Fascism Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old fascism quotes, fascism sayings, and fascism proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Fascism recognises the real needs which gave rise to socialism and trade-unionism, giving them due weight in the guild or corporative system in which diverent interests are coordinated and harmonised in the unity of the State.     

Benito Mussolini

Fascism is the stage reached after communism has proved an illusion.     

Friedrich von Hayek

Fascism is itself less ideological, in so far as it openly proclaims the principle of domination that is elsewhere concealed.     

Theodor Adorno

Fascism was a counter-revolution against a revolution that never took place.     

Ignazio Silone

Fascism is not in itself a new order of society. It is the future refusing to be born.     

Aneurin Bevan

Fascism is very much a mob movement.     

P. J. O'Rourke

Fascism should rightly be called corporatism as it is a merger of state and corporate power.     

Benito Mussolini

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

Benito Mussolini

Fascism begins the moment a ruling class, fearing the people may use their political democracy to gain economic democracy, begins to destroy political democracy in order to retain its power of exploitation and special privilege.     

Tommy Douglas

Fascism is the consequence of economic jam and dictatorship is the product of Fascism, for Fascism cannot be managed save by a dictator.     

John T. Flynn

Fascism means first of all defending your nation against the dangers that threaten it. It means the destruction of these dangers and the opening of a free way to life and glory for your nation.     

Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

Fascism is when corporations become the government.     

Bill Maher

Fascism is relatively easy to explain. It is a reactionary phenomenon. Nazism was some bad guys having some bad ideas and unfortunately succeeding in realizing them.     

Slavoj Zizek

Fascism may be defined as a form of political behaviour marked by obsessive preoccupation with community decline, humiliation, or victimhood and by compensatory cult of unity, energy and purity, in which a mass-based party of committed nationalist militants, working with uneasy but effective collaboration with traditional elites, abandons democratic liberties and pursues with redemptive violence and without ethical or legal restraints goals of internal cleansing and external expansion.     

Robert Paxton

Fascism should more appropriately be called corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.     

Benito Mussolini

Fascism itself can only be turned away if all those who are outraged by it show a commitment to social justice that equals the intensity of their indignation.     

Arundhati Roy

Fascism accepts the individual only insofar as his interests coincide with the state's.     

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

Every step which leads from capitalism toward planning is necessarily a step nearer to absolutism and dictatorship.     

Ludwig Von Mises

A new fascism promises security from the terror of crime. All that is required is that we take away the criminals rights which, of course, are our own. Out of our desperation and fear we begin to feel a sense of security from the new totalitarian state.     

Gerry Spence

The essence of fascism is to make laws forbidding everything and then enforce them selectively against your enemies.     

John Lescroart

Fascism is a system of political authority and social order intended to reinforce the unity, energy, and purity of communities in which liberal democracy stands accused of producing division and decline.     

Robert O. Paxton