Joseph Stalin quotes

Born
18 December 1878 Gori, Tiflis Governorate, Caucasus Viceroyalty, Russian Empire.

Died
5 March 1953.

Occupation
Dictator.

Joseph Stalin was a Soviet revolutionary and politician of Georgian ethnicity. Governing the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953, he served as General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1952 and as Premier of the Soviet Union from 1941 to 1953.

Gratitude is a sickness suffered by dogs.
– Joseph Stalin
The people who cast the votes don’t decide an election, the people who count the votes do.
– Joseph Stalin
If any foreign minister begins to defend to the death a ‘peace conference’, you can be sure his government has already placed its orders for new battleships and airplanes.
– Joseph Stalin
I trust no one, not even myself.
– Joseph Stalin
Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
– Joseph Stalin
In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than advance.
– Joseph Stalin
Everyone imposes his own system as far as his army can reach.
– Joseph Stalin
If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves.
– Joseph Stalin
It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.
– Joseph Stalin
The writer is the engineer of the human soul.
– Joseph Stalin
The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.
– Joseph Stalin
We don’t let them have ideas. Why would we let them have guns?
– Joseph Stalin
History shows that there are no invincible armies.
– Joseph Stalin
One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic.
– Joseph Stalin
The Pope? How many divisions has he got?
– Joseph Stalin
Mankind is divided into rich and poor, into property owners and exploited; and to abstract oneself from this fundamental division; and from the antagonism between poor and rich means abstracting oneself from fundamental facts.
– Joseph Stalin
Print is the sharpest and the strongest weapon of our party.
– Joseph Stalin
When we hang the capitalists they will sell us the rope we use.
– Joseph Stalin
The only real power comes out of a long rifle.
– Joseph Stalin
You cannot make a revolution with silk gloves.
– Joseph Stalin
A sincere diplomat is like dry water or wooden iron.
– Joseph Stalin
I believe in one thing only, the power of human will.
– Joseph Stalin
Gaiety is the most outstanding feature of the Soviet Union.
– Joseph Stalin
Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.
– Joseph Stalin