When there is state there can be no freedom, but when there is freedom there will be no state.
When one makes a Revolution, one cannot mark time; one must always go forward - or go back. He who now talks about the 'freedom of the press' goes backward, and halts our headlong course towards Socialism.
Our program necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism.
One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.
If Socialism can only be realized when the intellectual development of all the people permits it, then we shall not see Socialism for at least five hundred years.
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.
History needs a push.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
Democracy is indispensable to socialism.
Crime is a product of social excess.
Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
Any cook should be able to run the country.