, be one, will to be one by love and loyalty, and no devil will vanquish you. Ernst Moritz Arndt
Soldiers will fight for our independence and the honor of the Volk. My cause is the cause of my Volk. Frederick William I
Long shall Germany live in shame and humiliation, a prey to inner conflict and alien arrogance, until her people return to the ideals from which they were seduced by selfish ambition, and until true religion and loyalty, unity of purpose and self-denial shall again render them capable of erecting such a building as this. Joseph Gorres
I Burchard, bishop of the church of Worms, on account of the strenuous lamentations of the wretched, and the frequent schemes of those many people who tear like dogs at the familia of St. Peter, imposing various laws on them and oppressing the weaker among them by their judgments; with the advice of the clergy and knights and the whole familia I have ordered that these laws be written down, so that no advocate or agent or official or any other person among them may impose on the familia anything new; rather, let it be known before everyone that there is one and the same law, common to rich and poor alike. Burchard of Worms
A sword should be laid on my bier, for I have been a steadfast soldier in the war of liberation of humanity. Heinrich Heine
The victories which the Poles obtained for a short period during May 1831 aroused my enthusiastic admiration: it seemed to me as though the world has, by some miracle, been created anew. Richard Wagner
Christianity may have restrained the martial ardor of the Teutons for a time, but it did not destroy it; now that the restraining talisman, the cross, has rotted away, the old frenzied madness will break out again. Heinrich Heine
Where does this outcry about nationality, this emphasis on an indigenous language and history come from but the German universities, where learned fools have provoked the spirit of a quiet, sensible nation to madness and crime? There is the cradle of you Slavomania Franz Grillparzer
Give me the power to issue a nation’s money; then I do not care who makes the laws. Mayer Amschel Rothschild
Anti-Semite. Wilhelm Marr
Englishmen and Americans are simply Jews in disguise Anonymous
At the same time the Turks did not cease to attack and slaughter the crowd of foot-soldiers who were unable to follow the army. We pitied the fate of our suffering people, perishing by famine and by the arrows of the enemy; and by the advice of our princes and barons, we led the army back from that desert land to the sea, in order that it might regain its strength. We preferred to preserve the army for greater achievements rather than to win so bloody a victory over archers. Conrad III
To us it means nothing that there is a Soviet Union somewhere in the world, for the sake of whose peace and tranquility the workers of Germany and China were sacrificed to Fascist barbarians by Stalin Buenaventura Durruti
We want revolution here in Spain, right now, not maybe after the next European war. We are giving Hitler and Mussolini far more worry with our revolution than the whole Red Army of Russia. We are setting an example to the German and Italian working class on how to deal with Fascism. Buenaventura Durruti
Every one thinks highly of his own German Proverb
The judge must then address to the prisoners the following sentence: We, the judge, etc., do assign to you,------, such and such a day for the continuation of the tortures, that from your own mouth the truth may be heard, and that the whole may be recorded by the notary. Heinrich Kramer; James Sprenger
The judge may safely promise witches to spare their lives, if only he will later excuse himself from pronouncing the sentence and will let another do this in his place. . . . Heinrich Kramer; James Sprenger
The judge shall see to it, moreover, that … guards are constantly with the prisoner, so that she may not be left alone; because she will be visited by the Devil and tempted into suicide. Heinrich Kramer; James Sprenger
Do not engage much in debate with Jews about the articles of our faith. From their youth they have been so nurtured with venom and rancor against our Lord that there is no hope until they reach the point where their misery finally makes them pliable and they are forced to confess that the Messiah has come, and that he is our Jesus. Martin Luther
The chief cause that I fell out with the pope was this: the pope boasted that he was the head of the Church, and condemned all that would not be under his power and authority …. If the pope were the head of the Christian Church, then the Church were a monster with two heads, seeing that St. Paul says that Christ is her head. The pope may well be, and is, the head of the false Church. Martin Luther
No publication which appears in the form of daily issues, or as a serial not exceeding twenty sheets of printed matter, shall go to press in any state of the union without the previous knowledge and approval of the state officials. Klemens von Metternich
No student who shall be expelled from a university by a decision of the university senate which was ratified or prompted by the agent of the government, or who shall have left the institution in order to escape expulsion, shall be received in any other university. . . . Klemens von Metternich
The commission shall be a joint investigation, as thorough and extensive as possible, of the facts relating to the origin and manifold ramifications of the revolutionary plots and demagogical associations directed against the existing constitution and the internal peace both of the union and of the individual states; of the existence of which plots more or less clear evidence is to be had already, or may be produced in the course of the investigation. . . . Klemens von Metternich
A special representative of the ruler of each state shall be appointed for each university, with appropriate instructions and extended powers . . . . The function of this agent shall be to see to the strictest enforcement of existing laws and disciplinary regulations; to observe carefully the spirit which is shown by the instructors in the university in their public lectures and regular courses, and, without directly interfering in scientific matters or in the methods of teaching, to give a salutary direction to the instruction, having in view the future attitude of the students. Lastly, he shall devote unceasing attention to everything that may promote morality, good order, and outward propriety among the students. . . . The confederated governments mutually pledge themselves to remove from the universities or other public educational institutions all teachers who, by obvious deviation from their duty, or by exceeding the limits of their functions, or by the abuse of their legitimate influence over the youthful minds, or by propagating harmful doctrines hostile to public order or subversive of existing governmental institutions, shall have unmistakably proved their unfitness for the important office entrusted to them. . . . Klemens von Metternich
The Diet shall have the right, moreover, to suppress on its own authority, without being petitioned, such writings, in whatever German state they may appear, as, in the opinion of a commission appointed by it, are inimical to the honor of the union, the safety of individual states, or the maintenance of peace and quiet in Germany. There shall be no appeal from such decisions Klemens von Metternich
For the laboring class there cannot exist a peace of compromise on the basis of a capitalist regime Otto Ruhle
The Russian tactic is the tactic of authoritarian organization. It has been so consistently developed and in the end carried to extremes, by the Bolsheviks to the fundamental principle of centralism that it has led to over centralism. Otto Ruhle
This League of Nations, whatever its name, can be nothing else than a coalition of powers hostile to the workers and enemies of liberty; a Holy Alliance founded to crush the social revolution which is daily gaining ground. Otto Ruhle
Think of the prelude to World War Two. Think of all the countries that said, well, we don’t have enough evidence. I mean, Mein Kampf had been written. Hitler had indicated what he intended to do. The people who argued for waiting for more evidence have to ask themselves how they are going to feel at that point where another event occurs. Donald Rumsfeld
In the society of to-day the means of production are a monopoly of the capitalistic class; the dependence of the working classes which results from this is the cause of misery and of servitude in all its forms. Socialist Labor Party of Germany
Labor is the source of all wealth, and of all civilization; and since it is only through society that generally productive labor is possible, the whole product of labor, where there is a general obligation to work, belongs to society, - that is, to all its members, by equal right, to each according to his reasonable needs. Socialist Labor Party of Germany
The socialist labor party of Germany endeavors by every lawful means to bring about a free state and a socialistic society, to effect the destruction of the iron law of wages by doing away with the system of wage labor, to abolish exploitation of every kind, and to extinguish all social and political inequality. Socialist Labor Party of Germany
Ever greater grows the mass of the proletariat, ever vaster the army of the unemployed, ever sharper the contrast between oppressors and oppressed, ever fiercer that war of classes between bourgeoisie and proletariat which divides modern society into two hostile camps and is the common characteristic of ever industrial country. Socialist Labor Party of Germany
during the voyage there is on board these ships terrible misery, stench, fumes, horror, vomiting, many kinds of sea-sickness, fever, dysentery, headache, heat, constipation, boils, scurvy, cancer, mouth-rot, and the like, all of which come from old and sharply salted food and meat, also from very bad and foul water, so that many die miserably. Add to this want of provisions, hunger, thirst, frost, heat, dampness, anxiety, want, afflictions and lamentations, together with other trouble, as . . . the lice abound so frightfully, especially on sick people, that they can be scraped off the body. The misery reaches the climax when a gale rages for 2 or 3 nights and days, so that every one believes that the ship will go to the bottom with all human beings on board. In such a visitation the people cry and pray most piteously. Gottlieb Mittelberger
A singular fact is, that anybody, white or colored, from America is welcomed out here in Africa, either on the coast or back in the interior. While Englishmen, French and Germans are mostly hated. The kings hate them, especially about robbing them of their lands. The French are hated as the devil. Americans are looked upon as their guardians…and the friends of blacks, … I do not understand it yet. France is more prejudiced and more intolerant in her claimed possessions than England and seems far less compromising. Henry M. Turner
In this war we are not fighting against you, the German people, for whom we have no bitter feeling, but against a tyrannous and forsworn regime which has betrayed not only its own people but the whole of Western civilization and all that you and we hold dear. Neville Chamberlain
Nobody in this country any longer places any trust in your Leader's word [Adolf Hitler]. He gave his word that he would respect the Locarno Treaty; he broke it. He gave his word that he neither wished nor intended to annex Austria; he broke it. He declared that he would not incorporate the Czechs in the Reich; he did so. He gave his word after Munich that he had no further territorial demands in Europe; he broke it. He gave his word that he wanted no Polish provinces; he broke it. He has sworn to you for years that he was the mortal enemy of Bolshevism; he is now its ally Neville Chamberlain
