Mikhail Gorbachev Sayings and Quotes

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


We must treat water as if it were the most precious thing in the world, the most valuable natural resource. Be economical with water! Don't waste it! We still have time to do something about this problem before it is too late.     

Mikhail Gorbachev

Peace is not unity in similarity but unity in diversity, in the comparison and conciliation of differences     

Mikhail Gorbachev

Democracy is the wholesome and pure air without which a socialist public organization cannot live a full-blooded life.     

Mikhail Gorbachev

We need a new environmental consciousness on a global basis. To do this, we need to educate people.     

Mikhail Gorbachev

It is a worthy reward for his efforts over many years. He is a man who does his job solidly and responsibly.     

Mikhail Gorbachev

It is better to discuss things, to argue and engage in polemics than make perfidious plans of mutual destruction.     

Mikhail Gorbachev

Those who are late will be punished by life itself.     

Mikhail Gorbachev

The world's deteriorating ecology poses as great a danger to mankind today as did the nuclear standoff between the superpowers at the height of the Cold War.     

Mikhail Gorbachev

If people don't like Marxism, they should blame the British Museum.     

Mikhail Gorbachev

The forests of Russia and Brazil are the lungs of the Earth.     

Mikhail Gorbachev

The model of the consumer society is something that will one day end. My personal view is that too much consumption is wrong.     

Mikhail Gorbachev

Ideological and political intolerance, even with the best and most sincere intentions, produces results that are the direct opposite of those intended.     

Mikhail Gorbachev

Europeans can meet the challenges of the coming century only by pooling their efforts. We are convinced that what they need is one Europe — peaceful and democratic, a Europe that maintains all its diversity and common humanistic ideas, a prosperous Europe that extends its hand to the rest of the world. A Europe that confidently advances into the future.     

Mikhail Gorbachev

We could only solve our problems by cooperating with other countries. It would have been paradoxical not to cooperate. And therefore we needed to put an end to the Iron Curtain, to change the nature of international relations, to rid them of ideological confrontation, and particularly to end the arms race.      

Mikhail Gorbachev

Today, peace means the ascent from simple coexistence to cooperation and common creativity among countries and nations.     

Mikhail Gorbachev

We must speak far more clearly about sexuality, contraception, about abortion, about values that control population, because the ecological crisis, in short, is the population crisis. Cut the population by 90% and there aren't enough people left to do a great deal of ecological damage.     

Mikhail Gorbachev