123 important Corneliu Zelea Codreanu quotes you don’t know

123 Corneliu Zelea Codreanu quotes that will help you to better understand the complex personality, thinking and beliefs of the founder and leader of the Romania Iron Guard movement(most important fascist organization of the time), also known by his nickname “Capitanul”(english Captain). Corneliu Zelea Codreanu was the most important Romania Far-Right politician in Romania during the 1930s. Ultranationalist, anti-semitic, and charismatic, his views like those of his German counterpart, Adolf Hitler continue to have a strong influence on modern-day far-right movements.

123 important Corneliu Zelea Codreanu quotes you don’t know:

1. “The law of honor: Go along only on the paths of honor. Fight, and never be a coward. Leave the path of infamy to others. Better to fall in an honorable fight than win by infamy.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
The law of honor: Go along only on the paths of honor. Fight, and never be a coward. Leave the path of infamy to others. Better to fall in an honorable fight than win by infamy." – Corneliu Zelea Codrean

2. “A nation lives forever through its concepts, honor, and culture. It is for these reasons that the rulers of nations must judge and act not only on the basis of the physical and material interests of the nation but on the basis of the nation’s historical honor, of the nation’s eternal interests. Thus: not bread at all costs, but honor at all costs.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

3. “On what must an elite be founded? a) Purity of soul. b) Capacity of work and creativity. c) Bravery. d) Tough living and permanent warring against difficulties facing the nation. e) Poverty, namely voluntary renunciation of amassing a fortune. f) Faith in God. g) Love.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
On what must an elite be founded? a) Purity of soul. b) Capacity of work and creativity. c) Bravery. d) Tough living and permanent warring against difficulties facing the nation. e) Poverty, namely voluntary renunciation of amassing a fortune. f) Faith in God. g) Love." – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

4. “Are we going to be the weak and cowardly generation that will relinquish, under threats, the Rumanian destiny and renounce our national mission?

Our land has been a land of invasions. But it has never throughout its long history known an invader to reach such formidable numbers as those of the present-day Jew. The invasions passed over us; the present-day invaders never leave.”– Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

5. “When we speak of the Rumanian nation, we refer not only to the Rumanians currently living on the same territory, with the same past and same future, the same habits, the same language, the same interests. When we speak of the Rumanian nation we refer to all Rumanians, dead or alive, who have lived on this land of ours from the beginnings of history and will live on it also in the future.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

6. “Here are two opposite ideas, one containing truth, the other the lie. Truth-of which there can be but one is sought. The question is put to a vote. One idea polls 10,000 votes, the other 10,050. Is it possible that 50 votes more or less determine or deny the truth? Truth depends neither on majority nor minority; it has its own laws and it succeeds, as has been seen, against all majorities, even though they be crushing.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

7. “To us Rumanians, to our nation, as to every nation in the world, God assigned a specific mission; God has given us a historical destiny. The first law that every nation must abide by is that of attaining that destiny, of fulfilling the mission entrusted to it.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
7. "To us Rumanians, to our nation, as to every nation in the world, God assigned a specific mission; God has given us a historical destiny. The first law that every nation must abide by is that of attaining that destiny, of fulfilling the mission entrusted to it." – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

8.  “Democracy destroys the unity of the Rumanian nation, dividing it among political parties, making Rumanians hate one another, and thus exposing a divided people to the united congregation of Jewish power at a difficult time in the nation’s history. This argument alone is so persuasive as to warrant the discarding of democracy in favor of anything that would ensure our unity–or life itself. For disunity means death.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

9. “From this Legionary school a new man will have to emerge, a man with heroic qualities; a giant of our history to do battle and win over all the enemies of our Fatherland, his battle and victory having to extend even beyond the material world into the realm of invisible enemies, the powers of evil.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

10. “The Legionaries have been called by God to sound the trumpet for the resurrection of Romania after centuries of darkness and oppression.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
The Legionaries have been called by God to sound the trumpet for the resurrection of Romania after centuries of darkness and oppression." – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

