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Vladimir Lenin Quotes

A lie told often enough becomes the truth.

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

Any cook should be able to run the country.

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

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

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

Crime is a product of social excess.

Democracy is indispensable to socialism.

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.

Every cook has to learn how to govern the state.

Fascism is capitalism in decay.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses.

One man with a gun can control 100 without one.