45 Vladimir Lenin Quotes:


1. “There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.” ― VLADIMIR LENIN


2. “Fascism is capitalism in decay.” ― VLADIMIR LENIN


3. “You must have your heart on fire and your brain on ice.” ― VLADIMIR LENIN


4. “Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.” ― VLADIMIR LENIN

5. “Quantity has a quality all its own.” ― VLADIMIR LENIN


6. “Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.” ― VLADIMIR LENIN


7. “Despair is typical of those who do not understand the causes of evil, see no way out, and are incapable of struggle.” ― VLADIMIR LENIN


8. “Give me just one generation of youth, and I’ll transform the whole world.” ― VLADIMIR LENIN


9. “It is, of course, much easier to shout, abuse, and howl than to attempt to relate, to explain.” ― VLADIMIR LENIN


10. “Sometimes – history needs a push.” ― VLADIMIR LENIN


11. “Those who are really convinced that they have made progress in science would not demand freedom for the new views to continue side by side with the old, but the substitution of the new views for the old.” ― VLADIMIR LENIN


12. “Learning is never done without errors and defeat.” ― VLADIMIR LENIN


13. “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


14. “A newspaper is not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, it is also a collective organiser.” ― VLADIMIR LENIN


15. “War cannot be abolished unless classes are abolished and Socialism is created. Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.” ― VLADIMIR LENIN


16. “Crime is a product of social excess.”  ― VLADIMIR LENIN


17. “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.” ― VLADIMIR LENIN


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18. “It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws. But when it comes it moves irresistibly.” ― VLADIMIR LENIN


19. “Every society is three meals away from chaos.” ― VLADIMIR LENIN


20. “Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country.”  ― VLADIMIR LENIN


21. “To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities — that is not to be taken seriously in politics.” ― VLADIMIR LENIN


22. “Pacifism, the preaching of peace in the abstract, is one of the means of duping the working class.”  ― VLADIMIR LENIN


23. “You all know that even when women have full rights, they still remain fatally downtrodden because all housework is left to them. In most cases housework is the most unproductive, the most barbarous and the most arduous work a woman can do. It is exceptionally petty and does not include anything that would in any way promote the development of the woman.” ― VLADIMIR LENIN


24. “It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.”  ― VLADIMIR LENIN


25. “Unity is a great thing and a great slogan. But what the workers’ cause needs is the unity of Marxists, not unity between Marxists, and opponents and distorters of Marxism.”  ― VLADIMIR LENIN


26. “It is more pleasant and useful to go through the ‘experience of the revolution’ than to write about it.” ― VLADIMIR LENIN



27. “Revolution can never be forecast; it cannot be foretold; it comes of itself. Revolution is brewing and is bound to flare up.” ― VLADIMIR LENIN


28. “The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.” ― VLADIMIR LENIN


29. “Imperialism is capitalism at that stage of development at which the dominance of monopolies and finance capitalism is established; in which the export of capital has acquired pronounced importance; in which the division of the world among the international trusts has begun, in which the division of all territories of the globe among the biggest capitalist powers has been completed.” ― VLADIMIR LENIN


30. “Whenever the cause of the people is entrusted to professors, it is lost.” ― VLADIMIR LENIN


31. “All official and liberal science defends wage-slavery, whereas Marxism has declared relentless war on that slavery.” ― VLADIMIR LENIN


32. “When it comes to hang the capitalists they will compete with each other to sell us the rope at a lower price.” ― VLADIMIR LENIN


33. “A revolution is impossible without a revolutionary situation; furthermore, not every revolutionary situation leads to revolution.” ― VLADIMIR LENIN


34. “A lie told often enough becomes the truth.” ― VLADIMIR LENIN


35. “It is at moments of need that one learns who one’s friends are. Defeated armies learn their lesson.” ― VLADIMIR LENIN


36. “The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.” ― VLADIMIR LENIN


37. “Destroy the family, you destroy the country.” ― VLADIMIR LENIN


38. “No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses.” ― VLADIMIR LENIN


39. “The goal of socialism is communism.” ― VLADIMIR LENIN


40. “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.” ― VLADIMIR LENIN


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41. “Democracy for an insignificant minority, democracy for the rich — that is the democracy of capitalist society.” ― VLADIMIR LENIN


42. “Socialists cannot achieve their great aim without fighting against all oppression of nations.” ― VLADIMIR LENIN


43. “One man with a gun can control 100 without one…. Make mass searches and hold executions for found arms.” ― VLADIMIR LENIN


44. “Authority poisons everybody who takes authority on himself.” ― VLADIMIR LENIN


45. “You cannot make a revolution in white gloves.” ― VLADIMIR LENIN


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