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    To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities—that is not to be taken seriously in politics.
    —Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870–1924)

    Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
    —Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870–1924)

    I believe, as Lenin said, that this revolutionary chaos may yet crystallize into new forms of life.
    Mikhail Gorbachev (b. 1931)