Vladimir Lenin Quotes & Wallpapers

Vladimir Lenin
Total Quotes: 326

Only an armed people can be the real bulwark of popular liberty. Vladimir Lenin

The natural scientist must be a modern materialist, a conscious adherent of the materialism represented by Marx, i.e., he must be a dialectical materialist. Vladimir Lenin

The Poor Peasants' Committees are necessary to fight the kulaks, the rich, the exploiters, who shackle the working peasants. Vladimir Lenin

The reflection of nature in man's thought must be understood not lifelessly but in the eternal process of movement, the arising of contradictions and their solution. Vladimir Lenin

Soviet power is a new type of state in which there is no bureacracy, no police, no standing army. Vladimir Lenin

Unity must be won, and only the workers, the class-conscious workers themselves can win it - by stubborn and persistent effort. Vladimir Lenin

We are not utopians, we do not "dream" of dispensing at once with all administration, with all subordination. These anarchist dreams, based upon incomprehension of the tasks of the proletarian dictatorship, are totally alien to Marxism, and, as a matter of fact, serve only to postpone the socialist revolution until people are different. No, we want the socialist revolution with people as they are now, with people who cannot dispense with subordination, control, and "foremen and accountants". Vladimir Lenin

Lenin, the greatest man of action in our century and at the same time the most selfless. Vladimir Lenin

Politics is the most concentrated expression of economics. Vladimir Lenin

People always have been and they always will be stupid victims of deceit and self-deception in politics. Vladimir Lenin

The only one who doesn't make mistakes is the one who doesn't do anything. Vladimir Lenin

It would be the greatest mistake, certainly, to think that concessions mean peace. Nothing of the kind. Concessions are nothing but a new form of war. Vladimir Lenin

One of the basic conditions for the victory of socialism is the arming of the workers Communist and the disarming of the bourgeoisie the middle class. Vladimir Lenin

Revolution can never be forecast; it cannot be foretold; it comes of itself. Revolution is brewing and is bound to flare up. Vladimir Lenin

One cannot live in society and be free from society. Vladimir Lenin

The Bolsheviks will do everything to secure this peaceful development of the revolution. Vladimir Lenin

When we say the state, the state is We, it is we, it is the proletariat, it is the advanced guard of the working class. Vladimir Lenin

Communism cannot be imposed by force. Vladimir Lenin

To hoard surpluses of grain and other food products at a time when the people in Petrograd, in Moscow, and in dozens of non-agricultural uyezds are not only suffering from a shortage of bread, but are cruelly starving, is an enormous crime deserving the most ruthless punishment. Vladimir Lenin

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

It is more pleasant and useful to go through the 'experience of the revolution' than to write about it. Vladimir Lenin

Human reason has discovered many amazing things in nature and will discover still more, and will thereby increase its power over nature. Vladimir Lenin

The Marxist doctrine is omnipotent because it is true. It is comprehensive and harmonious, and provides men with an integral world outlook irreconcilable with any form of superstition, reaction, or defence of bourgeois oppression. It is the legitimate successor to the best that man produced in the nineteenth century, as represented by German philosophy, English political economy and French socialism. Vladimir Lenin

Where and when have riots and anarchy been provoked by wise measures? If the government had acted wisely, and if their measures had met the needs of the poor peasants, would there have been unrest among the peasant masses? Vladimir Lenin

Monopolies, oligarchy, the striving for domination and not for freedom, the exploitation of an increasing number of small or weak nations by a handful of the richest or most powerful nations - all these have given birth to those distinctive characteristics of imperialism which compel us to define it as parasitic or decaying capitalism. Vladimir Lenin

A democracy is a state which recognizes the subjection of the minority to the majority, that is, an organization for the systematic use of violence by one class against the other, by one part of the population against another. Vladimir Lenin

For the complete extinction of the state, complete Communism is necessary. Vladimir Lenin

It is stupid to tolerate Nikola; all Chekists have to be on alert to shoot anyone who doesn't turn up to work because of Nikola. Vladimir Lenin

You have read and heard that communist theory-the science of communism created in the main by Marx, this doctrine of Marxism-has ceased to be the work of a single socialist of the nineteenth century, even though he was a genius, and that it has become the doctrine of millions and tens of millions of proletarians all over the world, who are applying it in their struggle against capitalism. Vladimir Lenin

But I can't listen to music too often. It affects your nerves, makes you want to say stupid, nice things, and stroke the heads of people who could create such beauty while living in this vile hell. Vladimir Lenin

