44 Incredible Joseph Stalin Quotes

44 Incredible Joseph Stalin Quotes

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Joseph Stalin was the leader of the Soviet Union from 1922 until his death in 1953. He is known for his association with Nazi Germany during the second world war. He also led the Soviet through their post war reconstruction phase. He died on March 5, 1953 at the age of 74.

“A sincere diplomat is like dry water or wooden iron.”

“Anti-Semitism, as an extreme form of racial chauvinism, is the most dangerous vestige of cannibalism.”

“Bukharin’s a swine and surely worse than a swine because he thinks it below his dignity to write a couple of lines.”

“Do you remember the tsar? Well, I‘m like a tsar.”

“Does Djilas, who is himself a writer, not know what human suffering and the human heart are? Can’t he understand it if a soldier who has crossed thousands of kilometers through blood and
fire and death has fun with a wench or takes some trifle?”

“Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.”

“Gratitude is an illness suffered by dogs.”

“Having consolidated its power, and taking the lead of the peasantry, the proletariat of the victorious country can and must build a socialist society.”

“He can’t even shoot straight.”

“Hence, Communists, as consistent internationalists, cannot but be irreconcilable and bitter enemies of anti-Semitism.”

“History shows that there are no invincible armies and that there never have been.”

“I believe in only one thing,the power of human will.”

“I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this—who will count the votes, and how.”

“Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas?”

“I’m finished. I trust no one, not even myself.”

“In the Soviet Army, it takes more courage to retreat than advance.”

“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.”

“One death is a tragedy. A million is a statistic.”

“Our Red Army now needs IL-2 aircraft like the air it breathes, like the bread it eats.”

“Ours is a just cause; victory will be ours!”

“People who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.”

“Print is the sharpest and the strongest weapon of our party.”

“Quantity has a quality all its own.”

“Take some exercise, try to recover the look of a human being.”

“The Jews are not a nation!”

“The leaders come and go, but the people remain. Only the people are immortal.”

“The only real power comes out of a long rifle.”

“The Pope? How many divisions has he got?”

“The press must grow day in and day out — it is our Party’s sharpest and most powerful weapon.”

“The writer is the engineer of the human soul.”

“There are no fortresses that Bolsheviks cannot storm.”

“This creature softened my heart of stone. She died and with her died my last warm feelings for humanity.”

“This is a great mistake.”

“This war is not as in the past; whoever occupies a territory also imposes on it his own social system. Everyone imposes his own system as far as his army can reach. It cannot be otherwise.
If now there is not a communist government in Paris, this is only because Russia has no an army which can reach Paris in 1945.”

“Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the vote decide everything.”

“We are fifty or a hundred years behind the advanced countries. We must make good this distance in ten years. Either we do it, or they will crush us.”

“We are not the kind of people who, when the word “anarchism” is mentioned, turn away contemptuously and say with a supercilious wave of the hand: “Why waste time on that, it’s not worth
talking about!”

“We believe that the Anarchists are real enemies of Marxism.”

“We refer to the language difficulty.”

“We think that a powerful and vigorous movement is impossible without differences — “true conformity” is possible only in the cemetery.”

“When there’s a person, there’s a problem. When there’s no person, there’s no problem.”

“When we hang the capitalists they will sell us the rope.”

“You know, they are fooling us, there is no God.”