It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.
The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency
Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country.
Crime is a product of social excess
Fascism is capitalism in decay
The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses
Worst of all, it is women who usually have to do, usually alone, all the dirty work of the kitchen and household, work that is unimportant, hard, tiresome, and soul-destroying
A lie told often enough becomes truth
One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
The goal of socialism is communism.
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.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever
Without a revolutionary theory there cannot be a revolutionary movement.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
It is true that liberty is precious - so precious that it must be rationed
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.
People always have been the foolish victims of deception and self-deception in politics, and they always will be, until they have learned to seek out the interests of some class or other behind all moral, religious, political and social phrases, declarations and promises.
Victory will belong only to those who have faith in the people, those who are immersed in the life-giving spring of popular creativity.
No mercy for these enemies of the people, the enemies of socialism, the enemies of the working people! War to the death against the rich and their hangers-on, the bourgeois intellectuals; war on the rogues, the idlers and the rowdies!
Hang (hang without fail, so the people see) no fewer than one hundred known kulaks, rich men, bloodsuckers.
We would be deceiving both ourselves and the people if we concealed from the masses the necessity of a desperate, bloody war of extermination, as the immediate task of the coming revolutionary action.
The real emancipation of the Chinese people from age-long slavery would be impossible without the great, sincerely democratic enthusiasm which is rousing the working masses and making them capable of miracles, and which is evident from every sentence of Sun Yat-sen's platform.
To become a power the class-conscious workers must win the majority to their side. As long as no violence is used against the people there is no other road to power. We are not Blancists, we do not stand for the seizure of power by a minority.
We have the following of the majority of a class, the vanguard of the revolution, the vanguard of the people, which is capable of carrying the masses with it.