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.
Anyone who makes plans for after the revolution is a reactionary.
The communism of Marx seeks a strong state centralization, and where this exists, there the parasitic Jewish nation – which speculates upon the labor of people – will always find the means for its existence.
The demand for equal rights in every vocation of life is just and fair; but, after all, the most vital right is the right to love and be loved.
Learning carries within itself certain dangers because out of necessity one has to learn from one’s enemies.