Following are some Vladimir Lenin quotes which we have in our database of Quotes of 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.
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.
A revolution is impossible without a revolutionary situation; furthermore, not every revolutionary situation leads to revolution.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.
The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities; that is not to be taken seriously in politics.
The government is tottering. We must deal it the death blow an any cost. To delay action is the same as death.
The history of all countries shows that the working class exclusively by its own effort is able to develop only trade-union consciousness.