“Race! It is a feeling, not a reality: ninety-five percent, at least, is a feeling. Nothing will ever make me believe that biologically pure races can be shown to exist today. Amusingly enough, not one of those who have proclaimed the “nobility” of the Teutonic race was himself a Teuton. Gobineau was a Frenchman, Houston Chamberlain, an Englishman; Woltmann, a Jew; Lapouge, another Frenchman.”
–Benito Mussolini, 1933.
Yes, madam, I am finished. My star has fallen. I work and I try, yet know that all is but a farce…. I await the end of the tragedy and — strangely detached from everything — I do not feel any more an actor. I feel I am the last of spectators.”
—Benito Mussolini, interviewed in 1945 by Madeleine Mollier.
“Religion is a species of mental disease. It has always had a pathological reaction on mankind.”
“The God of the theologians is the creation of their empty heads.”
“The history of the saints is mainly the history of insane people.”
“Science is now in the process of destroying religious dogma. The dogma of the divine creation is recognized as absurd.“