Quotes by Joseph Stalin

I trust no one, not even myself.
- Joseph Stalin
The Pope? How many divisions has he got?
- Joseph Stalin
Gratitude is a sickness suffered by dogs.
- Joseph Stalin
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The writer is the engineer of the human soul.
- Joseph Stalin
The only real power comes out of a long rifle.
- Joseph Stalin
You cannot make a revolution with silk gloves.
- Joseph Stalin
History shows that there are no invincible armies.
- Joseph Stalin
One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic.
- Joseph Stalin
A sincere diplomat is like dry water or wooden iron.
- Joseph Stalin
I believe in one thing only, the power of human will.
- Joseph Stalin
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Death is the solution to all problems. No man - no problem.
- Joseph Stalin
Gaiety is the most outstanding feature of the Soviet Union.
- Joseph Stalin
Print is the sharpest and the strongest weapon of our party.
- Joseph Stalin
Everyone imposes his own system as far as his army can reach.
- Joseph Stalin
When we hang the capitalists they will sell us the rope we use.
- Joseph Stalin
In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than advance.
- Joseph Stalin
We don't let them have ideas. Why would we let them have guns?
- Joseph Stalin
The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.
- Joseph Stalin
The people who cast the votes don't decide an election, the people who count the votes do.
- Joseph Stalin
Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
- Joseph Stalin
If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves.
- Joseph Stalin
Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.
- Joseph Stalin
It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.
- Joseph Stalin
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.
- Joseph Stalin
Mankind is divided into rich and poor, into property owners and exploited; and to abstract oneself from this fundamental division; and from the antagonism between poor and rich means abstracting oneself from fundamental facts.
- Joseph Stalin