11.” Democracy elects men totally lacking in scruples, without any morals; those who will pay better, thus those with a higher power of corruption; magicians, charlatans, demagogues, who will excel in their fields during the electoral campaign. Several good men would be able to slip through among them, even politicians of good faith. But they would be the slaves of the former.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

12. “If I had but one bullet and were faced by both an enemy and a traitor, I would let the traitor have it.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
"If I had but one bullet and were faced by both an enemy and a traitor, I would let the traitor have it." – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

13. “Legionary life is beautiful, not because of riches, partying or the acquisition of luxury, but because of the noble comradeship which binds all Legionaries in a sacred brotherhood of struggle.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

14. “The law of silence: Speak little. Say only what you must. Speak only when necessary. Your oratory should be deeds, not words. You accomplish, let others talk.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
"The law of silence: Speak little. Say only what you must. Speak only when necessary. Your oratory should be deeds, not words. You accomplish, let others talk." – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

15. “In Romania, particularly since the war, democracy has created for us, through this system of elections, a “national elite” of Romano-Jews, based not on bravery, nor love of country, nor sacrifice, but on the betrayal of country, the satisfaction of personal interest, the bribe, the traffic of influence, the enrichment through exploitation and embezzlement, thievery, cowardice, and intrigue to knock down any adversary. This “national elite,” if it continues to lead this country, will bring about the destruction of the Romanian state.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

16. “Romania is dying because of a lack of men, not a lack of programs.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
"Romania is dying because of a lack of men, not a lack of programs." – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

17. “Wherever the Legionary’s hand and soul show up, a garden appears.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

18. “The Politician’s goal is to build a fortune, ours is to build our homeland flowering and strong. For her we will work and we will build. For her we will make each Romanian a hero, ready to fight, ready to sacrifice, ready to die.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

19. “May God accept my suffering, for the well-being and prosperity of our Nation. Pain upon pain, suffering upon suffering, agony upon agony, wound upon wound in our bodies and in our souls, fall after fall: in this way shall we conquer.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

20. “Democracy serves the big business. Because of the expensive, competitive character of the multiparty system, democracy requires ample funds. It therefore naturally becomes the servant of the big international Jewish financiers, who enslave her by paying her. In this manner, a nation’s fate is placed in the hands of a clique of bankers.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
 "Democracy serves the big business. Because of the expensive, competitive character of the multiparty system, democracy requires ample funds. It therefore naturally becomes the servant of the big international Jewish financiers, who enslave her by paying her. In this manner, a nation's fate is placed in the hands of a clique of bankers." – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

21. “I see the true destiny of our people as lying not in time but in eternity. Political achievements, culture, struggles and national greatness are means, not ends in themselves. The ultimate goal is not life but resurrection.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

22. “At the head of peoples, above the elite, one finds the monarchy. I reject the republic.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
"At the head of peoples, above the elite, one finds the monarchy. I reject the republic." – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

23. “Not all of the monarchs were good. Monarchy itself, however, has always been good. One must not confuse the man with the institution and draw false conclusions. There can be bad priests; but can we, because of this, conclude that the Church must be abolished and God stoned to death? There are weak and bad monarchs, certainly, but we cannot renounce monarchy because of this.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

24. “Democracy cannot wield authority, because it cannot enforce its decisions. A party cannot move against itself, against its members who engage in scandalous malfeasance, who rob and steal, because it is afraid of losing its members. Nor can it move against its adversaries, because in so doing it would risk exposure of its own wrongdoings and shady business.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

25. “A country has the Jews it deserves. Just as mosquitoes can thrive and settle only in swamps, likewise the former can only thrive in the swamps of our sins.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

26. “It is not enough to defeat Communism. We must also fight for the rights of the workers. They have a right to bread and a fight to honor, We must fight against the oligarchic parties, creating national workers organizations that can gain their rights within the framework of the state and not against the state.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

27. “We permit no one to try raising on Romanian soil another flag, save that of our national history.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

