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Vladimir Ilyich Lenin Quotes

(1870-1924), Russian Revolutionary Leader

Authority poisons everybody who takes authority on himself.

Category: Authority

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

Category: Capitalism

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

Category: Children

Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country.

Category: Communism And Socialism

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

Category: Communism And 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.

Category: Despair

It is true that liberty is precious. So precious that it must be rationed.

Category: Freedom

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

Category: Freedom

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.

Category: Freedom Of Speech

Any cook should be able to run the country.

Category: Government

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.

Category: Heroes And Heroism

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.

Category: Housework

The most important thing when ill, is to never lose heart.

Category: Illness

Whenever the cause of the people is entrusted to professors, it is lost.

Category: Intelligence And Intellectuals

Literature must become party literature. Down with unpartisan litterateurs! Down with the superman of literature! Literature must become a part of the general cause of the proletariat.

Category: Literature