The forty-eight hours after the march into the Rhineland were the most nerve-racking in my life. If the French had then marched into the Rhineland, we would have had to withdraw with our tails between our legs, for the military resources at our disposal would have been wholly inadequate for even moderate resistance.
Quoted in "What Hitler Knew: The Battle for Information in Nazi Foreign Policy" - by Zachary Shore - 2003
Our foreign policy was an improvisation. Like Schacht's financial policy, it lacked foresight. The Nazis kept talking about a thousand-year Reich, but they couldn't think ahead for five minutes!Paul Schmidt
The Jewish question is no question of humanity, and it is no question of religion; it is solely a question of political hygiene.Paul Schmidt