28. “They demand the army be abolished, but they arm themselves. They urge us to discard the tricolor flag, while in its stead they hoist the red flag of hatred. Do not lend any credence to their manifestoes and urgings just as you did not believe that of the enemy when you were fighting at Oituz, Marasti and Marasesti.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

29. “You swore on the cross when you became a professor at this university. Why do you now raise yourself against the cross? You are a perjurer because you had sworn on something you did not believe in and now you break that oath.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
"You swore on the cross when you became a professor at this university. Why do you now raise yourself against the cross? You are a perjurer because you had sworn on something you did not believe in and now you break that oath." – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

30. “The new Romanian elite, as well as any other elite in the world, must be based on the principle of social selection. In other words, a category of people endowed with certain qualities which they then cultivate, is naturally selected from the nation’s body, namely from the large healthy mass of peasantry and workingmen, which is permanently bound to the land and the country. This category of people becomes the national elite meant to lead our nation.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

31. “This moment of brotherhood in the same faith and of pledging to fight for our Christian country against the cheating Judaic hordes, will never be forgotten. We who were fighting each other but yesterday, were now embracing.”– Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

32. “Its culture: the fruit of its life, the product of its own efforts in thought and art. This culture is not international. It is the expression of the national genius, of the blood. The culture is international in its brilliance but national in origin.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

33. “I had the feeling that the whole people was behind us, with all the living, with all those who have died for their country, with its future generations; that our people fights and speaks through us, that the enemy numbers, no matter how large, faced with this historic entity, are but a handful of human wretches that we will scatter and vanquish.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

34. “The problem facing the Romanian people today, on which all others depend, is the substitution of this fake elite with a real national one based on virtue, love and sacrifice for country, justice and love for the people, honesty, work, order, discipline, honest dealing, and honor.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
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35. “In my opinion, in the Fascist movement it is the state element that prevails, coinciding with organised force. What finds expression here is the shaping power of ancient Rome, that master of law and political organisation, the purest heirs to which are the Italians. National Socialism emphasises what is connected to vital forces: race, racial instinct, and the ethical and national element. The Romanian Legionary movement instead chiefly stresses what in a living organism corresponds to the soul: the spiritual and religious aspect.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

36. “It is this heritage that the Legionary movement seeks to awaken. It begins with the spirit: for the movement wishes to create a spiritually new man. Once we have met this goal as a “movement”, we must then awaken our second heritage – the politically shaping Roman power.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

37. “The Jewish problem is no utopia, but a grave life and death problem for the Romanian nation, the country’s leaders grouped by political parties becoming more and more like toys in the hands of the Judaic manipulators.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
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38. “Beyond the nation, we acknowledge those eternal and immutable principles in the name of which one must be ready to fight and die, subordinating all things to them, with no less readiness than if he were fighting for his own existence and right to life. Truth and honour, for instance, are metaphysical principles that we consider higher than our very nation.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

39. “Fascism is preoccupied by the clothing (namely the forms of state organization), National-Socialism by the body (namely the racial eugenics), whereas Legionarism is preoccupied by something much deeper: by the soul (namely by its strengthening through the cultivation of Christian virtues and its preparation with final salvation in mind, salvation dealt with by the Christian Church in the most perfect fashion).” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

40. “We are all in favor of monarchy. It is just that we cannot renounce our mission and the struggle we are conducting against an old and corrupt world in the name of a new one.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

41. “Democracy is incapable of perseverance. Since it is shared by political parties that rule for one, two, or three years, it is unable to conceive and carry out plans of a longer duration. One party annuls the plans and efforts of the other. What is conceived and built by one party today is destroyed by another tomorrow. In a country in which much has to be built, in which building is indeed the primary historical requirement, this disadvantage of democracy constitutes a true danger. It is a situation similar to that which prevails in an establishment where masters are changed every year, each new master bringing in his own plans, ruining what was done by some, and starting new things, which will, in turn, be destroyed by tomorrow’s masters.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
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42. “Up above, we will defend the life of the trees and the mountains from further devastation. Down below [in the towns], we will spread death and mercy.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

