Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way round, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise.
All great movements are popular movements. They are the volcanic eruptions of human passions and emotions, stirred into activity by the ruthless Goddess of Distress or by the torch of the spoken word cast into the midst of the people.
By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise.
The art of leadership... consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention.
The great masses of the people will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one.
What good fortune for governments that the people do not think.