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A collection of thoughts and quotes by Joseph Goebbels on propaganda, faith, knowledge, war, politics, total, motivation and role.

9 Top Joseph Goebbels Quotes That Reflect His Thought Process

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German Nazi politician

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29 October 1897 AD

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Joseph Goebbels was a German politician who served as the Minister of Propaganda under Adolf Hitler. After completing his graduation from the University of Heidelberg in philosophy he chose to become a writer and published his expressionist novel titled ‘Michael: ein Deutsches Schicksal in Tagebuchblattern’. This helped him join the Nazi Party as a district administrator while becoming the founder of a national socialist newspaper. He was soon made the Minister of Propaganda and wrote propaganda pieces and also helped in creating a political agitation throughout the country. His propaganda aimed at defaming the Jews and he also conducted the burning of Jewish books. He also played a prominent role by giving motivational speeches to the masses during the Second World War and is believed to have been the reason behind many victories. He started increasing the number of people in the army but some of his measures turned out to be unsuccessful and the concept of total war failed miserably. Hitler appointed him the chancellor of Nazi Germany before committing suicide and he served the position for one day before poisoning his family and himself. Here is a compilation of quotations and thoughts by Joseph Goebbels which have been scanned from his work, life, writings, speeches, books and thoughts. Read on the quotes and sayings by Joseph Goebbels which show how he manipulated the masses.

Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play.

- Joseph Goebbels

Faith moves mountains, but only knowledge moves them to the right place...

- Joseph Goebbels

The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly - it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over.

- Joseph Goebbels

If the day should ever come when we must go, if some day we are compelled to leave the scene of history, we will slam the door so hard that the universe will shake and mankind will stand back in stupefaction..

- Joseph Goebbels

Man only honors what he conquers or defends.

- Joseph Goebbels

Man is and remains an animal.Here a beast of prey, there a housepet, but always an animal.

- Joseph Goebbels

We shall go down in history as the greatest statesmen of all time,or as the greatest criminals

- Joseph Goebbels

That propaganda is good which leads to success, and that is bad which fails to achieve the desired result. It is not propaganda’s task to be intelligent, its task is to lead to success.

- Joseph Goebbels

Devotion, fervor, longing! Those are my pillars. We have to be the bridge to the future.

- Joseph Goebbels