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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I absolutely refuse to believe that the Italian people are of a moral fiber inferior to that of the English people, or to that of the Russian people. And if this were true, we should definitely have to give up our hopes of becoming a great people.

It is humiliating to remain with our hands folded while others write history. It matters little who wins. To make a people great it is necessary to send them to battle even if you have to kick them in the pants. That is what I shall do.

Race? It is a feeling, not a reality. Ninety-five per cent, at least. Nothing will ever make me believe that biologically pure races can be shown to exist today.? National pride has no need of the delirium of race.

The history of saints is mainly the history of insane people.

Thirty centuries of history allow us to look with supreme pity on certain doctrines which are preached beyond the Alps by the descendants of those who were illiterate when Rome had Caesar, Virgil and Augustus.

You know what I think about violence. For me it is profoundly moral -more moral than compromises and transactions.

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.

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Italian Prime Minister, Fascist Dictator, Journalist