127+ Best Vladimir Lenin Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known by his alias Lenin, was a Russian revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. Inspirational Vladimir Lenin quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

Famous Vladimir Lenin Quotes

We can and must write in a language which sows among the masses hate, revulsion, and scorn toward those who disagree with us. Vladimir Lenin

Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners. Vladimir Lenin

The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses. Vladimir Lenin

No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses. Vladimir Lenin

Give me your four year olds, and in a generation, I will build a socialist state. Vladimir Lenin

Our program necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism. Vladimir Lenin

The goal of socialism is communism. Vladimir Lenin

Despair is typical of those who do not understand the causes of evil, see no way out, and are incapable of struggle. Vladimir Lenin

Why should freedom of speech and freedom of press be allowed? Why should a government which is doing what it believes to right allow itself to be criticized? It would not allow opposition by lethal weapons. Ideas are much more fatal things than guns. Why should any man be allowed to buy a printing press and disseminate pernicious opinions calculated to embarrass the government? Vladimir Lenin

Unity is a great thing and a great slogan. But what the workers’ cause needs is the unity of Marxists, not unity between Marxists, and opponents and distorters of Marxism. Vladimir Lenin

Truth is the most precious thing. That’s why we should ration it. Vladimir Lenin

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. Vladimir Lenin

Give me just one generation of youth, and I’ll transform the whole world. Vladimir Lenin

A lie told often enough becomes the truth. Vladimir Lenin

People always have been and they always will be stupid victims of deceit and self deception in politics. Vladimir Lenin

Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin. Vladimir Lenin

One man with a gun can control 100 without one. Vladimir Lenin

Despair is typical of those who do not understand the causes of evil, see no way out, and are incapable of struggle. The modern industrial proletariat does not belong to the category of such classes. Vladimir Lenin

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

The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them in parliament. Vladimir Lenin

As an ultimate objective, peace simply means communist world control. Vladimir Lenin

The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency. Vladimir Lenin

One of the basic conditions for the victory of socialism is the arming of the workers Communist and the disarming of the bourgeoisie the middle class. Vladimir Lenin

It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed. Vladimir Lenin

Atheism is a natural and inseparable part of Marxism, of the theory and practice of scientific socialism. Our program necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism. Vladimir Lenin

It is, of course, much easier to shout, abuse, and howl than to attempt to relate, to explain. Vladimir 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. Vladimir 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. Vladimir Lenin

Fascism is capitalism in decay. Vladimir Lenin

Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism. Vladimir Lenin

A lie told often enough becomes the truth. Vladimir Lenin

It is necessary  secretly and urgently to prepare the terror. Vladimir Lenin

Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever. Vladimir Lenin

The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves. Vladimir Lenin

The government is tottering. We must deal it the death blow at any cost. To delay action is the same as death. Vladimir Lenin

We want to achieve a new and better order of society: in this new and better society there must be neither rich nor poor; all will have to work. Not a handful of rich people, but all the working people must enjoy the fruits of their common labor. Machines and other improvements must serve to ease the work of all and not to enable a few to grow rich at the expense of millions and tens of millions of people. This new and better society is called socialist society. Vladimir Lenin

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

Give us the child for eight years and it will be a Bolshevik forever. Vladimir Lenin

It would be stupid to think that, in a society based on the endless oppression and coarsening of the worker masses, religious prejudices could be dispelled by purely propaganda methods. Vladimir Lenin

We are not shooting enough professors. Vladimir Lenin

One of the basic conditions for the victory of socialism is the arming of the workers Communist and the disarming of the bourgeoisie the middle class. Vladimir Lenin

There can be nothing more abominable than religion. Vladimir Lenin

Attention must be devoted principally to raising the workers to the level of revolutionaries; it is not our task to descend to the level of the ‘working masses. Vladimir Lenin

There are decades where nothing happens, and there are weeks where decades happen. Vladimir Lenin

Unity is a great thing and a great slogan. But what the workers’ cause needs is the unity of Marxists, not unity between Marxists, and opponents and distorters of Marxism. Vladimir Lenin

