Joseph Stalin Quotes In English

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Joseph Stalin Quotes In English

Hello, Welcome in a collection of quotes and sayings by Joseph Stalin on death, tragedy, politics, power, problem, people, elections, powerful, ideas, army, Soviet and courage. Our team gives you some quotes about Joseph Stalin. He was born on 18 December 1878, Gori, Georgia. Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin was a Georgian revolutionary and Soviet politician who led the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until 1953 as the general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and premier of the Soviet Union. He died in 5 March 1953, Kuntsevo Dacha.

  • “A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.”

  • “We desire to give the Soviet people absolute liberty of voting for those they desire to elect, those whom they trust to ensure their interests.”

  • “Have not fascism in Italy and National Socialism in Germany claimed that they have attained similar results [as in U.S.S.R.]? Have not both been achieved at the price of privation and personal liberty sacrificed for the good of the state?”

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

  • “Words are one thing – deeds something entirely different. Fine words are a mask to cover shady deeds. A sincere diplomat is like dry water or wooden iron.”

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  • “As you can see, even when [Adolf] Hitler desires to speak for peace, he cannot dispense with threats. This is symptomatic.”

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

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

  • “In the future, there will be fewer but better Russians.”

  • “When one man dies it is a tragedy, when thousands die it’s statistics.”

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  • “Obviously these [white-guard] emigres enjoy the right of asylum existing also in the U.S. So far as we are concerned we would never tolerate a single terrorist in our territory regardless against whom he would contemplate his crimes. Apparently the right of asylum receives broader interpretation in the U.S.A. than in our country.”

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

  • “The United States should get rid of its militias.”

  • “A certain inequality in regard to property still exists in a socialist society. But in a socialist society there is no unemployment, no exploitation, no oppression of nationalities.”

  • “[After Communism succeeds] …then, there will come a peace across the earth.”

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  • “This war is not as in the past: whoever occupies a territory also imposes his own social system.”

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

  • “You cannot make a revolution with silk gloves.”

  • “We [U.S.S.R. and U.S.A.] can exist peacefully together if we don’t indulge in too much mutual fault-finding in all kinds of trifles.”

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

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  • “Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don’t let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?”

  • “In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than advance.”

  • “Nobody respects a country with a poor army, but everybody respects a country with a good army. I raise my toast to the Finnish army”

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

  • “The only way a kid is going to practise is if it’s total fun for him… and it was for me.”

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  • “One death is a tragedy, but one million deaths is a statistic.”

  • “World War II was fought for the abolition of racial exclusiveness, equality of nations and the integrity of their territories, liberation of enslaved nations and restoration of their sovereign rights, the right of every nation to arrange its affairs as it wishes, economic aid to nations that have suffered and assistance to them in attaining their material welfare, restoration of democratic liberties, and destruction of the Hitlerite regime.”

  • “There are on occasions, as we know, when resources are abundant, but they are expended so incompetently that the advantage is nullified.”

  • “Anti-Semitism is dangerous for the toilers, for it is a false track which diverts them from the proper road and leads them into the jungle. Hence, Communists, as consistent internationalists, cannot but be irreconcilable and bitter enemies of anti-Semitism. In the U.S.S.R., anti-Semitism is strictly prosecuted as a phenomenon hostile to the Soviet system. According to the laws of the U.S.S.R. active anti-Semites are punished with death.”

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

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  • “Real liberty exists only there where exploitation has been annihilated, where no oppression of some peoples by others exists, where there is no unemployment and pauperism, where a person does not tremble because tomorrow he may lose his job, home and bread.”

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

  • “Divide the world into regional groups as a transitional stage to world government. Populations will more readily abandon their national loyalty to a vague regional loyalty than they will for a world authority. Later the regions can be brought together all the way into a single world dictatorship.”

  • “La morte risolve tutti i problemi: niente uomini, niente problemi.”

  • “By May, 1st, 1937, there should not be one single church left within the borders of Soviet Russia, and the idea of God will have been banished from the Soviet Union as a remnant of the Middle Ages, which has been used for the purpose of oppressing the working classes.”

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  • “One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic.”- Joseph Stalin”

  • “If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves.”

