Josef Stalin Quotes

A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic. Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed. I believe in one thing only, the power of the human will. History has shown there are no invincible armies. You cannot make a revolution with silk gloves. I believe in only one thing,the power of human will. Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the vote decide everything. Quantity has a quality all its own. It is not heroes that make history, but history that makes heroes. Take some exercise, try to recover the look of a human being. Death is the solution to all problems. No man, no problem. Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas? Music's a good thing, it calm the beast in the man. In the Soviet Union, it's takes more courage to retreat than advance. This creature softened my heart of stone. She died and with her died my last warm feelings for humanity. When there's a person, there's a problem. When there's no person, there's no problem. The only real power comes out of a long rifle. Gratitude is an illness suffered by dogs. The Pope! How many divisions has he got? In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than advance. There are on occasions, as we know, when resources are abundant, but they are expended so incompetently that the advantage is nullified. 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. Don't hate the player, hate the game.

Josef Stalin

1878 - 1953