The Power of Propaganda

“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

“Propaganda replaces moral philosophy.”
~ Hans J. Morgenthau

“The goal of modern propaganda is no longer to transform opinion but to arouse an active and mythical belief.”
~ Jacques Ellul

“A propagandist is a specialist in selling attitudes and opinions.”
~ Hans Speier

“All propaganda must be popular and its intellectual level must be adjusted to the most limited intelligence among those it is addressed to.”
~ Adolf Hitler

“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 is persuading people to make up their minds while withholding some of the facts from them.”
~ Harold Evans

“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

“Propaganda begins when dialogue ends.”
~ Jacques Ellul

“Propaganda is the art of persuading others of what you don’t believe yourself.”
~ Decimius Magnus Ausonius

“The power of propaganda is to say something enough times that it becomes the big lie.”
~ Andrew Breitbart

“Propaganda is a topic of particular concern to peace associations. This is a matter of educating the population in general, and not least the voters.”
~ Fredrik Bajer

“Propaganda is the executive arm of the invisible government.”
~ Edward Bernays

“Because propaganda is pragmatic, when the social climate changes so do the propagandas, but not necessarily the propagandists.”
~ Brian Anse Patrick

“Propaganda is amazing. People can be led to believe anything.”
~ Alice Walker

“Propaganda must not serve the truth, especially insofar as it might bring out something favorable for the opponent.”
~ Adolf Hitler

“The essence of propaganda consists in winning people over to an idea so sincerely, so vitally, that in the end they succumb to it utterly and can never escape from it.”
~ Joseph Goebbels

“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 the art of persuading others of what you don’t believe yourself.”
~ Decimius Magnus Ausonius

“Propaganda analysis can contribute to world peace by exposing those techniques that lead to armed conflict by creating misapprehension of reality.”
~ Randal Marlin

“Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves.”
~ Eric Hoffer

“Propaganda is that branch of the art of lying which consists in nearly deceiving your friends without quite deceiving your enemies.”
~ Francis Cornford

“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

“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”
~ George Orwell

“Propaganda works best when those who are being manipulated are confident they are acting on their own free will.”
~ 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

“Propaganda is as powerful as heroin; it surreptitiously dissolves all capacity to think.”
~ Gil Courtemanche

“Propaganda invariably serves the long-term interests of some elite.”
~ John Berger

“Propaganda must facilitate the displacement of aggression by specifying the targets for hatred.”
~ Joseph Goebbels

“Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state.”
~ Noam Chomsky

“Propaganda is to a democracy what violence is to a dictatorship.”
~ William Blum

“All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.”
~ Adolf Hitler

“Propaganda in the ordinary sense of the term plays a less important part in a consumer society, where people greet all official pronouncements with suspicion.”
~ Christopher Lasch

“Propaganda is a sprinter, but truth is a long-distance runner.”
~ Ernest Partridge

“All propaganda is lies, even when one is telling the truth.” ~ George Orwell

Trust In Yourself

“It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.”
~ Samuel Johnson

“God lets you be successful because he trusts you that you will do the right thing with it. Now, does he get disappointed often? All the time, because people get there and they forget how they got it.”
~ Steve Harvey

“A man who trusts nobody is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts.”
~ Harold MacMillan

“Try and trust will move mountains.”
~ Proverb

“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”
~ Ernest Hemingway

“Trust your hunches. They’re usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.”
~Joyce Brothers

“He who does not trust enough, Will not be trusted.”
~Lao Tzu

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”
~ Steve Jobs

Today’s Disappointments

“One’s best success comes after their greatest disappointments.”
~ Henry Ward Beecher


“Don’t let today’s disappointments cast a shadow on tomorrow’s dreams.”
~ Unknown origin


“Disappointment to a noble soul is what cold water is to burning metal; it strengthens, tempers, intensifies, but never destroys it.”
~ Eliza Tabor


“What do you do when disappointment comes? When it weighs on you like a rock, you can either let it press you down until you become discouraged, even devastated, or you can use it as a stepping-stone to better things.”
~ Joyce Meyer


“The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.”
~ Robert Kiyosaki


“Life is not always a celebration; so be ready to courageously face disappointments when they come, and be sure to grow stronger and wiser from them.”
~ Edmond Mbiaka


“In the midst of my disappointment I am never defeated. Only given the opportunity to rise again willing to take on new challenges.”
~ Eleesha


“If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.”
~ Henry David Thoreau


“As you say goodbye to lingering disappointments and unattended grief, you will discover that every person, situation and painful incident comes bearing gifts.”
~ Debbie Ford


“Alas! Alas! Life is full of disappointments; as one reaches one ridge there is always another and a higher one beyond which blocks the view.”
~ Fridtjof Nansen


“The more we shelter children from every disappointment, the more devastating future disappointments will be.”
~ Fred G. Gosman

Honesty & Wisdom

“A fair exchange is no robbery.”
~ Scottish Proverb

“A friend’s eye is a good mirror.”
~ Gaelic (saying)

“A loan though old is not a gift.”
~ Hungarian (saying)

“A man who never made a mistake, never made anything.”
~ Unknown (saying)

“Dally not with other folk’s spouses or money.”
~ Ben Franklin

“Don’t pretend to be something you aren’t.”
~ Aesop

“Following the path of least resistance is what makes both men and rivers crooked.”
~ Unknown Source

“He that steals an egg will steal an ox.”
~ George Herbert

“The sting of a reproach is the truth of it.”
~ Ben Franklin

“From the fullness of the heart, the mouth speaks.”
~ Jesus Christ

Thus With Farming

“A good farmer is nothing more nor less than a handy man with a sense of humus.”
~ E. B. White

“The glory of the farmer is that, in the division of labors, it is his part to create. All trade rests at last on his primitive activity. He stands close to Nature; he obtains from the earth the bread and the meat. The food which was not, he causes to be.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.”
~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Factory farming came about from a moral race to the bottom, with corporations vying against each other to produce more and bigger animals with less care at lower cost.”
~ Matthew Scully

“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”
~ Masanobu Fukuoka

“It is thus with farming: if you do one thing late, you will be late in all your work.”
~ Cato the Elder

“Agriculture for an honorable and highminded man, is the best of all occupations or arts by which men procure the means of living.”
~ Xenophon

“Agriculture is the most healthful, most useful, and most noble employment of man.”
~ George Washington

“It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.”
~ B. C. Forbes

“Remember that creating a successful marriage is like farming: you have to start over again every morning.”
~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.