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Quotes by F. M. Cornford

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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

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

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

 

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

Art is more engaging that propaganda.
- Larry Norman

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


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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Textbooks are Soviet propaganda.
- Jerry Falwell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What practical conclusions may we now draw for our
propaganda work among women? The task of this Party
Congress must not be to issue detailed practical suggestions,
but to draw up general directions for the proletarian women's movement.
- Clara Zetkin

It is necessary to expose the false propaganda of the
imperialists and thoroughly dispel the illusion that
the imperialists will give up their positions in the
colonies and dependent countries with good will.
- Kim Il Sung

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.
- Gerald R. Ford

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

A convention was drawn up on June 17,
1925, in which the principle of supervision,
as opposed to that of simple propaganda,
was recognized, thanks to the efforts of the labour members,
of whom I was one.
- Leon Jouhaux

I don't think art is propaganda; it should be something that liberates the soul,
provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further.
It celebrates humanity instead of manipulating it.
- Keith Haring

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

Propaganda must appeal to mankind's better judgment
and to the necessary belief in a better future.
For this belief, the valley of the shadow of death
is but a war station on the road to the blessed summit.
- Christian Lous Lange

Under no stretch of imagination can war be regarded as an ethical process;
yet war,
force, terror, and propaganda were the evolutionary
means employed to weld the German people into a tribal whole.
- Arthur Keith

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

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

For an event that was wholly created in the poisonous
psychological warfare kitchens of the Second World War,
run by the ministries of propaganda in many countries,
not just by the British or the Americans,
but also the Russians and undoubtedly the world Jewish organizations.
- Ernst Zundel


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