This is the secret of propaganda: Those who are to be persuaded by it should be completely immersed in the ideas of the propaganda, without ever noticing that they are being immersed in it.
This is the strategy of propaganda: Imbuing those to be influenced with the concepts without them being aware of its effects.
It would not be impossible to prove with sufficient repetition and a psychological understanding of the people concerned that a square is in fact a circle. They are mere words, and words can be molded until they clothe ideas and disguise.
The essence of propaganda consists in winning people over to an idea so sincerely, so vitally, that in the end they succumb to it utterly and can never escape from it.
The quintessence of propaganda lies in persuading people to embrace a notion so fervently, so passionately, that eventually they completely yield to it and can never disengage from it.
They may kill me, but they cannot kill my ideas. They can crush my body, but they will not be able to crush my spirit.
They may take my life, but they cannot snuff out my beliefs. They can destroy my physical form, yet they will not be able to vanquish my soul.
No idea is original, there's nothing new under the sun, it's never what you do, but how it's done
"There is no such thing as an original thought, every concept has been conceived before; the key is not the idea, but its execution."
It is better to die for an idea that will live, than to live for an idea that will die.
'It is preferable to pass away for a cause that will endure, than to exist for a cause that will fade.'
It is easy to kill individuals but you cannot kill the ideas.
It is effortless to extinguish individuals but you cannot annihilate the concepts.
When someone asks me about violence, I just find it incredible, because what it means is that the person who’s asking that question has absolutely no idea what black people have gone through, what black people have experienced in this country, since the time the first black person was kidnapped from the shores of Africa.
While revolutionaries as individuals can be murdered, you cannot kill ideas.
The suppression of a revolutionary's spirit may take away their life, but it cannot extinguish the torch of their ideology.
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
The concept of liberation is invigorating. But what does it imply? If you are liberated politically but have no sustenance, what does that entail? The autonomy to be famished?
This propaganda of dis-associating Western Negroes from Africa is not a new one. For many years white propagandists have been printing tons of literature to impress scattered Ethiopia, especially that portion within their civilization, with the idea that Africa is a despised place, inhabited by savages, and cannibals, where no civilized human being should go, especially black civilized human beings. This propaganda is promulgated for the cause that is being realized today. That cause is COLONIAL EXPANSION for the white nations of the world.
We have to put a stop to the idea that it is a part of everybody's civil rights to say whatever he pleases.
We must quash the notion that it is a fundamental right of all citizens to express whatever opinions they choose.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
Explore concepts rather than individuals.
It is not your passing thoughts or brilliant ideas so much as your plain everyday habits that control your life....Live simply. Don’t get caught in the machine of the world— it is too exacting. By the time you get what you are seeking your nerves are gone, the heart is damaged, and the bones are aching. Resolve to develop your spiritual powers more earnestly from now on. Learn the art of right living. If you have joy you have everything,so learn to be glad and contented....Have happiness now.
To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.
To take ideas from one person is piracy; to borrow from many is exploration.
Read absolutely everything you get your hands on because you'll never know where you'll get an idea from.
Peruse all materials you encounter as you never know where inspiration will strike.
Never receive counsel from unproductive people. Never discuss your problems
with someone incapable of contributing to the solution, because those who
never succeed themselves are always first to tell you how. Not everyone has
a right to speak into your life. You are certain to get the worst of the
bargain when you exchange ideas with the wrong person. Don't follow anyone
who's not going anywhere.
Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born.
Isolate yourself, and that is the source of innovation; seclude yourself, and this is when inspiration emerges.
Friend, you cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. And what one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government can't give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody. And when half of the people get the idea they don't have to work because the other half's going to take care of them, and when the other half get the idea it does no good to work because somebody's going to get what I work for. That, dear friend, is about the end of any nation.
By May, 1st, 1937, there should not be one single church left within the borders of Soviet Russia, and the idea of God will have been banished from the Soviet Union as a remnant of the Middle Ages, which has been used for the purpose of oppressing the working classes.
A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger. You don't have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial, and uninformed.
I don't care that they stole my idea . . I care that they don't have any of their own
I am not perturbed that they pinched my notion . . I am troubled that they lack creativity.
Persuade your fellow citizens it's a good idea and pass a law. That's what democracy is all about. It's not about nine superannuated judges who have been there too long, imposing these demands on society.
And in the end, we were all just humans...Drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
In the final analysis, we were all simply mortals...Enraptured by the notion that love, and only love, could mend our shattered hearts.
Ideas do not need weapons.
Thoughts do not require force.
Human development, as an approach, is concerned with what I take to be the basic development idea: namely, advancing the richness of human life, rather than the richness of the economy in which human beings live, which is only a part of it.