I wouldn’t be Einstein if I kept quiet. Albert Einstein
The peace loving nations must make a concerted effort in opposition to those violations of treaties and those ignorings of humane instincts which today are creating a state of international anarchy and instability from which there is no escape through mere isolation or neutrality.... When an epidemic of physical disease starts to spread, the community approves and joins in a quarantine of the patients in order to protect the health of the community against the spread of the disease. Franklin D. Roosevelt
We are ourselves history and share the responsibility for world history and our position in it. But we gravely lack awareness of this responsibility. Hermann Hesse
An honorable battle, even if it is a fight to the finish, will sow the seeds of a great new German fleet. Reinhard Scheer
It was, and is, an illusion, however, to think that the English would have treated us any better, and have allowed our economic growth to have proceeded unchecked if we had had no fleet. Alfred von Tirpitz
Without sea-power Germany's position in the world resembled a mollusk without a shell Alfred von Tirpitz
The German is naturally a law-abiding man, and he had a glimpse into the abyss when Communism in Germany raised its head—and Communism was a creed of violence. It was beaten ultimately by another creed of violence and force [Nazism]. Stanley Baldwin
Our geographical position wills it that we have Germany for a neighbor. Georges Bonnet
The cause of France is identical with that of Righteousness. Edouard Daladier
Germany is the new Sparta. The same spirit of national discipline and self-sacrifice which earned for a few thousand inhabitants of a small Greek city-state an enduring place in history is being reproduced here by 67,000,000 of what are in some ways the most intelligent, industrious and high-spirited, and hardy people in the world. The last two years have witnessed here a political process as profound and far-reaching in its effects as the French Revolution. Germany has set a new pace of human endeavor. She has acquired a national momentum without precedent in political dynamics. Harold Harmsworth
We have no ground of quarrel with these people. Their interests are our own, and those of the entire civilized world will be best served by close and friendly co-operation between us. …. We and the Germans are blood-kindred and, as Herr Hitler remarked to me, our nations have fought each other only once - though in many campaigns they have been faithful allies. The German Chancellor repeatedly expressed in our conversation his desire for a complete Anglo-German understanding, which he regards as a sure road to peace.... Harold Harmsworth
This vermin must be destroyed. The Jews are our sworn enemies, and at the end of this year there will not be a Jew left in Germany. Neither the French, nor the Americans, nor the English are responsible for the difficulties in our relations with Paris, London, or Washington. Those responsible are the Jews. We will give similar advice to Rumania, Hungary, etc.... Germany will seek to form a bloc of anti-Semitic States, as she would not be able to treat as friends the States in which the Jews, either through their economic activity or through their high positions, could exercise any kind of influence. Adolf Hitler
We were not foolish enough to make a currency coverage of gold of which we have none Adolf Hitler
Intelligence divorced from judgment produces nothing but foolishness. Immanuel Kant
the greatest American superstition was belief in facts. Hermann Alexander Keyserling
… the greatest statesman living….There is no doubt that Hitler, so far as Germany is concerned, is the resurrection and the life. He is the savior of Germany, a great and wonderful leader. He is the George Washington of Germany. David Lloyd George
The hellish instruments of war must be smoked out while there is still peace. The Trade Union Movement must be compelled not to allow their old resolutions to fade in the files. Carl von Ossietzky
Poland will fight rather than permit Germany to tamper with her western frontier. Jerzy Potocki
… the policy of genes Joachim von Ribbentrop
Our foreign policy is to regain our colonies. We cannot admit that the riches of the world should be divided between Powers, great and even small ones like Belgium or Holland, and that Germany should be completely deprived of them. One day or another, this colonial question will have to be settled. But, for the time being, the Governments of the countries concerned are too much under the pressure of the opposition parties to allow a free discussion. Joachim von Ribbentrop
The Western Powers have shown themselves unable to understand that our vital interests must be satisfied; the Press of those countries has played its part, together with irresponsible and mischievous elements, and the Czechoslovak crisis arose. Joachim von Ribbentrop
Germans understand only force. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Woe to the people that fails to honor its heroes! Rudolf Hess
Outwardly, the Reich was weak, existing only on paper. Inwardly, the people was torn apart, bleeding from a thousand wounds. At home, strife dominated between parties, occupations, groups, classes, and religions. Our Führer Adolf Hitler saw that the Reich could survive and grow strong only if one achieved unity within the German people. That was the work of our party over the last fourteen years: to make once more one German people from a people of competing interests, from a people of differing religions, occupations, groups and classes. Hermann Goering
The work of Aryan peoples shows a true creative spirit. The Jew is mostly a merchant, as he was for millennia in the past. There are no Jewish construction workers in Germany, no smiths, no Jewish miners or seamen. Nearly all major inventions were made by Aryans. The goal of the Jew is to make himself the ruler of humanity. Wherever he comes, he destroys works of culture. He is not a creative spirit, rather a destructive spirit. Germany
Believe me, Winston, that hat fits you perfectly. You are going gradually have to get used to me leading you. Simplicissimus
We knew the old liar drank a lot, but now we know just how much: 'He begins the morning with a sherry, then has a bottle of Burgundy with lunch. He often has a glass of port after lunch, but always one after dinner. There is whiskey in the afternoon and Champagne with dinner. Then some more port, and a glass of Cognac. As the night goes on, a whiskey and soda...' Illustrierter Beobachter
Before Hitler could kill 6 million Jews, he had to burn 6 million books. Jerry Della Femina
Yellow Peril Anonymous
Freedom is the recognition of necessity Friedrich Engels
The loss of global biological diversity is advancing at an unprecedented pace. Sigmar Gabriel
The question is not what the Germans did to the Jews, but what the Jews did to the Germans. Abdel Aziz Rantisi
Europeans want America to be like Europe. But America will never be like Europe. She is the daughter of Europe but she left home when 18 years old and never came back. Josef Joffe
It is not a winning game for Europeans to have a hostility to the United States. Josef Joffe
We must obey God and not man. Martin Niemoller
Civilization is only possible through the individual becoming part of the whole and just as collective authority in the interests of all limits the egoism of the individual . . . it similarly has the right to implement such measures for the benefit of the community as are scientifically proved expedient in the way of population policy or eugenics. Walter Gross
As far as the historical appearance of the Jew in Europe is concerned, we believe that the hour of his death has irrevocably arrived. Walter Gross
We are told that the American soldier does not know what he is fighting for. Now at least he will know what he is fighting against. Dwight D. Eisenhower
There is no more dangerous error than that of mistaking the effect for the cause. Friedrich Nietzsche
England, the country that turns whole nations into its proletarians … seems to be the rock against which the revolutionary waves break. Karl Marx
I know what Hitler is up to. He thinks he has outsmarted me, but actually it is I who have outsmarted him. Joseph Stalin
I have sent my Death’s Head units to the East with the order to kill without mercy men, women and children of the Polish race or language. Only in such a way will we win the Lebensraum that we need. Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians? Adolf Hitler
Tyranny in the modern world is most visible in German militarism and the Armenian massacres (By Turkey) Ezra Pound
The most important objective of German politics is the liberation of German territory from foreign occupation. First, we must remove the strangler from our throat Gustav Stresemann
National culture can act as a bridge, instead of an obstacle, to mutual spiritual and intellectual understanding. Gustav Stresemann
All our scientific progress is like an axe in the hands of a madman. Albert Einstein
The Clergy is the greatest hindrance to faith. Martin Luther
The Mass is the greatest blasphemy of God, and the highest idolatry upon earth, an abomination the like of which has never been in Christendom since the time of the Apostles. Martin Luther
I am entirely of the opinion that the papacy is the Antichrist. Martin Luther
The modern proletarian class doesn't carry out its struggle according to a plan set out in some book or theory; the modern workers' struggle is a part of history, a part of social progress, and in the middle of history, in the middle of progress, in the middle of the fight, we learn how we must fight... Rosa Luxemburg
Reason is the greatest enemy that faith has: it never comes to the aid of spiritual things, but--more frequently than not --struggles against the divine Word, treating with contempt all that emanates from God. Martin Luther
Whoever teaches differently from what I have taught, … condemns God and must remain a child of hell. Martin Luther
Dear rulers ... I maintain that the civil authorities are under obligation to compel the people to send their children to school. ... If the government can compel such citizens as are fit for military service to bear spear and rifle, to mount ramparts, and perform other martial duties in time of war, how much more has it a right to compel the people to send their children to school… Martin Luther
I cannot forbid a person to marry several wives, for it does not contradict Scripture. Martin Luther
When we are inclined to boast of our position as Christians we should remember that we are but Gentiles, while the Jews are of the lineage of Christ. We are aliens and in-laws; they are blood relatives, cousins, and brothers of our Lord. Therefore, if one is to boast of flesh and blood the Jews are actually nearer to Christ than we are. Martin Luther
Wherever there is evidence of a considerable number of partisan groups a proportion of the male population of the area will be arrested, and in the event of an act of violence being committed these men will be shot. Albert Kesselring
The fight against the partisans must be carried out with all means at our disposal and with utmost severity. I will protect any commander who exceeds our usual restraint in the choice of methods in executing one's orders is better than failure or neglect to act. Albert Kesselring
A military leader often faces a situation he has to deal with, but because it is his duty, no court can try him. Albert Kesselring
In World War II, neither side reported its own atrocities… both sides emphasized atrocities committed by the enemy Phillip Knightley