  • “The death of one man is a tragedy, the death of millions is a statistic. Quoted by someone with a very sick imagination but misattributed to Stalin”

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

  • “Death solves all problems — no man, no problem. Anatoly Rybakov NOT Josef Stalin”

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

  • “We do not want a single foot of foreign territory; but of our territory we shall not surrender a single inch to anyone.”

  • “Everyone imposes his own system as far as his army can reach.”

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

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

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  • “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.”

  • “The people who cast the votes don’t decide an election, the people who count the votes do.”

  • “Advance towards socialism cannot but cause the exploiting elements to resist the advance, and the resistance of the exploiters cannot but lead to the inevitable sharpening of the class struggle.”

  • “I trust no one, not even myself.”

  • “History shows that there are no invincible armies.”

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  • “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.”

  • “It doesn’t matter who they vote for, they always vote for us…”

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

  • “The situation is that in Germany capitalism has remained, classes and class struggle have remained which all the same will break into the open, which includes also the field of struggle of parties representing opposing classes just as it broke through in, let us say, Spain.”

  • “Gratitude is a sickness suffered by dogs.”

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  • “In the Soviet Union, it’s takes more courage to retreat than advance.”

  • “If any foreign minister begins to defend to the death a ‘peace conference’, you can be sure his government has already placed its orders for new battleships and airplanes.”

  • “American Communists have the opportunity to preach freely their ideas. It would be absolutely wrong to hold the Soviet government responsible for activities of the American Communists.”

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

  • “We Marxists believe that revolution will occur in other countries, as well. But it will occur at a time when it will be considered possible or necessary by revolutionaries of those countries.”

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  • “Great Britain provided time; the United States provided money and Soviet Russia provided blood.”

  • “Gratitude is an illness suffered by dogs.”

  • “To choose one’s victims, to prepare one’s plan minutely, to slake an implacable vengeance, and then to go to bed … There is nothing sweeter in the world.”

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

  • “World dictatorship can be established only when the victory of socialism has been achieved in certain countries or groups of countries … [and] when these federation of republics have finally grown into a world union of Soviet Socialist Republics uniting the whole of mankind under the hegemony of the international proletariat organized as a state.”

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  • “Nowadays wars are not declared. They simply start.”

  • “A lot of times, I can turn and pass without even looking.”

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

  • “Die, but do not retreat.”

  • “Our new Soviet constitution will, in my opinion, be the most democratic constitution of all those existing in the world.”

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  • “The Red Army and Navy and the whole Soviet people must fight for every inch of Soviet soil, fight to the last drop of blood for our towns and villages…onward, to victory!”

  • “The reason why there is now no communist government in Paris is because in the circumstances of 1945 the Soviet army was not able to reach French soil.”

  • “You do not lament the loss of hair of one who has been beheaded.”

  • “When you chop wood, splinters fly”

  • “In war I would deal with the Devil and his grandmother”

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  • “This war is not an ordinary war. It is the war of the entire Russian people. Not only to eliminate the danger hanging over our heads, but to aid all people groaning under the yoke of Fascism”

  • “The Jews are not a nation!”

  • “At this point the question of Ukraine is the most important. The situation in Ukraine is very bad. If we don’t take steps now to improve the situation, we may lose Ukraine. The objective should be to transform Ukraine , in the shortest period of time, into a real fortress of the U.S.S.R.”

  • “Is it possible, then, to doubt that we can and must gain victory over the German invaders? The enemy is not as strong as some terror-stricken pseudo-intellectuals picture him. The devil is not as terrible as he is painted.”

  • “The art of leadership is a serious matter. One must not lag behind a movement, because to do so is to become isolated from the masses. But one must not rush ahead, for to rush ahead is to lose contact with the masses. He who wished to lead a movement must conduct a fight on two fronts–against those who lag behind and those who rush ahead.”

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  • “It is difficult to say which is more menacing. But both of [points of war danger -Japan and Germany] exist and both are smoldering. In comparison with these two principal focal points of the war danger, the Italo-Ethiopian war represents an episode.”

  • “Of all the treasures a state can possess, the human lives of its citizens are for us the most precious.”

  • “If Stain was such a bad guy why do all these people attribute to him quotes he didn’t make or change his actual quotes just enough to make them seem bad? Seem bad rather than visionary.”

  • “There is not, nor should there be, an irreconcilable contrast between the individual and the collective, between the interests of an individual person and the interests of the collective.”

