Propaganda Quotes

All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume.

Noam Chomsky

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.

Marshall Mcluhan

One of the most horrible features of war is that all the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.

George Orwell

Propaganda has a bad name, but its root meaning is simply to disseminate through a medium, and all writing therefore is propaganda for something. It's a seeding of the self in the consciousness of others.

Elizabeth Drew

The best defense against propaganda: more propaganda.

Edward Bernays

The real struggle is not between East and West, or capitalism and communism, but between education and propaganda.

Martin Buber

A propagandist is a specialist in selling attitudes and opinions.

Hans Speier

Why is propaganda so much more successful when it stirs up hatred than when it tries to stir up friendly feeling?

Bertrand Russell

The most dangerous untruths are truths slightly distorted.

Georg C. Lichtenberg

Today the world is the victim of propaganda because people are not intellectually competent. More than anything the United States needs effective citizens competent to do their own thinking.

William Mather Lewis

Propaganda, to be effective, must be believed. To be believed, it must be credible. To be credible, it must be true.

Hubert H. Humphrey

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.

Jean Anouilh

Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves.

Eric Hoffer

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.

Mark Poster

Like the effect of advertising upon the customer, the methods of political propaganda tend to increase the feeling of insignificance of the individual voter.

Erich Fromm

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.

Douglas MacArthur

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.

Adolf Hitler

In medicine, as in statecraft and propaganda, words are sometimes the most powerful drugs we can use.

Dr. Sara Murray Jordan

Art is moral passion married to entertainment. Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television.

Rita Mae Brown

We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

(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.

Jacques Ellul

The goal of modern propaganda is no longer to transform opinion but to arouse an active and mythical belief.

Jacques Ellul

Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state.

Avram Noam Chomsky

Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way round, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise.

Adolf Hitler

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Updated On : January 26, 2013
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