Joseph Stalin (1879-1953) quotes


  • Death is the solution to all problems. No man, no problem.
  • Everyone imposes his own system as far as his army can reach.
  • I believe in one thing only, the power of human will.
  • I trust no one, not even myself.
  • Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't allow our enemies to have guns, why should we allow them to have ideas.
  • If any foreign minister begins to defend to the death a "peace conference" you can be sure his government has already placed its orders for new battleships and airplanes.
  • In the Soviet Army it takes more courage to retreat than advance.
  • One death is a tragedy; a million is a statistic.
  • The Pope? How many divisions has he got?
  • When we hang the capitalists they will sell us the rope we use.
  • You cannot make a revolution with silk gloves.

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