Propaganda Quotes

Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state. Noam Chomsky

Propaganda is that branch of the art of lying which consists in nearly deceiving your friends without quite deceiving your enemies. F M Cornford

Propaganda, to be effective, must be believed. To be believed, it must be credible. To be credible, it must be true. Hubert Humphrey

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

Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves. Eric Hoffer

The best propaganda omits rather than invents. Mason Cooley

Why is propaganda so much more successful when it stirs up hatred than when it tries to stir up friendly feeling? Bertrand Russell

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

Like the effect of advertising upon the customer, the methods of political propaganda tend to increase the feeling of insignificance of the individual voter. Erich Fromm

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