43. “Can the people choose its elite? Why then do soldiers not choose the best general? In order to choose, this collective jury would have to know very well: a) The laws of strategy, tactics, organization, etc. and b) To what extent the individual in question conforms through aptitudes and knowledge to these laws. No one can choose wisely without this knowledge.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

44. “Land is a nation’s basis for existence. The nation has its roots like those of a tree deep in the country’s soil whence it derives its nourishment and life. There are no people that can live without land, as there is no tree which can live hanging in the air.”– Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

45. “A people is not capable of governing itself. It ought to be governed by its elite. Namely, through that category of men born within its bosom who possess certain aptitudes and specialties. Just as the bees raise their “queen” a people must raise its elite. The multitude likewise, in its needs, appeals to its elite, the wise of the state.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
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46. “Mussolini has destroyed communism and Freemasonry; he implicitly declared war upon Judaism too.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

47. “Those who think that the Jews are poor unfortunates, arrived here by chance, carried by the wind, led by fate, and so on, are mistaken. All the Jews who exist on the face of the earth form a great community, bound by blood and Talmudic religion. They are parts of a truly implacable state, which has laws, plans and leaders who formulate these plans and carry them through.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

48. “Then legionaries wrote down several maxims I collected either from the Gospels or from other writings. They embelished our walls. Here are some of them: “God carries us on His victorious chariot.” “Whoever wins…. I shall be his God.” “He who does not have a sword, let him sell his cloak and buy one.” “Fight bravely for faith.” “Avoid carnal pleasures, for they kill the soul.” “Be vigilant.” “Do not destroy the hero that is in you.” “Brothers in fortune… as in misfortune.” “Whoever knows how to die, will never be a slave.” “I await the resurrection of my Fatherland and the destruction of the hordes of traitors.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

49. “The young man who joins a political party is a traitor to his generation and to his race.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
"The young man who joins a political party is a traitor to his generation and to his race." – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

50. “Nothing frightens the ‘Jews’ more than a perfect unity in others: the unity of feeling in a movement, in a people. That is why they will always be for ‘democracy’ which has but one advantage, and that one for the nation’s enemy. For democracy will break up the unity and spirit of a people…” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

51. “We will kill in ourselves a world in order to build another, a higher one reaching to the heavens.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

52. “Democracy breaks the unity of the Romanian people, dividing it into parties, stirring it up, and so, disunited, exposing it to face the united block of the Judaic power…” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
Corneliu Zelea Codreanu about democracy

53. “We pledge ourselves to a common obligation, that, scattering throughout the country, we take with us everywhere the fire which animated us in the times of our youth to light in the saddened hearts of our people the torch of truth, that of their right to a free life in these lands.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

54. “…why, all the time,I had the feeling that the whole people were behind us, with all the living, with all those who have died for their country, with its future generations; that our people fights and speaks through us, that the enemy numbers, no matter how large, faced with this historic entity, are but a handful of human wretches that we will scatter and vanquish.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

55. “This press attacks the religious idea, thus weakening Romanian moral resistance and breaking their contact with God. This press disseminates antinational theories, weakening faith in their nation and breaking them from their country’s land, of their love for it, land that was at all past times an urge to battle and sacrifice.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

56. “In the middle of the night, in difficult times for our people, we hear the call of the Romanian soil urging us to battle. I ask and I expect an answer: By what right do the Jews wish to take this land from us?” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
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57. “I am guilty of no wrongdoing. I did my duty to my people. If there is a guilty party who ought to be arrested, that party is of those who wronged their people: the Parliament that accorded civil rights to the Jews.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

58. “It was not the Romanian who deserted the road to commerce, but these politicians who deserted their duty as leaders and councilors of the nation.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

59. “Yes, these handguns are ours. We wanted to shoot with them the ministers, rabbis, and the big Jewish bankers.”– Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

