65 Propaganda Quotes On Success In Life

These propaganda quotes will inspire you. Propaganda usually disapproving or information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, is used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging propaganda quotes, propaganda sayings, and propaganda proverbs.

Best Propaganda Quotes

  1. “Propaganda works best when those who are being manipulated
    are confident they are acting on their own free will.” ~ Joseph Goebbels
  2. “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” ~ George Orwell
  3. “Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  4. “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.” ~ Unknown

  5. “If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.” ~ Malcolm X
  6. “The propagandist’s purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.” ~ Aldous Huxley
  7. “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ~ Adolf Hitler
  8. “When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.” ~ Thomas Sowell

  9. “The receptivity of the masses is very limited, their intelligence is small, but their power of forgetting is enormous. In consequence of these facts, all effective propaganda must be limited to a very few points and must harp on these in slogans until the last member of the public understands what you want him to understand by your slogan.” ~ Adolf Hitler
  10. “Propaganda is the art of persuading others of what you don’t believe yourself.” ~ Decimius Magnus Ausonius
  11. “A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.” ~ Saul Bellow
  12. “The Republican Party can lead any person to believe that their promises will be fulfilled in the future. They follow the Hitler line – no matter how big the lie; repeat it often enough and the masses will regard it as truth.” ~ John F. Kennedy

  13. “Propaganda is the executive arm of the invisible government.” ~ Edward Bernays
  14. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” ~ Mark Twain
  15. “Propaganda is amazing, people can be led to believe anything.” ~ Alice Walker
  16. “Gentlemen, I am ready for the questions to my answers.” ~ Charles de Gaulle

  17. “This is the secret of propaganda: Those who are to be persuaded by it should be completely immersed in the ideas of the propaganda, without ever noticing that they are being immersed in it.” ~ Joseph Goebbels
  18. “Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way round, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise.” ~ Adolf Hitler
  19. “We can and must write in a language which sows among the masses hate, revulsion, and scorn toward those who disagree with us.” ~ Vladimir Lenin
  20. “All the war propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.” ~ George Orwell

  21. “That’s the whole point of good propaganda. You want to create a slogan that nobody’s going to be against, and everybody’s going to be for. Nobody knows what it means, because it doesn’t mean anything.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  22. “The most dangerous untruths are truths slightly distorted.” ~ Georg C. Lichtenberg
  23. “For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are.” ~ Niccolo Machiavelli
  24. “It’s so easy for propaganda to work, and dissent to be mocked.” ~ Harold Pinter

  25. “The goal of modern propaganda is no longer to transform opinion but to arouse an active and mythical belief” ~ Jacques Ellul
  26. “Propaganda is as powerful as heroin; it surreptitiously dissolves all capacity to think.” ~ Gil Courtemanche
  27. “All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.” ~ Adolf Hitler
  28. “Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.” ~ A. J. Liebling

  29. “Why is propaganda so much more successful when it stirs up hatred than when it tries to stir up friendly feeling?” ~ Bertrand Russell
  30. “Propaganda is a soft weapon; hold it in your hands too long, and it will move about like a snake, and strike the other way.” ~ Jean Anouilh
  31. “But the most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly and with unflagging attention. It must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over. Here, as so often in this world, persistence is the first and most important requirement for success.” ~ Adolf Hitler
  32. “Propaganda must not serve the truth, especially as it might bring out something favorable for the opponent.” ~ Adolf Hitler

  33. “Propaganda, to be effective, must be believed. To be believed, it must be credible. To be credible, it must be true.” ~ Hubert H. Humphrey
  34. “Only the mob and the elite can be attracted by the momentum of totalitarianism itself. The masses have to be won by propaganda.” ~ Hannah Arendt
  35. “To whom should propaganda be addressed? To the scientifically trained intelligentsia or the less educated masses? It must be addressed always and exclusively to the masses.” ~ Adolf Hitler
  36. “One cannot wage war under present conditions without the support of public opinion, which is tremendously molded by the press and other forms of propaganda.” ~ Douglas MacArthur

