22 Greatest Hermann Goering Quotes

22 Greatest Hermann Goering Quotes

by / Comments Off / 633 View / Nov 17, 2014

Hermann Goering was a German politician known for aiding Adolf Hitler into power in 1933. He was also the founder of the Gestapo. At the end of World War II Goering was put to trial in Nuremberg for war crimes and crimes against humanity and was sentenced to death by hanging. He was executed on October 15, 1946.

“After the United States gobbled up California and half of Mexico, and we were stripped down to nothing, territorial expansion suddenly becomes a crime. It’s been going on for centuries, and it will still go on.”

“Education is dangerous – Every educated person is a future enemy.”

“Guns will make us powerful; butter will only make us fat.”

“Hitler decided that. I thought it was stupid because I believed that first we had to defeat England.”

“Hitler had the willpower of a demon and he needed it. If he didn’t have such a strong willpower he couldn’t have achieved anything. Don’t forget, if Hitler had not lost the war, if he did not have to fight against the combination of big powers like England, America, and Russia — each one he could have conquered individually — these defendants and these generals would now be saying, ‘Heil Hitler,’ and would not be so damn critical.”

“I have to laugh when the English claim they are such a wonderful nation. Everyone knows that Englishmen are really Germans, that the English kings were German, and that in Russia the emperors were either of German origin or received their education in Germany.”

“I herewith commission you to carry out all preparations with regard to… a total solution of the Jewish question in those territories of Europe which are under German influence.”

“I remember a meeting of officers. … [They were] discussing [how to provide] meals and beds for veteran officers. ‘You damn fools!’ I told them, ‘Don’t you think an officer who is worth his salt can find a bed [on his own] … the bed of a pretty blonde?”

“If I didn’t have a sense of humor, how could I stand this trial now?”

“In Berlin Jews controlled almost one hundred percent of the theaters and cinemas before the rise to power.”

“It is silly to appeal to people’s moral sense.”

“My measures will not be crippled by any bureaucracy. Here I don’t have to worry about Justice; my mission is only to destroy and to exterminate; nothing more.”

“No enemy bomber can reach the Ruhr. If one reaches the Ruhr, my name is not Goering. You may call me Meyer.”

“Of course people don’t want war. Why should a poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best thing he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece?”

“Our movement took a grip on cowardly Marxism and from it extracted the meaning of socialism. It also took from the cowardly middle-class parties their nationalism. Throwing both into the
cauldron of our way of life there emerged, as clear as a crystal, the synthesis — German National Socialism.”

“Shoot first and ask questions later, and don’t worry, no matter what happens, I will protect you.”

“The Jew must clearly understand one thing at once, he must get out!”

“The victor will always be the judge, and the vanquished the accused.”

“To me there are two Hitlers: one who existed until the end of the French war; the other begins with the Russian campaign. In the beginning he was genial and pleasant. He would have extraordinary willpower and unheard-of influence on people. The important thing to remember is that the first Hitler, the man who I knew until the end of the French war, had much charm and goodwill. He was always frank. The second Hitler, who existed from the beginning of the Russian campaign until his suicide, was always suspicious, easily upset, and tense. He was distrustful to an extreme degree.”

“We will go down in history either as the world’s greatest statesmen or its worst villains.”

“What do I care about danger? I’ve sent soldiers and airmen to death against the enemy — why should I be afraid?”

“Why, of course, the people don’t want war.”