You can do a lot more with weapons and politeness than just politeness.— Vladimir Putin
The most blissful Vladimir Putin quotes that are proven to give you inner joy
It's better to be hanged for loyalty than be rewarded for betrayal.
If you are a Christian, you are in danger.
If you decided to abandon your faith and become an atheist, you also are to be liquidated according to their concept. You are in danger if you decide to become a Muslim. It is not going to save you anyway because they believe traditional Islam is hostile to their goals.
We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord's blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.
There is no such thing as a former KGB man.
Nobody should have any illusion about the possibility of gaining military superiority over Russia. We will never allow this to happen.
They are constantly trying to drive us into a corner because we have an independent position, because we maintain it and because we tell it like it is and don't engage in hypocrisy. But there is a limit to everything. And with Ukraine, our Western partners have crossed the line, playing the bear and acting irresponsibly and unprofessionally.
The strengthening of our statehood is, at times, deliberately interpreted as authoritarianism.
Even if we do not always agree on every aspect, nobody should take this as an excuse to declare us as enemies.
Policies are being pursued that place on the same level a multi-child family and a same-sex partnership, a faith in God and a belief in Satan. This is the path to degradation.
Chess makes man wiser and clear-sighted.
You must obey the law, always, not only when they grab you by your special place.
I've repeatedly seen the anti-Russian card played during domestic political campaigns in the States. I think that it's a very short-sighted approach. It seems to me that it doesn't fully meet the level of responsibility that lies on the shoulders of the U.S. I think that all this should be more dignified, calm and more balanced.
It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation.
It's a historical phenomenon that in 250 years, a nation could move from a colony into the most prosperous nation of the world and the leader of the world. It is indeed an achievement, a tribute to the talent of the American nation, the American people and an optimal political and economic system.
I have several portraits of Jigoro Kano and a bust too, a very beautiful one.
Personally, I think that children should be left alone, they should be given an opportunity to grow up, to become aware of themselves and decide themselves who they are: men or women, if they want to have a traditional or homosexual marriage.
There is something that I have in common with every citizen of Russia, the love for our motherland.
I'm asking : if the Kosovars have the right to self-determination, why should people on Crimea not have it? I would say: everyone should comply with uniform international rules and not want to change them any time one feels like it.
All civilised countries should unite in the fight against international terrorism.
Anyone who doesn't regret the passing of the Soviet Union has no heart. Anyone who wants it restored has no brains.
Love for one's motherland is one of the most powerful and uplifting feelings.
It manifested itself in full in the brotherly support to the people of Crimea and Sevastopol, when they resolutely decided to return home, this event will remain a very important epoch in domestic history forever.
All people here have political rights, social rights, rights to employment, and no one should face discrimination, but our strategic choice is for traditional families, healthy families and a healthy nation. One does not exclude the other and does not hinder the other. I think this is a balanced approach and is entirely the right approach.
As a rule, [populism] is done for the sake of political expediency by those who do not care about the consequences, who do not think even one step ahead, who do not want to think and do not intend to honour their commitments.
Indeed, Russia and the U.S. were allies during the two tragic conflicts of the Second and the First World Wars, which allows us to think there's something objectively bringing us together in difficult times, and I think - I believe - it has to do with geopolitical interests and also has a moral component.
I was brought up in a very ordinary family, in fact, a worker's family.
Both my father and mother were ordinary citizens.
A happy love needs to be reciprocated.
How can I be a gangster, if I worked for the KGB? It is absolutely ridiculous.
Respect for sovereignty means to not allow unconstitutional action and coup d'états, the removal of legitimate power.
Economic activity is moving from the Atlantic ocean to the Pacific ocean.
.. Russia has a certain natural advantage because it also borders the Pacific Ocean.
I am the president of 146 million Russians.
I have to represent their interests. We are willing to settle this without any conflicts and to search for compromises on the basis of international law.
Russia is a part of European culture. Therefore, it is with difficulty that I imagine NATO as an enemy.
Russians have different far lofty ambitions;
more of a spiritual kind. It's more about your relationship with God .
History proves that all dictatorships, all authoritarian forms of government are transient. Only democratic systems are not transient. Whatever the shortcomings, mankind has not devised anything superior.
The demise of the Soviet Union was the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century.
No one doubts that poison gas was used in Syria.
But there is every reason to believe it was used, not by the Syrian Army, but by opposition forces to provoke intervention by their powerful foreign patrons, who would be siding with the fundamentalists.
It is not what your supporters, friends or your political adversaries call you that matters. What is important is what you think you must do in the interests of the country, which put you in such position, such post as the Head of the Russian State.
Journalism, as concerns collecting information, differs little if at all from intelligence work. In my judgment, a journalist's job is very interesting.
As for the criticism we receive, you know, even Mr.
[Donald] Trump's team criticize us. For instance, one of the participants or members of his team claimed that Russia was giving money to the Clintons through some funds and that in fact Russia is controlling the Clinton family. This is nonsense.
Terrorists are always a threat to someone.
If we'll be scared of them, it means they have won. But that doesn't mean we can have a devil-may-care attitude toward this threat. We must do everything to stop these threats and not give the terrorists a single chance to demonstrate their brutality and hatred of mankind.
Whoever is the first to cry "Stop the thief" is the one who is guilty.
It's difficult to talk to people who whisper even at home, afraid of Americans eavesdropping on them. It's not a figure of speech, not a joke, I'm serious.
We discussed this very important issue yesterday over a beer.
Russia will not soon become, if it ever becomes, a second copy of the United States or England - where liberal value have deep historic roots.
We have every reason to say, and I note this with great satisfaction, that a truly friendly relationship has evolved with China, and in many key areas these relations, without any exaggeration, have a strategic character. As we say, the strategic character of privileged partnership.
I am convinced that international terrorism gave itself the goal of not allowing the re-election of Bush. The statement by bin Laden in the final stages of the pre-election campaign is the best confirmation of this.
I have to say that oil and gas revenues make up a large part of the Russian budget revenue. This is a serious component for us in addressing economic development, budget funding for our development programmes and, of course, and meeting of our social commitments to our citizens.
The most obvious risk was that the Russian speaking population was threatened and that the threats were absolutely specific and tangible. This is what made Crimean residents, the people who live there, think about their future and ask Russia for help. This is what guided our decision.
Nobody should pin their hopes on a miracle.
The point is that in any country, including the United States, may be in the United States even more often than in any other country, foreign policy is used for internal political struggle.