Learning is never done without errors and defeat. Vladimir Lenin

They capitalists will furnish credits which will serve us for the support of the Communist Party in their countries and, by supplying us materials and technical equipment which we lack, will restore our military industry necessary for our future attacks against our suppliers. To put it in other words, they will work on the preparation of their own suicide. Vladimir Lenin

The Jewish bourgeoisie are our enemies, not as Jews but as bourgeoisie. The Jewish worker is our brother. Vladimir Lenin

Truth is the most precious thing. That's why we should ration it. Vladimir Lenin

When a liberal is abused, he says, 'Thank God they didn't beat me.' When he is beaten, he thanks God they didn't kill him. When he is killed, he will thank God that his immortal soul has been delivered from its mortal clay. Vladimir Lenin

When it comes to hang the capitalists they will compete with each other to sell us the rope at a lower price. Vladimir Lenin

When a liberal is abused, he says, "Thank God they did' beat me." When he is beaten, he thanks God they did' kill him. When he is killed, he will thank God that his immortal soul has been delivered from its mortal clay. Vladimir Lenin

The establishment of a central bank is 90% of communizing a nation. Vladimir Lenin

What caused the war? The greed of the Italian money bags and capitalists, who need new markets and new achievements for Italian imperialism. What kind of war was it? A perfected, civilised blood bath, the massacre of Arabs with the help of the latest weapons. Vladimir Lenin

All the marvels of science and the gains of culture belong to the nation as a whole, and never again will man's brain and human genius be used for oppression and exploitation. Vladimir Lenin

Shame on America for the plight of the Negroes! Vladimir Lenin

To picture world history as advancing smoothly and steadily without sometimes taking gigantic strides backward is undialectical, unscientific and theoretically wrong Vladimir Lenin

Socialism, by organising production without class oppression, by ensuring the well-being of all members of the state, gives full play to the sympathies of the population, thereby promoting and greatly accelerating the drawing together and fusion of the nations. Vladimir Lenin

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. Vladimir Lenin

The capture of Simbirsk, my home town, is a wonderful tonic, the best treatment for my wounds. I feel a new lease of life and energy. Vladimir Lenin

The practical activity of man had to lead his consciousness to the reptetition of various logical figures thousands of millions of times in order that these figures could obtain the significance of axioms. Vladimir Lenin

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

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

No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses. Vladimir Lenin

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

Behind the epistemological scholasticism of empirio-criticism one must not fail to see the struggle of parties in philosophy, a struggle which in the last analysis reflects the tendencies and ideology of the antagonistic classes in modern society. Vladimir Lenin

The functionaries of our political organizations and trade unions are corrupted - or rather tend to be corrupted - by the conditions of capitalism and betray a tendency to become bureaucrats, i.e., privileged persons divorced from the people and standing above the people. Vladimir Lenin

War cannot be abolished unless classes are abolished. Vladimir Lenin

We Social-Democrats always stand for democracy, not "in the name of capitalism," but in the name of clearing the path for our movement, which clearing is impossible without the development of capitalism. Vladimir Lenin

Capital, created by the labour of the worker, crushes the worker, ruining small proprietors and creating an army of unemployed. Vladimir Lenin

It is not national interests we are upholding - we claim that the interests of socialism, the interests of world socialism, rank higher than national interests, higher than the interests of the state. We are defenders of the socialist fatherland. Vladimir Lenin

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

Communists have become bureaucrats. If anything will destroy us, it is this. Vladimir Lenin

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. Vladimir Lenin

But democracy is by no means a limit one may not overstep; it is only one of the stages in the course of development from feudalism to capitalism, and from capitalism to Communism. Vladimir Lenin

The war is relentless: it puts the alternative in a ruthless relief. Vladimir Lenin

Give me your four year olds, and in a generation I will build a socialist state. Vladimir Lenin

Face the truth squarely. In politics that is always the best and the only correct attitude. Vladimir Lenin

Don't be afraid to admit defeat. Learn from defeat. Do over again more thoroughly, more carefully, and more systematically what you have done badly. Vladimir Lenin

The aim of socialism is not only to abolish the present division of mankind into smaller states and all-national isolation, not only to bring the nations closer to each other, but also to merge them. Vladimir Lenin

Trust is good, but control is better. Vladimir Lenin

Dictatorship is rule based directly upon force and unrestricted by any laws. The revolutionary dictatorship of the proletariat is rule won and maintained by the use of violence by the proletariat against the bourgeoisie, rule that is unrestricted by any laws. Vladimir Lenin

Political institutions are a superstructure resting on an economic foundation. Vladimir Lenin

Cause the registration of all firearms on some pretext, with the view of confiscating them and leaving the population defenseless. Vladimir Lenin

Man's consciousness not only reflects the objective world, but creates it. Vladimir Lenin

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