“The Third Reich has not inscribed happiness on its banners, but virtue.” (Kurt Gauger)

“Education to the heroic life is education to the fulfillment of duty”—which is what makes “the difference between this [Nazi] world of heroic self-sacrifice and the liberalistic world of barter.” (Friedrich Beck)

“[I]n the chase after their own happiness men fall from heaven into a real hell. Yes, even posterity forgets the men who have only served their own advantage and praises the heroes who have renounced their own happiness. . . . Our own German language possesses a word which magnificently designates this kind of activity: Pflichterfüllung (fulfillment of duty); it means not to be self-sufficient but to serve the community.” (Hitler in Mein Kampf )