Great Vladimir Lenin Quotes

When there is state there can be no freedom, but when there is freedom there will be no state.

No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses.

The goal of socialism is communism.

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

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

A lie told often enough becomes the truth.

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

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

Any cook should be able to run the country.

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

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

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.

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

If Socialism can only be realized when the intellectual development of all the people permits it, then we shall not see Socialism for at least five hundred years.

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

Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.

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

Sometimes - history needs a push.

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

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.

Crime is a product of social excess.

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

Fascism is capitalism in decay.

The history of all countries shows that the working class exclusively by its own effort is able to develop only trade-union consciousness.

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