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

Vladimir Lenin

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

Vladimir Lenin

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

Vladimir Lenin

The goal of socialism is communism.

Vladimir Lenin

Why should freedom of speech and freedom of press be allowed? Why should a government which is doing what it believes to be right allow itself to be criticized? It would not allow opposition by lethal weapons. Ideas are much more fatal things than guns. Why should any man be allowed to buy a printing press and disseminate pernicious opinions calculated to embarrass the government?

Vladimir Lenin

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

Vladimir Lenin

Give me just one generation of youth, and I'll transform the whole world.

Vladimir Lenin

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

Vladimir Lenin

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

Vladimir Lenin

One man with a gun can control 100 without one.

Vladimir Lenin

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

Vladimir Lenin

One of the basic conditions for the victory of socialism is the arming of the workers Communist and the disarming of the bourgeoisie the middle class.

Vladimir Lenin

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

Vladimir Lenin

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

Vladimir Lenin

There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel.

Vladimir Lenin

Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.

Vladimir Lenin

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

Vladimir Lenin

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

Vladimir Lenin

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

Vladimir Lenin

We are not shooting enough professors.

Vladimir Lenin

There can be nothing more abominable than religion.

Vladimir Lenin

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

Vladimir Lenin

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

Vladimir Lenin

Germany will militarize herself out of existence, England will expand herself out of existence, and America will spend herself out of existence.

Vladimir Lenin

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

Vladimir Lenin

It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.

Vladimir Lenin

Of all the arts, for us the cinema is the most important.

Vladimir Lenin

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

Vladimir Lenin

I don't care what becomes of Russia. To hell with it. All this is only the road to a World Revolution.

Vladimir Lenin

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.

Vladimir Lenin

Free speech is a bourgeois prejudice.

Vladimir Lenin

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.

Vladimir Lenin

Democracy is indispensable to socialism.

Vladimir Lenin

How can you make a revolution without executions?

Vladimir Lenin

Atheism is the natural and inseparable part of Communism.

Vladimir Lenin

Trust is good, but control is better.

Vladimir Lenin

Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.

Vladimir Lenin

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

Vladimir Lenin

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.

Vladimir Lenin

Only an armed people can be the real bulwark of popular liberty.

Vladimir Lenin

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

Vladimir Lenin

The aim of socialism is not only to abolish the present division of mankind into smaller states and all-national isolation, not only to bring the nations closer to each other, but also to merge them.

Vladimir Lenin

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.

Vladimir Lenin

Three keys to success: read, read, read.

Vladimir Lenin

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.

Vladimir Lenin

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.

Vladimir Lenin

The only one who doesn't make mistakes is the one who doesn't do anything.

Vladimir Lenin

We need the real, nation-wide terror which reinvigorates the country and through which the Great French Revolution achieved glory.

Vladimir Lenin

The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency.

Vladimir Lenin

Fascism is capitalism in decay.

Vladimir Lenin

Whenever the cause of the people is entrusted to professors, it is lost.

Vladimir Lenin

He who does not work shall not eat

Vladimir Lenin

Give me a child for the first 5 years of his life and he will be mine forever.

Vladimir Lenin

Honesty in politics is the result of strength; hypocrisy is the result of weakness.

Vladimir Lenin

We Social-Democrats always stand for democracy, not "in the name of capitalism," but in the name of clearing the path for our movement, which clearing is impossible without the development of capitalism.

Vladimir Lenin

Learning is never done without errors and defeat.

Vladimir Lenin

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!

Vladimir Lenin

Only by abolishing private property in land and building cheap and hygienic dwellings can the housing problem be solved.

Vladimir Lenin

But democracy is by no means a limit one may not overstep; it is only one of the stages in the course of development from feudalism to capitalism, and from capitalism to Communism.

Vladimir Lenin

Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.

Vladimir Lenin

One fool can ask more questions in a minute than 12 wise men can answer in an hour.

Vladimir Lenin

The soundest strategy in war is to postpone operations until the moral disintegration of the enemy renders the delivery of the mortal blow both possible and easy.

Vladimir Lenin

We must pursue the removal of church property by any means necessary in order to secure for ourselves a fund of several hundred million gold rubles.

Vladimir Lenin

But every little difference may become a big one if it is insisted on.

Vladimir Lenin

Capitalists will sell us the rope we will hang them with.

Vladimir Lenin

Don't be afraid to admit defeat. Learn from defeat. Do over again more thoroughly, more carefully, and more systematically what you have done badly.

Vladimir Lenin

Authority poisons everybody who takes authority on himself.

Vladimir Lenin

We would be deceiving both ourselves and the people if we concealed from the masses the necessity of a desperate, bloody war of extermination, as the immediate task of the coming revolutionary action.

Vladimir Lenin

The bourgeoisie is many times stronger than we. To give it the weapon of freedom of the press is to ease the enemy's cause, to help the class enemy. We do not desire to end in suicide, so we will not do this.

Vladimir Lenin

Our program necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism.

