When I was a teacher, teachers would come into my classroom and admire my desk on which lay nothing whatever, whereas theirs were heaped with papers and books.
A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action.
If I wrote a play with four characters every single one of them would talk like me regardless of age or sex.
You don’t change the course of history by turning the faces of portraits to the wall.
Socialism is… not only a way of life, but a certain scientific approach to social and economic problems.
Our chief defect is that we are more given to talking about things than to doing them.
And the second question, can poetry be taught? I didn’t think so.
A theory must be tempered with reality.
It is the habit of every aggressor nation to claim that it is acting on the defensive.
The purely agitational attitude is not good enough for a detailed consideration of a subject.