The high aptitude of the Jews and their outstanding role in the progress of mankind considering men like Jesus, Spinoza, Marx has to be kindly acknowledged without hesitation... All this Anti-Semitism is a flop which will vanish slowly in the light of scientific knowledge and a humane democracy. Alfred Ploetz
The United States is a bold leader in the realm of eugenics Alfred Ploetz
To trample democracy with one’s feet and to give power to a single man over almost eighty million people is so terrible that one can very probably tremble over the events which will come here. August Friedrich Kellner
Terror is trump. Common, brutal suppression methods are considered as sanctified laws. August Friedrich Kellner
Exactly the same as we behaved against the Jews, we now wish to do against all other people who are in our way, to smash, crush - yes, even exterminate. August Friedrich Kellner
Did the occupation of other countries improve our own happiness? Does the individual German get anything out of such conquests? August Friedrich Kellner
All that is required for this enlightenment is freedom; and particularly the least harmful of all that may be called freedom, namely, the freedom for man to make public use of his reason in all matters. But I hear people clamor on all sides: Don't argue! The officer says: Don't argue, drill! The tax collector: Don't argue, pay! The pastor: Don't argue, believe! The public use of a man's reason must be free at all times, and this alone can bring enlightenment among men... Immanuel Kant
The child … must not learn religion before he knows morality Immanuel Kant
Have patience awhile; slanders are not long-lived. Truth is the child of time; erelong she shall appear to vindicate thee. Immanuel Kant
As everybody likes to be honored, so people imagine that God also wants to be honored. They forget that the fulfillment of duty towards men is the only honor adequate to him. Immanuel Kant
Please report to RF SS and to the Fuehrer that all arrangements against Jews, political and concentration camp internees in the Protectorate have been taken care of by me personally today. Ernst Kaltenbrunner
Oppression is the essence of power. Ernst Kaltenbrunner
Among the spiritual forces secretly working in the camp of Germany's enemies and their allies in this war, as in the last, stands Freemasonry, the danger of whose activities has been repeatedly stressed by the Fuehrer in his speeches. Ernst Kaltenbrunner
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. Henry A. Wallace
Our nation can not fight to crush Nazi brutality abroad and condone race riots at home Henry A. Wallace
The great statesmen are those who hear the hoof beats of the horses of history. Otto Von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
Convictions are much more an enemy of the truth than lies. Friedrich Nietzsche
The time has come to expiate the fatal deed of Poland’s partition, and to safeguard a free Germany by raising the bulwark of an independent Poland against the onset of the Asiatics. Karol Libelt
The German Union proclaims the partition of Poland to be a shameful injustice, and considers it the sacred duty of the German peoples to do their utmost to achieve her reconstitution. Vorparlament
It is high time that we awaken from the romantic self-renunciation which made us admire all sorts of other nationalities while we ourselves languished in shameful bondage, trampled on by all the world; it is high time that we awaken to a healthy national egoism which, to put it frankly, places the welfare and honour of the fatherland above everything else. Wilhelm Jordan
I believe that it is the role of the German people to be great, to be one of those who rule. Wilhelm Jordan; Heinrich von Gagern
In Germany the intellectual proletariat is the real, fighting church of the fourth estate… civil servants, schoolmasters, perennial students of theology, starving academic instructors, literati, journalists, artists of all kinds ranging downwards from the traveling virtuosi to the itinerant comedians, organ-grinders and vaudeville singers… Germany produces more mental product than she can use or pay for. Wilhelm Heinrich Riehl
This fight has nothing to do with soldierly gallantry or principles of the Geneva Convention. If the fight against the partisans in the East, as well as in the Balkans, is not waged with the most brutal means, we will shortly reach the point where the available forces are insufficient to control the area. It is therefore not only justified, but it is the duty of the troops to use all means without restriction, even against women and children, so long as it ensures success. Wilhelm Keitel
More than two million German soldiers went to their death for the fatherland before me. I follow now my sons - all for Germany. Wilhelm Keitel
The means of existence of our country will break down, once the floodgates are open to the foreigners. Helmut Kohl
If you receive a military order you must obey. That is where the big difference between a military and a political order comes in. One can sabotage a political order but to disobey a military command is treason. Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist
All you have to do is anesthetize the masses by telling them they’re an elite, that they’ve got a mission, that they’re making history, that they’re fulfilling their destiny and fighting for a better world — and they swallow it like lambs — even when a guttersnipe says it. Hans Hellmut Kirst
Avoid All Jewish Shops!! Do not buy from Jews!! Germany
All genetically defective Germans shall be rendered infertile. (Sterilized) Germany
The greatest events occur without intention playing any part in them; chance makes good mistakes and undoes the most carefully planned undertaking. The world's greatest events are not produced, they happen. Georg C. Lichtenberg
The most dangerous untruths are truths moderately distorted. Georg C. Lichtenberg
Before one blames, one should always find out whether one cannot excuse. To discover little faults has been always the particularity of such brains that are a little or not at all above the average. The superior ones keep quiet or say something against the whole and the great minds transform without blaming. Georg C. Lichtenberg
Man is always partial and is quite right to be. Even impartiality is partial. Georg C. Lichtenberg
I am often of one opinion when I am lying down and of another when I am standing up. Georg C. Lichtenberg
We say that someone occupies an official position, whereas it is the official position that occupies him Georg C. Lichtenberg
Where the frontier of science once was is now the center. Georg C. Lichtenberg
Justice is charity in accordance with wisdom. Gottfried Leibniz
Everything that is possible demands to exist. Gottfried Leibniz
I have a great fear of the atrociousness of proletarian rule. Heinrich Heine
Gun Powder makes men equal: a citizen's musket fires as well as a nobleman's. Heinrich Heine
Honor to the French! They have taken good care of the two greatest human needs—good eating and civic equality. Heinrich Heine
I really do not know whether I deserve that a laurel wreath be laid on my coffin. But you may lay a sword on my coffin, for I was a brave soldier in the war of freedom for mankind. Heinrich Heine
Liberty is a new religion, the religion of our age. Heinrich Heine
Since the Exodus, Freedom has always spoken with a Hebrew accent. Heinrich Heine
The weather-cock on a church-spire, though made of iron, would soon be broken by the storm-wind if it did not understand the noble art of turning to every wind. Heinrich Heine
Freedom and equality! They are not to be found on the earth below or in heaven above. The stars on high are not alike, and all obey an iron-like law. Heinrich Heine
The worst of poisons: to mistrust one's power. Heinrich Heine
Whenever books are burned men also in the end are burned. Heinrich Heine
None is so crazy but that he may find a crazier comrade who will understand him. Heinrich Heine
These doctrines of German romanticism, racialism, and nationalism have developed revolutionary forces which only await the day to break forth and fill the world with terror and astonishment. Heinrich Heine
Governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
The National Socialist Revolution is not simply the taking of power in the state by one party from another, but brings a complete revolution of our German existence. Henceforth every matter demands decision, and every act demands responsibility. Martin Heidegger
There is a revolution in Germany, and we must ask ourselves, "Is there a revolution in the university?" No. The fighting is still in the skirmishing stage. Martin Heidegger
Knowledge means being in the place where we are put. Martin Heidegger
The student body of the University of Freiburg announces that it is determined to carry the fight against Jewish-Marxist undermining of Germany to the bitter end, to the complete annihilation of the foe. The public burnings of Jewish-Marxist writings on May 10, 1933, served as a symbol of this fight. Germans, rally to this fight! Make your participation public! From the publishers and bookstores send us all books and writings that deserve burning. Let each one bring what he finds, or tell us about it so that we may go get it. The fire of destruction is to us like a blazing up of the German spirit and German custom and practice. Martin Heidegger
Doctrines and "ideas" shall no longer govern your existence. The Fuhrer himself, and only he, is the current and future reality of Germany, and his word is your law. Martin Heidegger
Knowledge and German destiny must come to power above all in the adherence to tradition, and will do so only when teachers and students alike suspend knowledge as their innermost need, and participate in the destiny of Germany in its most extreme need. Martin Heidegger
There exists only one single German way of life. It is that which is rooted in the enduring core of the people and in a way of work freely offered to the will of the State, a way whose enrichment is being shaped in the National Socialist Revolution. Martin Heidegger
Universal suffrage is the government of a house by its nursery Otto Von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
I’m not going to cancel anything no matter how much the bastards scream. Ronald Reagan
My dear Fuhrer: Everyone in England is profoundly moved by the bloodless solution to the Czechoslovakian problem. People not so much concerned with territorial readjustment as with dread of another war with its accompanying bloodbath. Frederick the Great was a great popular figure. I salute your Excellency’s star which rises higher and higher. Esmond Cecil Harmsworth; Lord Rothermere
I urge all British young men and women to study closely the progress of the Nazi regime in Germany. They must not be misled by the misrepresentations of its opponents. The most spiteful distracters of the Nazis are to be found in precisely the same sections of the British public and press as are most vehement in their praises of the Soviet regime in Russia. They have started a clamorous campaign of denunciation against what they call "Nazi atrocities" which, as anyone who visits Germany quickly discovers for himself, consists merely of a few isolated acts of violence such as are inevitable among a nation half as big again as ours, but which have been generalized, multiplied and exaggerated to give the impression that Nazi rule is a bloodthirsty tyranny. Esmond Cecil Harmsworth; Lord Rothermere
I want to see a Fourth Reich and we all want the blacks and the Jews out of the country Mary Downtown
The Aryan is not greatest in his mental qualities, but in his noblest form he willingly subordinates his own ego to the community and, if the hour demands, even sacrifices it. Adolf Hitler
I would like to thank you, dear Fuehrer, once again for the offer of solidarity. I reply with the assurance of my unchangeable and sincere adherence to you personally, to the German people, and to the cause for which you fight. I hope, in defense of this cause, to be able to renew the old bonds of comradeship between our armies. Francisco Franco
