Joseph Stalin Quotes

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Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin was a political leader who is mostly known as the dictator who governed the Soviet Union from 1924 until the time of his death in 1953.

Here are some famous Joseph Stalin quotes about God, education, power, death, world war 2, socialism, communism, capitalism and fascism:

Famous Joseph Stalin Quotes

Famous Joseph Stalin Quotes

1. Gratitude is an illness suffered by dogs. -Joseph Stalin

2. Writers are the engineers of the human souls. -Joseph Stalin

3. You cannot make a revolution with silk gloves. -Joseph Stalin

4. History has shown there are no invincible armies. -Joseph Stalin

5. It is not heroes that make history, but history that makes heroes. -Joseph Stalin

6. We don’t let them have ideas. Why would we let them have guns? -Joseph Stalin

7. This is the way to rule the people. Did you see how that chicken followed me for food, even though I had caused it such torture? People are like that chicken. If you inflict inordinate pain on them they will follow you for food the rest of their lives. -Joseph Stalin

8. Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the vote decide everything.

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9. Quantity has a quality all its own. -Joseph Stalin

10. Music’s a good thing, it calm the beast in the man. -Joseph Stalin

11. Take some exercise, try to recover the look of a human being. -Joseph Stalin

12. In the Soviet Union, it’s takes more courage to retreat than advance. -Joseph Stalin

13. The only thing anyone inherits by right of birth in the Soviet Union is congenital idiocy. -Joseph Stalin

14. When there’s a person, there’s a problem. When there’s no person, there’s no problem. -Joseph Stalin

15. There are on occasions, as we know, when resources are abundant, but they are expended so incompetently that the advantage is nullified. -Joseph Stalin

16. If Stalin was such a bad guy, why do all these people have to resort to attributing to him almost entirely quotes he didn’t make, or manipulate his actual quotes just enough to make them seem evil? -Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin Quotes On God

Joseph Stalin Quotes On God

17. God is on your side? Is He a Conservative? The Devil’s on my side, he’s a good Communist. 

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Joseph Stalin Quotes On Education

Joseph Stalin Quotes On Education

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

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Joseph Stalin Quotes About Power

Joseph Stalin Quotes About Power

19. I believe in one thing only, the power of human will. -Joseph Stalin

20. The only real power comes out of a long rifle.

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21. Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas. -Joseph Stalin

22. When the Bolsheviks came to power they were soft and easy with their enemies. We had begun by making a mistake. Leniency towards such a power was a crime against the working classes. That soon became apparent. -Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin Quotes On Death

Joseph Stalin Quotes On Death

23. Death is the solution to all problems. No man – no problem. -Joseph Stalin

24. The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.

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25. This creature softened my heart of stone. She died and with her died my last warm feelings for humanity. -Joseph Stalin

26. 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. -Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin Quotes About World War 2

Joseph Stalin Quotes About World War 2

27. 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! -Joseph Stalin

28. We secured peace for our country for one and a half years, as well as an opportunity of preparing our forces for defense if fascist Germany risked attacking our country in defiance of the pact. This was a definite gain to our country and a loss for fascist Germany. -Joseph Stalin

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

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30. 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! -Joseph Stalin

31. There is no doubt that the absence of a second front in Europe considerably relieves the position of the German Army, nor can there be any doubt that the appearance of a second front on the Continent of Europe – and undoubtedly this will appear in the near future – will essentially relieve the position of our armies to the detriment of the German Army. -Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin Quotes On Socialism And Communism

Joseph Stalin Quotes On Socialism And Communism

32. As you see, the point is not which class today constitutes the majority, or which class is poorer, but which class is gaining strength and which is decaying. -Joseph Stalin

33. History teaches us that the class or social group which plays the principal role in social production and performs the main functions in production must, in the course of time, inevitably take control of that production. -Joseph Stalin

34. The cornerstone of Marxism, however, is the masses, whose emancipation, according to its tenets, is the principal condition for the emancipation of the individual. That is to say, according to the tenets of Marxism, the emancipation of the individual is impossible until the masses are emancipated. Accordingly, its slogan is: ‘Everything for the masses. -Joseph Stalin

35. Social Democrats will always protest against persecution of Catholicism or Protestantism; they will always defend the right of nations to profess any religion they please; but at the same time, on the basis of a correct understanding of the interests of the proletariat, they will carry on agitation against Catholicism, Protestantism and the religion of the Orthodox Church in order to achieve the triumph of the socialist world outlook. -Joseph Stalin

36. 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.

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37. Marxism is not only the theory of socialism, it is an integral world outlook, a philosophical system, from which Marx’s proleterian socialism logically follows. This philosophical system is called dialectical materialism. -Joseph Stalin

38. The point is that Marxism and Anarchism are built up on entirely different principles, in spite of the fact that both come into the arena of the struggle under the flag of Socialism. The cornerstone of Anarchism is the individual, whose emancipation, according to its tenets, is the principal condition for the emancipation of the masses, the collective body. According to the tenets of Anarchism, the emancipation of the masses is impossible until the individual is emancipated. -Joseph Stalin

39. It is difficult for me to imagine what “personal liberty” is enjoyed by an unemployed person, who goes about hungry, and cannot find employment. Real liberty can exist only where exploitation has been abolished, where there is no oppression of some by others, where there is no unemployment and poverty, where a man is not haunted by the fear of being tomorrow deprived of work, of home and of bread. Only in such a society is real, and not paper, personal and every other liberty possible. -Joseph Stalin

40. Socialist society presupposes an adequate development of productive forces and socialist consciousness among men, their socialist enlightenment. At the present time the development of the productive forces is hindered by the existence of capitalist property, but if we bear in mind that this capitalist property will not exist in future society, it is self-evident that the productive forces will increase tenfold. Nor must it be forgotten that in future society the hundreds of thousands of present-day parasites, and also the unemployed, will set to work and augment the ranks of the working people; and this will greatly stimulate the development of the productive forces. -Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin Quotes On Capitalism

Joseph Stalin Quotes On Capitalism

41. When we hang the capitalists they will sell us the rope we use.

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42. The main features and requirements of the basic economic law of modern capitalism might be formulated roughly, in this way: the securing of the maximum capitalist profit through the exploitation, ruin and impoverishment of the majority of the population of the given country, through the enslavement and systematic robbery of the peoples of other countries, especially backward countries, and, lastly, through wars and militarization of the national economy, which are utilized for the obtaining of the highest profits. -Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin Quotes On Fascism

Joseph Stalin Quotes On Fascism
Nice soviet era poster style. Since early days of soviet revolution, posters are a very efficient form of cooptation and propaganda. Illustration represents oppressive state actions over individuals rights. Man screaming inside star can be easily deleted if you want. Marching soldiers can be used by independent way.

43. 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. -Joseph Stalin

44. Neither Italian fascism nor German national “socialism” have anything in common with such a [Soviet socialistic] society, primarily because private ownership of factories, plants, lands, banks, means of transportation, etc., remain untouched there, and, therefore, capitalism in Germany and Italy remains in full force.

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45. 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? -Joseph Stalin