Joseph Goebbels

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  • ''We can do without butter, but, despite all our love of peace, not without arms. One cannot shoot with butter, but with guns.''
    Joseph Goebbels (1897-1945), German Nazi leader, Minister of Propaganda. speech, Jan. 17, 1936, Berlin. quoted in Allgemeine Zeitung (Jan. 18, 1936). The origin of the "guns or butter" quote is unclear; in the summer of 1936, in a radio broadcast on the Four Year Plan, Hermann Goering announced, "Guns will make us powerful; butter will only make us fat."
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