60. “No, we regret nothing… Though we have fallen it does not matter.. behind us there are tens of thousands who think likewise!” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
"No, we regret nothing... Though we have fallen it does not matter.. behind us there are tens of thousands who think likewise!" – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

61. “I told myself: “Difficult situation.” A wave of pain ripped my heart. But I consoled myself: “It is for our People.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

62. “It had always been betrayal that sapped the nation’s strength, but we Romanians had never turned our weapons on the traitors; that is why treason took root and traitors multiplied in all walks of life; that is why Romanian public life was nothing now but a permanent betrayal of the people.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
Corneliu Zelea Codreanu about traitors

63. “The power to carve for ourselves another destiny, now as tomorrow, we will find only in ourselves. We must get used to this idea, that between God and us, there is no one to help us.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
 "The power to carve for ourselves another destiny, now as tomorrow, we will find only in ourselves. We must get used to this idea, that between God and us, there is no one to help us." – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

64. “Mister Prefect, you are now the stronger, master over life and death; but tomorrow when I shall leave here, I will take revenge upon both you and him who cursed me.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

65. “When fortune no longer serves you in battle, all those around you begin to desert you. You bring them together at the cost of 30 victories and one defeat is enough for them to leave you.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

66. “Nothing frightens Jews more than a perfect unity in others: the unity of feeling in a movement, in a people. That is why they will always be for “democracy” which has but one advantage, and that one for the nation’s enemy. For democracy will break up the unity and the spirit of a people.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

67. “Under these circumstances, risking everything, about to be crushed by the twenty armed policemen, I pulled out my handgun and fired.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

68. “A leader must have such a power of attraction. Some have it over ten people, being thus leaders for them only; others over a whole village, a county; others over an entire province, country; and some even outside the boundaries of a single country. The individual’s capacity to lead is limited by the extent of his inner power of attraction. It is sort of a magnetic force which if not possessed by a man, renders him incapable of leading.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

69. “A leader must love all his comrades-in-arms. His love must penetrate to the edges of a movement’s community.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
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70. “I lived in the historic France, in Christian France, in nationalist France, not in the Judeo-masonic, atheistic and cosmopolitan France but in that of Bayard! Not in Leon Blum’s France!” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

71. “I see that you do not wish to understand the reasonable talk. Tomorrow morning, I shall leave on the campaign trail and if the gendarmes fire on us again, I will come back here into your office and I’ll fire on you.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

72. “Those 120,000 votes represented the best and purest in the Romanian nation.”– Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

73. “How could we win if all administrations conducted elections in such a manner, using corruption, theft and the state’s force against popular will?” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

74. “No, I did not see Him(God), but this is how I am; I do not believe you telling me He does not exist, while I believe the innumerable martyrs who, when spiked on the cross, cried out: ‘You may kill us, but we saw Him” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
Corneliu Zelea Codreanu about God

75. “A leader must constantly expound his views to all the fighters around him, in order to reach a unity of thinking of his following; to elaborate a plan of action; to direct the action of his men; to be a permanent servant of the movement’s unity, trying by his love, observations, reprimands, to smooth out misunderstandings and inherent discord within the organization; to be a constant example to his followers of fulfilling one’s duty. – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

76. “Today, Friday, June 24th, 1927 (The feast of St. John the Baptist), at 10 o’clock in the evening, is founded under my leadership, ‘The Legion of Michael the Archangel. Let anyone who believes without reservation, join our ranks. Let him who has doubts remain on the sidelines.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

77. “Our purpose was different: to advance united. Moving forward in a united front, with the help of God and the Romanian people’s justice, no matter what destiny awaited us – that of being vanquished or that of death – it would be a blessed one and it would bear fruit for our people.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
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78. “If then we had neither money nor a program, we had, instead, God in our souls and He inspired us with the invincible power of faith.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
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79. “Do not be afraid of these pygmies, for whoever has such souls, cannot ever win. You will see them someday fall on their knees at your feet. Do not forgive them.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

