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F. M. Cornford Quotes and Sayings

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Propaganda is that branch of the art of lying which
consists in nearly deceiving your friends without quite deceiving your enemies.
- F. M. Cornford

The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as
long as I am President that is what it will remain.
They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's.
- Harry S. Truman

I believe sustainable use is the greatest propaganda
in wildlife conservation at the moment.
- Steve Irwin

It is said that those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad.
It may well be that a war neurosis stirred up by propaganda
of fear and hatred is the prelude to destruction.
- John Boyd Orr

 

I don't think it's the job of theatre at the moment
to provide political propaganda;
that would be simplistic.
We have to explore our situation further before we will understand it.
- Edward Bond

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.
- Emily Murphy

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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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 does not deceive people; it merely helps
them to deceive themselves.
- Eric Hoffer

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

Our country is now geared to an arms economy bred in
an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and
an incessant propaganda of fear.
- Douglas MacArthur

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

Our recent 5-year labour agreements,
in Canada as well as the United States,
are based upon experience, logic and principle rather than on pressure,
propaganda and force.
- Charles E. Wilson

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

Pacifist propaganda and the resolutions of the parliamentarians
encouraged such treaties,
and toward the end of the nineteenth century their
number had increased considerably.
- Ludwig Quidde

Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda,
and entertainment without moral passion is television.
- Rita Mae Brown

The white people of the South are the greatest minority in this nation.
They deserve consideration and understanding instead
of the persecution of twisted propaganda.
- Strom Thurmond

All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred,
comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
- George Orwell

We have to stop the propaganda, the shameful propaganda
used by Kremlin to rehabilitate these old types.
- Garry Kasparov

Propaganda, to be effective, must be believed.
To be believed, it must be credible.
To be credible, it must be true.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

We did not call it propaganda, for that word,
in German hands, had come to be associated with deceit and corruption.
- George Creel

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

Terrorism is in good part an effective government propaganda;
it serves to deflect attention from governmental abuse
toward a mostly imagined,
highly dangerous outside enemy.
- Mark Poster

I'm proud of our court.
It knocks back a lot of the propaganda the Communists
put out about the way America treats her Negroes.
- Nat King Cole

Our program necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism.
- Vladimir Lenin

I was caught up in the hysteria during the Vietnam era,
which was brought about through Marxist propaganda
underlying the so-called peace movement.
- Jon Voight

Textbooks are Soviet propaganda.
- Jerry Falwell

If it comes to be believed that we are simply a propaganda organ of some kind,
as a lot of people believe about some of our competitors,
that would be a problem.
- Brit Hume

Only the mob and the elite can be attracted by the
momentum of totalitarianism itself.
The masses have to be won by propaganda.
- Hannah Arendt

Writing detective stories is about writing light literature,
for entertainment.
It isn't primarily a question of writing propaganda or classical literature.
- Steig Larsson

Loud peace propaganda makes war seem imminent.
- David Herbert Lawrence

As soon as by one's own propaganda even a glimpse of
right on the other side is admitted,
the cause for doubting one's own right is laid.
- Adolf Hitler

There's no denying that television is one of the most
powerful propaganda media we've ever invented.
- Jim Fowler

I remember Nazi election propaganda posters showing
a hateful Jewish face with crooked nose.
- Jack Steinberger

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

The oblique paradox of propaganda is that the lie in the throat becomes,
by repetition, the truth in the heart.
- John Grierson

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

Political art expresses the cliches you agree with,
unlike propaganda, which expresses the cliches you don't.
- Brad Holland

In Russia we only had two TV channels.
Channel One was propaganda.
Channel Two consisted of a KGB officer telling you:
Turn back at once to Channel One.
- Yakov Smirnoff

When I make a film, I never want the film to become
a vehicle of social propaganda.
If I wanted to do that, I'd make documentaries.
- Norman Jewison

That's basically what's going on now:
Everything is propaganda.
- Lindsey Buckingham

News represents another form of advertising,
not liberal propaganda.
- Christopher Lasch

And, consequently, the art of propaganda or public
information becomes one of the most powerful forms
of directive statesmanship.
- John Grierson

Propaganda is to a democracy what violence is to a dictatorship.
- William Blum

The reporting of news has to be understood as propaganda for commodities,
and events by images.
- Christopher Lasch

Art is more engaging that propaganda.
- Larry Norman

Do not forget birthdays.
This is in no way a propaganda for a larger population.
- Gertrude Stein

To swallow and follow, whether old doctrine or new propaganda,
is a weakness still dominating the human mind.
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

They make revolutionary propaganda because they know
the privileged class can never be overturned peacefully.
- Johann Most

Art is moral passion married to entertainment.
Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda,
and entertainment without moral passion is television.
- Rita Mae Brown

Is the president purposefully using propaganda and
hyperbole to garner the American public for support?
- Sean Hannity

The truth is the best picture, the best propaganda.
- Robert Capa

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 is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state.
- Noam Chomsky

It's so easy for propaganda to work,
and dissent to be mocked.
- Harold Pinter

It is the emergence of mass media which makes possible
the use of propaganda techniques on a societal scale.
- Jacques Ellul

For two years living in a neutral country I have been
able to see through the haze of propaganda to reach
something which my conscience tells me is the truth.
- John Amery

I was brought in, not in the photographic department at all,
I was brought in on a thing called Special Skills.
I was to do posters, pamphlets, murals,
propaganda in general, you know.
- Ben Shahn

Look, I'm just a storyteller.
When I make a film, I never want the film to become
a vehicle of social propaganda.
- Norman Jewison

The most casual examination will reveal the fact that
all the jokes about the horrible results of masculine
cooking and sewing are written by men.
It is all part of a great scheme of sex propaganda.
- Heywood Broun

And it was under Wilson that the first great propaganda
slogan was coined and emblazoned everywhere,
to make Americans start thinking favorably of democracies
and forget that we had a republic.
- Robert Welch

I hope that by going to visit the pope I have enabled
everybody to see that the words Catholic and Protestant,
as ordinarily used, are completely out of date.
They are almost always used now purely for propaganda purposes.
That is why so much trouble is caused by them.
- Geoffrey Fisher

It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy
that our country is now geared to an arms economy which
was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war
hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear.
- Douglas MacArthur

If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it,
people will eventually come to believe it.
- Joseph Goebbels (Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany)

I think there are many times when it would be most
efficient to use nuclear weapons.
However, the public opinion in this country and throughout
the world throw up their hands in horror when you mention nuclear weapons,
just because of the propaganda that's been fed to them.
- Curtis Lemay

It is very easy to make clear what you want a film to say,
but I did not wish to engage in overt propaganda,
even for the right cause.
I wanted to create an experience through the films,
something where people could have the freedom of their own response to them.
- Godfrey Reggio

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 American fascists are most easily recognized by
their deliberate perversion of truth and fact.
Their newspapers and propaganda carefully cultivate
every fissure of disunity,
every crack in the common front against fascism.
- Henry A. Wallace

Women's propaganda must touch upon all those questions
which are of great importance to the general proletarian movement.
The main task is, indeed, to awaken the women's class
consciousness and to incorporate them into the class struggle.
- Clara Zetkin

The orchestration of press, radio and television to create a continuous,
lasting and total environment renders the influence
of propaganda virtually unnoticed precisely because
it creates a constant environment.
- Jacques Ellul

Cases of sickness made up a very small percentage which
in my opinion was normal.
However, propaganda pamphlets dropped from aircraft
were telling the workers to feign illness,
and detailed instructions were given to them on how to do it.
- Albert Speer


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