77+ Famous Dictator & Dictatorship Quotes

Famous Dictator & Dictatorship Quotes

Make the lie big. Make it simple. Keep saying it, and eventually, people will believe it. -Adolf Hitler

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”-Mahatma Gandhi

“Without principles, democracy becomes a nightmare; without institutions, society disintegrates into individualism.” -José Ortega y Gasset

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and nails. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. -Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.”-Groucho Marx

“The state is a monster that threatens everyone with death, and everyone praises its preachers as demigods.” -Friedrich Nietzsche

“There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.”-Ayn Rand

“Why of the common people do not complain of the injustice of which they are victims?” -Karl Marx

“I have never heard a more impudent untruth than this. I have been for years fighting the battle of the people, and yet I am termed an aristocrat!” -Nelson Mandela

“You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.” -Buddha

“There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him.” -Robert Anson Heinlein

“The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.” -Thomas Jefferson

Death is the solution to all problems. No man, no problem.-Joseph Stalin

“I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.” –Winston Churchill

“The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, the government can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.” –John Maynard Keynes

Propaganda is to a democracy what violence is to a dictatorship. William Blum

“The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism – ownership of government by an individual, by a group.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt

“A nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men.” -John F. Kennedy

I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few.-Adolf Hitler

“The great masses of the people prefer simple solutions to difficult problems.”-Adolf Hitler

“The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.” -Mark Twain

“Democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where 50% of the people tell the other 50% what to do, and then the 50% who are not being told what to do say in effect ‘well then get lost!’ “― Thomas Sowell

I want you to know that everything I did, I did for my country.-Pol Pot

“He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice.” -Albert Einstein

“I will give you my definition of a nation. It is not mere territory. It is not mere language. And it is not mere customs and traditions. I would say that the nation is an idea, a sacred idea, always present within each of its members.” -Benito Mussolini

I am a Marxist-Leninist, and I will be one until the last days of my life.-Fidel Castro

“It is not enough to say that we are guided in our work by the principles of Communism; what we are doing has to be shown in concrete terms.” -Georg Lukacs

“When fascism comes to America, it will be brown and black; its officials will be speaking Latin, and it will have a new adornment of flowers in its buttonhole.” -Winston Churchill

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it. Ignorance may deride it. But in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

“The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.” -Thomas Jefferson

Humanitarianism is the expression of stupidity and cowardice.-Adolf Hitler

“If you think that our problems are bad now, wait until they have a chance to get worse. It won’t take much of a change.” -Will Rogers

“When I hear about the way women are treated in this country, I am reminded of the story about the man who goes into a hospital looking for his wife and comes out with two extra legs.” -Nelson Mandela

Americans are the great Satan, the wounded snake.– Ayatollah Khomeini

If Fascism were taught in our schools the way religion is taught, it would be a more attractive philosophy.” –Albert Einstein

“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” -Winston Churchill

“If for the moment we are to survive as a free people, all Americans must understand our enemy aims at our destruction. He has no use for such a country as we have assembled together. He would not give it back if he could wipe us out and build it up again in some other form.” -Winston Churchill

“Peace, Charles, peace! It is a good word, Charles. But how does one define peace? Do the pagans know what they are doing? Are there any gods left now?”-Winston Churchill

By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise. -Adolf Hitler

“If I were reincarnated, I would wish to be returned to earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels.” -Prince Philip

“War is the health of the state” -Leon Trotsky

“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.” -Franklin D Roosevelt

“Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind.” –John F Kennedy

I’m not a dictator; it’s just that I have a grumpy face.- -Augusto Pinochet

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” -George Santayana

“It is not enough to curse the darkness. It is also necessary to light a lamp.” -Elie Wiesel

“Those who give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” –Benjamin Franklin

“Even peace may be purchased at too high a price. And freedom does not always bring happiness.” -Dwight D Eisenhower

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they can get it back by saying, “I need not to be abused anymore.” -anonymous

“Don’t worry about people stealing an idea if it’s original. The world is full of rip-offs.” -Alan Kay

“True power does not abuse its power or blame others for the misuse of it.” -King Solomon

Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed. -Josef Stalin

“The man who reads too much and thinks too little is like a dishclout on a fine pot.” –Plato

“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.”

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