Quotes by Leon Trotsky

Leon Trotsky

Russian revolutionary and writer

Alive from: 1879-1940

Category: Politics | Writers (Contemporary)

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    Fascism is nothing but capitalist reaction.
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    Ideas that enter the mind under fire remain there securely and for ever.
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    If we had more time for discussion we should probably have made a great many more mistakes.
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    In a serious struggle there is no worse cruelty than to be magnanimous at an inopportune time.
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    In inner-party politics, these methods lead, as we shall yet see, to this: the party organization substitutes itself for the party, the central committee substitutes itself for the organization, and, finally, a ''dictator'' substitutes himself for the central committee.
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    Insurrection is an art, and like all arts has its own laws.
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    Learning carries within itself certain dangers because out of necessity one has to learn from one's enemies.
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    Let a man find himself, in distinction from others, on top of two wheels with a chain - at least in a poor country like Russia - and his vanity begins to swell out like his tires. In America it takes an automobile to produce this effect.
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    Life is not an easy matter. You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness.
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    Not believing in force is the same as not believing in gravitation.
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    Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man.
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    Revolutions are always verbose.
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    Technique is noticed most markedly in the case of those who have not mastered it.
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    The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
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    The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end.
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