Facts about Leon Trotsky

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Leon Trotsky was a famous Revolutionary from Russia, who lived between October 26, 1879 and August 21, 1940.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac scorpio, who is known for Transient, Self-Willed, Purposeful, Unyielding. Our collection contains 22 quotes who is written / told by Leon.

Related authors: Joseph Stalin

Famous quotes by Leon Trotsky (22)


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"You may not be interested in strategy, but strategy is interested in you"
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"Where force is necessary, there it must be applied boldly, decisively and completely. But one must know the limitations of force; one must know when to blend force with a maneuver, a blow with an agreement"
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"There is a limit to the application of democratic methods. You can inquire of all the passengers as to what type of car they like to ride in, but it is impossible to question them as to whether to apply the brakes when the train is at full speed and accident threatens"
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"There are no absolute rules of conduct, either in peace or war. Everything depends on circumstances"
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"The historic ascent of humanity, taken as a whole, may be summarized as a succession of victories of consciousness over blind forces - in nature, in society, in man himself"
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"The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end"
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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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"Technique is noticed most markedly in the case of those who have not mastered it"
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"Revolutions are always verbose"
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"Old age is the most unexpected of all things that happen to a man"
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"Not believing in force is the same as not believing in gravity"
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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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"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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"Learning carries within itself certain dangers because out of necessity one has to learn from one's enemies"
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"Insurrection is an art, and like all arts has its own laws"
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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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"If we had more time for discussion we should probably have made a great many more mistakes"
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"If we had had more time for discussion we should probably have made a great many more mistakes"
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"Ideas that enter the mind under fire remain there securely and for ever"
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"From being a patriotic myth, the Russian people have become an awful reality"
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"Fascism is nothing but capitalist reaction"
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"England is nothing but the last ward of the European madhouse, and quite possibly it will prove to be the ward for particularly violent cases"


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