All efforts to render politics aesthetic culminate in one thing: war. Walter Benjamin
Governmental regulations all carry coercion to some degree, and even where they don't, they habituate man to expect teaching, guidance and help outside himself, instead of formulating his own. Wilhelm von Humboldt
That government is best which makes itself unnecessary. Wilhelm von Humboldt
Whose realm, his religion Cuius regio, eius religio Joachim Stephani
It’s not a very nice solution, but a wall is a hell of a lot better than a war John F. Kennedy
My brother and I sympathize with the Soviet fear of German revanchists. Robert Kennedy
Now it’s too late! William E. Dodd
All the people who might oppose the regime have been absolutely silenced. The central idea behind it is to make the rising generation worship their chief and get ready to "save civilization" from the Jews, from Communism and from democracy -- thus preparing the way for a Nazified world where all freedom of the individual, of education, and of the churches is to be totally suppressed. William E. Dodd
What mistakes and blunders, and no democratic peoples do anything! William E. Dodd
Negotiating with Franco is like having your teeth pulled. Adolf Hitler
Civic rationality and modern capitalism triumphed in the medieval northern European cities – but not in Chinese, Indian or Muslim cities Max Weber
When Muslims wage war for the dissemination of Islam, it is a just war when non-Muslims attack Muslims, it is an unjust war. Bassam Tibi
After my defeat I no longer existed for Hitler. My name simply disappeared from the newspapers. Max Schmeling
With all due respect, Mr. President, you are an asshole. Joschka Fischer
I no longer know of political party, I only know Germans Wilhelm II
What was new in the imperialism of Germany and Japan in World War II was the far more ruthless treatment of subject populations. Niall Ferguson
Never before has the gap between American power and its legitimacy been so great. Josef Joffe
Germany is in ferment within, and exposed from without to danger from more than one side. Deliverance from this danger can come only from the most intimate union of the German princes and people under a single leadership. I have taken this leadership upon me for the hour of peril. I have today assumed the old German colors, and placed myself under the venerable banner of the German Empire. Prussia henceforth is merged in Germany Frederick William IV
A captain of greater Germany will seduce people through his speeches … the leader of the crooked cross. Michel Nostradamus
War is the national industry of Germany [Prussia]. Honore de Mirabeau; Honore Gabriel Victor Requiti
In Los Alamos we were motivated by the desire to develop the atomic bomb before the Germans could do it. That was our main motivation …. The Germans surrendered before the bomb was ready and so it was obvious to use it against our remaining enemy [Japan]. Hans Albrecht Bethe
Lebensraum Karl Househoffer
The so-called theories of Einstein are merely the ravings of a mind polluted with liberal, democratic nonsense which is utterly unacceptable … Walter Gross
Men have now arrived at such a high pitch of civilization that all institutions which act in any way to obstruct or thwart the development of individuals, and compress men together into vast uniform masses, are far more hurtful than in earlier ages of the world. Alexander von Humboldt
It is with nations as with nature which knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction. Wilhelm von Humboldt
The economic development of industrial society tends inevitably to the ruin of small industries. Socialist Labor Party of Germany
The development of sentiments hostile to Germany among all classes of Polish people cannot escape any observer. Leon Noel
Superior technical achievements — used correctly both strategically and tactically — can beat any quantity numerically many times stronger yet technically inferior. Adolf Galland
The wave of terror radiated from the suffering city and spread throughout Germany. Appalling details of the great fire were recounted. The glow of the fires could be seen for one hundred twenty miles. A stream of haggard, terrified refugees flowed into the neighboring provinces. In every large town people said, 'what happened in Hamburg yesterday can happen to us tomorrow.' Berlin was evacuated amid signs of panic. In spite of strict reticence in official communiques, the terror of Hamburg spread rapidly to the remotest villages of the Reich. After Hamburg in the wide circle of the political and the military command could be heard the words: "The war is lost". Adolf Galland
At that time I believed in the Führer principle because to me it meant that the best one should be the leader. If the leader is good and responsible, then the government is good. Walther Funk
I am guilty of one thing - that I should have cleared out and not had anything to do with these criminals in the first place. Later it was too late. I was in up to my neck. But as for the atrocities, I had not a thing to do with them… Walther Funk
The killing of the Jews made the war monstrous. Claus von Stauffenberg
What I would like to emanate from the darkness of this tragedy is one spark of life. I mean, the realization that crime does not begin when you murder people. Crime begins with propaganda, even if such propaganda is for a good cause. The moment propaganda turns against another nation or against any human being, evil starts. Hans George Fritzsche
A thousand years will pass and still this guilt of Germany will not have been erased. Hans Frank
Hunger created Hitler, and paradoxically, Hitler created still greater hunger. Hans Frank
This war would be only a partial success if the whole lot of Jewry survived it, while we shed our best blood to save Europe. My attitude toward the Jews will therefore be based solely on the expectation that they must disappear. They must be done away with. Gentlemen, I must ask you to rid yourself of all feeling of pity. We must annihilate the Jews wherever we find them and wherever it is possible. Hans Frank
This is not a peace. It is an armistice for 20 years. Ferdinand Foch
Upon the progress of knowledge the whole progress of the human race is immediately dependent: he who retards that, hinders this also. Johann Gottlieb Fichte
Violence is the only way to answer violence. Gudrun Ensslin
Will it be a great source of comfort to certain Canadian boys to know that the bullet that maimed them for life was made from Canadian nickel sold by the International Nickel Company? Thomas Clement Douglas
No attempt of any kind must be made at rescuing members of ships sunk, and this includes picking up persons in the water and putting them in lifeboats, righting capsized lifeboats, and handing over food and water. Rescue runs counter to the most primitive demands of warfare for the destruction of enemy ships and crews. Be hard, remember that the enemy has no regard for women and children when he bombs German cities. Karl Donitz
In comparison to Hitler we are all pip-squeaks. Anyone who believes he can do better than the Führer is stupid. Karl Donitz
The picture of the military situation as a whole showed clearly that the war was lost. As there was also no possibility of effecting any improvement in Germany's overall position by political means, the only conclusion to which I, as Head of the State, could come was that the war must be brought to an end as quickly as possible, in order to prevent further bloodshed. Karl Donitz
By placing these people with foreign ideas in camps, German blood was saved. Would it have been better to have a civil war? Karl Donitz
I would rather eat dirt than see my grandchildren grow up in the filthy, poisonous atmosphere of Jewry Karl Donitz
War is declared against Japan, German and Italy. Henry L. Stimson
I never actively engaged in politics, never made speeches. Politics is a whore. It's too high for me. Just as I don't understand American politics, so I don't understand German politics. The only interest in politics is to get to know how to lead a life under the most favorable circumstances. Josef Sepp Dietrich
The diesel engine can be fed with vegetable oils and would help considerably in the development of agriculture of the countries which use it. The use of vegetable oils for engine fuels may seem insignificant today. But such oils may become in course of time as important as petroleum and the coal tar products of the present time. Rudolf Diesel
Theologian — the only kind of scholar who has no knowledge whatsoever of his supposed object of study. Karlheinz Deschner
Democracy is the art of cheerfully pulling the wool over the eyes of the people, and doing so in their name. Karlheinz Deschner
As soon as we beat England we shall make an end of you Englishmen once and for all. Able-bodied men and women between the ages of 16 and 45 will be exported as slaves to the Continent. The old and weak will be exterminated. All men remaining in Britain as slaves will be sterilised; a million or two of the young women of the Nordic type will be segregated in a number of stud farms where, with the assistance of picked German sires, during a period of 10 or 12 years, they will produce annually a series of Nordic infants to be brought up in every way as Germans. These infants will form the future population of Britain. They will be partially educated in Germany and only those who fully satisfy the Nazi's requirements will be allowed to return to Britain and take up permanent residence. The rest will be sterilised and sent to join slave gangs in Germany. Thus, in a generation or two, the British will disappear. Richard Walther Darré
When it comes to health care, the United States is on another planet. The United States spends about 35 percent more per capita than the next two highest-spending countries—Norway and Switzerland…no matter how we measure it—whether by life expectancy or for survival of specific diseases like asthma, heart disease, or some cancers; by the rate of medical errors; or simply by satisfaction with health services, the United States is actually doing worse than a number of countries like France or Germany… America spends far more than other countries, and doesn’t see better results. Ezekiel Emanuel
I am committing high treason with all my might and means... Claus von Stauffenberg
The Christians wrested the Old Testament out of the hands of the Jews and used it as a weapon against them. Karlheinz Deschner
The higher classes constitute the mind of the single large whole of humanity; the lower classes constitute its limbs; Johann Gottlieb Fichte
Upon the progress of knowledge the whole progress of the human race is immediately dependent: he who retards that, hinders this also. Johann Gottlieb Fichte
The higher classes constitute the mind of the single large whole of humanity; the lower classes constitute its limbs; Johann Gottlieb Fichte
The concept of Blood and Soil gives us the moral right to take back as much land in the East as is necessary to establish a harmony between the body of our Volk and the geopolitical space. Richard Walther Darré
The United States is at present so demoralized and so corrupted that, like France and England, it need not be taken into consideration as a military adversary. Richard Walther Darré
In 1940 the Olympic Games will take place in Tokyo. But thereafter they will take place in Germany for all time to come, in this stadium Adolf Hitler
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). Joseph Goebbels
Neither Americans nor the representatives of other countries can take part in the Games in Nazi Germany without at least acquiescing in the contempt of the Nazis for fair play and their sordid exploitation of the Games Ernest Lee Jahncke
