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71 Famous Benito Mussolini Quotes That Give A Glimpse Of His Mind

Famous As: Dictator of Italy and Principal Founder of Fascism Who Was Prime Minister of Italy from 1922 to 1943.
Born On: July 29, 1883
Died On: April 28, 1945
Born In: Predappio, Italy
Founder / Co Founder: Milizia Volontaria per la Sicurezza Nazionale, Cinecittà, National Fascist Party, Grand Council of Fascism, Royal Academy of Italy
Died At Age: 61
Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini was an Italian journalist and politician, who rose to prominence in the first half of the 20th century as the head of the National Fascist Party as well as the Prime Minister of Italy. Mussolini became the Prime Minister of Italy in 1922 and continued to rule the country till 1943, during which he turned the form of governance into a dictatorship. He started off his career as a politician, as a member of the ‘Italian Socialist Party’, but eventually he fell out with the leadership after they chose to remain neutral regarding Italy’s participation in the First World War. After serving the ‘Royal Italian Army’ in the First World War, he became increasingly nationalistic in his outlook and eventually led the ‘National Fascist Party’. His time as the dictator of Italy was punctuated with brutal crackdown on any kind of opposition and his decision of participating in the Second World War proved to be a disastrous one for the country. His legacy is an infamous one but at the same time he remains one of the most fascinating political figures in modern history. Here are some of his quotes and thoughts which have been scanned from his life and work that will give you a glimpse into his mind. Following are the most famous quotations and sayings by Benito Mussolini.
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A nation of spaghetti eaters cannot restore Roman civilization!

A nation of spaghetti eaters cannot restore Roman civilization!

Benito Mussolini
The best blood will at some time get into a fool or a mosquito.

The best blood will at some time get into a fool or a mosquito.

Benito Mussolini
If two irreconcilable elements are struggling with each other, the solution lies in force. There has never been any other solution in history, and there never will be.

If two irreconcilable elements are struggling with each other, the solution lies in force. There has never been any other solution in history, and there never will be.

Benito Mussolini
Democracy is beautiful in theory; in practice it is a fallacy.

Democracy is beautiful in theory; in practice it is a fallacy.

Benito Mussolini

Democracy is talking itself to death. The people do not know what they want; they do not know what is the best for them. There is too much foolishness, too much lost motion. I have stopped the talk and the nonsense. I am a man of action. Democracy is beautiful in theory; in practice it is a fallacy. You in America will see that some day.

Benito Mussolini
Democracy is a kingless regime infested by many kings who are sometimes more exclusive, tyrannical and destructive than one, even if he be a tyrant.

Democracy is a kingless regime infested by many kings who are sometimes more exclusive, tyrannical and destructive than one, even if he be a tyrant.

Benito Mussolini
The struggle between the two worlds [Fascism and Democracy] can permit no compromises. It's either Us or Them!

The struggle between the two worlds [Fascism and Democracy] can permit no compromises. It's either Us or Them!

Benito Mussolini

Democratic regimes may be defined as those in which, every now and then, the people are given the illusion of being sovereign, while the true sovereignty in actual fact resides in other forces which are sometimes irresponsible and secret.

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It is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep.

It is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep.

Benito Mussolini
It is the State which educates its citizens in civic virtue, gives them a consciousness of their mission and welds them into unity.

It is the State which educates its citizens in civic virtue, gives them a consciousness of their mission and welds them into unity.

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The definition of fascism is The marriage of corporation and state

The definition of fascism is The marriage of corporation and state

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The history of saints is mainly the history of insane people.

The history of saints is mainly the history of insane people." -Benito Mussolini (Chuck Palahniuk - Pygmy)

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The state reserves the right to be the sole interpreter of the needs of society.

The state reserves the right to be the sole interpreter of the needs of society.

Benito Mussolini
If only we can give them faith that mountains can be moved, they will accept the illusion that mountains are moveable, and thus an illusion may become reality.

If only we can give them faith that mountains can be moved, they will accept the illusion that mountains are moveable, and thus an illusion may become reality.

Benito Mussolini
Italian journalism is free because it serves one cause and one purpose... mine!

Italian journalism is free because it serves one cause and one purpose... mine!

Benito Mussolini
I have been a racist since 1921. I don't know how they can think I'm imitating Hitler,

I have been a racist since 1921. I don't know how they can think I'm imitating Hitler,

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If I advance; follow me. If I retreat; kill me. If I die; avenge me! It is better to live one day as a lion than one-hundred years as a sheep!

If I advance; follow me. If I retreat; kill me. If I die; avenge me! It is better to live one day as a lion than one-hundred years as a sheep!

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Fascism is a religious concept.

Fascism is a religious concept.

Benito Mussolini
Fascism is not an article for export.

Fascism is not an article for export.

