Vladimir Lenin – Quotes for support of Socialism and Communism

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

The goal of socialism is communism.

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

One man with a gun can control 100 without one.

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

A lie told often enough becomes the truth.

When there is state there can be no freedom, but when there is freedom there will be no state.

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

Without a revolutionary theory there cannot be a revolutionary movement.

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

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

Fascism is capitalism in decay.

Under socialism all will govern in turn and will soon become accustomed to no one governing.

There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel.

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

No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses.

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

Any cook should be able to run the country.

Crime is a product of social excess.

Sometimes – history needs a push.

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