The establishment of a central bank is 90% of communizing a nation. Vladimir Lenin

The most important thing when ill is to never lose heart.  Vladimir Lenin

Atheism is the natural and inseparable part of Communism. Vladimir Lenin

 He who now talks about the freedom of the press goes backward and halts our headlong course towards Socialism.  Vladimir Lenin

Democracy is indispensable to socialism. Vladimir Lenin , Vladimir Lenin quotes on democracy

 Whenever the cause of the people is entrusted to professors, it is lost. Vladimir Lenin

Germany will militarize herself out of existence, England will expand herself out of existence, and America will spend herself out of existence. Vladimir Lenin

No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses.  Vladimir Lenin

You must act with all your energy. Mass searches. Execution for concealing arms. Vladimir Lenin

It is impossible to predict the time and progress of the revolution. It is governed by their own more or less mysterious laws. Vladimir Lenin

Pacifism, the preaching of peace in the abstract, is one of the means of duping the working class. Vladimir Lenin

The history of all countries shows that the working class exclusively by its own effort is able to develop only trade union consciousness.  Vladimir Lenin

It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed. Vladimir Lenin

In the history of modern socialism, this is a phenomenon, that the strife of the various trends within the socialist movement has become international.  Vladimir Lenin

Free speech is a bourgeois prejudice. Vladimir Lenin

War cannot be abolished unless classes are abolished and Socialism is created.  Vladimir Lenin

Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted. Vladimir 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.  Vladimir Lenin

How can you make a revolution without executions? Vladimir Lenin

 Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.  Vladimir Lenin

The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them in parliament. Vladimir Lenin

 The goal of socialism is communism. Vladimir Lenin

Trust is good, but control is better. Vladimir Lenin

 A revolution is impossible without a revolutionary situation; furthermore, not every revolutionary situation leads to revolution. Vladimir Lenin

I don’t care what becomes of Russia. To hell with it. All this is only the road to a World Revolution. Vladimir Lenin

Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country.  Vladimir Lenin

Dictatorship is rule based directly upon force and unrestricted by any laws. The revolutionary dictatorship of the proletariat is rule won and maintained by the use of violence by the proletariat against the bourgeoisie, rule that is unrestricted by any laws. Vladimir Lenin

 Politics begins where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.  Vladimir Lenin

No Marxist can deny that the interests of socialism are higher than the interests of the right of nations to self determination. Vladimir 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. Vladimir Lenin

One of the chief symptoms of every revolution is the sharp and sudden increase in the number of ordinary people who take an active, independent and forceful interest in politics. Vladimir Lenin

There are decades where nothing happens, and there are weeks where decades happen.  Vladimir Lenin

The art of any propagandist and agitator consists in his ability to find the best means of influencing any given audience, by presenting a definite truth, in such a way as to make it most convincing, most easy to digest, most graphic, and most strongly impressive. Vladimir Lenin

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

Only armed people can be the real bulwark of popular liberty. Vladimir Lenin

 It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.  Vladimir Lenin

You must have your heart on fire and your brain on ice. Vladimir Lenin

 Sometimes  history needs a push. Vladimir Lenin

America has become one of the foremost countries in regard to the depth of the abyss which lies between the handful of arrogant multimillionaires who wallow in filth and luxury, and the millions of working people who constantly live on the verge of pauperism. Vladimir Lenin

 The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.  Vladimir Lenin

Three keys to success: read, read, read. Vladimir Lenin, Vladimir Lenin quotes on success

It is more pleasant and useful to go through the ‘experience of the revolution’ than to write about it.  Vladimir Lenin

When it comes to hanging the capitalists they will compete with each other to sell us the rope at a lower price. Vladimir Lenin

One man with a gun can control 100 without one. Make mass searches and hold executions for found arms.  Vladimir Lenin

The only one who doesn’t make mistakes is the one who doesn’t do anything. Vladimir Lenin

One of the basic conditions for the victory of socialism is the arming of the workers and the disarming of the bourgeoisie the middle class  Vladimir Lenin

