In the Soviet Union, it's takes more courage to retreat than advance.
Gratitude is an illness suffered by dogs.
I believe in only one thing,the power of human will.
History has shown there are no invincible armies.
Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.
We don't let them have ideas. Why would we let them have guns?
One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic.
The people who cast the votes don't decide an election, the people who count the votes do.
The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.
Death is the solution to all problems. No man - no problem.
The reason why there is now no communist government in Paris is because in the circumstances of 1945 the Soviet army was not able to reach French soil.
A man's eyes should be torn out if he can only see the past
The United States should get rid of its militias.
By May, 1st, 1937, there should not be one single church left within the borders of Soviet Russia, and the idea of God will have been banished from the Soviet Union as a remnant of the Middle Ages, which has been used for the purpose of oppressing the working classes.
Ah, these diplomats! What chatterboxes! There's only one way to shut them up - cut them down with machine guns. Bulganin, go and get me one!
At this point the question of Ukraine is the most important. The situation in Ukraine is very bad. If we don't take steps now to improve the situation, we may lose Ukraine. The objective should be to transform Ukraine , in the shortest period of time, into a real fortress of the U.S.S.R.
As we know, the goal of every struggle is victory. But if the proletariat is to achieve victory, all the workers, irrespective of nationality , must be united. Clearly, the demolition of national barriers and close unity between the Russian, Georgian, Armenian, Polish, Jewish and other proletarians is a necessary condition for the victory of the proletariat of all Russia.
To choose one's victims, to prepare one's plan minutely, to slake an implacable vengeance, and then to go to bedthere is nothing sweeter in the world.
I believe in one thing only, the power of human will.
I trust no one, not even myself.
Anti-Semitism is dangerous for the toilers, for it is a false track which diverts them from the proper road and leads them into the jungle. Hence, Communists, as consistent internationalists, cannot but be irreconcilable and bitter enemies of anti-Semitism. In the U.S.S.R., anti-Semitism is strictly prosecuted as a phenomenon hostile to the Soviet system. According to the laws of the U.S.S.R. active anti-Semites are punished with death.
Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.
World dictatorship can be established only when the victory of socialism has been achieved in certain countries or groups of countries ... [and] when these federation of republics have finally grown into a world union of Soviet Socialist Republics uniting the whole of mankind under the hegemony of the international proletariat organized as a state.
When one person dies, it's a tragedy, but when a million people die, it's a statistic.
Great Britain provided time; the United States provided money and Soviet Russia provided blood.
Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
Death solves all problems - no man, no problem.
It is difficult for me to imagine what "personal liberty" is enjoyed by an unemployed hungry person. True freedom can only be where there is no exploitation and oppression of one person by another; where there is not unemployment, and where a person is not living in fear of losing his job, his home and his bread. Only in such a society personal and any other freedom can exist for real and not on paper.
This creature softened my heart of stone. She died and with her died my last warm feelings for humanity.
It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.
Divide the world into regional groups as a transitional stage to world government. Populations will more readily abandon their national loyalty to a vague regional loyalty than they will for a world authority. Later the regions can be brought together all the way into a single world dictatorship.
It's not the people who vote that count. It's the people who count the votes.
Everybody has a right to be stupid, but some people abuse the privilege.
The way to handle people is to treat them like chickens. Take away everything they have by plucking all their feathers and then throw them a few bread crumbs. They will then follow you forever.
This war is not an ordinary war. It is the war of the entire Russian people. Not only to eliminate the danger hanging over our heads, but to aid all people groaning under the yoke of Fascism
You cannot make a revolution with silk gloves.
Hitlers come and go, but Germany and the German people remain.
If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves.