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A collection of quotes by Henry A. Wallace on power, politics, adventure, conflict, democracy, fascism, violence, American, propaganda, war, life and sacrifice.

31 Motivational Quotes By Henry A. Wallace On Race, Fear, Equality And More

Quick Facts

Famous As: 33rd Vice President of the U.S.A.

Born On: October 7, 1888

Died On: November 18, 1965

Born In: Orient

Founder / Co Founder: DuPont Pioneer, Progressive Party

Died At Age: 77

Henry A. Wallace was the 33rd Vice President of United States. He joined the family newspaper as an editor after completing his graduation. He had interest in politics and joined the Democratic Party. He played a prominent role in the party’s significant victory in the state of Iowa. This leadership quality backed by his intellect about agriculture helped him serve as the ‘Secretary of Agriculture’ for two terms. He attracted national attention for effectively organizing the Agricultural administration. Some of his reforms were so effective that they took care of all the aspects of agriculture without adversely affecting the economy. These works were acknowledged by the US President Roosevelt who chose him as his running mate for his third term. The significant measures that he took during his term went unnoticed by the masses and he was not nominated for the next term. He went on to form the progressive party to make two unsuccessful attempts for the Presidential Office. He further turned to his publication through which he wrote about politics and agriculture. Following is a compilation of quotations and sayings by Henry A. Wallace that will give you a glimpse of his political mind. Let us take a look at what we can learn from some of Henry A. Wallace’s famous quotes and thoughts.
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If we define an American fascist as one who in case of conflict puts money and power ahead of human beings, then there are undoubtedly several million fascists in the United States.

Henry A. Wallace

Their final objective toward which all their deceit is directed is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjection.

Henry A. Wallace

If we put our trust in the common sense of common men and 'with malice toward none and charity for all' go forward on the great adventure of making political, economic and social democracy a practical reality, we shall not fail.

Henry A. Wallace

What we must understand is that the industries, processes, and inventions created by modern science can be used either to subjugate or liberate. The choice is up to us.

Henry A. Wallace

The worldwide, agelong struggle between fascism and democracy will not stop when the fighting ends in Germany and Japan.

Henry A. Wallace

A fascist is one whose lust for money or power is combined with such an intensity of intolerance toward those of other races, parties, classes, religions, cultures, regions or nations as to make him ruthless in his use of deceit or violence to attain his ends.

Henry A. Wallace

It is no coincidence that the growth of modern tyrants has in every case been heralded by the growth of prejudice.

Henry A. Wallace

The dangerous American fascist is the man who wants to do in the United States in an American way what Hitler did in Germany in a Prussian way.

Henry A. Wallace

Until democracy in effective enthusiastic action fills the vacuum created by the power of modern inventions, we may expect the fascists to increase in power after the war both in the United States and in the world.

Henry A. Wallace

Fascism is a worldwide disease. Its greatest threat to the United States will come after the war, either via Latin America or within the United States itself.

Henry A. Wallace

It has been claimed at times that our modern age of technology facilitates dictatorship.

Henry A. Wallace

Monopolists who fear competition and who distrust democracy because it stands for equal opportunity would like to secure their position against small and energetic enterprise.

Henry A. Wallace

Our chemical and other manufacturing concerns are all too often ready to let the Germans have Latin American markets, provided the American companies can work out an arrangement which will enable them to charge high prices to the consumer inside the United States.

Henry A. Wallace

The European brand of fascism will probably present its most serious postwar threat to us via Latin America.

Henry A. Wallace

A liberal knows that the only certainty in this life is change but believes that the change can be directed toward a constructive end.

Henry A. Wallace

The fascists in most Latin American countries tell the people that the reason their wages will not buy as much in the way of goods is because of Yankee imperialism. The fascists in Latin America learn to speak and act like natives.

Henry A. Wallace

The symptoms of fascist thinking are colored by environment and adapted to immediate circumstances. But always and everywhere they can be identified by their appeal to prejudice and by the desire to play upon the fears and vanities of different groups in order to gain power.

Henry A. Wallace

This dullness of vision regarding the importance of the general welfare to the individual is the measure of the failure of our schools and churches to teach the spiritual significance of genuine democracy.

Henry A. Wallace

In an effort to eliminate the possibility of any rival growing up, some monopolists would sacrifice democracy itself.

Henry A. Wallace

We must not tolerate oppressive government or industrial oligarchy in the form of monopolies and cartels.

Henry A. Wallace

The American fascists are most easily recognized by their deliberate perversion of truth and fact.

Henry A. Wallace

With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power.

Henry A. Wallace

The moral and spiritual aspects of both personal and international relationships have a practical bearing which so-called practical men deny.

Henry A. Wallace

It may be shocking to some people in this country to realize that, without meaning to do so, they hold views in common with Hitler when they preach discrimination against other religious, racial or economic groups.

Henry A. Wallace

The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information.

Henry A. Wallace

If this liberal potential is properly channeled, we may expect the area of freedom of the United States to increase. The problem is to spend up our rate of social invention in the service of the welfare of all the people.

Henry A. Wallace

There are probably several hundred thousand if we narrow the definition to include only those who in their search for money and power are ruthless and deceitful.

Henry A. Wallace

The myth of fascist efficiency has deluded many people.

Henry A. Wallace

Most American fascists are enthusiastically supporting the war effort. They are doing this even in those cases where they hope to have profitable connections with German chemical firms after the war ends.

Henry A. Wallace

They are patriotic in time of war because it is to their interest to be so, but in time of peace they follow power and the dollar wherever they may lead.

Henry A. Wallace

The obvious types of American fascists are dealt with on the air and in the press. These demagogues and stooges are fronts for others. Dangerous as these people may be, they are not so significant as thousands of other people who have never been mentioned.

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