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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 Lenin
“There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.”
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
“Despair is typical of those who do not understand the causes of evil, see no way out, and are incapable of struggle.”
Vladimir Lenin
“A lie told often enough becomes the truth.”
Vladimir Lenin
“Without Revolutionary theory, there can be no Revolutionary Movement.”
Vladimir Lenin
“Give me just one generation of youth, and I'll transform the whole world.”
Vladimir Lenin
“Sometimes - history needs a push.”
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
“Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.”
Vladimir Lenin
“The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.”
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 Lenin
“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 Ilyich Lenin, The State and Revolution
“The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.”
Vladimir Ilyich 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 Lenin
“The goal of Socialism is Communism.”
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
“While the State exists, there can be no freedom. When there is freedom there will be no State.”
Vladimir Lenin, Estado y revolución
“Imperialism: The final stage of Capitalism.”
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
“It is more pleasant and useful to go through the 'experience of the revolution' than to write about it. ”
V. I. Lenin
“There are no morals in politics; the is only experience. A scoundrel may be of use because he is a scoundrel”
Vladimir Lenin
“One man with a gun can control 100 without one. ... Make mass searches and hold executions for found arms.”
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.”
Vladimir Ilyich 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 Ilyich Lenin, The State and Revolution
“Whenever the cause of the people is entrusted to professors, it is lost.”
Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich
“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
“Every society is three meals away from chaos”
Vladimir Lenin
“All official and liberal science defends wage-slavery, whereas Marxism has declared relentless war on that slavery.”
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
“Revolution can never be forecast; it cannot be foretold; it comes of itself. Revolution is brewing and is bound to flare up.”
Vladimir Ilyich 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 I 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 Lenin, The Letters Of Lenin
“The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them.”
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 Ilyich Lenin, Imperialism, the highest stage of capitalism: a popular outline

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