It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.
A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.
Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.
Death is the solution to all problems. No man – no problem.
Gratitude is a sickness suffered by dogs.
History shows that there are no invincible armies.
In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than advance.
The only real power comes out of a long rifle.
I believe in one thing only, the power of the human will.
The writer is the engineer of the human soul.
I trust no one, not even myself.
You cannot make a revolution with silk gloves.
If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves.
Print is the sharpest and the strongest weapon of our party.
Gaiety is the most outstanding feature of the Soviet Union.
Sincere diplomacy is no more possible than dry water or wooden iron.