The Olympic Games belong to the athletes and not to the politicians Avery Brundage
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 Joseph Goebbels
Anyone who makes the life of Jewish people difficult or grievous, as did the Pharaoh, as did Hitler, will be cursed by God John Hagee
Most readers will be shocked by the clear record of history linking Adolf Hitler and the Roman Catholic Church in a conspiracy to exterminate the Jews. John Hagee
In case you haven’t noticed, we are now almost as feared and hated all over the world as the Nazis were. Kurt Vonnegut
Passive resistance is the resistance which does not resist. Ferdinand Lassalle
Human stupidity is international. Kurt Tucholsky
The doctrine of equality! There exists no more poisonous poison: for it seems to be preached by justice itself, while it is the end of justice. Friedrich Nietzsche
I should be pleased, I suppose, that Hitler has carried out a revolution on our lines. But they are Germans. So they will end by ruining our idea. Benito Mussolini
The German sterilization program is apparently an excellent one. Taken altogether, recent developments in Germany constitute perhaps the most important social experiment which has ever been tried. Frederick Osborn
Europe today is hungry. I am not talking about Germans. I am talking about the people of the countries which were overrun and devastated by the Germans, and particularly about the people of Western Europe. Many of them lack clothes and fuel and tools and shelter and raw materials. They lack the means to restore their cities and their factories. As the winter comes on, the distress will increase. Unless we do what we can to help, we may lose next winter what we won at such terrible cost last spring. Desperate men are liable to destroy the structure of their society to find in the wreckage some substitute for hope. If we let Europe go cold and hungry, we may lose some of the foundations of order on which the hope for worldwide peace must rest. We must help to the limits of our strength. And we will. Harry S Truman
I sincerely wish that every member of Congress could visit the displaced person's camp in Germany and Austria and see just what is happening to 500,000 human beings through no fault of their own. Harry S Truman
It is almost certain that we will fail. But how will future history judge the German people, if not even a handful of men had the courage to put an end to that criminal? Henning von Tresckow
It is difficult if not impossible to find some reasonable limit for acquiring more and more property. Arthur Schopenhauer
I am not of Aryan extraction: that is Indo-Iranian; as far as I am aware none of my ancestors spoke Hindustani, Persian, Gypsy, or any related dialects. ... But if I am to understand that you are enquiring whether I am of Jewish origin, I can only reply that I regret that I appear to have no ancestors of that gifted people. ... I have been accustomed, nonetheless, to regard my German name with pride, and continued to do so throughout the period of the late regrettable war, in which I served in the English army. I cannot, however, forbear to comment that if impertinent and irrelevant inquiries of this sort are to become the rule in matters of literature, then the time is not far distant when a German name will no longer be a source of pride. J. R. R. Tolkein
The [Catholic] bishops play the hero and say they are ready to fight, even if it costs them their lives. They fight against whom? Against the people's government, of course, against our new democratic Yugoslavia ... But how is it that the bishops did not issue this kind of pastoral letter, to be read in all the churches, in the days of Pavelić and the Germans, against those terrible massacres of Serbs in Croatia in which hundreds of thousands of women, children and menfolk lost their lives? Josip Broz Tito
The peoples of Yugoslavia do not want Fascism. They do not want a totalitarian regime, they do not want to become slaves of the German and Italian financial oligarchy as they never wanted to become reconciled to the semi-colonial dependence imposed on them by the so-called Western democracies after the first imperialist war Josip Broz Tito
Swift and powerful transition to the attack—the lightning sword of retribution — that is the most brilliant part of the defense. Carl von Clausewitz
We are harassing them and will go on harassing them until they are totally exhausted. This is not merely tactics of a definite kind—it is a strategy with a broad perspective, directed at definitive and total victory. The Russian defense always had preparation for the counter-offensive as its aim. The Russian war plan here follows the commandment of Clausewitz. Semyon Timoshenko
No one will ever understand Auschwitz. William Styron
Democracy, in a word, is meant to be an aristocracy which has broadened into a universal aristocracy. Leo Strauss
Our ideas are only partly our ideas. Most of our ideas are abbreviations or residues of the thought of other people …. This means that the clarification of our political ideas insensibly changes into and becomes indistinguishable from the history of political ideas. Leo Strauss
Our understanding of the thought of the past is liable to be the more adequate, the less the historian is convinced of the superiority of his own point of view, or the more he is prepared to admit the possibility that he may have to learn something, not merely about the thinkers of the past, but from them. Leo Strauss
One evades discussion of serious issues by the simple device of passing them off as value problems, whereas, to say the least, many of these conflicts arose out of man’s very agreement regarding values. Leo Strauss
It is of the essence of traditions that they cover or conceal their humble foundations by erecting impressive edifices on them. Leo Strauss
History teaches us that a given view has been abandoned in favor of another by all men, or by all competent men, or perhaps by only the most vocal men; it does not teach us whether the change was sound or whether the rejected view deserved to be rejected. Leo Strauss
We can be or become wise in all matters of secondary importance, but we have to be resigned to utter ignorance in the most important respect: we cannot have any knowledge regarding the ultimate principles of our choices, i.e. regarding their soundness or unsoundness... We are then in the position of beings who are sane and sober when engaged in trivial business and who gamble like madmen when confronted with serious issues. Leo Strauss
Education … is the only answer to the always pressing question … of how to reconcile order which is not oppression with freedom which is not license. Leo Strauss
Every result of science is provisional and subject to future revision Leo Strauss
All political action aims at either preservation or change. Leo Strauss
I am a man marked by death. We shall not be able to go on seeing each other for long and in your own interests I suggest you do not come here any more. Whatever happens, mark what I say: From now on Germany is in the hands of an Austrian who is a congenital liar, a former officer who is a pervert, and a clubfoot. And I tell you the last is the worst of them all. This is Satan in human form. Gregor Strasser
He is such a hysteric that they need not take him seriously … If I know him, he will make one desperate attempt to get into power. If this fails and he does not get his way, he is finished. He will burst into pieces like a frog. Gregor Strasser
We must take from the right nationalism without capitalism and from the left socialism without internationalism. Gregor Strasser
What matters the party to me? I shall find enough anyhow who unite with me without swearing allegiance Max Stirner
If one awakens in men the idea of freedom, then the free men will incessantly go on to free themselves… Max Stirner
The state calls its own violence law, but that of the individual, crime. Max Stirner
Whoever will be free must make himself free. Freedom is no fairy gift to fall into a man's lap. Max Stirner
If Germany surrendered to the forces of revolution either of the Left or to Right the state of Europe [would be] full of very ominous prospects. James Ramsay MacDonald
Without general elections, without unrestricted freedom of press and assembly, without a free struggle of opinion, life dies out in every public institution, becomes a mere semblance of life, in which only the bureaucracy remains as the active element. Rosa Luxemburg
The hour must come when one of us will crack. And it will not be Germany. Adolf Hitler
Restoration of peatlands is a low hanging fruit, and among the most cost-effective options for mitigating climate change. Achim Steiner
Everything that happened and continues to happen on a daily basis originates with a government that calls itself "Christian." For weeks not only Jews but also thousands of faithful Catholics in Germany, and, I believe, all over the world, have been waiting and hoping for the Church of Christ to raise its voice to put a stop to this abuse of Christ’s name. Edith Stein; Saint Hildebrand
As a child of the Jewish people who, by the grace of God, for the past eleven years has also been a child of the Catholic Church, I dare to speak to the Father of Christianity about that which oppresses millions of Germans. For weeks we have seen deeds perpetrated in Germany which mock any sense of justice and humanity, not to mention love of neighbor. For years the leaders of National Socialism have been preaching hatred of the Jews. But the responsibility must fall, after all, on those who brought them to this point and it also falls on those who keep silent in the face of such happenings. Edith Stein; Saint Hildebrand
Warsaw is burning. Warsaw is fighting its enemy in this last mortal battle. All the promises let us down, the help did not arrive. Lack of food and lack of potable water paralyzes and weakens. Yet we fight: with the enemy, with the fire and with the epidemics. Everyone is fighting. Whole city is tied in this mortal struggle. You send us letters of compliments and best wishes from London and Paris. We don't want wishes any more, nor do we await your help. It's too late for help. Before it arrives there will be only rubble here, a corpses-covered, leveled terrain. What we await is revenge. We expect that you will start fighting one day, just like Warsaw is… A day will come when Berlin will be set on flames, when German women and children will die just like ours are dying. I hope all of you will understand then that there is God's justice. Stefan Starzyński
… it is time to finish retreating. Not one step back! Such should now be our main slogan. ... Henceforth the solid law of discipline for each commander, Red Army soldier, and commissar should be the requirement — not a single step back without order from higher command. Joseph Stalin
If, against all expectation, Germany finds itself in a difficult situation then she can be sure that the Soviet people will come to Germany's aid and will not allow Germany to be strangled. The Soviet Union wants to see a strong Germany and we will not allow Germany to be thrown to the ground Joseph Stalin
Long, long ago the country bore the country-town and nourished it with her best blood. Now the giant city sucks the country dry, insatiably and incessantly demanding and devouring fresh streams of men, till it wearies and dies in the midst of an almost uninhabited waste of country. Oswald Spengler
Christian theology is the grandmother of Bolshevism. Oswald Spengler
Optimism is cowardice. Oswald Spengler
To-day a democrat of the old school would demand, not freedom for the press, but freedom from the press Oswald Spengler
