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Joseph Goebbels Quotes

“Faith moves mountains, but only knowledge moves them to the right place…” 

 Joseph Goebbels

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

 Joseph Goebbels

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

 Joseph Goebbels

“Man only honors what he conquers or defends.” 

 Joseph Goebbels

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

 Joseph Goebbels

” To be modern only means to fill new forms with eternal truths.”


 Joseph Goebbels

“I would like to be a parson on this island. Explain the Sermon on the Mount to ordinary people and let the world be the world.”


 Joseph Goebbels

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

 Joseph Goebbels

“The truth is always stronger than the lie.”

 Joseph Goebbels

“Humanity would sink into eternal darkness, it would fall into a dull and primitive state, were the Jews to win this war. They are the incarnation of that destructive force that in these terrible years has guided the enemy war leadership in a fight against all that we see as noble, beautiful, and worth keeping. For that reason alone the Jews hate us. They despise our culture and learning, which they perceive as towering over their nomadic worldview. They fear our economic and social standards, which leave no room for their parasitic drives.” 

 Joseph Goebbels

“At night I sit in my room and read the Bible.
In the distance, the sea roars.

Then I lay awake for a long time
and think of the quiet, pale man from Nazareth.” 

 Joseph Goebbels

“A nation without a religion – that is like a man without breath.”

 Joseph Goebbels

“Every age that has historical status is governed by aristocracies.”

 Joseph Goebbels

“Man only honors what he conquers or defends.”

 Joseph Goebbels

“Intellectual activity is a danger to the building of character.”

 Joseph Goebbels

“As a young person, to already have the courage to face the pitiless glare, to overcome the fear of death, and to regain respect for death – this is the task of this young generation.” 

 Joseph Goebbels

“O this world is beautiful because of you! To love somebody means that we’re closer to God.”

 Joseph Goebbels

” If you tell a lie, tell a big one.”

 Joseph Goebbels

“The night is my best friend. It calms the storm in my soul and it lets the guiding stars rise.”

 Joseph Goebbels

“A law against hating Jews is usually the beginning of the end for the Jews.”

 Joseph Goebbels

“During a war, news should be given out for instruction rather than information.”

 Joseph Goebbels

“When I hear the word ‘culture,’ I get out my revolver.”

 Joseph Goebbels

” Everything is what you make of it, even yourself.”

 Joseph Goebbels

“A media system wants ostensible diversity that conceals an actual uniformity”

 Joseph Goebbels

“The masses need something that will give them a thrill of horror.”

 Joseph Goebbels

“You have nothing to fear, if you have nothing to hide”

 Joseph Goebbels

“The English follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous.”

 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

“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

“A Jew is for me an object of disgust. I feel like vomiting when I see one. Christ could not possibly have been a Jew. It is not necessary to prove that scientifically – it is a fact. I do not need to prove this with science or scholarship. It is so!”

 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

” A lie told once remains a lie but a lie told a thousand times becomes the truth.”

 Joseph Goebbels