“The leadership of Hitler was the necessary result of a great national awakening, the Führer state an organically sound re-creation of the idea of the Reich. Leadership is as different from rulership as it is from chaos. Tyrant and masses belong together just as much as do leader and follower. The two are possible only if they are paired, and are held together in a common bond of duty. The ever greater power given Hitler was a temporary exception, permissible only after a fourteen-year-long test. This was not one of the goals of the National Socialist idea of state. The first leader had to come into power as Hitler did. All others were to be elected to serve only for a limited period of time.” –Dr. Alfred Rosenberg, Memoirs
“We are unable, My Leader, to express our thanks in words. We are also unable
to reveal our loyalty and our affection to you through words. All our gratitude,
our love and our fervent trust in you, My Leader, can be seen glowing in the
hundreds of thousands of faces turned towards you today.
All our Folk, our whole nation, today feel strong and happy because in
you there has arisen not only The Leader of the nation, but also the saviour of
the nation.” -Hermann Göring, Introduction to Adolf Hitler – The Life of the Leader