Lenin quotes

Born
22 April 1870 Simbirsk, Russian Empire.

Died
21 January 1924.

Occupation
Politician.

Vladimir Lenin was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician and political theorist. He served as head of government of Soviet Russia from 1917 to 1924 and of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1924.

A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
– Lenin
Our program necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism.
– Lenin
Sometimes – history needs a push.
– Lenin
Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country.
– Lenin
One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
– Lenin
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
– Lenin
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
– Lenin
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
– Lenin
The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses.
– Lenin
No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses.
– Lenin
A revolution is impossible without a revolutionary situation; furthermore, not every revolutionary situation leads to revolution.
– Lenin
Every cook has to learn how to govern the state.
– Lenin
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
– Lenin
It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.
– Lenin
When there is state there can be no freedom, but when there is freedom there will be no state.
– Lenin
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
– Lenin
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
– Lenin
There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel.
– Lenin
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
– Lenin
The history of all countries shows that the working class exclusively by its own effort is able to develop only trade-union consciousness.
– Lenin
Without revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary movement.
– Lenin
Crime is a product of social excess.
– Lenin
The most important thing when ill is to never lose heart.
– Lenin
The goal of socialism is communism.
– 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.
– Lenin
The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency.
– Lenin
Any cook should be able to run the country.
– Lenin
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
– Lenin