Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country.
To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities; that is not to be taken seriously in politics.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
If Socialism can only be realized when the intellectual development of all the people permits it, then we shall not see Socialism for at least five hundred years.
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
Crime is a product of social excess.
Under socialism all will govern in turn and will soon become accustomed to no one governing.
One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
Our program necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism.
Without a revolutionary theory there cannot be a revolutionary movement.
No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses.
When one makes a Revolution, one cannot mark time; one must always go forward - or go back. He who now talks about the "freedom of the press" goes backward, and halts our headlong course towards Socialism.
The history of all countries shows that the working class exclusively by its own effort is able to develop only trade-union consciousness.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
When there is state there can be no freedom, but when there is freedom there will be no state.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
Despair is typical of those who do not understand the causes of evil, see no way out, and are incapable of struggle. The modern industrial proletariat does not belong to the category of such classes.
The government is tottering. We must deal it the death blow an any cost. To delay action is the same as death.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
A revolution is impossible without a revolutionary situation; furthermore, not every revolutionary situation leads to revolution.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Every cook has to learn how to govern the state.
The most important thing when ill is to never lose heart.
The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses.
The goal of socialism is communism.
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
Democracy is indispensable to socialism.
It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.
If it were necessary to give the briefest possible definition of imperialism, we should have to say that imperialism is the monopoly stage of capitalism.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Sometimes - history needs a push.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
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