Nikolai Lenin

1870 - 1924

A Quote by Nikolai Lenin on justice and politics

There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel.

Nikolai Lenin (1870 - 1924)

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A Quote by Nikolai Lenin on freedom, hunger, and politics

No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses.

Nikolai Lenin (1870 - 1924)

Source: Speech, 1917

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A Quote by Nikolai Lenin on economics and politics

Political institutions are a superstructure resting on an economic foundation.

Nikolai Lenin (1870 - 1924)

Source: The Three Sources and Three Constituent Parts of Marxism, 1913

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A Quote by Nikolai Lenin on impossibility, laws, progress, revolution, and time

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 come it moves irresistibly.

Nikolai Lenin (1870 - 1924)

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A Quote by Nikolai Lenin on inflation and taxes

The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.

Nikolai Lenin (1870 - 1924)

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A Quote by Nikolai Lenin

When we say "the state," the state it is we, it is the proletariat, it is the advanced guard of the working class.

Nikolai Lenin (1870 - 1924)

Source: Speech, May, I922

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A Quote by Nikolai Lenin on leadership and people

The true leader must submerge himself in the fountain of the people.

Nikolai Lenin (1870 - 1924)

Source: quoted by John Gunther, Soviet Russia Today (1958)

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A Quote by Nikolai Lenin on economics and war

The war is relentless: it puts the alternative in a ruthless relief: either to perish, or to catch up with the advanced countries and outdistance them, too, in economic matters.

Nikolai Lenin (1870 - 1924)

Source: The Impending Catastrophe and How to Fight It, 1917

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A Quote by Nikolai Lenin on cooking and learning

Every cook has to learn how to govern the state.

Nikolai Lenin (1870 - 1924)

Source: Will the Bolsheviks Retain Government Power? 1917

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A Quote by Nikolai Lenin on capitalism, death, and socialism

Imperialism, in a sense, is the transition stage from capitalism to Socialism. . . . It is capitalism dying, not dead.

Nikolai Lenin (1870 - 1924)

Source: 1917

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