I will not condone murder, therefore I disobey and continue to disobey Salazar [Dictator of Portugal]. My desire is to be with God against men, rather than with men against God., If thousands of Jews can suffer because of one Catholic [Hitler], then surely it is permitted for one Catholic to suffer for so many Jews. I could not have acted otherwise, and I therefore accept all that has befallen me with love. Aristides de Sousa Mendes
Is there not some justification for the opinion that the United States owe their very existence to the Jews? And if this be so, how much more can it be asserted that Jewish influence made the United States just what they are—that is, American? For what we call Americanism is nothing else, if we may say so, than the Jewish spirit distilled. Werner Sombart
American capitalism is predatory, and American politics are corrupt: The same thing is true in England and the same in France; but in all these three countries the dominating fact is that whatever the people get ready to change the government, they can change it. The same thing is not true of Germany Upton Sinclair
I know you are brave and unselfish people, making sacrifices for a great principle but I cannot join you. I believe in the present effort which the allies are making to suppress German militarism. I would approve of America going to their assistance. I would enlist to that end, if ever there be a situation where I believe I could do more with my hands than I could with my pen. Upton Sinclair
The Pole must never be your comrade. He is inferior to each German on his farm or in his factory. Be just but never forget, but never forget that you are a member of the Master Race. German Army
Help Us! The Nazis are killing us all. Anonymous
We are bombing Germany city by city and ever more terribly to make it impossible for you to continue the war. Let the Nazis drag you down to disaster with them if you will. That is for you to decide. We are coming by day and by night. Anonymous
Marched into Russia. Killed the Jews. Strangled the women. Murdered the children. Everyone knows what we bring. Willie Reiss
If England wins the war, we lost. If Germany wins, we are lost. Anonymous
The idea of joining the Germans attracts him [Mussolini], but I must fight to the end Otherwise it mean the ruin of the country, the ruin of Fascism and the ruin of Il Duce himself. Galeazzo Ciano
I still carry the marks on my body of what those "German supermen" did to me then. I was sentenced to death. Irena Sendler
We have to insist that those who come to us show a willingness to integrate that corresponds to our readiness to integrate them. Gerhard Schroder
People are often reproached because their desires are directed mainly to money and they are fonder of it than of anything else. Yet it is natural and even inevitable …. every other blessing can satisfy only one desire and one need; for instance, food is good only to the hungry, wine only for the healthy, medicine for the sick, a fur coat for winter, women for youth, and so on... Money alone is the absolutely good thing because it meets not merely one need in concreto, but needs generally in abstracto. Arthur Schopenhauer
For the purpose of acquiring gain, everything else is pushed aside or thrown overboard, for example, as is philosophy by the professors of philosophy. Arthur Schopenhauer
Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become. Arthur Schopenhauer
It is difficult, if not impossible, to define the limit of our reasonable desires in respect of possessions. Arthur Schopenhauer
Our moral virtues benefit mainly other people; intellectual virtues, on the other hand, benefit primarily ourselves; therefore the former make us universally popular, the latter unpopular. Arthur Schopenhauer
The cheapest form of pride however is national pride. For it reveals in the one thus afflicted the lack of individual qualities of which he could be proud, while he would not otherwise reach for what he shares with so many millions. He who possesses significant personal merits will rather recognize the defects of his own nation, as he has them constantly before his eyes, most clearly. But that poor blighter who has nothing in the world of which he can be proud, latches onto the last means of being proud, the nation to which he belongs to. Thus he recovers and is now in gratitude ready to defend with hands and feet all errors and follies which are its own. Arthur Schopenhauer
For our improvement we need a mirror. Arthur Schopenhauer
A reproach can only hurt if it hits the mark. Whoever knows that he does not deserve a reproach can treat it with contempt. Arthur Schopenhauer
Opinion is like a pendulum and obeys the same law. If it goes past the center of gravity on one side, it must go a like distance on the other; and it is only after a certain time that it finds the true point at which it can remain at rest. Arthur Schopenhauer
There are two things which make it impossible to believe that this world is the successful work of an all-wise, all-good, and, at the same time, all-powerful Being; firstly, the misery which abounds in it everywhere; and secondly, the obvious imperfection of its highest product, man, who is a burlesque of what he should be. Arthur Schopenhauer
There are 80,000 prostitutes in London alone and what are they, if not bloody sacrifices on the altar of monogamy? Arthur Schopenhauer
Intellect is invisible to the man who has none. Arthur Schopenhauer
Pride is an established conviction of one’s own paramount worth in some particular respect, while vanity is the desire of rousing such a conviction in others, and it is generally accompanied by the secret hope of ultimately coming to the same conviction oneself. Pride works from within; it is the direct appreciation of oneself. Vanity is the desire to arrive at this appreciation indirectly, from without. Arthur Schopenhauer
Dogma is intended for, and suited to, the great mass of the human race; and as such it can contain merely allegorical truth that it nevertheless has to pass off as truth in the proper sense. Arthur Schopenhauer
At the age of five years to enter a spinning-cotton or other factory, and from that time forth to sit there daily, first ten, then twelve, and ultimately fourteen hours, performing the same mechanical labor, is to purchase dearly the satisfaction of drawing breath. But this is the fate of millions, and that of millions more is analogous to it. Arthur Schopenhauer
There is only one inborn erroneous notion ... that we exist in order to be happy ... So long as we persist in this inborn error ... the world seems to us full of contradictions. Arthur Schopenhauer
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. Arthur Schopenhauer
If there is anything in the world that can really be called a man’s property, it is surely that which is the result of his mental activity. Arthur Schopenhauer
We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people. Arthur Schopenhauer
Compassion is the basis of all morality. Arthur Schopenhauer
Somebody, after all, had to make a start. What we wrote and said is also believed by many others. They just don't dare express themselves as we did. Sophia Magdalena Scholl
I am, now as before, of the opinion that I did the best that I could do for my nation. I therefore do not regret my conduct and will bear the consequences that result from my conduct. Sophia Magdalena Scholl
The real damage is done by those millions who want to "survive." The honest men who just want to be left in peace. Those who don't want their little lives disturbed by anything bigger than themselves. Those with no sides and no causes. Those who won't take measure of their own strength, for fear of antagonizing their own weakness. Those who don't like to make waves — or enemies. Those for whom freedom, honor, truth, and principles are only literature. Sophia Magdalena Scholl
Life is always on the edge of death; narrow streets lead to the same place as wide avenues, and a little candle burns itself out just like a flaming torch does. I choose my own way to burn. Sophia Magdalena Scholl
In the presence of this blood banner which represents our Führer, I swear to devote all my energies and my strength to the savior of our country, Adolf Hitler. I am willing and ready to give up my life for him, so help me God. Baldur Benedikt von Schirach
The essence of liberalism is negotiation, a cautious half measure, in the hope that the definitive dispute, the decisive bloody battle, can be transformed into a parliamentary debate and permit the decision to be suspended forever in an everlasting discussion. Carl Schmitt
All significant concepts of the modern theory of the state are secularized theological concepts. Carl Schmitt
He who serves our Führer, Adolf Hitler, serves Germany, and he who serves Germany, serves God. Baldur Benedikt von Schirach
Some of the defendants say that dictatorship can be good if there is a good dictator. But I say that a man cannot stay good if he becomes a dictator. Authoritarianism is a system that destroys man's morality. If you take a saint and give him power, he will change into a Hitler or a devil. Baldur Benedikt von Schirach
The persecution of Jews in occupied Poland meant that we could see horror emerging gradually in many ways. In 1939, they were forced to wear Jewish stars, and people were herded and shut up into ghettos. Then, in the years '41 and '42 there was plenty of public evidence of pure sadism. With people behaving like pigs, I felt the Jews were being destroyed. I had to help them. There was no choice. Oskar Schindler
Who reflects too much will accomplish little. Johann Friedrich von Schiller
One people will we be, — a band of brothers; No danger, no distress shall sunder us. We will be freemen as our fathers were, And sooner welcome death than live as slaves. Johann Friedrich von Schiller
When the wine goes in, strange things come out. Johann Friedrich von Schiller
War nourishes war. Johann Friedrich von Schiller
What is the short meaning of the long speech? Johann Friedrich von Schiller
We are citizens of an age, as well as of a State; and if it is held to be unseemly, or even inadmissible, for a man to cut himself off from the customs and manners of the circle in which he lives, why should it be less of a duty, in the choice of his activity, to submit his decision to the needs and the taste of his century? Johann Friedrich von Schiller
World history is the world's court. Johann Friedrich von Schiller
The present age has witnessed an extraordinary increase of a thinking public, by the facilities afforded to the diffusion of reading; the former happy resignation to ignorance begins to make way for a state of half-enlightenment, and few persons are willing to remain in the condition in which their birth has placed then. Johann Friedrich von Schiller
Though I had an idea of what was going on - I purposely didn't see it. Walter Friedrich Schellenberg
Colonies are necessary to Germany. We shall get them through negotiation if possible; but if not, we shall take them. Hjalmar Schacht
The Jews must realize that their influence in Germany has disappeared for all time. We wish to keep our people and our culture pure and distinctive Hjalmar Schacht
My so-called foreign friends do neither me nor the situation nor themselves any good when they try to bring me into opposition to the allegedly impossible National Socialist economic theories and declare me to some extent the protector of economic reason. I can assure you that everything I say and do has the complete approval of the Fuhrer and that I would not say or do anything that does not have his approval. Hjalmar Schacht
The number of hypotheses and theories about climate change are numerous. Quite naturally they have caught the public attention, as any proof of past climactic change points to the possibility of future climate change, which inevitably will have significant implications for global economics. Eduard Bruckner
Science knows only one commandment—contribute to science. Bertolt Brecht
