Trump’s Mussolini Quote – Not Mussolini’s…oops

So Trump was conned and re-tweeted a Mussolini quote, “It is better to be a lion for one day than a sheep for a hundred days.”

Oh dear – I went on Brainy Quote and found the quote to be accredited to Sister Elizabeth Kenny, an Australian nurse born in 1880 who worked tirelessly her entire life helping polio victims.


I can’t imagine a Catholic Sister stealing a quote from Mussolini, however, it is quite possible that he might have lifted it from her.  It’s actually an honorable statement, despite it’s being attributed to Mussolini. So I decided to look up some other quotes attributed to Mussolini:

Blood alone moves the wheels of history.”

Socialism is a fraud, a comedy, a phantom, a blackmail.”

The plow makes the furrow, but the sword defends it.”

The best blood will at some time get into a fool or a mosquito.”

Of course, that doesn’t change who he was. But neither does it negate the notion that maybe these quotes were also lifted from a reputable source…and it does not negate the value of the quotes which I find quite fascinating and philosophical.

Here’s a Ronald Reagan quote that bears repeating, “Regimes planted by bayonets do not take root.” As in attempted regime changes… Just a thought.

Here’s a Kennedy quote worth repeating, “A wall is a hell of a lot better than a war.” Hmmm…

Here’s a spot on quote for Mr. Soros from the esteemed, Joseph Stalin, “It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.” Mr. Soros owns one of the worlds largest voting company’s, and many countries refuse to use this company because they declare it to be fraudulent. The US does use this company.

Speaking of Quotes:

Here’s a good one for Bernie from the esteemed communist, Lenin, “The goal of Socialism is Communism.”

Here’s one for Hillary, “A lie told often enough becomes the truth.” ~ Lenin.

And then there is Winston Churchill who managed a few good ones like, “The best argument against Democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter.”

Or this one, “You can always count on Americans to do the right thing after they’ve tried e4verything else.”

And one more on ‘walls’ from Mr. Churchill, “IF the Almighty were to rebuild the world and asked for my advice, I would have English Channels around every country. And the atmosphere would be such that anything that attempted to fly would be set on fire.”

Just a thought…

FYI – and in the event someone wants to change BrainyQuote, I took a screenshot. Sorry.

2 thoughts on “Trump’s Mussolini Quote – Not Mussolini’s…oops

  1. I reckon Europe could do with Kennedy’s one right now – it’s looking most serious with increasing measures in limiting flow of migrants/refugees when there are more and more from everywhere – Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, North African countries etc

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