Benito Mussolini
Inactivity is death.

Inactivity is death.

Benito Mussolini
The fate of nations is intimately bound up with their powers of reproduction. All nations and all empires first felt decadence gnawing at them when their birth rate fell off.

The fate of nations is intimately bound up with their powers of reproduction. All nations and all empires first felt decadence gnawing at them when their birth rate fell off.

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The keystone of the Fascist doctrine is its conception of the State, of its essence, its functions, and its aims. For Fascism the State is absolute, individuals and groups relative.

The keystone of the Fascist doctrine is its conception of the State, of its essence, its functions, and its aims. For Fascism the State is absolute, individuals and groups relative.

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War is to man what maternity is to a woman. From a philosophical and doctrinal viewpoint, I do not believe in perpetual peace.

War is to man what maternity is to a woman. From a philosophical and doctrinal viewpoint, I do not believe in perpetual peace.

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We have buried the putrid corpse of liberty

We have buried the putrid corpse of liberty

Benito Mussolini
Every anarchist is a baffled dictator.

Every anarchist is a baffled dictator.

Benito Mussolini
We become strongest, I feel, when we have no friends upon whom to lean, or to look for moral gudance

We become strongest, I feel, when we have no friends upon whom to lean, or to look for moral gudance

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People are tired of liberty. They have had a surfeit of it. Liberty is no longer a chaste and austere virgin.... Today's youth are moved by other slogans...Order, Hierarchy, Discipline.

People are tired of liberty. They have had a surfeit of it. Liberty is no longer a chaste and austere virgin.... Today's youth are moved by other slogans...Order, Hierarchy, Discipline.

Benito Mussolini
I should be pleased, I suppose, that Hitler has carried out a revolution on our lines. But they are Germans. So they will end by ruining our idea.

I should be pleased, I suppose, that Hitler has carried out a revolution on our lines. But they are Germans. So they will end by ruining our idea.

Benito Mussolini
There is no revolution that can change the nature of man

There is no revolution that can change the nature of man

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We deny your internationalism, because it is a luxury which only the upper classes can afford.

We deny your internationalism, because it is a luxury which only the upper classes can afford.

Benito Mussolini
Better to live a day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep

Better to live a day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep

Benito Mussolini
We do not argue with those who disagree with us, we destroy them.

We do not argue with those who disagree with us, we destroy them.

Benito Mussolini
The mass, whether it be a crowd or an army, is vile.

The mass, whether it be a crowd or an army, is vile.

Benito Mussolini
The Liberal State is a mask behind which there is no face; it is a scaffolding behind which there is no building.

The Liberal State is a mask behind which there is no face; it is a scaffolding behind which there is no building.

Benito Mussolini
Fascism, the more it considers and observes the future and the development of humanity, quite apart from political considerations of the moment, believes neither in the possibility nor the utility of perpetual peace.

Fascism, the more it considers and observes the future and the development of humanity, quite apart from political considerations of the moment, believes neither in the possibility nor the utility of perpetual peace.

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War alone brings up to their highest tension all human energies and imposes the stamp of nobility upon the peoples who have the courage to make it.

War alone brings up to their highest tension all human energies and imposes the stamp of nobility upon the peoples who have the courage to make it.

Benito Mussolini
Fascism is a religion. The twentieth century will be known in history as the century of Fascism.

Fascism is a religion. The twentieth century will be known in history as the century of Fascism.

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We become strong, I feel, when we have no friends upon whom to lean, or to look to for moral guidance.

We become strong, I feel, when we have no friends upon whom to lean, or to look to for moral guidance.

Benito Mussolini
All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state.

All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state.

Benito Mussolini

The corporate State considers that private enterprise in the sphere of production is the most effective and useful instrument in the interest of the nation. In view of the fact that private organisation of production is a function of national concern, the organiser of the enterprise is responsible to the State for the direction given to production.

Benito Mussolini

There is the great, silent, continuous struggle: the struggle between the State and the Individual; between the State which demands and the individual who attempts to evade such demands. Because the individual, left to himself, unless he be a saint or hero, always refuses to pay taxes, obey laws, or go to war.

Benito Mussolini

The Fascist accepts life and loves it, knowing nothing of and despising suicide; he rather conceives of life as duty and struggle and conquest, life which should be high and full, lived for oneself, but not above all for others those who are at hand and those who are far distant, contemporaries, and those who will come after.

Benito Mussolini

State intervention in economic production arises only when private initiative is lacking or insufficient, or when the political interests of the State are involved. This intervention may take the form of control, assistance or direct management.

Benito Mussolini
Let us have a dagger between our teeth,a bomb in our hand,and an infinite scorn in our hearts.

Let us have a dagger between our teeth,a bomb in our hand,and an infinite scorn in our hearts.

Benito Mussolini
Journalism is not a profession, but a mission.

