Vladimir Lenin Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old vladimir lenin quotes, vladimir lenin sayings, and vladimir lenin proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


But every little difference may become a big one if it is insisted on.     

Vladimir Lenin

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

Vladimir Lenin

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

Vladimir Lenin

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

Vladimir Lenin

One man with a gun can control 100 without one.     

Vladimir Lenin

It is in prison that one becomes a real revolutionary.     

Vladimir Lenin

One man with a gun can control a hundred 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 goal of socialism is communism.     

Vladimir Lenin

Imperialism: The final stage of Capitalism.     

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

Authority poisons everybody who takes authority on himself.     

Vladimir Lenin

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

Vladimir Lenin

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

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

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

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

Vladimir Lenin

You cannot make a revolution in white gloves.     

Vladimir Lenin

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

Vladimir Lenin

We Would Be Deceiving Both Ourselves And The People If We Concealed From The Masses The Necessity Of A Desperate, Bloody War Of Extermination, As The Immediate Task Of The Coming Revolutionary Action.     

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

All over the world, wherever there are capitalists, freedom of the press means freedom to buy up newspapers, to buy writers, to bribe, buy and fake “public opinion” for the benefit of the bourgeoisie.     

Vladimir Lenin