Mussolini, fully Benito Amilcare Andrea, aka Iron Prefect Mussolini

Mussolini, fully Benito Amilcare Andrea, aka Iron Prefect

Italian Prime Minister, Fascist Dictator, Journalist

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Everything I have said and done in these last years is relativism by intuition. If relativism signifies contempt for fixed categories and those who claim to be the bearers of objective immortal truth ... then there is nothing more relativistic than Fascist attitudes and activity... From the fact that all ideologies are of equal value, that all ideologies are mere fictions, the modern relativist infers that everybody has the right to create for himself his own ideology and to attempt to enforce it with all the energy of which he is capable.

I am desperately Italian. I believe in the function of Latinity.

It is not impossible to govern Italians; it is merely useless

Silence is the only answer you should give to the fools. Where ignorance speaks, intelligence should not give advices.

The Italian proletariat needs a blood bath for it force to be renewed.

This is the epitaph I want on my tomb: Here lies one of the most intelligent animals who ever appeared on the face of the Earth.

Youth is a malady of which one becomes cured a little every day.

Fascism conceives of the State as an absolute, in comparison with which all individuals or groups are relative, only to be conceived in their relation to the State.

I am making superhuman efforts to educate this people. When they have learnt to obey, they will believe what I tell them.

It is the State which educates its citizens in civic virtue, gives them a consciousness of their mission and welds them into unity

Socialism is a fraud, a comedy, a phantom, a blackmail.

The keystone of the Fascist doctrine is its conception of the State, of its essence, its functions, and its aims. For Fascism the State is absolute, individuals and groups relative.

Three cheers for the war. Three cheers for Italy's war and three cheers for war in general. Peace is hence absurd or rather a pause in war.

A horrible sexual degenerate [Adolf Hitler].

Fascism is a religion. The twentieth century will be known in history as the century of Fascism.

I am not a collector of deserts!

It's better to live one day as a lion, than a hundred as a sheep.

Speeches made to the people are essential to the arousing of enthusiasm for a war.

The League is very well when sparrows shout, but no good at all when eagles fall out.

To treat English prisoners well is the worst insult that can be given to Italian combatants who are prisoners. They have several times fired cowardly shots into the enclosure from outside the wire netting. English officers have many times beaten Italian officers and incredible cruelties have been perpetrated on us and even on the sick, the wounded and the mutilated. The sick and weak are thrown like freight into holds or into cattle cars. Officers of every rank and age forced to carry baggage for English soldiers, and even for the colored ones. And now I must read it all: The English are cursed, but more cursed are the Italians who treat them well.

A nation of spaghetti eaters cannot restore Roman civilization!

Fascism is a religious conception in which man is seen in his immanent relationship with a superior law and with an objective Will that transcends the particular individual.

I challenged the world and it proved too strong for me; I despised other men and they are taking their revenge.

It's good to trust others but, not to do so is much better.

State intervention in economic production arises only when private initiative is lacking or insufficient, or when the political interests of the State are involved. This intervention may take the form of control, assistance or direct management.

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Italian Prime Minister, Fascist Dictator, Journalist