  37. “Mighty little force is needed to control a man whose mind has been hoodwinked; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind is free. No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything – you can’t conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein
  38. “Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.” ~ Charles Mackay
  39. “The more modest its intellectual ballast, the more exclusively it takes into consideration the emotions of the masses, the more effective [propaganda] will be.” ~ Adolf Hitler
  40. “He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument, but in the right word. The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense.” ~ Joseph Conrad

  41. “You would be surprised how effective, at least for influencing low-information voters, negative propaganda about me is.” ~ Edward Snowden
  42. “The leading student of business propaganda, Australian social scientist Alex Carey, argues persuasively that “the 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: the growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.” ~ Noam Chomsky , Political propaganda quotes
  43. “Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.” ~ George Orwell
  44. “All propaganda must be confined to a few bare necessities and then must be expressed in a few stereotyped formulas . . . Only constant repetition will finally succeed in imprinting an idea upon the memory of a crowd.” ~ Adolf Hitler

  45. “The best defense against propaganda: more propaganda.” ~ Edward Bernays
  46. “I think there is a good reason why the propaganda system works that way. It recognizes that the public will not support the actual policies. Therefore it is important to prevent any knowledge or understanding of them.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  47. “The greatest challenge facing mankind is the challenge of distinguishing reality from fantasy, truth from propaganda. Perceiving the truth has always been a challenge to mankind, but in the information age (or as I think of it, the disinformation age) it takes on a special urgency and importance.” ~ Michael Crichton
  48. “False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.” ~ Plato

  49. “In Russia, we only had two TV channels. Channel One was propaganda. Channel Two consisted of a KGB officer telling you: Turn back at once to Channel One.” ~ Yakov Smirnoff
  50. “The news isn’t there to tell you what happened. It’s there to tell you what it wants you to hear or what it thinks you want to hear.” ~ Joss Whedon
  51. “All propaganda must be popular and its intellectual level must be adjusted to the most limited intelligence among those it is addressed to.” ~ Adolf Hitler
  52. “Propaganda is that branch of the art of lying which consists in nearly deceiving your friends without quite deceiving your enemies.” ~ Francis Cornford

  53. “In political matters feeling often decides more correctly than reason.” ~ Adolf Hitler
  54. “Propaganda will never die out. Intelligent men must realize that propaganda is the modern instrument by which they can fight for productive ends and help to bring order out of chaos.” ~ Edward Bernays
  55. “It is a mistake to make propaganda many-sided, like scientific instruction, for instance… As soon as you sacrifice this slogan and try to be many-sided, the effect will piddle away, for the crowd can neither digest nor retain the material offered.” ~ Adolf Hitler
  56. “I have sworn upon the altar of God Eternal, hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

  57. “Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state…” ~ Noam Chomsky
  58. “The rifle itself has no moral stature since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles.” ~ Jeff Cooper
  59. “The successor to politics will be propaganda. Propaganda, not in the sense of a message or ideology, but as the impact of the whole technology of the times.” ~ Marshall McLuhan
  60. “To swallow and follow, whether old doctrine or new propaganda, is a weakness still dominating the human mind.” ~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman

  61. “Because they don’t teach the truth about the world, schools have to rely on beating students over the head with propaganda about democracy. If schools were, in reality, democratic, there would be no need to bombard students with platitudes about democracy. They would simply act and behave democratically, and we know this does not happen. The more there is a need to talk about the ideals of democracy, the less democratic the system usually is.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  62. “In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.” ~ Winston Churchill
  63. “The four cornerstones of the American political psyche are 1) emotion substituted for thought, 2) fear, 3) ignorance and 4) propaganda” ~ Joe Bageant

  64. “The purpose of propaganda is not to provide interesting distraction for blasé young gentlemen, but to convince… the masses. But the masses are slow moving, and they always require a certain time before they are ready even to notice a thing, and only after the simplest ideas are repeated thousands of times will the masses finally remember them.” ~ Adolf Hitler
  65. “The essence of propaganda consists in winning people over to an idea so sincerely, so vitally, that in the end they succumb to it utterly and can never escape from it.” ~ Joseph Goebbels

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