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“Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.”
Vladimir Ilich Lenin
“Despair is typical of those who do not understand the causes of evil, see no way out, and are incapable of struggle.”
Vladimir Ilich Lenin
“There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.”
Vladimir Ilich Lenin
“A lie told often enough becomes the truth.”
Vladimir Ilich Lenin
“Give me just one generation of youth, and I'll transform the whole world.”
Vladimir Ilich Lenin
“Without Revolutionary theory, there can be no Revolutionary Movement.”
Vladimir Ilich Lenin
“Sometimes - history needs a push.”
Vladimir Ilich Lenin
“Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.”
Vladimir Ilich Lenin
“Unity is a great thing and a great slogan. But what the workers’ cause needs is the unity of Marxists, not unity between Marxists, and opponents and distorters of Marxism.”
Vladimir Ilich Lenin
“The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.”
Vladimir Ilich Lenin
“The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.”
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“It is more pleasant and useful to go through the 'experience of the revolution' than to write about it. ”
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“There are no morals in politics; the is only experience. A scoundrel may be of use because he is a scoundrel”
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“One man with a gun can control 100 without one. ... Make mass searches and hold executions for found arms.”
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“During the lifetime of great revolutionaries, the oppressing classes constantly hounded them, received their theories with the most savage malice, the most furious hatred and the most unscrupulous campaigns of lies and slander. After their death, attempts are made to convert them into harmless icons, to canonize them, so to say, and to hallow their names to a certain extent for the “consolation” of the oppressed classes and with the object of duping the latter, while at the same time robbing the revolutionary theory of its substance, blunting its revolutionary edge and vulgarizing it.”
Vladimir Ilich Lenin, The State and Revolution
“Imperialism: The final stage of Capitalism.”
Vladimir Ilich Lenin
“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.”
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“The goal of Socialism is Communism.”
Vladimir Ilich Lenin
“When a liberal is abused, he says, ‘Thank God they didn’t beat me.’ When he
is beaten, he thanks God they didn’t kill him. When he is killed, he will thank God that his immortal soul has been delivered from its mortal clay.”
Vladimir Ilich Lenin
“We are not utopians, we do not “dream” of dispensing at once with all administration, with all subordination. These anarchist dreams, based upon incomprehension of the tasks of the proletarian dictatorship, are totally alien to Marxism, and, as a matter of fact, serve only to postpone the socialist revolution until people are different. No, we want the socialist revolution with people as they are now, with people who cannot dispense with subordination, control, and "foremen and accountants".”
Vladimir Ilich Lenin, The State and Revolution
“Whenever the cause of the people is entrusted to professors, it is lost.”
Vladimir Ilich Lenin
“Human knowledge is not (or does not follow) a straight line, but a curve, which endlessly approximates a series of circles, a spiral. Any fragment, segment, section of this curve can be transformed (transformed one-sidedly) into an independent, complete, straight line, which then (if one does not see the wood for the trees) leads into the quagmire, into clerical obscurantism (where it is anchored by the class interests of the ruling classes).”
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“إن البروليتاريا ترمي تلك الآلة التي تحمل اسم الدولة والتي يقف الناس حيالها باحترام مشوب بالخشوع ويصدقون بشأنها الأساطير القديمة القائلة أنها سلطة الشعب كله، وتعلن البروليتاريا: ان ذلك كذب بورجوازي. وقد انتزعنا نحن هذه الآلة من أيدي الرأسماليين وأخذناها لأنفسنا. وبهذه الآلة أو العصا سنحطم نحن الاستثمار بأشكاله، وعندما تنعدم في الدنيا إمكانية الاستثمار، عندما ينعدم ملاكو الأراضي، ملاكو المصانع، عندما يزول هذا الوضع الذي يصاب فيه البعض بالتخمة ويجوع آخرون، عندما تزول إمكانيات ذلك، عندئذ فقط نترك هذه الآلة للتحطيم. عندئذ تزول الدولة ويزول الاستثمار.”
Vladimir Ilich Lenin, The State
“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 Ilich Lenin
“The intellectual forces of the workers and peasants are growing and getting stronger in their fight to overthrow the bourgeoisie and their accomplices, the educated classes, the lackeys of capital, who consider themselves the brains of the nation. In fact they are not its brains but its shit.”
Vladimir Ilich Lenin
“Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country.”
Vladimir Ilich Lenin
“But suppose, for the sake of argument, free competition, without any sort of monopoly, would develop capitalism trade more rapidly. Is it not a fact that the more rapidly trade and capitalism develop, the greater is the concentration of production and capital which gives rise to monopoly?”
Vladimir Ilich Lenin, Imperialism, the highest stage of capitalism: a popular outline
“Revolution can never be forecast; it cannot be foretold; it comes of itself. Revolution is brewing and is bound to flare up.”
Vladimir Ilich Lenin
“Exchange, fair or unfair,always presupposes and includes the rule of the bourgeoisie.”
Vladimir Ilich Lenin
“While the State exists, there can be no freedom. When there is freedom there will be no State. Lenin, "State and Revolution",”
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