Henry Wallace Quotes And Sayings

Last Updated on July 24, 2020 by Scott M. Thomas

Henry A. Wallace was an American politician and journalist who served as the 33rd Vice President of the United States. After graduating from Iowa State University in 1910, Wallace joined the family newspaper as an editor. He had an interest in politics and joined the Democratic Party. He became popular for his talent and effectively organizing the Agricultural administration. After graduation Wallace was extremely interested in mathematics and economics. He learned calculus with his own effort. For his talent and hardworking mindset, President Roosevelt chooses him as his running mate for his third term. Below you’ll find the best quotes and sayings by Henry A. Wallace. I Hope, These Henry Wallace quotes help you to learn more. 

“Their final objective toward which all their deceit is directed is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjection” – Henry A. Wallace

“The century which we are entering can be and must be the century of the common man” – Henry A. Wallace

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“A fascist is one whose lust for money or power is combined with such an intensity of intolerance toward those of other races, parties, classes, religions, cultures, regions or nations as to make him ruthless in his use of deceit or violence to attain his ends” – Henry A. Wallace

“In some ways, certain books are more powerful by far than any battle” – Henry A. Wallace

“Still another danger is represented by those who, paying lip service to democracy and the common welfare, in their insatiable greed for money and the power which money gives, do not hesitate surreptitiously to evade the laws designed to safeguard the public from monopolistic extortion. American fascists of this stamp were clandestinely aligned with their German counterparts before the war, and are even now preparing to resume where they left off, after “the present unpleasantness” ceases” – Henry A. Wallace

“If we define an American fascist as one who in case of conflict puts money and power ahead of human beings, then there are undoubtedly several million fascists in the United States” – Henry A. Wallace

“This is a fight between a free world and a slave world” – Henry A. Wallace

“We must not tolerate oppressive government or industrial oligarchy in the form of monopolies and cartels” – Henry A. Wallace

“With a fascist, the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power” – Henry A. Wallace

“The American Fascists are most easily recognized by their deliberate perversion of truth and fact… They cultivate hate and distrust of both Britain and Russia. They claim to be super-patriots, but they would destroy every liberty guaranteed by the Constitution. They demand free enterprise but are the spokesmen for monopoly and vested interest. Their final objective, toward which all their deceit is directed, is to capture political power, so that using the power of the State and the power of the market simultaneously they may keep the common man in eternal subjection” – Henry A. Wallace

“It may be shocking to some people in this country to realize that, without meaning to do so, they hold views in common with Hitler when they preach discrimination against other religious, racial or economic groups” – Henry A. Wallace

“Scientific understanding is our joy. Economic and political understanding is our duty” – Henry A. Wallace

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“The wisdom of our actions in the first three years of peace will determine the course of the world history for half a century” – Henry A. Wallace

“American fascism will not be really dangerous until there is a purposeful coalition among the cartelists, the deliberate poisoners of public information, and those who stand for the K.K.K. type of demagoguery” – Henry A. Wallace

“During the next four years…unless drastic steps are taken by Congress, the U.S. will have nearly 8,000,000 unemployed and will stand on the brink of deep depression” – Henry A. Wallace

“If we put our trust in the common sense of common men and ‘with malice toward none and charity for all’ go forward on the great adventure of making political, economic and social democracy a practical reality, we shall not fail” – Henry A. Wallace

“What we must understand is that the industries, processes, and inventions created by modern science can be used either to subjugate or liberate. The choice is up to us” – Henry A. Wallace

“Until democracy in effective enthusiastic action fills the vacuum created by the power of modern inventions, we may expect the fascists to increase in power after the war both in the United States and in the world” – Henry A. Wallace

“People in cities may forget the soil for as long as a hundred years, but Mother Nature’s memory is long and she will not let them forget indefinitely” – Henry A. Wallace

“If this liberal potential is properly channeled, we may expect the area of freedom of the United States to increase. The problem is to spend up our rate of social invention in the service of the welfare of all the people” – Henry A. Wallace

“The symptoms of fascist thinking are colored by the environment and adapted to immediate circumstances. But always and everywhere they can be identified by their appeal to prejudice and by the desire to play upon the fears and vanities of different groups in order to gain power” – Henry A. Wallace

“The American fascists are most easily recognized by their deliberate perversion of truth and fact” – Henry A. Wallace

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“The fascists in most Latin American countries tell the people that the reason their wages will not buy as much in the way of goods is because of Yankee imperialism. The fascists in Latin America learn to speak and act like natives” – Henry A. Wallace

“If we define an American fascist as one who in case of conflict puts money and power ahead of human beings, then there are undoubtedly several million fascists in the United States. There are probably several hundred thousand if we narrow the definition to include only those who in their search for money and power are ruthless and deceitful. … They are patriotic in time of war because it is to their interest to be so, but in time of peace they follow power and the dollar wherever they may lead” – Henry A. Wallace

“To see rich land eaten away by erosion, to stand by as continual cultivation on sloping fields wears away the best soil, is enough to make a good farmer sick at heart” – Henry A. Wallace

“Our chemical and other manufacturing concerns are all too often ready to let the Germans have Latin American markets, provided the American companies can work out an arrangement which will enable them to charge high prices to the consumer inside the United States” – Henry A. Wallace

“Most American fascists are enthusiastically supporting the war effort. They are doing this even in those cases where they hope to have profitable connections with German chemical firms after the war ends” – Henry A. Wallace

“The obvious types of American fascists are dealt with on the air and in the press. These demagogues and stooges are fronts for others. Dangerous as these people may be, they are not so significant as thousands of other people who have never been mentioned” – Henry A. Wallace

“A liberal knows that the only certainty in this life is change but believes that the change can be directed toward a constructive end” – Henry A. Wallace

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“This dullness of vision regarding the importance of the general welfare to the individual is the measure of the failure of our schools and churches to teach the spiritual significance of genuine democracy” – Henry A. Wallace

“In an effort to eliminate the possibility of any rival growing up, some monopolists would sacrifice democracy itself” – Henry A. Wallace

“It is no coincidence that the growth of modern tyrants has in every case been heralded by the growth of prejudice” – Henry A. Wallace

“Monopolists who fear competition and who distrust democracy because it stands for equal opportunity would like to secure their position against small and energetic enterprise” – Henry A. Wallace

“They are patriotic in time of war because it is to their interest to be so, but in time of peace they follow power and the dollar wherever they may lead” – Henry A. Wallace

“There are probably several hundred thousand if we narrow the definition to include only those who in their search for money and power are ruthless and deceitful” – Henry A. Wallace

“The dangerous American fascist is the man who wants to do in the United States in an American way what Hitler did in Germany in a Prussian way” – Henry A. Wallace

“Fascism is a worldwide disease. Its greatest threat to the United States will come after the war, either via Latin America or within the United States itself” – Henry A. Wallace

“The moral and spiritual aspects of both personal and international relationships have a practical bearing which so-called practical men deny” – Henry A. Wallace

“It has been claimed at times that our modern age of technology facilitates dictatorship” – Henry A. Wallace

“The European brand of fascism will probably present its most serious postwar threat to us via Latin America” – Henry A. Wallace

“The myth of fascist efficiency has deluded many people” – Henry A. Wallace

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“The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information” – Henry A. Wallace

“The worldwide, agelong struggle between fascism and democracy will not stop when the fighting ends in Germany and Japan” – Henry A. Wallace

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