The Bigger Lie Fools More People
In Mein Kampf Hitler wrote:
All this was inspired by the principle -- which is quite true in itself --
that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility;
because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted
in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously
or voluntarily, and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds
they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie,
since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but
would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods.
It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths,
and they would not believe that others could have the impudence
to distort the truth so infamously.