Joseph Stalin

49Joseph Stalin Quotes

Georgian Leader born on December 21, 1879, died on March 05, 1953

Joseph Stalin was the leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953. Holding the post of the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, he was effectively the dictator of the state... (source)

In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than advance. view quote

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. view quote

Death is the solution to all problems. No man - no problem. view quote

The people who cast the votes don't decide an election, the people who count the votes do. view quote

The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic. view quote

Everyone imposes his own system as far as his army can reach. view quote

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

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

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. view quote

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. view quote