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Vladimir Lenin
April 22, 1870 - January 21, 1924
Nationality: Russian
Category: Leader
Subcategory: Russian Leader

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


Our program necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism.


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.


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


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


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


The government is tottering. We must deal it the death blow an any cost. To delay action is the same as death.


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


The goal of socialism is communism.


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.


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


Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.


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


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


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.


Democracy is indispensable to socialism.


Every cook has to learn how to govern the state.


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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