Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
Authority poisons everybody who takes authority on himself.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Despair is typical of those who do not understand the causes of evil, see no way out, and are incapable of struggle.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
When one makes a Revolution, one cannot mark time; one must always go forward--or go back
You all know that even when women have full rights, they still remain fatally downtrodden because all housework is left to them. In most cases housework is the most unproductive, the most barbarous and the most arduous work a woman can do. It is exceptionally petty and does not include anything that would in any way promote the development of the woman.
To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities--that is not to be taken seriously in politics.
You cannot make a revolution in white gloves.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
The history of all countries shows that the working class exclusively by its own effort is able to develop only trade-union consciousness.
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