but, ImaHooligan, when you typed your reply... did you hit return/enter after every line or did it just come up that way? (Some people have been having problems with something similar and I'm trying to see if it's something basic that we're missing. )
I'm sure one of the smarter Quotelanders will check in with the answer to your question...
>Except, it is enough, 5 times, 100 times, or a 1000 times. Nobody seems to agree.
I know. Goebbels and Hitler are both named, Hitler apparently wrote something (similar) in Mein Kampf, but Quoteland.com attributes it to Lenin, who died in 1924 (see http://18.104.22.168/qldb/author/263) - they don't say where or when Lenin said it though (and he probably picked it up from someone else).
I sure would like to get to the true origin of this one, I'm curious as hell now.
"When a myth is shared by large numbers of people, it becomes a reality." ~Lawrence Blair
"Convince enough people of a lie, and it becomes truth." ~Ron Amundson
A lie that can be passed off as truth becomes truth
"Love is the basis for all the values. Action with love is right conduct. Speak with love, and it becomes truth. Thinking with love results in peace. Understanding with love leads to non-violence. For everything, love is primary. Where there is love there is no place for hatred." ~Sathya Sai Baba, discourse of 20-5-1995
This has both the Lenin quote and Goebbels expansion that is presumably based on it. Ironic isn't it that the extreme right and left of the political spectrum have such close thoughts. Perhaps its more of an indication of the similarity of totalitarian regimes, regardless of the ideology.
In der Größe der Lüge [liegt] immer ein gewisser Faktor des Geglaubtwerdens (...), da die breite Masse eines Volkes (...) bei der primitiven Einfalt ihres Gemütes einer großen Lüge leichter zum Opfer fällt als einer kleinen. — Adolf Hitler, «Mein Kampf», I, 10. — München, 1939, S. 230.
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