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

— Vladimir Lenin

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The goal of socialism is communism.

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

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You must have your heart on fire and your brain on ice.

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People always have been and they always will be stupid victims of deceit and self-deception in politics.

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

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The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses.

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Learning is never done without errors and defeat.

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The art of any propagandist and agitator consists in his ability to find the best means of influencing any given audience, by presenting a definite truth, in such a way as to make it most convincing, most easy to digest, most graphic, and most strongly impressive.

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The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.

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One man with a gun can control 100 without one.

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The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them in parliament.

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It is, of course, much easier to shout, abuse, and howl than to attempt to relate, to explain.

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About Vladimir Lenin

Quotes 229 sayings
Nationality Russian
Profession Leader
Birthday October 16

You must act with all energy. Mass searches. Execution for concealing arms.

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Democracy for an insignificant minority, democracy for the rich -- that is the democracy of capitalist society.

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Dictatorship is rule based directly upon force and unrestricted by any laws.

The revolutionary dictatorship of the proletariat is rule won and maintained by the use of violence by the proletariat against the bourgeoisie, rule that is unrestricted by any laws.

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America has become one of the foremost countries in regard to the depth of the abyss which lies between the handful of arrogant multimillionaires who wallow in filth and luxury, and the millions of working people who constantly live on the verge of pauperism.

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We must not depict socialism as if socialists will bring it to us on a plate all nicely dressed. That will never happen. Not a single problem of the class struggle has ever been solved in history except by violence. When violence is exercised by the working people, by the mass of exploited against the exploiters -- then we are for it!

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One of the chief symptoms of every revolution is the sharp and sudden increase in the number of ordinary people who take an active, independent and forceful interest in politics.

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Monopolies, oligarchy, the striving for domination and not for freedom, the exploitation of an increasing number of small or weak nations by a handful of the richest or most powerful nations -- all these have given birth to those distinctive characteristics of imperialism which compel us to define it as parasitic or decaying capitalism.

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Free speech is a bourgeois prejudice.

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No mercy for these enemies of the people, the enemies of socialism, the enemies of the working people! War to the death against the rich and their hangers-on, the bourgeois intellectuals; war on the rogues, the idlers and the rowdies!

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But I can't listen to music too often.

It affects your nerves, makes you want to say stupid, nice things, and stroke the heads of people who could create such beauty while living in this vile hell.

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Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.

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Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.

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Give us the child for eight years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.

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I am a bad, wicked man, but I am practicing moral self-purification;

I don't eat meat any more, I now eat rice cutlets.

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A revolution is impossible without a revolutionary situation;

furthermore, not every revolutionary situation leads to revolution.

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Only struggle educates the exploited class.

Only struggle discloses to it the magnitude of its own power, widens its horizon, enhances its abilities, clarifies its mind, forges its will.

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Our program necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism.

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No Marxist can deny that the interests of socialism are higher than the interests of the right of nations to self-determination.

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Give me your four year olds, and in a generation I will build a socialist state.

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As an ultimate objective, "peace" simply means communist world control.

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It is essential to grasp the incontestable truth that a Marxist must take cognisance of real life, of the true facts of reality, and not cling to a theory of yesterday, which, like all theories, at best only outlines the main and the general, only comes near to embracing life in all its complexity.

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Atheism is a natural and inseparable part of Marxism, of the theory and practice of scientific socialism. Our program necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism.

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Bourgeois democracy is democracy of pompous phrases, solemn words, exuberant promises and the high-sounding slogans of freedom and equality. But, in fact, it screens the non-freedom and inferiority of women, the non-freedom and inferiority of the toilers and exploited.

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It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution.

It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.

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Pacifism, the preaching of peace in the abstract, is one of the means of duping the working class.

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The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.

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The establishment of a central bank is 90% of communizing a nation.

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All our lives we fought against exalting the individual, against the elevation of the single person, and long ago we were over and done with the business of a hero, and here it comes up again: the glorification of one personality. This is not good at all.

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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.

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You cannot make a revolution in white gloves.

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Truth is the most precious thing. That's why we should ration it.

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The majority of the so-called great powers have long been exploiting and enslaving a whole series of small and weak peoples. And the imperialist war is nothing other than a war for the division and redivision of this kind of booty.

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Those who are opposed to armed uprising .

.. must be ruthlessly kicked out as enemies, traitors and cowards.

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A party is the vanguard of a class, and its duty is to lead the masses and not merely to reflect the average political level of the masses.

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Human reason has discovered many amazing things in nature and will discover still more, and will thereby increase its power over nature.

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Capitalism has triumphed all over the world, but this triumph is only the prelude to the triumph of labour over capital.

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Autocracy cannot do without its twin agents: a hangman and a priest, the first to suppress popular resistance by force, the second to sweeten and embellish the lot of the oppressed with empty promises of a heavenly kingdom.

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