Sure we'll have Fascism here, but it will come as an anti-Fascism movement.— Huey Long
The most unusual Huey Long quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you
Corrupted by wealth and power, your government is like a restaurant with only one dish. They've got a set of Republican waiters on one side and a set of Democratic waiters on the other side. But no matter which set of waiters brings you the dish, the legislative grub is all prepared in the same Wall Street kitchen.
I'm for the poor man - all poor men, black and white, they all gotta have a chance. They gotta have a home, a job, and a decent education for their children. 'Every man a king' - that's my slogan.
One of these days the people of Louisiana are going to get good government - and they aren't going to like it.
The only difference I ever found between the Democratic leadership and the Republican leadership is that one of them is skinning you from the ankle up and the other, from the ear down.
How many men ever went to a barbecue and would let one man take off the table what's intended for 9/10th of the people to eat? The only way you'll ever be able to feed the balance of the people is to make that man come back and bring back some of that grub that he ain't got no business with!
NRA - Nuts Running America.
You will find that you cannot do without politicians.
They are a necessary evil in this day and time. You may not like getting money from one source and spending it for another. But the thing for the school people to do is that if the politicians are going to steal, make them steal for the schools.
If Fascism comes to America it would be on a program of Americanism.
Don't liken me to that [SOB]. Anybody that lets his public policies be mixed up with religious prejudice is a plain [GD] fool.
I'm a dyed-in-the-wool party man. I don't know just what party I am in right now, but I am for the party.
The Bible's the greatest book ever written.
But I sure don't need anybody I can buy for six bits and a chew of tobacco to explain it to me.
Strictures, reproaches, and intemperate speeches from the Senator of Louisiana are really the wailings of an apostle of despair; he has lost control of himself, he is trying to play billiards with elliptical billiard balls and a spiral cue.
I would never rob your cradles to feed the dogs of war
Hard work is damn near as overrated as monogamy.
I can frighten or buy ninety-nine out of every one hundred men.
You are giving a little man a biscuit to eat, and you put a barrel of flour more taxes on top of his head to carry.
I wonder why he shot me.
God, don't let me die. I have so much left to do.
I'd rather violate every one of the damn conventions and see my bills passed, than sit back in my office, all nice and proper, and watch 'em die.
Those of you who come in with me now will receive a big piece of the pie.
Those of you who delay, and commit yourselves later, will receive a smaller piece of pie. Those of you who don't come in at all will receive - Good Government!
All I care is what the boys at the forks of the creek think of me.
'Every man a king' - that's my slogan.
I don't know much about Hitler. Except that last thing, about the Jews. There has never been a country that put its heel down on the Jews that ever lived afterwards.
Treat them just the same as anybody else, give them an opportunity to make a living, and to get an education.
A man is not a dictator when he is given a commission from the people and carries it out.
I do not want the voice of the people shut out.
Now, just a word about the poor Negroes.
.. They're here. They've got to be cared for... The poor Negroes have got to live, too.
For the present you can just call me the Kingfish.
In a political fight, when you've got nothing in favour of your side, start a row in the opposition camp.
The time has come for all good men to rise above principle.
It ain't enough to get the breaks. You gotta know how to use 'em.
They kept on hollering, and I simply had to put my foot down.
I said, 'I'm the governor and I say the ignorant in this state have to learn, blacks as well as whites.' And they learned.
Every man a king, but no one wears a crown.
Education and training for all children to be equal in opportunity in all schools, colleges, universities, and other institutions of training in the professions and vocations in life; to be regulated on the capacity of children to learn, and not on the ability of parents to pay the costs. Training for life's work to be as much universal and thorough for all walks of life as has been the training in the arts of killing.