The aim of science is not to open the door to infinite wisdom, but to set a limit to infinite error. Bertolt Brecht
Now it must be asked if we can comprehend why comets signify the death of magnates and coming wars, for writers of philosophy say so. The reason is not apparent, since vapor no more rises in a land where a pauper lives than where a rich man resides, whether he be king or someone else. Furthermore, it is evident that a comet has a natural cause not dependent on anything else; so it seems that it has no relation to someone's death or to war. Albertus Magnus
… good habits are here more effectual than good laws elsewhere Cornelius Tacitus
Every intellectual attitude is latently political. Thomas Mann
There is nothing that is not political. Thomas Mann
Unhappy German nation, how do you like the Messianic role allotted to you, not by God, nor by destiny, but by a handful of perverted and bloody-minded men. Thomas Mann
If independence is not at stake then I thing it right to consider such an offer. Eric Fredrick Lindley Wood Halifax
The American Civil War was the wrangling of two armed mobs. Helmuth von Moltke
I don't know what you think you're trying to do, but the krauts ought to pin a medal on you for helping them mess up discipline for us. George S. Patton
The hope in the hearts of millions of national socialists can be fulfilled only by an authoritarian government. Franz von Papen
Allow me to say how manly and humanly great of you I think this is. Your courageous and firm intervention have met with nothing but recognition throughout the entire world. I congratulate you for all you have given anew to the German nation by crushing the intended second revolution. Franz von Papen
The dangers of inter-mixing and bastardizing of our people are extraordinarily grave. They lie to a great extent in the almost unlimited lack of knowledge throughout our nation of the problems of blood. Gunther Pancke
You can’t run this like a zoo where everyone can go and watch. Daniel Domscheit-Berg
England will fight to the last American America First
I hope you have not seriously taken amiss my certainly quite cowardly statements…. I wanted to remain free and could not do so without great duplicity. Erwin Schrodinger
In the midst of the exultant joy that is pervading our country … you will be very happy if … in accord with the true will of the Fuhrer you may be allowed to support the decision of his now united people with all your strength. Erwin Schrodinger
Whoever gets this first will win the war. James Bryant Conant
Whatever the enemy may be planning, American science will be equal to the challenge. Franklin D. Roosevelt
We have spent $2 Billion on the greatest scientific gamble in history and won. The battle of the laboratories held fateful risks for us … and we have now won the battle of the laboratories as we have won the other battles. Harry S Truman
The hardest thing in life is to know when to hold fast to one’s principles and when it is acceptable to bend them. Bernhard Schlink
As an ideologically based movement, socialism is no longer vital. Today it's a combination of democracy, rule of law and the welfare state, and I'd say a vast majority of Europeans defend this -- the British Tories can't touch the National Health Service without being beheaded. Joschka Fischer
I have left the obvious, essential fact to this point, namely, that it is the Russian Armies who have done the main work in tearing the guts out of the German army. Winston Churchill
Britain and France had to choose between war and dishonour. They chose dishonour. They will have war. Winston Churchill
We do resolve that it is the sentiment of this council that the Six Nations of Indians [The Iroquois] declare that a state of war exists between our Confederacy of Six Nations on the one part and Germany, Italy, Japan and their allies against whom the United States has declared war, on the other part. The atrocities of the axis nations is violently repulsive to all sense of righteousness of our people, and that this merciless slaughter of mankind upon the part of these enemies of free peoples can be no longer tolerated. Jesse Lyons
The conduct of Germany is almost unexampled in human history. The terrible responsibility which lies at her doors can be seen in the fact that not less than seven million dead lie buried in Europe, while more than twenty million others carry upon them the evidence of wounds and sufferings, because Germany saw fit to gratify her lust for tyranny by resort to war. Georges Clemenceau
… the war which began on August 1st, 1914, was the greatest crime against humanity and the freedom of peoples that any nation, calling itself civilized, has ever consciously committed. For many years the rulers of Germany, true to the Prussian tradition, strove for a position of dominance in Europe. They were not satisfied with that growing prosperity and influence to which Germany was entitled, and which all other nations were willing to accord her, in the society of free and equal peoples. They required that they should be able to dictate and tyrannize to a subservient Europe, as they dictated and tyrannised over a subservient Germany. Germany's responsibility, however, is not confined to having planned and started the war. She is no less responsible for the savage and inhuman manner in which it was conducted. The Germans they deliberately carried out a series of promiscuous shootings and burnings with the sole object of terrifying the inhabitants into submission by the very frightfulness of their action. They were the first to use poisonous gas, notwithstanding the appalling suffering it entailed. They began the bombing and long distance shelling of towns for no military object, but solely for the purpose of reducing the morale of their opponents by striking at their women and children. They commenced the submarine campaign with its piratical challenge to international law, and its destruction of great numbers of innocent passengers and sailors, in mid ocean, far from succour, at the mercy of the winds and the waves, and the yet more ruthless submarine crews. They drove thousands of men and women and children with brutal savagery into slavery in foreign lands. They allowed barbarities to be practiced against their prisoners of war from which the most uncivilized people would have recoiled. Georges Clemenceau
I obtained the occupation of the Rhineland for fifteen years, with partial evacuation after five years. If Germany does not fulfill the treaty, there will be no evacuation either partial or definitive. At last I am no longer anxious. I have obtained almost everything I wanted. Georges Clemenceau
Without general elections, without unrestrained freedom of press and assembly, without a free struggle of opinion, life dies out in every public institution…in which only the bureaucracy remains as the active element. Rosa Luxemburg
The few who understand the system [of banking with capitalism] will either be so interested in its profits or be so dependent upon its favors that there will be no opposition from that class, while on the other hand, the great body of people, mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantage that capital derives from the system, will bear its burdens without complaint, and perhaps without even suspecting that the system is inimical to their interests Mayer Amschel Rothschild
The death of Lincoln was a disaster for Christendom. There was no man in the United States great enough to wear his boots and the bankers went anew to grab the riches. I fear that foreign bankers with their craftiness and tortuous tricks will entirely control the exuberant riches of America and use it to systematically corrupt civilization Prince Otto von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
The universal law of justice is: act externally in such a way that the free use of your will is compatible with the freedom of everyone according to a universal law. Immanuel Kant
It is an attempt to "spread the principles of the Revolution by every means throughout the whole of Europe." This program binds together both these individuals and their parties. The consequences for the peace of the world are clear and certain. If the revolutionary party carries out its program, "The sovereignty of the people," my minor crown will be broken, no less certainly than the mighty crowns of your Majesty, and a fearful scourge will be laid upon the nations; a century [will follow] of rebellion, of lawlessness, and of godlessness Frederick William IV
Anyone who is both clever and lazy is qualified for the highest leadership duties, because he possesses the intellectual clarity and the composure necessary for difficult decisions. One must beware of anyone who is stupid and diligent -- he must not be entrusted with any responsibility because he will always cause only mischief.[ Kurt von Hammerstein-Equord
Ich bin ein Berliner. (I am a Berliner.) John F. Kennedy
America is the land where people find whatever they have lost. Gunter Grass
Politics has been called the “art of the possible,” and it actually is a realm akin to art insofar as, like art, it occupies a creatively mediating position between spirit and life, the idea and reality. Thomas Mann
'The national revolution has started. The building is guarded by six hundred heavily armed men. The barracks of the Reichswehr [army forces] and police have been occupied. Reichswehr and police are now on the march under the swastika banner! Adolf Hitler
This forenoon ten Americans and twenty Russians went to the south cathedral, where the Boxers were looting, burning, and killing, killed seventy Boxers, captured ten, and took Catholic refugees to a place near the British Legation. In the afternoon twenty-five Germans and an equal number of French went to the same place, with much the same result, though not quite so many Boxers were killed Luella Miner
The Herero people must … leave the land. If the populace does not do this I will force them with the Groot Rohr [cannon]. Within the German borders every Herero, with or without a gun, with or without cattle, will be shot. I will no longer accept women and children, I will drive them back to their people or I will let them be shot at. Lothar von Trotha
Let the Anglo- Saxon ask himself where he would have been if these races had not come? Let those who feel the inferiority of the non- Anglo-Saxon immigrant contemplate that region of the States which has remained the most distinctively 'American,' the South. Let him ask himself whether he would really like to see the foreign hordes Americanized into such an Americanization. Let him ask himself how superior this native civilization is to the great 'alien' states of Wisconsin and Minnesota, where Scandinavians, Poles, and Germans have self- consciously labored to preserve their traditional culture, while being outwardly and satisfactorily American. Let him ask himself how much wis more wisdom, intelligence, industry and social leadership has come out of these alien states than out of all the truly American ones. The South, in fact, while this vast Northern development has gone on, still remains an English colony, stagnant and complacent, having progressed culturally scarcely beyond the early Victorian era. It is culturally sterile because it has had no advantage of cross-fertilization like the Northern states. Randolph Bourne
Whom do I hate most, among all the rabble of to-day?' The Socialist who undermines the workingman's instincts, who destroys his satisfaction with his insignificant existence, who makes him envious and teaches him revenge.” Friedrich Nietzsche
The sinking of the Lusitania and the execution of Edith Cavell, as well as the murder of Captain Fryatt for the "horrible crime" (to German thinking) of attempting to sink a submarine, convinced even the most obstinate minds in the United States that the German was the enemy of civilization. Woodrow Wilson; Roland G.
