Learning carries within itself certain dangers because out of necessity one has to learn from one’s enemies.
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.
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.
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.
Fascism is nothing but capitalist reaction.
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.