In a serious struggle there is no worse cruelty than to be magnanimous at an inopportune time.
More quotes by Leon Trotsky
Where force is necessary, there it must be applied boldly, decisively and completely. But one must know the limitations of force; one must know when to blend force with a maneuver, a blow with an agreement.
Learning carries within itself certain dangers because out of necessity one has to learn from one’s enemies.
Workers – men and women – of all countries, place yourselves under the banner of the Fourth International. It is the banner of your approaching victory!
More quotes about Wisdom
I believe in Michelangelo, Velasquez, and Rembrandt; in the might of design, the mystery of color, the redemption of all things by Beauty everlasting, and the message of Art that has made these hands blessed. Amen. Amen.
The fickleness of the women I love is only equaled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.
Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.
I am the flame, electric blue, lightening, razor-like, renewing my spirit. Heart beating in time to the earth’s rhythm and expanse of black ink sky, overreaching eternal. My fingertips spark with seeds of creation, fireworks coloring canvas, beckoned by this light that lifts me.
Books are delightful society. If you go into a room and find it full of books – even without taking them from the shelves they seem to speak to you, to bid you welcome.
It is the privilege of any human work which is well done to invest the doer with a certain haughtiness. He can well afford not to conciliate, whose faithful work will answer for him.
It is easy – terribly easy – to shake a man’s faith in himself. To take advantage of that to break a man’s spirit is devil’s work.
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
When we get to wishing a great deal for ourselves, whatever we get soon turns into mere limitation and exclusion.