Derived from this celebrated society for propagating the faith, the name propaganda is applied in modern political language as a term of reproach to secret associations for the spread of opinions and principles which are viewed by most governments with horror and aversion.
Why is propaganda so much more successful when it stirs up hatred than when it tries to stir up friendly feeling?
The successor to politics will be propaganda. Propaganda, not in the sense of a message or ideology, but as the impact of the whole technology of the times.
Propaganda, to be effective, must be believed. To be believed, it must be credible. To be credible, it must be true.
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.
Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves.
Terrorism is in good part an effect of government propaganda; it serves to deflect attention from governmental abuse toward a mostly imagined, highly dangerous outside enemy.
Like the effect of advertising upon the customer, the methods of political propaganda tend to increase the feeling of insignificance of the individual voter.
One cannot wage war under present conditions without the support of public opinion, which is tremendously molded by the press and other forms of propaganda.
By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise.
Art is moral passion married to entertainment. Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television.
We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth.
(Propaganda) proceeds by psychological manipulations, character modifications, by creation of stereotypes useful when the time comes - The two great routes that this sub-propaganda takes are the conditioned reflex and the myth.
The goal of modern propaganda is no longer to transform opinion but to arouse an active and mythical belief.
Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state.
Propaganda is the executive arm of the invisible government.
In medicine, as in statecraft and propaganda, words are sometimes the most powerful drugs we can use.
The oblique paradox of propaganda is that the lie in the throat becomes, by repetition, the truth in the heart.
A coalition of groups is waging a massive propaganda campaign against the president of the United States. an all-out attack. Their aim is total victory for themselves and total defeat for him.
It is claimed, but with what truth we cannot say, that there is a well-defined propaganda among the aliens of colour to bring about the degeneration of the white race.
Propaganda replaces moral philosophy.
All propaganda or popularization involves a putting of the complex into the simple, but such a move is instantly not constructive. For if the complex can be put into the simple, then it cannot be as complex as it seemed in the first place; and if the simple can be an adequate medium of such complexity, then it cannot after all be as simple as all that.
Only the mob and the elite can be attracted by the momentum of totalitarianism itself. The masses have to be won by propaganda.
Propaganda is that branch of the art of lying which consists in nearly deceiving your friends without quite deceiving your enemies.
You must not kill your neighbor, whom perhaps you genuinely hate, but by a little propaganda this hate can be transferred to some foreign nation, against whom all your murderous impulses become patriotic heroism.