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'Fascism accepts the individual only insofar as his interests coincide with the state's.'Commenting on his regime.
'Gentlemen, you are about to witness the most famous victory in history.' To his generals on the eve of battle.
'If we have power, we'll never give it up again unless we're carried out of our offices as corpses'Master manipulator of propaganda.
'Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well-trained, well-equipped and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely'To Allied soldiers on D-Day, June 6th, 1944
'Without ships, we cannot live.' On the importance of winning the War in the Atlantic
'The fruits of victory are tumbling into our mouths too quickly.' After initial victories in the Pacific, April 29th, 1942
'Our losses... have reached an intolerable level.'On German naval losses in the Atlantic Theatre, May 1943
'The quicker we clean up this god-damned mess, the quicker we can take a little jaunt against the purple-%&$#ing Japs ..... before the god damned Marines get all of the credit.'To his soldiers before Operation Overlord (D-Day).
'Which would your men rather be, tired, or dead?' Exhorting an Officer during the building of Hitler's 'Atlantic Wall'.
'The only thing we have to fear is fear itself'Fireside Chat radio address, May 27, 1941
'They sowed the wind, and now they are going to reap the whirlwind.'At the beginning of the bombing campaign against Nazi Germany.
'Old soldiers never die, they just fade away.'Address to Joint session of Congress on his retirement.
'The Germans should have thought of some of these things before they began the war, ...'Referring to a German soldier's request to surrender only to British or American forces, and not the Russians.
'The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.'1951, quoting Baudelaire.
'I do not want to see the allies defeated. But I do not consider Hitler to be as bad as he is depicted.'Regarding the military situation between England and Germany (May 1940)
'If we come to a minefield, our infantry attacks exactly as if it were not there'Commenting to his fellow Allied General, General Eisenhower, 1945
'As long as there are sovereign nations possessing great power, war is inevitable.'From '****** on Politics' Nov. 5, 1945
'Now, I am become death, the destroyer of worlds' Interview about the Trinity explosion, first broadcast as part of the television documentary The Decision to Drop the Bomb (1965)
'Ours is a war of survival and independence we will never submit... we will resist to the very end'.Chinese Nationalist Leader
'I've decided to stay. The cause of the Allies is lost.'The Belgium King upon German invasion.
'It is us today, it will be you tomorrow.'Emperor of Ethiopia, after his speech before the League of Nations (30 June 1936),
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