TOP 10 BEST LEON TROTSKY QUOTES

Discover the Top 10 Best Leon Trotsky Quotes.

If you cannot convince a Fascist, acquaint his head with the pavement.

~ Leon Trotsky

As long as I breathe I hope. As long as I breathe I shall fight for the future, that radiant future, in which man, strong and beautiful, will become master of the drifting stream of his history and will direct it towards the boundless horizons of beauty, joy and happiness! Life is beautiful. Let the future generations cleanse it of all evil, oppression and violence, and enjoy it to the full.

~ Leon Trotsky

Our planet is being turned into a filthy and evil-smelling imperialist barrack.

~ Leon Trotsky

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.

~ Leon Trotsky

Tell me anyway–Maybe I can find the truth by comparing the lies.

~ Leon Trotsky

All the parties of capitalist society, all its moralists and all its sycophants will perish beneath the debris of the impending catastrophe. The only party that will survive is the party of the world socialist revolution…

~ Leon Trotsky

Communism needs democracy like the human body needs oxygen.

~ Leon Trotsky

Revolutions are always verbose.

~ Leon Trotsky

Everyone has a right to be stupid, but Comrade MacDonald abuses the privilege.

~ Leon Trotsky

As a general rule, man strives to avoid labor. Love for work is not at all an inborn characteristic: it is created by economic pressure and social education. One may even say that man is a fairly lazy animal. It is on this quality, in reality, that is founded to a considerable extent all human progress; because if man did not strive to expend his energy economically, did not seek to receive the largest possible quantity of products in return for a small quantity of energy, there would have been no technical development or social culture.

~ Leon Trotsky

 

Religions are illogical primitive ignorance. There is nothing as ridiculous and tragic as a religious government.

~ Leon Trotsky

Root out the counterrevolutionaries without mercy, lock up suspicious characters in concentration camps… Shirkers will be shot, regardless of past service.

~ Leon Trotsky

Life is beautiful. Let the future generations cleanse it of all evil, oppression, and violence, and enjoy it to the full.

~ Leon Trotsky

The bourgeoisie, which far surpasses the proletariat in the completeness and irreconcilability of its class consciousness, is vitally interested in imposing its moral philosophy upon the exploited masses. It is exactly for this purpose that the concrete norms of the bourgeois catechism are concealed under moral abstractions…The appeal to abstract norms is not a disinterested philosophic mistake but a necessary element in the mechanics of class deception.

~ Leon Trotsky

Everything is relative in this world, where change alone endures. Everything is better than some things and worse than others. Which you choose to compare your experiences and situation with determines whether you will be happy and grateful or sad and jealous.

~ Leon Trotsky

One of the most surprising things in life is the sudden realization that one has become old

~ Leon Trotsky

In a country where the sole employer is the State, opposition means death by slow starvation. The old principle: who does not work shall not eat, has been replaced by a new one: who does not obey shall not eat.

~ Leon Trotsky

There are no absolute rules of conduct, either in peace or war. Everything depends on circumstances.

~ Leon Trotsky

Abusive language and swearing are a legacy of slavery, humiliation, and disrespect for human dignity, one’s own and that of other people.

~ Leon Trotsky

The United States is not only the strongest, but also the most terrified country.

~ Leon Trotsky

When one runs with the wolves, one must howl with the pack.

~ Leon Trotsky

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.

~ Leon Trotsky

…capitalism does live by crises and booms, just as a human being lives by inhaling and exhaling.

~ Leon Trotsky

Bureaucracy and social harmony are inversely proportional to each other.

~ Leon Trotsky

Only the defeat of the proletariat in Germany in 1923 gave the decisive push to the creation of Stalin’s theory of national socialism: the downward curve of the revolution gave rise to Stalinism, not to the theory of the permanent revolution, which was first formulated by me in 1905. This theory is not bound to a definite calendar of revolutionary events; it only reveals the world-wide interdependence of the revolutionary process.

~ Leon Trotsky

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