Journalism is not a profession, but a mission.

Benito Mussolini
Three cheers for the war. Three cheers for Italy's war and three cheers for war in general. Peace is hence absurd or rather a pause in war.

Three cheers for the war. Three cheers for Italy's war and three cheers for war in general. Peace is hence absurd or rather a pause in war.

Benito Mussolini
What the proletariat needs is a bath of blood.

What the proletariat needs is a bath of blood.

Benito Mussolini
Blood alone literally moves the wheels of history.

Blood alone literally moves the wheels of history.

Benito Mussolini
There is a violence that liberates, and a violence that enslaves; there is a violence that is moral and a violence that is immoral.

There is a violence that liberates, and a violence that enslaves; there is a violence that is moral and a violence that is immoral.

Benito Mussolini
Race? It is a feeling, not a reality. Ninety-five per cent, at least. Nothing will ever make me believe that biologically pure races can be shown to exist today.... National pride has no need of the delirium of race.

Race? It is a feeling, not a reality. Ninety-five per cent, at least. Nothing will ever make me believe that biologically pure races can be shown to exist today.... National pride has no need of the delirium of race.

Benito Mussolini
Yes, a dictator can be loved. Provided that the masses fear him at the same time. The crowd love strong men. The crowd is like a woman.

Yes, a dictator can be loved. Provided that the masses fear him at the same time. The crowd love strong men. The crowd is like a woman.

Benito Mussolini
Silence is the only answer you should give to the fools. Where ignorance speaks, intelligence should not give advices.

Silence is the only answer you should give to the fools. Where ignorance speaks, intelligence should not give advices.

Benito Mussolini
The press of Italy is free, freer than the press of any other country, so long as it supports the regime.

The press of Italy is free, freer than the press of any other country, so long as it supports the regime.

Benito Mussolini
The function of a citizen and a soldier are inseparable.

The function of a citizen and a soldier are inseparable.

Benito Mussolini
The League is very well when sparrows shout, but no good at all when eagles fall out.

The League is very well when sparrows shout, but no good at all when eagles fall out.

Benito Mussolini
It's good to trust others but, not to do so is much better.

It's good to trust others but, not to do so is much better.

Benito Mussolini

It is humiliating to remain with our hands folded while others write history. It matters little who wins. To make a people great it is necessary to send them to battle even if you have to kick them in the pants. That is what I shall do.

Benito Mussolini

I've had my fill of Hitler. These conferences called by the ringing of a bell are not to my liking. The bell is rung when people call their servants. And besides, what kind of conferences are these? For five hours I am forced to listen to a monologue which is quite fruitless and boring

Benito Mussolini

Fascism entirely agrees with Mr. Maynard Keynes, despite the latter's prominent position as a Liberal. In fact, Mr. Keynes' excellent little book, The End of Laissez-Faire (l926) might, so far as it goes, serve as a useful introduction to fascist economics. There is scarcely anything to object to in it and there is much to applaud.

Benito Mussolini
The truth is that men are tired of liberty.

The truth is that men are tired of liberty.

Benito Mussolini
Fascist education is moral, physical, social, and military: it aims to create a complete and harmoniously developed human, a fascist one according to our views.

Fascist education is moral, physical, social, and military: it aims to create a complete and harmoniously developed human, a fascist one according to our views.

Benito Mussolini
Socialism is a fraud, a comedy, a phantom, a blackmail.

Socialism is a fraud, a comedy, a phantom, a blackmail.

Benito Mussolini
Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power

Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power

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I want to make my own life a masterpiece.

I want to make my own life a masterpiece.

Benito Mussolini
Peace is absurd: Fascism does not believe in it.

Peace is absurd: Fascism does not believe in it.

Benito Mussolini
Religion is man-made to assist in controlling the weak minded individuals because during times of atrocity and despair they feel strength in numbers.

Religion is man-made to assist in controlling the weak minded individuals because during times of atrocity and despair they feel strength in numbers.

Benito Mussolini
The Socialists ask what is our program? Our program is to smash the heads of the Socialists.

The Socialists ask what is our program? Our program is to smash the heads of the Socialists.

Benito Mussolini
Nessun fenomeno al mondo pu impedire al sole di risorgere.

Nessun fenomeno al mondo pu impedire al sole di risorgere.

Benito Mussolini
Fascism should rightly be called corporatism, as it is the merger of corporate and government power.

Fascism should rightly be called corporatism, as it is the merger of corporate and government power.

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This is the epitaph I want on my tomb: Here lies one of the most intelligent animals who ever appeared on the face of the earth.

This is the epitaph I want on my tomb: Here lies one of the most intelligent animals who ever appeared on the face of the earth.

Benito Mussolini
Believe, obey, fight.

Believe, obey, fight.

Benito Mussolini