80. “Guard yourselves and the children of today and tomorrow of the Romanian people and of any other people in the world of this frightening plague: treachery. All the intelligence, all the learning, all talents, all education will be of no avail to us if we are going to be treacherous.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
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81.” Now, for the first time in our history, Romanians face a people which attack us not with the sword but with the weapons that are specific to the Judaic race, with which they strike and paralyze first the moral instinct of peoples, then systematically spread all sorts of moral sickness, thus to destroy any possibilities of reacting.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

82. “The Legion of Michael the Archangel” will be, in other words, more a school and an army than a political party. In these critical times, the Romanian nation has no need of a great politician as many wrongly believe, but of a great educator and leader who can defeat the powers of evil and crush the clique of evil-doers.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

83. “From this legionary school a new man will have to emerge, a man with heroic qualities; a giant of our history to do battle and win over all the enemies of our Fatherland, his battle and victory having to extend even beyond the material world into the realm of invisible enemies, the powers of evil.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
Corneliu Zelea Codreanu legionary school

84. “The politician’s world unfolds in luxury and scandalous partying, in the most disgusting immorality, riding on the back of an increasingly demoralized country.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

85. “Do not fear, God has no need of armies. He will Himself defend us!”– Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
 "Do not fear, God has no need of armies. He will Himself defend us!"– Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

86. “The legionary movement is based exclusively neither on the principle of authority nor on that of liberty, It has its foundations rooted in the principle of love. In it, both authority and freedom have their roots.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

87. “Love can bring neither tyranny, oppression, injustice, bloody insurrection, nor social warfare. It can never mean conflict.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
Corneliu Zelea Codreanu about love

88. “There is no victory without unity, and there is no unity without discipline.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
There is no victory without unity, and there is no unity without discipline." – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

89. “Discipline does not humiliate one, for it leads to victory. And if victories cannot be attained except by sacrifice, then the submission to discipline is the smallest of all sacrifices a man can make for the victory of his nation.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

90. “Dictatorship presupposes the will of a single man forcibly imposed upon the will of the other subjects in a state. In other words, two opposing wills: that of the dictator or a group of men on one hand, and that of the people on the other. When this will does not impose itself by constraint and cruelty, then the dictatorship is tyranny.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

91. “The entire legionary system of organization is based on the idea of “the nest,” namely a group varying between 3 and 13 men under the command of a leader. We have no “members” in the sense of isolated individuals.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

92. “I told them: “Conquer and organize! And, as much as you can organize, you will be chief over.” I just confirmed them leaders in the positions to which their power, qualities and aptitudes elevated them.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

93. “The law of discipline., Legionary! Be disciplined! For only thus you can win. Follow your leader through thick and thin.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
Corneliu Zelea Codreanu discipline quote

94. “Work! Work every day. Put your heart into it. Let your reward be, not gain, but the satisfaction that you have laid another brick to the building of the Legion and the flourishing of Romania.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
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95. “Speak little. Say only what you must. Speak only when necessary. Your oratory should be deeds, not words.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

96. “A leader who accepts the outside financing of his movement is like the man who accustoms his body to live on medication. To the extent an organism is administered medication, to the same extent it is condemned to being unable to react on its own.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
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97. “As a matter of fact, among legionaries, punishment cannot cause resentment, for all of us are fallible. In our concept, punishment means a man of honor has to make good on his error. Once the punishment is fulfilled, man is free of its burden as if nothing had happened.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

98. “Let us all unite, men and women, to carve for ourselves and for our people another destiny. The hour of Romanian resurrection and deliverance is approaching. He who believes, he who will fight and suffer will be rewarded and blessed by these people.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
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99. “He who believes shall conquer!” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
"He who believes shall conquer!" – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

100. “Colonel, why should you shoot me? I have done no wrong. I too, carry a revolver, but I did not come here to fight anybody, least of all the Romanian army.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

101. “That we would not abandon it to the Jewish slavery now oppressing it; that it would be free, master of the fruit of its labor, master over its land and its country; that the dawn of a new day for the people was approaching; that in this fight we have begun, all we expect the peasants to give would be faith-faith to the death-and in exchange they would receive justice and glory”. – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

