The Pope! How many divisions has he got?
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don’t let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
Gratitude is a sickness suffered by dogs.
The leaders come and go, but the people remain. Only the people are immortal.
Nowadays wars are not declared. They simply start.
Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
How do you expect the Germans to revolt when they don’t even dare walk on the grass?
I believe in one thing only, the power of the human will
This war is not as in the past: whoever occupies a territory also imposes his own social system.
The production of souls is more important than the production of tanks…. And therefore I raise my glass to you, writers, the engineers of the human soul.
To choose one’s victims, to prepare one’s plan minutely, to slake an implacable vengeance, and then to go to bed … There is nothing sweeter in the world.
Advance towards socialism cannot but cause the exploiting elements to resist the advance, and the resistance of the exploiters cannot but lead to the inevitable sharpening of the class struggle.
Is it possible, then, to doubt that we can and must gain victory over the German invaders? The enemy is not as strong as some terror-stricken pseudo-intellectuals picture him. The devil is not as terrible as he is painted.
To assert that we desire to bring about revolution in other countries, by interfering with their lives, is to speak of something which does not exist and which we never preach.
It doesn’t matter who they vote for, they always vote for us…
I trust no one, not even myself.
A certain inequality in regard to property still exists in a socialist society. But in a socialist society there is no unemployment, no exploitation, no oppression of nationalities.
In war I would deal with the Devil and his grandmother
Artillery is the god of war.
I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this-who will count the votes, and how.
Nobody respects a country with a poor army, but everybody respects a country with a good army. I raise my toast to the Finnish army
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