The first people totalitarians destroy or silence are men of ideas and free minds.
Translation is like a woman. If it is beautiful, it is not faithful. If it is faithful, it is most certainly not beautiful.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
People aren’t really afraid of my views. They are just afraid of the word ‘nationalism.’
However great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue.
I should like to underline: no people, no country, in which a Communist dictatorship has been established, ever found its way out of it.
Politics is traditionally a male domain in Russia. Until now, women have only been accessories. Now, female protest groups are emerging – not because men came up with the idea, but through their own efforts. That’s something new for Russia.
As we moved along in a little procession, I was delighted with the illumination of the streets. So many lamps, and they burned until morning, my father said, and so people did not need to carry lanterns.
Justice is like a train that is nearly always late.
The privilege of ruling would be in the hands of the skilled and the learned, with a wide scope left for profitable crooked deals carried on by the Jews, who would be attracted by the enormous extension of the international speculations of the national banks.