October 5th, 2006

Hitler Quotes


I’ve run across some interesting quotes by Adolf Hitler recently, and thought I would post them here. It’s scary hearing (err.. reading) these come from his mouth and looking at how they mirror our situation today…

How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.

One word: apathy.

The great strength of the totalitarian state is that it forces those who fear it to imitate it.

Hey, Iraq! You need democracy, like us!

The broad mass of the nation … will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one.

:::cough::: 9/11 :::cough:::

How to achieve the moral breakdown of the enemy before the war has started — that is the problem that interests me. Whoever has experienced war at the front will want to refrain from all avoidable bloodshed.

Moral breakdown? Sounds like moral relativism

Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.

We’ve got one of those today! Also see #25 on the list of principles of liberty.

Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.

Ah, the wonders of terrorism.

Secular schools can never be tolerated because such schools have no religious instruction, and a general moral instruction without a religious foundation is built on air; consequently, all character training and religion must be derived from faith . . . we need believing people.

Sounds like a little bit of indoctrination [2] [3] [4].

Please note that I’m definitely not a fan of Hitler, nor do I cite these quotes to show what an intelligent or thoughtful man he was. I just think they are interesting, given his position and set of actions, and how they parallel what we are going through in our day.

6 Responses to “Hitler Quotes”

  1. John
    October 5, 2006 at 10:53 am #

    He said some pretty profound things on a few occasions, too:

    Words build bridges into unexplored regions.

    The sportive, knightly battle awakens the best human characteristics. It doesn’t separate, but unites the combatants in understanding and respect. He also helps to connect the countries in the spirit of peace. That’s why the Olympic Flame should never die.

    I think that he was probably very intelligent and thoughtful… just… bad. ;o)

  2. Kelly Winterton
    October 5, 2006 at 3:53 pm #

    The works of Satan do not change. We should study how Satan has worked through nations’ leaders in the past, so that we can recognize how Satan will try to get our country too. We were warned by Mormon and Moroni that secret combinations would abound in our day – we need to look for them around us, and when we find them, we need to inform our neighbors.

  3. Connor
    October 5, 2006 at 3:59 pm #

    Kelly, I agree, however I slightly disagree with your following statement:

    …so that we can recognize how Satan will try to get our country too.

    Will try? Or has tried and is trying? President Benson has said:

    “Secret combinations lusting for power, gain, and glory are flourishing. A secret combination that seeks to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations, and countries is increasing its evil influence and control over America and the entire world.”

    Those who hold the myopic view that “Islamic Fascists” are the only latter-day gadiantons need to open their eyes a little and really ponder Ether 8.

  4. fontor
    October 5, 2006 at 11:44 pm #

    Where did you get the Hitler action figure? Its existence concerns me.

    Although I like how he’s making the Satan finger gesture. Or is he just a Longhorns fan?

  5. Connor
    October 6, 2006 at 7:19 am #

    I found the picture on Flickr. He’s making the “love” hand gesture, not the Longhorns or Satan’s horns gesture.

  6. fontor
    October 6, 2006 at 7:51 am #

    I guess the thumb may indeed be extended.

    But I choose to interpret it as Satan Fingers.

    I mean, it’s Hitler, c’mon.

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