Hold My Beer. The Wisdom of Dictators and Others.

Taken from http://list25.com/25-quotes-by-infamous-leaders-and-dictators/

“A lie told often enough becomes the truth.”

— Vladimir Lenin

“Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it”

— Adolf Hitler

“I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few.”

— Adolf Hitler

“I want you to know that everything I did, I did for my country.”

— Pol Pot

“Conquering the world on horseback is easy; it is dismounting and governing that is hard.”

— Genghis Khan

Taken from https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/dictator.html

“It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own.”

— Herbert Hoover

“Dictators depend on a small coterie to sustain their power. These backers, generally drawn from the military, the senior civil service, and family or clan members, have a synergistic relationship with their dictator. The dictator delivers opportunities for them to become rich, and they protect him from being overthrown.”

— Bruce Bueno de Mesquita


A quote for DJT’s entourage

“It’s tough being a dictator, but I’ve always thought it must be tougher being a hanger-on to a dictator. The late nights spent listening to his crazed ranting, the weary rictus grin from smiling at bad jokes, the draining knowledge that one misjudged comment could land you on the chopping block.”

— John Niven







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