Other peoples, at other times, as well as our Southern brethren at present, have felt that the suppression of general discussion was necessary to the preservation of a prized and peculiar institution. Spain, Italy, Germany, France, the Netherlands, England, and Scotland have all, at different times, experienced the forced suppression of some one branch of political or religious thought. Their histories have recorded the effect of that suppression; and the rule to be deduced therefrom is simply this: If the people among whom such suppression is attempted are ignorant, and are kept so as part of a system, the attempt may be successful, though in its results working destruction to the community; — if, however, they are intelligent, and the system incautiously admits into itself any plan of education, the attempt at suppression will be abandoned, as the result either of policy or violence. In this respect, then, on philosophical grounds, the Cotton dynasty is not likely to favor the education of the masses.. Charles Francis Adams II
We are in no position to withstand a prolonged static war. Wherever the allies concentrate their forces they will break through. For us there can be no question of military victory or of winning the war. Our only hope is to hold on long enough to allow some development on the political front to save Germany from complete collapse. Gerd von Rundstedt
The vastness of Russia devours us. Gerd von Rundstedt
Three factors defeated us in the West where I was in command. First, the unheard-of superiority of your air force, which made all movement in daytime impossible. Second, the lack of motor fuel - oil and gas - so that the Panzers and even the Luftwaffe were unable to move. Third, the systematic destruction of all railway communications so that it was impossible to bring one single railroad train across the Rhine. Gerd von Rundstedt
Make peace, you fools! Gerd von Rundstedt
We should have known better after the first war. Gerd von Rundstedt
Anti-Semitism is the unifying element of the reconstruction of Germany. Alfred Rosenberg
The place of Christian love has been taken by the National Socialist, Germanic idea of comradeship... Alfred Rosenberg
No nation can appease the Nazi. No man can tame a tiger into a kitten by stroking it. Franklin D. Roosevelt
War and unrest appeal to me more than good bourgeois order. Brutality is respected, the people need wholesome fear. They want to fear someone. They want someone to frighten them and make them shudderingly submissive. Ernst Rohm
Political rights do not exist because they have been legally set down on a piece of paper, but only when they have become the ingrown habit of a people, and when any attempt to impair them will meet with the violent resistance of the populace. Rudolph Rocker
Even revolutions can only develop and mature the germs which already exist and have made their way into the consciousness of men; they cannot themselves create these germs or create new worlds out of nothing. Rudolph Rocker
Freedom is the very essence of life, the impelling force in all intellectual and social development, the creator of every new outlook for the future of mankind. Rudolph Rocker
Ideas do not make a movement; they are themselves merely the product of concrete situations, the intellectual precipitate of particular conditions of life. Movements arise only from the immediate and practical necessities of social life and are never the result of purely abstract ideas. But they acquire their irresistible force and their inner certainty of victory only when they are vitalised by a great idea, which gives them life and intellectual content Rudolph Rocker
I am an Anarchist not because I believe Anarchism is the final goal, but because there is no such thing as a final goal. Rudolph Rocker
The nation which can only be saved by one man and wants to be saved that way deserves a whipping! Johann G. Seume
Because of his social position there are left no limits to the power lust of the modern capitalist. He can interfere with inconsiderate egoism in the lives of his fellowmen and play the part of Providence for others. Rudolph Rocker
To rule means to exercise power, and only he who possesses power can exercise it. This direct connection of power and rule forms the fundamental truth of all politics and the key to all history. Ludwig August von Rochau
I know for a fact that this idea of the Jews causing the war and the Jews being so all important is nonsense. But that was Hitler's idea, and...was pure fantasy. Joachim von Ribbentrop
I was truly under Hitler's spell, that cannot be denied. I was impressed with him from the moment I first met him, in 1932. He had terrific power, especially in his eyes. Joachim von Ribbentrop
When Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, he turned the Civil War into a revolution. Karl Marx
My skepticism warns me of the danger of becoming a fanatic, a danger which no faith has yet averted. Karlheinz Deschner
Enlightenment is terror; when you light up the world, you make its filth clearer. Karlheinz Deschner
Whoever writes on world history, but not as a forensic history, becomes thereby an accomplice. Karlheinz Deschner
Theologian — the only kind of scholar who has no knowledge whatsoever of his supposed object of study [God]. Karlheinz Deschner
Thoughts convince thinkers; for this reason, thoughts convince seldom. Karlheinz Deschner
The Labour party believes in the right of peoples to govern themselves, and to enjoy a way of life which they themselves decide upon. We concede that right to Russia. We concede that right to Germany, and it is because we are claiming it for ourselves, and Germany denies it to us, that we are at war with Germany John Curtin
We've beaten the Germans twice and now they're back! Margaret Thatcher
Hitler and his clique conquered Germany by brutal violence, by murder and crime. But the doctrines of Nazism had got hold of the German mind long before then. Persuasion, not violence, had converted the immense majority of the nation to the tenets of militant nationalism. If Hitler had not succeeded in winning the race for dictatorship, somebody else would have won it. Ludwig von Mises
The Nazis have an ally in every town or village where there is a man eager to get rid of a Jewish competitor. The secret weapon of Hitler is the anti-Jewish inclinations of many millions of shopkeepers and grocers, of doctors and lawyers, professors and writers. Ludwig von Mises
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There was no secrecy about the ambitions of the Nazis. The Nazis themselves advertised them in innumerable books and pamphlets, and in every issue of their numerous newspapers and periodicals. Nobody can reproach the Nazis with having concocted their plots clandestinely. He who had ears to hear and eyes to see could not help but know all about their aspirations. Ludwig von Mises
Adam must have an Eve, to blame for what he has done. German Proverb
A deep meaning resides in old customs. Johann Friedrich von Schiller
A fool always accuses other people; a partially wise man himself; a wholly wise man, neither himself nor others. Johann Gottfried von Herder
Notwithstanding the varieties of the human form, there is but one and the same species of man throughout the whole earth. Johann Gottfried von Herder
National glory is a deceiving seducer. When it reaches a certain height, it clasps the head with an iron band. The enclosed sees nothing in the mist but his own picture; he is susceptible to no foreign impressions. Johann Gottfried von Herder
There is only one class in the state, the Volk, (the people), and the king belongs to this class as well as the peasant Johann Gottfried von Herder
History is an instrument of the most genuine patriotic spirit Johann Gottfried von Herder
It is the apparent plan of nature that as one human being, so also one generation, and also one nationality learn, learn incessantly, from and with the others, until all have comprehended the difficult lesson: No nationality has been solely designated by God as the chosen people of the earth; above all we must seek the truth and cultivate the garden of the common good. Hence no nationality of Europe may separate itself sharply, and foolishly say, "With us alone, with us dwells all wisdom. Johann Gottfried von Herder
The two grand tyrants of the Earth, Time and Chance. Johann Gottfried von Herder
Tell me, O wise man, how hast thou come to know so astonishingly much? By never being ashamed to ask of those that knew! Johann Gottfried von Herder
Every one loves his country, his manners, his language, his wife, his children; not because they are the best in the World, but because they are absolutely his own, and he loves himself and his own labors in them. Johann Gottfried von Herder
How oppressive the best institutions become in the course of a few generations …. shall a system of government or religion … endure for ever? Johann Gottfried von Herder
A government may not waver; once it has chosen its course, it must, without looking to right or left, thenceforth go forward. Otto von Bismarck
A judge who cannot punish, associates himself in the end with the criminal. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Always to distrust is an error, as well as always to trust. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions ... but by iron and blood. Prince Otto von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
I would never seek foreign conflicts just to distract attention from domestic difficulties; that would be frivolous. Prince Otto von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
Hit the Poles so hard that they despair of their life; I have full sympathy with their condition, but if we want to survive, we can only exterminate them; the wolf, too, cannot help having been created by God as he is, but people shoot him for it if they can. Prince Otto von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
A conquering army on the border will not be stopped by eloquence. Prince Otto von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
Preventive war is like committing suicide for fear of death. Prince Otto von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
Your map of Africa is really quite nice. But my map of Africa lies in Europe. Here is Russia, and here... is France, and we're in the middle — that's my map of Africa. Prince Otto von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
… with a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and when I have to do with a pirate, I try to be a pirate and a half. Prince Otto von Bismarck-Schoenhausen

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