Vladimir Lenin

One must always try to be as radical as reality itself.

Vladimir Lenin

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.

Vladimir Lenin

It is not national interests we are upholding - we claim that the interests of socialism, the interests of world socialism, rank higher than national interests, higher than the interests of the state. We are defenders of the socialist fatherland.

Vladimir Lenin

Everyone is free to write and say whatever he likes, without any restrictions.

Vladimir Lenin

The true leader must submerge himself in the fountain of the people.

Vladimir Lenin

A democracy is a state which recognizes the subjection of the minority to the majority, that is, an organization for the systematic use of violence by one class against the other, by one part of the population against another.

Vladimir Lenin

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.

Vladimir Lenin

Any cook should be able to run the country.

Vladimir Lenin

You cannot make a revolution in white gloves.

Vladimir Lenin

Communists have become bureaucrats. If anything will destroy us, it is this.

Vladimir Lenin

People always have been the foolish victims of deception and self-deception in politics, and they always will be, until they have learned to seek out the interests of some class or other behind all moral, religious, political and social phrases, declarations and promises.

Vladimir Lenin

Soviet power is a new type of state in which there is no bureacracy, no police, no standing army.

Vladimir Lenin

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.

Vladimir Lenin

You can become a Communist only when you enrich your mind with a knowledge of all the treasures created by mankind.

Vladimir Lenin

One cannot live in society and be free from society.

Vladimir Lenin

Sometimes - history needs a push.

Vladimir Lenin

War cannot be abolished unless classes are abolished.

Vladimir Lenin

Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.

Vladimir Lenin

The political form of a society wherein the proletariat is victorious in overthrowing the bourgeoisie will be a democratic republic.

Vladimir Lenin

No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses.

Vladimir Lenin

We shall not achieve socialism without a struggle.

Vladimir Lenin

The constitution of Soviet Russia must insure equal rights for all citizens regardless of sex, creed, race, or nationality.

Vladimir Lenin

Man’s consciousness not only reflects the objective world, but creates it.

Vladimir Lenin

Comrade Stalin, having become Secretary-General, has unlimited authority concentrated in his hands, and I am not sure whether he will always be capable of using that authority with sufficient caution.

Vladimir Lenin

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

Vladimir Lenin

It would be the greatest mistake, certainly, to think that concessions mean peace. Nothing of the kind. Concessions are nothing but a new form of war.

Vladimir Lenin

In the end, one or the other will triumph - a funeral dirge will be sung over the Soviet republic or over world capitalism.

Vladimir Lenin

Attention, must be devoted principally to raising the workers to the level of revolutionaries; it is not our task to descend to the level of the 'working masses'.

Vladimir Lenin

Be as radical as Reality.

Vladimir Lenin

Any army which does not train to use all the weapons, all the means and methods of warfare that the enemy possesses, or may possess, is behaving in an unwise or even criminal manner. This applies to politics even more than it does to the art of war.

Vladimir Lenin

The suppression of the bourgeois state by the proletarian state is impossible without violent revolution.

Vladimir Lenin

False rhetoric and false boastfulness spell moral ruin and lead unfailingly to political extinction.

Vladimir Lenin

Face the truth squarely. In politics that is always the best and the only correct attitude.

Vladimir Lenin

Without revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary movement.

Vladimir Lenin

A country of inveterate, backwoods, thick-headed, egotistic philistines.

Vladimir Lenin

For the complete extinction of the state, complete Communism is necessary.

Vladimir Lenin

Bah, tombstones are only good for pigeons to sit on

Vladimir Lenin

Where and when have riots and anarchy been provoked by wise measures? If the government had acted wisely, and if their measures had met the needs of the poor peasants, would there have been unrest among the peasant masses?

Vladimir Lenin

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.

Vladimir Lenin

Under socialism all will govern in turn and will soon become accustomed to no one governing.

Vladimir Lenin

A revolution is impossible without a revolutionary situation; furthermore, not every revolutionary situation leads to revolution.

Vladimir Lenin

One would like to stroke and caress human beings, but one dares not do so, because they bite.

Vladimir Lenin

Peace, Land, and Bread! All power to the Soviet!

Vladimir Lenin

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

Vladimir Lenin

The Jewish bourgeoisie are our enemies, not as Jews but as bourgeoisie. The Jewish worker is our brother.

Vladimir Lenin

To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities; that is not to be taken seriously in politics.

Vladimir Lenin

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.

Vladimir Lenin

All contemporary religions and churches, all and every kind of religious organization, Marxism has always viewed as organs of bourgeois reaction, serving as a defense of exploitation and the doping of the working-classes.

Vladimir Lenin

The war is relentless: it puts the alternative in a ruthless relief.

Vladimir Lenin

It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.

Vladimir Lenin

Victory will belong only to those who have faith in the people, those who are immersed in the life-giving spring of popular creativity.

Vladimir Lenin

Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country.

Vladimir Lenin

To accept anything on trust, to preclude critical application and development, is a grievous sin.

Vladimir Lenin

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