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Leon Trotsky Quotes and Sayings

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The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end.
- Leon Trotsky

Insurrection is an art, and like all arts has its own laws.
- Leon Trotsky

Fascism is nothing but capitalist reaction.
- Leon Trotsky

You may not be interested in strategy,
but strategy is interested in you.
- Leon Trotsky

 

If we had had more time for discussion we should probably
have made a great many more mistakes.
- Leon Trotsky

From being a patriotic myth, the Russian people have become an awful reality.
- Leon Trotsky

Revolutions are always verbose.
- Leon Trotsky

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Not believing in force is the same as not believing in gravity.
- Leon Trotsky

England is nothing but the last ward of the European madhouse,
and quite possibly it will prove to be the ward for
particularly violent cases.
- Leon Trotsky

The historic ascent of humanity, taken as a whole,
may be summarized as a succession of victories of consciousness over blind forces -
in nature,
in society, in man himself.
- Leon Trotsky

There are no absolute rules of conduct,
either in peace or war.
Everything depends on circumstances.
- Leon Trotsky

In a serious struggle there is no worse cruelty than
to be magnanimous at an inopportune time.
- Leon Trotsky

Learning carries within itself certain dangers because
out of necessity one has to learn from one's enemies.
- Leon Trotsky

Technique is noticed most markedly in the case of those
who have not mastered it.
- Leon Trotsky

Ideas that enter the mind under fire remain there securely and for ever.
- Leon Trotsky

The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves.
People reveal themselves completely only when they
are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life,
for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
- 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.
- Leon Trotsky

There is a limit to the application of democratic methods.
You can inquire of all the passengers as to what type
of car they like to ride in,
but it is impossible to question them as to whether
to apply the brakes when the train is at full speed and accident threatens.
- Leon Trotsky

Let a man find himself, in distinction from others,
on top of two wheels with a chain - at least in a poor country like Russia -
and his vanity begins to swell out like his tires.
In America it takes an automobile to produce this effect.
- Leon Trotsky

Life is not an easy matter...
You cannot live through it without falling into frustration
and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea
which raises you above personal misery,
above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness.
- Leon Trotsky

Capture a shadow,
dance with the wind,
stand in a rainbow,
begin at the end.
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world,
the master calls a butterfly.
- Richard Bach

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
- Margaret Thatcher

I teach one thing and one only:
that is, suffering and the end of suffering.
- The Buddha

What we call the beginning is often the end.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from.
- T. S. Eliot

"Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely,
"and go on till you come to the end: then stop."
- Lewis Carroll

Everything is okay in the end.
If it's not okay, then it's not the end.
- Anonymous

The truth is incontrovertible,
malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it,
but in the end; there it is.
- Winston Churchill

Begin with the end in mind.
- Stephen Covey

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot

The way of success:
Visualize the end result,
Plan, Take action, Persevere,
Re-plan, Take action, Persevere.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you do not change direction,
you may end up where you are heading.
- Lao Tzu

I walk the path - the way - the way of ways -
to the end that is not an end.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Eternity:
I am drawn to the wild edge of the ocean of my being
My curiosity unbound, I test the limits
of the limitless and the boundaries of the timeless.
I walk the path - the way - the way of ways -
to the end which is not an end.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have always held firmly to the thought
that each one of us can do a little
to bring some portion of misery to an end.
- Albert Schweitzer

Let's have faith that right makes might;
and in that faith let us, to the end,
dare to do our duty as we understand it.
- Abraham Lincoln

It is good to have an end to journey towards;
but it is the journey that matters in the end.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

And in the end, it's not
the years in your life that count,
it's the life in your years.
- Abraham Lincoln

If patience is worth anything,
it must endure to the end of time.
And a living faith will last
in the midst of the blackest storm.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is the journey that matters, in the end
- Ursula K. Le Guin

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

Trust your instinct to the end,
though you can render no reason.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything.
You are you and that is the beginning and the end -
no apologies, no regrets.
- Henry Kissinger

People in their handlings of affairs
often fail when they are about to succeed.
If one remains as careful at the end
as he was at the beginning,
there will be no failure.
- Lao Tzu

A bend in the road is not the end of the road
unless you fail to make the turn.
- Anonymous

All endeavors which are directed to a purely worldly end,
contain within themselves the seeds of their own corruption.
- Theodore H. White

Happiness isn't at the end of the rainbow.
Happiness is at the beginning of the rainbow.
Following the rainbow is happiness,
not getting to the end of it.
- Werner Erhard

I do the very best I know how -
the very best I can;
and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
- Abraham Lincoln

To be what we are,
and to become what we are capable of becoming,
is the only end in life.
- Baruch Spinoza

When you reach the end of your rope,
tie a knot and hang on.
- Anonymous Saying
(Sometimes attributed to Franklin D. Roosevelt,
Eleanor Roosevelt, or Thomas Jefferson)

If it is surely the means to the highest end we know,
can any work be humble or disgusting?
Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder,
the means by which we are translated?
- Henry David Thoreau

Smile.
Today would be a wonderful day
not to take life so seriously.
Today may end up the way you prefer -
and it may not.
Happiness is not about being a winner -
it's about being gentle with life -
being gentle with yourself.
Let life be a dance,
and choose the kind of
dance you want for today -
perhaps a gentle loving dance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A friendship that can end never really began.
- Publilius Syrus

Visualize your end result as having already been accomplished.
Let the image of your success play on the giant screen
in full color with surround sound -
so real you can smell and taste it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The end of labor is to gain leisure.
- Aristotle

A friendship will be young after the lapse of half a century;
a passion is old at the end of three months.
- Madame Swetchine

The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
- Thomas Henry Huxley

The power of intuitive understanding
will protect you from harm until the end of your days.
- Lao Tzu

We live in a wonderful world that is
full of beauty, charm and adventure.
There is no end to the adventures that we can have
if only we seek them with our eyes open.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

Does who we are begin with breath,
depend on form, or end with death?
- Kirtana

At the end of a matter ask,
"What will I learn from this to make me better?"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If I choose to bless another person,
I will always end up feeling more blessed.
- Marianne Williamson

Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall.
He will end by destroying the earth.
- Albert Schweitzer

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does.
Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
- James A. Baldwin

When life offers you a dream so far
beyond any of your expectations,
it's not reasonable to grieve when it comes to an end.
- Bella, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

Remain in wonder if you want the mysteries to open up for you.
Mysteries never open up for those who go on questioning.
Questioners sooner or later end up in a library.
Questioners sooner or later end up with scriptures,
because scriptures are full of answers.
And answers are dangerous, they kill your wonder.
- Osho

At the beginning and at the end of love,
the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone.
- Jean de la Bruyere

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


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