"Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted."
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One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
A good man fallen among Fabians.
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
A revolution is impossible without a revolutionary situation; furthermore, not every revolutionary situation leads to revolution.
All our lives we fought against exalting the individual, against the elevation of the single person, and long ago we were over and done with the business of a hero, and here it comes up again: the glorification of one personality. This is not good at all. I am just like everybody else.
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.