  • “To assert that we desire to bring about revolution in other countries, by interfering with their lives, is to speak of something which does not exist and which we never preach.”

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  • “I know that after my death a pile of rubbish will be heaped on my grave, but the wind of History will sooner or later sweep it away without mercy.”

  • “There is talk … of our constructing Dnieprostroy through our own means. The means needed are great, several hundred millions. Let us not get into the position of the peasant who, after accumulating a nest-egg, instead of repairing his plough and renewing his equipment, buys a gramophone and goes bankrupt.”

  • “Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.”

  • “There are no fortresses that Bolsheviks cannot storm.”

  • “Remember how the first world war broke out. It broke out as a result of the desire to redivide the world.”

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  • “The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.”

  • “Artillery is the god of war.”

  • “I am not a millionaire son ” but i make my son become the , millionaire son. by jostalin”

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

  • “We don’t let them have ideas. Why would we let them have guns?”

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  • “Ah, these diplomats! What chatterboxes! There’s only one way to shut them up – cut them down with machine guns. Bulganin, go and get me one!”

  • “Writers are the engineers of human souls.”

  • “How do you expect the Germans to revolt when they don’t even dare walk on the grass?”

  • “It doesnt matter how many people vote, only who counts them.”

  • “A man’s eyes should be torn out if he can only see the past”

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

  • “He who votes does not have power. He who counts the votes has power.”

  • “Quantity has a quality all its own.”

  • “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.”

  • “Music’s a good thing, it calm the beast in the man.”

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  • “It takes a brave man to be a coward in the Red Army.”

  • “Hitlers come and go, but Germany and the German people remain.”

  • “As we know, the goal of every struggle is victory. But if the proletariat is to achieve victory, all the workers, irrespective of nationality , must be united. Clearly, the demolition of national barriers and close unity between the Russian, Georgian, Armenian, Polish, Jewish and other proletarians is a necessary condition for the victory of the proletariat of all Russia.”

  • “When one person dies, it’s a tragedy, but when a million people die, it’s a statistic.”

  • “The production of souls is more important than the production of tanks…. And therefore I raise my glass to you, writers, the engineers of the human soul.”

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  • “Undoubtedly, our path is not of the easiest; but, just as undoubtedly, we are not to be frightened by difficulties. Paraphrasing from the well-known words of Luther, Russia might say: ‘Here I stand on the frontier between the old, capitalist world and the new, socialist world. Here on this frontier I unite the efforts of the proletarians of the West and of the peasantry of the East in order to shatter the old world. May the god of history be my aid!”

  • “In speaking of the capitalists who strive only for profit, only to get rich, I do not want to say that these are the most worthless people capable of doing nothing else. Many of them undoubtedly possess great organising talent, which I would not dream of denying. We Soviet people learn a lot from the capitalists. But if you mean people who are prepared to reconstruct the world, of course you will not be able to find them in the ranks of those who faithfully serve the cause of profit. ..The capitalist is riveted in profit and nothing can tear him away from it.”

  • “Voters decide nothing. Vote counters decide everything!”

  • “It’s not the people who vote that count. It’s the people who count the votes.”

  • “Death is the solution to all problems. No man – no problem.”

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  • “It is difficult for me to imagine what “personal liberty” is enjoyed by an unemployed hungry person. True freedom can only be where there is no exploitation and oppression of one person by another; where there is not unemployment, and where a person is not living in fear of losing his job, his home and his bread. Only in such a society personal and any other freedom can exist for real and not on paper.”

  • “Each position, each metre of the Soviet territory must be stubbornly defended, to the last drop of blood. We must cling to every inch of Soviet soil and defend it to the end!”

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

  • “History has shown there are no invincible armies.”

  • “Gaiety is the most outstanding feature of the Soviet Union.”

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  • “It is not heroes that make history, but history that makes heroes.”

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

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

  • “Everybody has a right to be stupid, but some people abuse the privilege.”

  • “Marxism is not only the theory of socialism, it is an integral world outlook, a philosophical system, from which Marx’s proletarian socialism logically follows. This philosophical system is called dialectical materialism.”

  • “Mankind is divided into rich and poor, into property owners and exploited; and to abstract oneself from this fundamental division; and from the antagonism between poor and rich means abstracting oneself from fundamental facts.”

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

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