102.” A New Romania cannot be born from the backrooms of political parties, just as Greater Romania was not born from the calculations of politicians, but on the battlefields of Marasesti and the deep valleys on which cannon rained steel.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

103. “A New Romania cannot be born except by battle; from the sacrifice of its sons. That is why I do not address myself to politicians but to you, Soldier! Rise up! History calls you again! As you are. With your broken arm, With your fractured leg, With your bullet-riddled chest.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
Corneliu Zelea Codreanu about Romania

104. “No amount of complaining, petitioning or intervening before an administration which has been deaf to all Romanian problems here and abroad, will ever solve Romanian problems anywhere without a strong Romanian nation being in control of her own house.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

105. “Our adversaries committed the error I had avoided; they concentrated their effort in the points where we were stronger. So that we fought in our strongest points whereas they fought in their weakest ones.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
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106. “Professor, when it is a question of choosing between the death of my country and that of the thief, I prefer the death of the thief and I think I am a better Christian if I do not permit the thief to ruin my country and to destroy it.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
Corneliu Zelea Codreanu about religion

107. “Democracy breaks the unity of the Romanian people, dividing it into parties, stirring it up, and so, disunited, exposing it to face the united block of the Judaic power in a difficult moment of its history.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

108. “Democracy is incapable of continuity in the effort. Divided into parties that govern one, two or three years, it is incapable of conceiving and accomplishing a long-range plan. One party nullifies the plans and the efforts of another.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

109. “Democracy makes it impossible for the politician to do his duty to his nation.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
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110. “Democracy is in the service of great finance. Because of the expensive system and the competition among various groups, Because of the expensive system and the competition among various groups, democracy needs a lot of money. As a natural consequence, it becomes the slave of the great Jewish international finance which subjugates it by subvention.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

111. “The people are not capable of governing themselves. It ought to be governed by its elite.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

112. “When the masses are called to choose their elite they are not only incapable of discovering and choosing one but choose moreover, with few exceptions, the worst within a nation.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
Corneliu Zelea Codreanu elite quotes

113. “Not only does democracy remove the national elite, but it replaces it with the worst within a nation.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

114.  “The problem facing the Romanian people today, on which all others depend, is the substitution of this fake elite with a real national one based on virtue, love and sacrifice for country, justice and love for the people, honesty, work, order, discipline, honest dealing, and honor.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

115. “In reality, man has no rights in a democracy. He did not lose them for the benefit of either the national collectivity or the nation, but in favor of a politico-financier caste of bankers and electoral agents.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

116. “To us Romanians, to our people, as to any other people in the world, God has given a mission, a historic destiny. The first law that a person must follow is that of going on the path of this destiny, accomplishing its entrusted mission.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

117. “Monarchy itself, however, has been always good. One must not confuse the man with the institution and draw false conclusions. There can be bad priests; but can we, because of this, conclude that the Church must be abolished and God stoned to death?” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

118. “King Ferdinand, in spite of pressure from outside interests and influences, placed himself on the line of the nation’s destiny; he suffered with her, sacrificed side by side with her, and won with her.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

119. “The state got to be a school of treason in which men of character were murdered while treason was abundantly rewarded.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

120. “You are on the eve of writing a new page in the history book of legionary battles, The country will be looking upon you as upon heroes once again, as it has seen you so many times before.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

121. “Our fields are full of the dead, but not of cowards.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

122. “Today we are free men with the consciousness of our rights. Slaves we are not and never were. We receive death, but not humiliation.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

123. “To you, who have been struck, maligned, or martyred, I can bring the news, which I wish to carry more than the frail value of a casual rhetorical phrase: soon we shall win.” – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

We hope that you have found these Corneliu Zelea Codreanu quotes interesting, informative and educational.

SOURCES:

  1. Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, For My Legionaries, Introduction by Kerry Bolton, September 2007
  2. Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, The Nest Leader’s Manual (Carticia Sefului de Cuib)
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