110+ Best Benito Mussolini Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini was an Italian politician and journalist. He ruled Italy as the prime minister from 1922 to 1943; he constitutionally led the country until 1925, when he dropped the pretense of democracy and established a dictatorship. Profoundly inspirational Benito Mussolini quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

Famous Benito Mussolini Quotes

It’s good to trust others but, not to do so is much better. – Benito Mussolini

Democracy is talking itself to death. The people do not know what they want; they do not know what is the best for them. There is too much foolishness, too much lost motion. I have stopped the talk and the nonsense. I am a man of action. Democracy is beautiful in theory; in practice it is a fallacy. You in America will see that someday. – Benito Mussolini

We do not argue with those who disagree with us, we destroy them. – Benito Mussolini

Democracy is a kingless regime infested by many kings who are sometimes more exclusive, tyrannical and destructive than one, even if he be a tyrant. – Benito Mussolini

Fascism entirely agrees with Mr. Maynard Keynes, despite the latter’s prominent position as a Liberal. In fact, Mr. Keynes’ excellent little book, The End of Laissez-Faire (1926) might, so far as it goes, serve as a useful introduction to fascist economics. There is scarcely anything to object to in it and there is much to applaud. – Benito Mussolini

The Fascist conception of the State is all-embracing; outside of it no human or spiritual values can exist, much less have value. Thus understood, Fascism is totalitarian, and the Fascist State — a synthesis and a unit inclusive of all values — interprets, develops, and potentiates the whole life of a people. – Benito Mussolini

Fascism accepts the individual only insofar as his interests coincide with the state’s. – Benito Mussolini

Against individualism, the Fascist conception is for the State… Liberalism denied the State in the interests of the particular individual; Fascism reaffirms the State as the true reality of the individual. – Benito Mussolini

One moment on the battlefield is worth a thousand years of peace. – Benito Mussolini

We become strong, I feel, when we have no friends upon whom to lean, or to look to for moral guidance. – Benito Mussolini

Every anarchist is a baffled dictator. – Benito Mussolini

The corporate State considers that private enterprise in the sphere of production is the most effective and useful instrument in the interest of the nation. In view of the fact that private organization of production is a function of national concern, the organizer of the enterprise is responsible to the State for the direction given to production. – Benito Mussolini

It is humiliating to remain with our hands folded while others write history. It matters little who wins. – Benito Mussolini

I’ve had my fill of Hitler. These conferences called by the ringing of a bell are not to my liking. The bell is rung when people call their servants. And besides, what kind of conferences are these? For five hours I am forced to listen to a monologue which is quite fruitless and boring – Benito Mussolini

At every hour of every day, I can tell you on which page of which book each school child in Italy is studying. – Benito Mussolini

The fate of nations is intimately bound up with their powers of reproduction. All nations and all empires first felt decadence gnawing at them when their birth rate fell off. – Benito Mussolini

Liberty is a duty, not a right. – Benito Mussolini

Lenin is an artist who has worked men, as other artists have worked marble or metals. But men are harder than stone and less malleable than iron. There is no masterpiece. The artist has failed. The task was superior to his capacities. – Benito Mussolini

I owe most to Georges Sorel. This master of syndicalism by his rough theories of revolutionary tactics has contributed most to form the discipline, energy and power of the fascist cohorts. – Benito Mussolini

The best blood will at some time get into a fool or a mosquito. – Benito Mussolini

What the proletariat needs is a bath of blood. – Benito Mussolini

Statesman only talk of fate when they have blundered – Benito Mussolini

Our program is simple: we wish to govern Italy. They ask us for programs but there are already too many. It is not programs that are wanting for the salvation of Italy but men and will power. – Benito Mussolini

The history of saints is mainly the history of insane people. – Benito Mussolini

Youth is a malady of which one becomes cured a little every day. – Benito Mussolini

The Fascist State lays claim to rule in the economic field no less than in others; it makes its action felt throughout the length and breadth of the country by means of its corporate, social, and educational institutions, and all the political, economic, and spiritual forces of the nation, organized in their respective associations, circulate within the State. – Benito Mussolini

The function of a citizen and a soldier are inseparable. – Benito Mussolini

The state reserves the right to be the sole interpreter of the needs of society. – Benito Mussolini

