Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea.

The only real power comes out of a long rifle.

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.

The press is our chief ideological weapon.

I believe in one thing only, the power of human will.

 image quote by Ayn Rand

The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers.

When there's a person, there's a problem. When there's no person, there's no problem. Josef Stalin

What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.

There is no difference between communism and socialism, except in the means of achieving the same ultimate end: communism proposes to enslave men by force, socialism - by vote. It is merely the difference between murder and suicide.

If the truth shall kill them, let them die.

Destiny may ride with us today, but there is no reason for it to interfere with lunch.

 image quote by Leo Tolstoy

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.

Happiness is that you have three things: something you do, something you love, and something you aspire to.

When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you'd like them to be.

When I miss class for one day, I know it.

When I miss class for two days, my teacher knows it. When I miss class for three days, the audience knows it.

The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.

There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.

The more a man knows, the more he forgives.

 image quote by Leo Tolstoy

Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.

Looking at the earth from afar you realize it is too small for conflict and just big enough for co-operation.

Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

The life of a character should be an unbroken line of events and emotions, but a play only gives us a few moments on that line - we must create the rest to portray a convincing life.

We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord's blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.

The darker the night, the brighter the stars, The deeper the grief, the closer is God!

 image quote by Ayn Rand

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.

Soldiers' bellies are not satisfied with empty promises and hopes.

I trust no one, not even myself.

If you wish to glimpse inside a human soul and get to know a man .

.. just watch him laugh. If he laughs well, he's a good man.

Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.

When it comes to hang the capitalists they will compete with each other to sell us the rope at a lower price.

The goal of socialism is communism.

 image quote by Tchaikovsky

Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy.

What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.

I can prophecy that your grandchildren in America will live under socialism -- Our firm conviction is that sooner or later Capitalism will give way to Socialism. Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you.

Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.

Create your own method. Don't depend slavishly on mine. Make up something that will work for you! But keep breaking traditions, I beg you.

The United States will eventually fly the Communist red flag…The American people will hoist it themselves.

If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?

 image quote by Rosa Luxemburg

Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.

Learning to love is hard and we pay dearly for it.

It takes hard work and a long apprenticeship, for it is not just for a moment that we must learn to love, but forever.

Great Britain provided time; the United States provided money and Soviet Russia provided blood.

Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery.

The soul is healed by being with children.

Education is a weapon the effect of which is determined by the hands which wield it, by who is to be struck down.

This creature softened my heart of stone.

She died and with her died my last warm feelings for humanity.

 image quote by Anton Chekhov

Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.

Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it's yours.

People speak sometimes about the "bestial" cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel.

You can do a lot more with weapons and politeness than just politeness.

It's better to be hanged for loyalty than be rewarded for betrayal.

Remember this practical piece of advice: Never come into the theatre with mud on your feet. Leave your dust and dirt outside. Check your little worries, squabbles, petty difficulties with your outside clothing - all the things that ruin your life and draw your attention away from your art - at the door.

When I orbited the Earth in a spaceship, I saw for the first time how beautiful our planet is. Mankind, let us preserve and increase this beauty, and not destroy it!

 image quote by Leo Tolstoy

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.

I think the devil doesn't exist, but man has created him, he has created him in his own image and likeness.

We can and must write in a language which sows among the masses hate, revulsion, and scorn toward those who disagree with us.