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    All our lives we fought against exalting the individual, against the elevation of the single person, and long ago we were over and done with the business of a hero, and here it comes up again: the glorification of one personality. This is not good at all. I am just like everybody else.
    Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870–1924)

    You cannot make a revolution in white gloves.
    —Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870–1924)

    The history of all countries shows that the working class exclusively by its own effort is able to develop only trade-union consciousness.
    —Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870–1924)

    When one makes a Revolution, one cannot mark time; one must always go forward—or go back. He who now talks about the “freedom of the press” goes backward, and halts our headlong course towards Socialism.
    —Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870–1924)