Vladimir Lenin, Russian Leader ( April 22, 1870 - January 21, 1924 )

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A lie told often enough becomes the truth.~Vladimir Lenin

Truth Lie Enough

The goal of socialism is communism.~Vladimir Lenin

Goal Communism Socialism

One man with a gun can control 100 without one.~Vladimir Lenin

Man Gun Control

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

Children Seed Me

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.~Vladimir Lenin

Time Freedom Revolution

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

Time History Progress

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

Freedom Society Same

The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses.~Vladimir Lenin

Should Collective Press

Democracy is indispensable to socialism.~Vladimir Lenin

Democracy Socialism

Without revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary movement.~Vladimir Lenin

Theory Without Movement

The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.~Vladimir Lenin

Way Crush Grind

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

Liberty Precious True

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

Free Nation Other

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.~Vladimir Lenin

Capitalism Monopoly Should

Sometimes - history needs a push.~Vladimir Lenin

History Push Sometimes

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.~Vladimir Lenin

People Intellectual

There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel.~Vladimir Lenin

Politics May Just Because

Crime is a product of social excess.~Vladimir Lenin

Crime Product Excess

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

Man Up Own

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

Child Forever Will

Our program necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism.~Vladimir Lenin

Propaganda Atheism Program

The most important thing when ill is to never lose heart.~Vladimir Lenin

Heart Important Lose

Under socialism all will govern in turn and will soon become accustomed to no one governing.~Vladimir Lenin

Socialism Turn Soon

When there is state there can be no freedom, but when there is freedom there will be no state.~Vladimir Lenin

Freedom Will State

The history of all countries shows that the working class exclusively by its own effort is able to develop only trade-union consciousness.~Vladimir Lenin

History Effort Class

To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities; that is not to be taken seriously in politics.~Vladimir Lenin

Politics Spiritual