Socialism is a fraud, a comedy, a phantom, a blackmail. – Benito Mussolini

I want to make my own life a masterpiece. – Benito Mussolini

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. – Benito Mussolini

War is to man what maternity is to a woman – Benito Mussolini

Journalism is not a profession, but a mission. – Benito Mussolini

The struggle between the two worlds [Fascism and Democracy] can permit no compromises. It’s either Us or Them! – Benito Mussolini

State intervention in economic production arises only when private initiative is lacking or insufficient, or when the political interests of the State are involved. This intervention may take the form of control, assistance or direct management. – Benito Mussolini

It is not impossible to rule Italians, but it would be useless. – Benito Mussolini

I should be pleased, I suppose, that Hitler has carried out a revolution on our lines. But they are Germans. So they will end by ruining our idea. – Benito Mussolini

As regards the Liberal doctrines, the attitude of Fascism is one of absolute opposition both in the political and in the economical field. – Benito Mussolini

War is the normal state of the people. – Benito Mussolini

The truth is that men are tired of liberty. – Benito Mussolini

There is the great, silent, continuous struggle: the struggle between the State and the Individual; between the State which demands and the individual who attempts to evade such demands. Because the individual, left to himself, unless he be a saint or hero, always refuses to pay taxes, obey laws, or go to war. – Benito Mussolini

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

There is no revolution that can change the nature of man – Benito Mussolini

There is a violence that liberates, and a violence that enslaves; there is a violence that is moral and a violence that is immoral. – Benito Mussolini

The Fascist accepts life and loves it, knowing nothing of and despising suicide; he rather conceives of life as duty and struggle and conquest, life which should be high and full, lived for oneself, but not above all for others those who are at hand and those who are far distant, contemporaries, and those who will come after. – Benito Mussolini

If you acquit me, you will give me great pleasure. If you condemn me, you will do me honor! – Benito Mussolini

Believe, obey, fight. – Benito Mussolini

We affirm that the true story of capitalism is now beginning, because capitalism is not a system of oppression only, but is also a selection of values, a coordination of hierarchies, a more amply developed sense of individual responsibility. – Benito Mussolini

The press of Italy is free, freer than the press of any other country, so long as it supports the regime. – Benito Mussolini

If I advance; follow me. If I retreat; kill me. If I die; avenge me! It is better to live one day as a lion than one-hundred years as a sheep! – Benito Mussolini

Silence is the only answer you should give to the fools. Where ignorance speaks, intelligence should not give advices. – Benito Mussolini

I have been a racist since 1921. I don’t know how they can think I’m imitating Hitler. – Benito Mussolini

Yes, a dictator can be loved. Provided that the masses fear him at the same time. The crowd love strong men. The crowd is like a woman. – Benito Mussolini

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. – Benito Mussolini

The Socialists ask what is our program? Our program is to smash the heads of the Socialists. – Benito Mussolini

Democratic regimes may be defined as those in which, every now and then, the people are given the illusion of being sovereign, while the true sovereignty in actual fact resides in other forces which are sometimes irresponsible and secret. – Benito Mussolini

Italian journalism is free because it serves one cause and one purpose mine! – Benito Mussolini

If only we can give them faith that mountains can be moved, they will accept the illusion that mountains are moveable, and thus an illusion may become reality. – Benito Mussolini

All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state. – Benito Mussolini

Better to live a day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep – Benito Mussolini

Fascism is definitely and absolutely opposed to the doctrines of liberalism, both in the political and economic sphere. – Benito Mussolini

Religion is man-made to assist in controlling the weak-minded individuals because during times of atrocity and despair they feel strength in numbers. – Benito Mussolini

Peace is absurd: Fascism does not believe in it. – Benito Mussolini

Blood alone literally moves the wheels of history. – Benito Mussolini

Let us have a dagger between our teeth, a bomb in our hands and an infinite scorn in our hearts. – Benito Mussolini

If two irreconcilable elements are struggling with each other, the solution lies in force. There has never been any other solution in history, and there never will be. – Benito Mussolini

Democracy is beautiful in theory; in practice it is a fallacy. – Benito Mussolini

We deny your internationalism, because it is a luxury which only the upper classes can afford. – Benito Mussolini

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. – Benito Mussolini

The League is very well when sparrows shout, but no good at all when eagles fall out. – Benito Mussolini

Fascism, the more it considers and observes the future and the development of humanity, quite apart from political considerations of the moment, believes neither in the possibility nor the utility of perpetual peace. – Benito Mussolini

