If we had more time for discussion we should probably have made a great many more mistakes.
Ideas that enter the mind under fire remain there securely and for ever.
The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end.
Technique is noticed most markedly in the case of those who have not mastered it.
From being a patriotic myth, the Russian people have become an awful reality.
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.
There are no absolute rules of conduct, either in peace or war. Everything depends on circumstances.
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.
Revolutions are always verbose.
Not believing in force is the same as not believing in gravity.