Tuesday, 24 November 2015


The truth is always stronger than the lie.
 - Goebbels

Our enemy regularly misquoted Goebbels. He was often misquoted saying- “Truth is the greatest enemy of the state”. 

This is the most commonly used false Goebbels quotation. The full version:

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

This quotation is in fact a total fabrication - and many websites even attribute the quote to Joseph M. Goebbels  - despite the fact Goebbels middle initial wasn't 'M'.

The quotation at the top of the post however is a true quotation.

The truth is always stronger than the lie.