By destroying the peasant economy and driving the peasant from the country to the town, the famine creates a proletariat Furthermore, famine can and should be a progressive factor not only economically. It will force the peasant to reflect on the bases of the capitalist system, demolish faith in the tsar and tsarism, and consequently in due course make the victory of the revolution easier Psychologically all this talk about feeding the starving and so on essentially reflects the usual sugary sentimentality of our intelligentsia. Vladimir Lenin

Fascism is capitalism in decay.  Vladimir Lenin

The aim of socialism is not only to abolish the present division of mankind into smaller states and all national isolation, not only to bring the nations closer to each other but also to merge them. Vladimir Lenin

Capitalists are no more capable of self sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.  Vladimir Lenin

The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency. Vladimir Lenin

Crime is a product of social excess.  Vladimir Lenin

But democracy is by no means a limit one may not overstep; it is only one of the stages in the course of development from feudalism to capitalism, and from capitalism to Communism. Vladimir Lenin

 The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency.  Vladimir Lenin

Only by abolishing private property in land and building cheap and hygienic dwellings can the housing problem be solved. Vladimir Lenin

It is necessary sometimes to take one step backward to take two steps forward. Vladimir Lenin

Of all the arts, for us, the cinema is the most important.” Vladimir Lenin , Vladimir Lenin Quotes on art

Competition becomes transformed into monopoly. The result is immense progress in the socialization of production. In particular, the process of technical invention and improvement becomes socialized.  Vladimir Lenin

We must not depict socialism as if socialists will bring it to us on a plate all nicely dressed. That will never happen. Not a single problem of the class struggle has ever been solved in history except by violence. When violence is exercised by the working people, by the mass of exploited against the exploiters  then we are for it! Vladimir Lenin

The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them.  Vladimir Lenin

We need the real, nation wide terror which reinvigorates the country and through which the Great French Revolution achieved glory. Vladimir Lenin

 Socialism means keeping account of everything. You will have socialism if you take stock of every piece of iron and cloth.  Vladimir Lenin

Fascism is capitalism in decay. Vladimir Lenin

You probe with bayonets: if you find mush, you push. If you find steel, you withdraw.  Vladimir Lenin

Whenever the cause of the people is entrusted to professors, it is lost. Vladimir Lenin

 The revolution does not need historians. -Vladimir Lenin

We Social Democrats always stand for democracy, not  in the name of capitalism, but in the name of clearing the path for our movement, which is impossible without the development of capitalism. Vladimir Lenin

 I can’t listen to music too often. It affects your nerves, makes you want to say stupid nice things and stroke the heads of people who could create such beauty while living in this vile hell. Vladimir Lenin

He who does not work shall not eat. Vladimir Lenin

 Thus, the twentieth century marks the turning point from the old capitalism to the new, from the domination of capital in general to the domination of finance capital.  Vladimir Lenin

No mercy for these enemies of the people, the enemies of socialism, the enemies of the working people! War to the death against the rich and their hangers on, the bourgeois intellectuals; war on the rogues, the idlers and the rowdies! Vladimir Lenin

Capitalists can buy themselves out of any crisis, so long as they make the workers pay.  Vladimir Lenin

 The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them in parliament. Vladimir Lenin

The soundest strategy in war is to postpone operations until the moral disintegration of the enemy renders the delivery of the mortal blow both possible and easy. Vladimir Lenin

 Unity is a great thing and a great slogan. But what the workers cause needs is the unity of Marxists, not unity between Marxists, and opponents and distorters of Marxism. Vladimir Lenin

Learning is never done without errors and defeat.  Vladimir Lenin

To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities; that is not to be taken seriously in politics. Vladimir Lenin

Give me a child for the first 5 years of his life and he will be mine forever. Vladimir Lenin

Without revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary movement.  Vladimir Lenin

Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners. Vladimir Lenin

 Despair is typical of those who do not understand the causes of evil, see no way out, and are incapable of struggle. The modern industrial proletariat does not belong to the category of such classes.  Vladimir Lenin

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