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    Literature must become Party literature.... Down with unpartisan litterateurs! Down with the superman of literature! Literature must become a part of the general cause of the proletariat.
    —Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870–1924)

    If Socialism can only be realized when the intellectual development of all the people permits it, then we shall not see Socialism for at least five hundred years.
    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)

    The savages set up gods to which they pray, and which they punish if one of their prayers is not answered.... That is what is happening at this moment.... Yesterday Kerensky; today Lenin and Trotsky; another tomorrow.
    Victor Mikhailovich Chernov (1873–1972)