He who serves our Führer, Adolf Hitler, serves Germany, and he who serves Germany, serves God.
The body expresses our very being. The striving for beauty is inborn among the Aryan.
In the presence of this blood banner which represents our Führer, I swear to devote all my energies and my strength to the saviour of our country, Adolf Hitler. I am willing and ready to give up my life for him, so help me God.
They say of us that we are an anti-Christian movement. They even say that I am an outspoken paganist…. I solemnly declare here, before the German public, that I stand on the basis of Christianity, but I declare just as solemnly that I will put down every attempt to introduce confessional matters into our Hitler Youth.
Power is what spoils people. Yes, it seems to me that the seeking after power is the great danger and the great corruptor of mankind.
Faust, the Ninth Symphony, and the will of Adolf Hitler are eternal youth and know neither time nor transience.
If he descended from heaven today the great warrior who beat the money-traders you would shout your “crucifige!” and nail him to the cross which he himself bore. But he mildly smiles upon your hate: “The truth will prevail, even if the bearer falls; the faith will live, for I give my life … and stand tall at the cross for all warriors of the world.
If you outlaw half a million people you make martyrs of them. For example, if you outlaw Robin Hood, it is all very well, but if you outlaw a whole group of people around Robin Hood, then Robin Hood and his merry men become legends.
To us Germans everything is religion. What we do we do not merely with our hands and brains, but with our hearts and souls. This has often become a tragic fate for us.
I lived with people who had varied opinions, some of whom did not accept my Nazi views. I encouraged this. If a man said something that was critical of me or my ideas, I wouldn’t consider him an enemy.
I read world literature and I read French romances in the originals. I had quite a profound knowledge – no, that sounds conceited, but I did have a profound interest in everything spiritual.