Words that do not match deeds are not important.
Actions speak louder than words.
If we are going to be masters of our destiny, we must be masters of the ideas that influence that destiny.
John Henrik Clarke
If we are to shape our future, we must be in control of the thoughts that determine it.
Until you spread your wings,
Until you spread your sails, you'll have no idea how far you can voyage.
you'll have no idea how far you can fly.
Do not let yourself be contaminated by others' ideas of what is best for you. Cast aside the shackles of destructive thinking.
Dispel the fetters of damaging thought process and refrain from being swayed by external influences on what is best for you.
You don’t change the world with the ideas in your mind, but with the conviction in your heart.
'You don't shape destiny with the concepts in your head, but with the fortitude in your spirit.'
One is astonished in the study of history at the recurrence of the idea that evil must be forgotten, distorted, skimmed over. We must not remember that Daniel Webster got drunk but only that he was a splendid constitutional lawyer. We must forget that George Washington was a slave owner . . . and simply remember the things we regard as creditable and inspiring. The difficulty, of course, with this philosophy is that history loses its value as an incentive and example; it paints perfect man and noble nations, but it does not tell the truth.
W. E. B. Du Bois
No one knows just how the idea of a soul or the supernatural started... It probably had its origin in the general laziness of mankind.
John B. Watson
No one understands the source of the notion of a spirit or the paranormal... It likely stemmed from humanity's overall indolence.
Little minds think and talk about people.
Average minds think and talk about things and actions.
Great minds think and talk about ideas.
Small intellects contemplate persons. Average intellects ponder matters and deeds. Brilliant intellects ruminate concepts.
Never put a lid on God. You can give God a thimble and ask for a quart. It won't work. Your plans, your projects, your dreams have to always be bigger than you, so God has room to operate. I want you to get good ideas, crazy ideas, extravagant ideas. Nothing is too much for The Lord to do - accent on 'The Lord'.
The idea of 'talking white,' a lot of people grew up around that, just the idea that if you speak with proper diction and come off as educated that it's not black and that it's actually anti-black and should be considered only something that white people would do.
Chance the Rapper
The people generally get accustomed to the established order of things and begin to tremble at the very idea of a change. It is this lethargical spirit that needs be replaced by the revolutionary spirit.
A large percentage of those living in developed societies are told what brand of soda they should drink, what cigarettes they should smoke, what clothes and shoes they should wear, what they should eat and what brand of food they should buy. Their political ideas are supplied in the same way. Every year a trillion dollars is spent on advertising.
The basic idea of governance, as I see it, is to hold the society together so that it can develop and march towards certain goals.
Lal Bahadur Shastri
The essential concept of rule, as I perceive it, is to unify the community so that it can progress and move towards predetermined objectives.
The idea of my life as a fairy tale is itself a fairy tale.
The notion of my life as a fantasy is itself an illusion.
...by crushing individuals, they cannot kill ideas.
...by suppressing individuals, they cannot extinguish ideas.
It's the execution that matters, never the idea.
The realization is paramount; the thought is secondary.
You must assume the feeling of the wish fulfilled until your assumption has all the sensory vividness of reality. You must imagine that you are already experiencing what you desire. That is, you must assume the feeling of the fulfillment of your desire until you are possessed by it and this feeling crowds all other ideas out of your consciousness.
The idea that the harder you work, the better you're going to be is just garbage. The greatest improvement is made by the man or woman who works most intelligently.
'The notion that effort alone is an indicator of success is baseless. The greatest progress is made by the individual who exercises the most wisdom in their work.'
Anything you do from the soulful self will help lighten the burdens of the world. Anything. You have no idea what the smallest word, the tiniest generosity, can cause to be set in motion...Mend the part of the world that is within your reach.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.
'You don't advance by being a passive observer, whining and grumbling. You make headway by putting plans into action.'
If Pakistan has any ideas of annexing any part of our territories by force, she should think afresh. I want to state categorically that force will be met with force and aggression against us will never be allowed to succeed.
Lal Bahadur Shastri
I have been constantly telling people to encourage people, to question the unquestioned and not to be ashamed to bring up new ideas, new processes to get things done.
I have persistently urged individuals to bolster one another, to challenge the accepted and not be embarrassed to present novel thoughts, fresh approaches to accomplish objectives.
The path of descent is the path of transformation. Darkness, failure, relapse, death, and woundedness are our primary teachers, rather than ideas or doctrines.
The pathway of decline is the pathway of metamorphosis. Adversity, disappointment, retreat, demise, and affliction are our foremost instructors, rather than concepts or principles.
When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work, because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is the beginning of the end of any nation