— Rick Riordan, The Mark of Athena
„I have never met anyone who wasn't against war. Even Hitler and Mussolini were, according to themselves.“
— David Low (cartoonist) British cartoonist 1891 - 1963
New York Times Magazine, February 10, 1946.
„We were the first Fascists, when we had 100,000 disciplined men, and were training children, Mussolini was still an unknown. Mussolini copied our Fascism.“
— Marcus Garvey Jamaica-born British political activist, Pan-Africanist, orator, and entrepreneur 1887 - 1940
1937 interview reported by Joel A. Rogers, "Marcus Garvey," in Negroes of New York series, New York Writers Program, 1939, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York.
„Both Hitler and Mussolini have plagiarized and imitated practically everything from everyone. Mussolini stole from the Bolsheviks and from Gabriele D’Annunzio, and found inspiration in the camp of big business. Hitler imitated the Bolsheviks and Mussolini.“
— Leon Trotsky Marxist revolutionary from Russia 1879 - 1940
Stalin: An Appraisal of the Man and his Influence, trans. by Charles Malamuth, New York: NY, The Universal Library (Grosset & Dunlap), 1941, p. 412
„There is now doubt in our minds that Nasser, whether he likes it or not, is now effectively in Russian hands, just as Mussolini was in Hitler's. It would be as ineffective to show weakness to Nasser now in order to placate him as it was to show weakness to Mussolini.“
— Anthony Eden British Conservative politician, prime minister 1897 - 1977
Eden to President Eisenhower (1 October 1956), quoted in Scott Lucas, Britain and Suez (Manchester University Press, 1996), p. 69
„In no way was Hitler the tool of big business. He was its lenient master. So was Mussolini except that he was weaker.“
— Norman Thomas American Presbyterian minister and socialist 1884 - 1968
A Socialist’s Faith, W. W. Norton, 1951, p. 53. Former presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America.
„What a waste that we lost Mussolini. He is a first-rate man who would have led our party to power in Italy. [Addressing to a delegation of Italian socialists in Moscow after Mussolini's March on Rome in 1922]“
— Vladimir Lenin Russian politician, led the October Revolution 1870 - 1924
„Obviously the government of [Mussolini's] time, out of fear that German power might lead to complete victory, preferred to ally itself with Hitler's Germany rather than opposing it … The racial laws were the worst fault of Mussolini as a leader, who in so many other ways did well.“
— Silvio Berlusconi Italian politician 1936
In a speech in Milan, while heading a coallition which includes parties with fascist roots, as quoted in "Berlusconi praises Mussolini on Holocaust Memorial Day" at BBC News (27 January 2013) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21222341
„With two lunatics like Mussolini and Hitler you can never be sure of anything. But I am determined to keep the country out of war.... [Hankey] thinks sanctions were put in [the Covenant of the League of Nations] at the request of the Americans. Likely enough, as they would be the first to run away from enforcing them. You will not get our people for a long time yet to be willing to pledge themselves to go to war for objects in the east of Europe.“
— Stanley Baldwin Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1867 - 1947
Conversation with Thomas Jones (30 April 1936), quoted in Thomas Jones, A Diary with Letters. 1931-1950 (London: Oxford University Press, 1954), p. 191.
„We are not imitating Hitler and Mussolini. They are imitating us. They have just discovered what we knew for centuries: that a corporate, collectivist system pays.“
— Toshio Shiratori Japanese politician 1887 - 1949
Quoted in "The American Mercury" - Page 157 - edited by Henry Louis Mencken - 1942.
„Hitler decided that Mussolini must be freed from the Italian Partisans because Benito was his friend and had acted in good faith.“
— Otto Skorzeny Austrian SS-Standartenführer (colonel) in the German Waffen-SS 1908 - 1975
To Jack Bell of the Chicago Daily News, as quoted in Scoop : An Historical Adventure (2006) by James H. Walters, p. 32.
„When Mussolini decided on war he did not take my advice or that of any other Army chief. In August 1939 the Duce had not been so sure about the invincibility of the Germans, and he told us that he had sought to persuade Hitler not to act.“
— Pietro Badoglio Italian general during both World Wars and a Prime Minister of Italy 1871 - 1956
Quoted in "Twenty Angels Over Rome: The Story of Fascist Italy's Fall" - Page 70 - by Richard McMillan - 1945
— Corneliu Zelea Codreanu Romanian politician 1899 - 1938
„Capitalism was reasonably content under Hitler, happy under Mussolini, very happy under Franco and delirious under General Pinochet.“
— John Ralston Saul Canadian author and essayist 1947