"If the war is lost, then it is of no concern to me. If people perish in it, I still would not shed a single tear for them, because they do not deserve better.In the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses [...] in the primitive simplicity of their minds [...] more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods."
Life does not forgive weakness.
I want war. To me all means will be right. My motto is not 'Don't, whatever you do, annoy the enemy.' My motto is 'Destroy him by all and any means.' I am the one who will wage the war! I have not come into this world to make men better, but to make use of their weaknesses.
Conscience is a Jewish invention, it is a blemish like circumcision.We have suffered so much that it only steels us to fanatical resolve to hate our enemies a thousand times more and to regard them for what they are--destroyers of an eternal culture and annihilators of humanity. Out of this hate a holy will is born to oppose these destroyers of our existence with all the strength that God has given us and to crush them in the end. During its 2,000-year history our people has survived so many terrible times that we have no doubt that we will also master our present plight.
Providence shows no mercy to weak nations, but recognizes the right of existence-only of sound and strong nations.
This Jewish communist annihilation of nations and its western European and American procurers can be met only in one way: by using every ounce of strength with the extreme fanaticism and stubborn steadfastness that merciful God gives to men in hard times for the defense of their own lives.
The fact that the Vatican is concluding a treaty with the new Germany means the acknowledgement of the National Socialist state by the Catholic Church. This treaty shows the whole world clearly and unequivocally that the assertion that National Socialism is hostile to religion is a lie. It will at any rate be my supreme task to see to it that in the newly awakened NSDAP, the adherents of both Confessions can live peacefully together side by side in order that they may take their stand in the common fight against the power which is the mortal foe of any true Christianity.
—Final Radio Address
"I believe today that I am acting in the sense of the Almighty Creator. By warding off the Jews I am fighting for the Lord's work."—Speech before the Reichstag, 1936
"I am now as before a Catholic and will always remain so."—To Gen. Gerhard Engel, 1941
"We have only to kick in the door and the whole rotten structure will come crashing down."—Regarding Operation Barbarossa, his invasion of the Soviet Union
"I was writing speeches before you could read them! I was fighting battles when your only battle was to escape your mother's womb! I was conquering the world when your entire universe was your crib! And as for hiding in darkness -- I invented darkness!"—Hitler's ghost, The Twilight Zone, "He's Alive"
"Anyone who sees and paints a sky green and pastures blue ought to be sterilized."
"Adolf Hitler was a very, very naughty man."—Narrator of educational video, South Park
"I have in this War a burning private grudge—which would probably make me a better soldier at 49 than I was at 22: against that ruddy little ignoramus Adolf Hitler (for the odd thing about demonic inspiration and impetus is that it in no way enhances the purely intellectual stature: it chiefly affects the mere will). Ruining, perverting, misapplying, and making for ever accursed, that noble northern spirit, a supreme contribution to Europe, which I have ever loved, and tried to present in its true light."
"I must honestly confess that I would have preferred it if he had followed his original ambition and become an architect."—Paula Wolff (née Hitler), Hitler's younger sister
"One may dislike Hitler's system and yet admire his patriotic achievement. If our country were defeated, I hope we should find a champion as indomitable to restore our courage and lead us back to our place among the nations."—Winston Churchill, 1935
"I admit, I was fascinated by Adolf Hitler. He was a pleasant boss and a fatherly friend."—Traudl Junge, Hitler's secretary, 1947
"The Führer is deeply religious, but deeply anti-Christian. He regards Christianity as a symptom of decay."—Goebbels's diary, 1939
"He is but a solitary manFor all of us to hear and see"
Whose prejudice will spread like a flame
Throughout the land
He's enslaving those who will be free
Etching his own name in black
—Anthrax, "The Enemy"
"Try explaining Hitler to a kid."
"Hitler was a vegetarian and a painter. So he must have been, 'I can't get the fucking trees... Damn, I will kill everyone in the world!'"
"You had to pinch yourself to realize that this was the man on whom the eyes of the world were riveted; that he alone held the lightning in his hands."—Virginia Cowles, after seeing Hitler at a rally.
[Germany doesn't need a] "heroic tenor but a real hero."—Philosopher Oswald Spengler, after meeting Hitler in 1933.
"And now it's springtime for Hitler and GermanyGermans go into your dance"
Winter for Poland and France
Springtime for Hitler and Germany
—The Producers, The song "Springtime for Hitler"
- "So the bastard's dead? Too bad we didn't capture him alive!"—Joseph Stalin, upon being informed of Hitler's suicide.
"This accursed man will lead our Reich into the abyss."—A letter of Gen. Erich von Luddendorf to Pres. Paul von Hindenburg