In our State there is only one supreme citizen – right, one supreme citizen – honor, and that is the right and the honor of honest work.
The social idea must be the essential foundation for any State, otherwise no State can permanently endure.
Certainly a government needs power, it needs strength. It must, I might almost say, with brutal ruthlessness press through the ideas which it has recognized to be right, trusting to the actual authority of its strength in the State. But even with the most ruthless brutality it can ultimately prevail only if what it seeks to restore does truly correspond to the welfare of a whole people.
That the so-called enlightened absolutism of Frederick the Great was possible depended solely on the fact that he made his decisions influenced and supported by one thought alone, the welfare of his Prussian people. It was this fact only that led the people to tolerate willingly, nay joyfully, the dictatorship of the great king.
Democracy is fundamentally not German: it is Jewish.
The condition which must precede every act is the will and the courage to speak the truth.
There can be no compromise; there are only two possibilities – either victory of the Aryan, or annihilation of the Aryan and the victory of the Jew.
There are two principles which, when we founded the Movement, we engraved upon our hearts: first, to base it on the most sober recognition of the facts, and second, to proclaim these facts with the most ruthless sincerity.
‘National’ and ‘Social’ are two identical conceptions.
We said to ourselves that to be ‘national’ means above everything to act with a boundless and all-embracing love for the people and, if necessary, even to die for it. And similarly to be ‘social’ means so to build up the state and the community of the people that every individual acts in the interest of the community of the people and must be to such an extent convinced of the goodness, of the honorable straightforwardness of this community of the people as to be ready to die for it.
There are no such things as classes: they cannot be.
With us in Germany where everyone who is a German at all has the same blood, has the same eyes, and speaks the same language, here there can be no class [distinctions/hierarchies], here there can be only a single people and beyond that nothing else.
The drone is the foe of us all. But the creators – it matters not whether they are brain workers or workers with the hand – they are the nobility of our State, they are the German people!
We understand under the term ‘work’ exclusively that activity which not only profits the individual but in no way harms the community, but benefits the community [i.e. creates the aggregate value for the community].
The Aryan regards work as the foundation for the maintenance of the community of people amongst it members. The Jew regards work as the means to the exploitation of other nations.
We recognize that freedom can eternally be only a consequence of power and that the source of power is the will. Consequently the will to power must be strengthened in a people with passionate ardor.
We as national socialists and members of the German Workers party – a Party pledged to work – must be on principle the most fanatical nationalists.
Power is possible only where there is strength, and that strength lies not in the dead weight of numbers but solely in energy. Even the smallest minority can achieve a mighty result if it is inspired by the most fiery, the most passionate will to act. World history has always been made by minorities.
If one has realized a truth, that truth is valueless so long as there is lacking the indomitable will to turn this realization into action!