One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
The goal of socialism is communism.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses.
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.
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
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.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
When there is state there can be no freedom, but when there is freedom there will be no state.
Democracy is indispensable to socialism.
Without revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary movement.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
The most important thing when ill is to never lose heart.
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.
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.
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.
The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency.
Our program necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Sometimes - history needs a push.
Every cook has to learn how to govern the state.
It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.
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.
Crime is a product of social excess.
A revolution is impossible without a revolutionary situation; furthermore, not every revolutionary situation leads to revolution.
The government is tottering. We must deal it the death blow an any cost. To delay action is the same as death.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities; that is not to be taken seriously in politics.
Under socialism all will govern in turn and will soon become accustomed to no one governing.
Without a revolutionary theory there cannot be a revolutionary movement.
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.
The history of all countries shows that the working class exclusively by its own effort is able to develop only trade-union consciousness.
No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.