Social democracy… is only the advance guard of the proletariat, a small piece of the total working masses; blood from their blood, and flesh from their flesh.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Courage: Great Russian word, fit for the songs of our children’s children, pure on their tongues, and free.
Why is it that right-wing bastards always stand shoulder to shoulder in solidarity, while liberals fall out among themselves?
Putin and his advisers don’t understand the power of public opinion in the West. They believe in conspiracy theories and that someone is orchestrating a malicious campaign against Russia. They don’t realize that even conservative politicians have to react when newspapers and artists express their concern on such an issue.
Liberalism, on the other hand, regards life as an adventure in which we must take risks in new situations, in which there is no guarantee that the new will always be the good or the true, in which progress is a precarious achievement rather than inevitability.
History is the only true teacher, the revolution the best school for the proletariat.
Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.
Prostitution, although hounded, imprisoned, and chained, is nevertheless the greatest triumph of Puritanism.
I really hate the people in power. I hate them with every fiber of my being. That is what drives me in almost everything I do.