The Liberal State is a mask behind which there is no face; it is a scaffolding behind which there is no building. – Benito Mussolini

War alone brings up to their highest tension all human energies and imposes the stamp of nobility upon the peoples who have the courage to make it. – Benito Mussolini

It is the State which educates its citizens in civic virtue, gives them a consciousness of their mission and welds them into unity. – Benito Mussolini

The mass, whether it be a crowd or an army, is vile. – Benito Mussolini

We are here to commemorate the fascists who died, – Benito Mussolini

The Italian proletariat needs a blood bath for it force to be renewed. – Benito Mussolini

Fortunately the Italian people is not habituated to eating several times a day. – Benito Mussolini

On the morrow of each conflict I gave the categorical order to confiscate the largest possible number of weapons of every sort and kind. – Benito Mussolini

I am desperately Italian. I believe in the function of Latinity. – Benito Mussolini

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. – Benito Mussolini

It was only one life. What is one life in the affairs of a state? – Benito Mussolini

Yet if anyone cares to read over the now crumbling minutes giving an account of the meetings at which the Italian Fasci di Combattimento were founded, he will find not a doctrine but a series of pointers… It may be objected that this program implies a return to the guilds (corporazioni). No matter! I therefore hope this assembly will accept the economic claims advanced by national syndicalism. – Benito Mussolini

Italy wants peace and quiet, work and calm. I will give these things with love if possible and with force if necessary. – Benito Mussolini

For us the national flag is a rag to be planted on a dunghill. There are only two fatherlands in the world: that of the exploited and that of the exploiters. – Benito Mussolini

The Mediterranean will be turned into an Italian lake. – Benito Mussolini

Fascism is not an article for export. – Benito Mussolini

What is freedom? There is no such thing as absolute freedom! – Benito Mussolini

In Fascism the State is not a night-watchman, only occupied with the personal safety of the citizens. – Benito Mussolini

The God of the theologians is the creation of their empty heads. – Benito Mussolini

The working people are bound to their native shoes. – Benito Mussolini

Tomorrow, the Tripartite Pact will become an instrument of just peace between the peoples. Italians! Once more arise and be worthy of this historical hour! We shall win. – Benito Mussolini

Three cheers for war, noble and beautiful above all. – Benito Mussolini

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. – Benito Mussolini

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, we Fascists conclude that we have the right to create our own ideology and to enforce it with all the energy of which we are capable. – Benito Mussolini

State ownership! It leads only to absurd and monstrous conclusions; state ownership means state monopoly, concentrated in the hands of one party and its adherents, and that state brings only ruin and bankruptcy to all. – Benito Mussolini

Fascism recognizes the real needs which gave rise to socialism and trade-unionism, giving them due weight in the guild or corporative system in which different interests are coordinated and harmonized in the unity of the State. – Benito Mussolini

Given that the nineteenth century was the century of Socialism, of Liberalism, and of Democracy, it does not necessarily follow that the twentieth century must also be a century of Socialism, Liberalism and Democracy: political doctrines pass, but humanity remains, and it may rather be expected that this will be a century of authority a century of Fascism. For if the nineteenth century was a century of individualism it may be expected that this will be the century of collectivism and hence the century of the State. – Benito Mussolini

Family – see Fascist State. – Benito Mussolini

Our future lies to the east and south, in Asia and Africa. – Benito Mussolini

Fuehrer, we are on the march! Victorious Italian troops crossed the Greco-Albanian frontier at dawn today! – Benito Mussolini

We must give Italians a sense of race. – Benito Mussolini

It is my conviction that in time of war, when the cannon speaks with its powerful voice, the less we speak the better. – Benito Mussolini

t is humiliating to remain with our hands folded while other write history. It matters little who wins. – Benito Mussolini

We have buried the putrid corpse of liberty – Benito Mussolini

For the Fascist, everything is the State, and nothing human or spiritual exists, much less has value, outside the State. In this sense Fascism is totalitarian. – Benito Mussolini

Fascism is a religious conception in which man is seen in his immanent relationship with a superior law and with an objective Will that transcends the particular individual. – Benito Mussolini

For my part I prefer fifty thousand rifles to fifty thousand votes – Benito Mussolini

I am not a collector of deserts! – Benito Mussolini

Fascist education is moral, physical, social, and military: it aims to create a complete and harmoniously developed human, a fascist one according to our views. – Benito Mussolini