Freedom only for the members of the government, only for the members of the Party – though they are quite numerous – is no freedom at all.
Therefore, if God existed, only in one way could he serve human liberty – by ceasing to exist.
Socialism is the gradual and less violent form of communism, and socialist is the project of the European Union, which was born in Maastricht in 1992. The intent was to save socialism in Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the predictable bankruptcy of the welfare state in the West as well.
I think very poorly of United Russia. United Russia is the party of corruption, the party of crooks and thieves. And it is the duty of every patriot and citizen of our country to make sure that this party is destroyed.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Even the most wretched individual of our present society could not exist and develop without the cumulative social efforts of countless generations.
Idealists are foolish enough to throw caution to the winds. They have advanced mankind and have enriched the world.
A poet’s autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just a footnote.
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 law is an adroit mixture of customs that are beneficial to society, and could be followed even if no law existed, and others that are of advantage to a ruling minority, but harmful to the masses of men, and can be enforced on them only by terror.