​leon trotsky – Quotes- Russian Revolutionary

​leon trotsky

The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end.

Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man.

Learning carries within itself certain dangers because out of necessity one has to learn from one’s enemies.

You may not be interested in strategy, but strategy is interested in you.

In a serious struggle there is no worse cruelty than to be magnanimous at an inopportune time.

Fascism is nothing but capitalist reaction; from the point of view of the proletariat the difference between the types of reaction is meaningless.

If we had had more time for discussion we should probably have made a great many more mistakes.

Ideas that enter the mind under fire remain there securely and for ever.

Not believing in force is the same as not believing in gravity.

Revolutions are always verbose.

Technique is noticed most markedly in the case of those who have not mastered it.

Insurrection is an art, and like all arts has its own laws.

There are no absolute rules of conduct, either in peace or war. Everything depends on circumstances.

You are pitiful isolated individuals; you are bankrupts; your role is played out. Go where you belong from now on – into the dustbin of history!