Propaganda is a soft weapon; hold it in your hands too long, and it will move about like a snake, and strike the other way.
Jean Anouilh (1910-1987) French playwright.
Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves.
Eric Hoffer (1902-1983) American philosopher and author.
Why is propaganda so much more successful when it stirs up hatred than when it tries to stir up friendly feeling?
Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) British logician and philosopher.
The most dangerous untruths are truths slightly distorted.
Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799) German scientist, satirist and anglophile.
The successor to politics will be propaganda. Propaganda, not in the sense of a message or ideology, but as the impact of the whole technology of the times.
Marshall Mcluhan (1911-1980) Canadian communications theorist and educator.