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Who was Joseph Stalin, and what did he do? Here is a quotes compilation of one of the most controversial and influential figures in history. Stalin was born into a poor family in 1878, in the small town of Gori, Georgia. He rose through the ranks of the Communist Party to become the dictator of Russia, leading the Soviet Union through World War II and the Cold War. Under his rule, millions were killed or imprisoned in concentration camps. Learn more about this complex figure with our detailed quotes compilation.

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About Joseph Stalin

birth of the author

Ioseb Besarionis Dze Jughashvili 1878 Gori, Tiflis Governorate, Russian Empire

death of the author

5 March 1953

deathcause of the author

Cause Of Death:
Cerebral Hemorrhage

political of the author

Political Party:

education of the author

Tbilisi Spiritual Seminary

country of the author

Soviet Union

institution of the author

Soviet Armed Forces

date of the author

Years Of Service:
1918-1920, 1941-1953

army of the author

Marshal Of The Soviet Union

army of the author

Allied Intervention In The Russian Civil War, Polish-Soviet War, Winter War, World War Ii, Korean War And More.

award of the author

Hero Of The Soviet Union, Order Of The Red Banner, Order Of Suvorov First Class And More.


The only real power comes out of a long rifle. — Joseph Stalin

I believe in only one thing,the power of human will. — Joseph Stalin

He who votes does not have power. He who counts the votes has power. — Joseph Stalin


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The power of the Slavic people is in the strength and determination of their women. — Joseph Stalin

the only real power comes out of a long rifle Joseph Stalin quote

Having consolidated its power, and taking the lead of the peasantry, the proletariat of the victorious country can and must build a socialist society. — Joseph Stalin

The Jews are not a nation! — Joseph Stalin


You cannot make a revolution with silk gloves. — Joseph Stalin

Leninism is Marxism of the era of imperialism and the proletarian revolution. — Joseph Stalin

Exported revolution is nonsense. — Joseph Stalin

you cannot make a revolution with silk gloves Joseph Stalin quote

Each country, if it so desires, will make its own revolution. And if no such desire exists, no revolution will occur. — Joseph Stalin

To assert that we desire to bring about revolution in other countries, by interfering with their lives, is to speak of something which does not exist and which we never preach. — Joseph Stalin

We Marxists believe that revolution will occur in other countries, as well. But it will occur at a time when it will be considered possible or necessary by revolutionaries of those countries. — Joseph Stalin


It takes a brave man to be a coward in the Red Army. — Joseph Stalin

History shows that there are no invincible armies. — Joseph Stalin

it takes a brave man to be a coward in the red army Joseph Stalin quote

In the soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than to advance. — Joseph Stalin

Nobody respects a country with a poor army, but everybody respects a country with a good army. I raise my toast to the Finnish army. — Joseph Stalin

The reason why there is now no communist government in Paris is because in the circumstances of 1945 the Soviet army was not able to reach French soil. — Joseph Stalin

What was Joseph Stalin’s childhood like?

Joseph Stalin was raised in poverty in provincial Georgia.

A bout of childhood smallpox scarred his face, and his left arm was mangled, most likely in a carriage accident.


The Red Army and Navy and the whole Soviet people must fight for every inch of Soviet soil, fight to the last drop of blood for our towns and villages…onward, to victory! — Joseph Stalin


It’s not the people who vote that count. It’s the people who count the votes. — Joseph Stalin

it s not the people who vote that count it s the people who count the votes Joseph Stalin quote

Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the vote decide everything. — Joseph Stalin

People who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything. — Joseph Stalin

It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything. — Joseph Stalin

I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this–who will count the votes, and how. — Joseph Stalin

Political power does not rest with those who cast votes; political power rests with those who count votes. — Joseph Stalin

those who vote decide nothing those who count the vote decide everything Joseph Stalin quote

A lot of times, I can turn and pass without even looking. — Joseph Stalin


Our new Soviet constitution will, in my opinion, be the most democratic constitution of all those existing in the world. — Joseph Stalin

Gaiety is the most outstanding feature of the Soviet Union. — Joseph Stalin

I fail to see what dangers surrounding states can see in the ideas of the Soviet people if these states are really firmly seated in their saddles. — Joseph Stalin

Great Britain provided time; the United States provided money and Soviet Russia provided blood. — Joseph Stalin

gaiety is the most outstanding feature of the soviet union Joseph Stalin quote

One of the successes of the cause of the friends of peace is the ratification of the Franco–Soviet Pact of Mutual Assistance. — Joseph Stalin

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Each position, each metre of the Soviet territory must be stubbornly defended, to the last drop of blood. We must cling to every inch of Soviet soil and defend it to the end! — Joseph Stalin

We desire to give the Soviet people absolute liberty of voting for those they desire to elect, those whom they trust to ensure their interests. — Joseph Stalin

American Communists have the opportunity to preach freely their ideas. It would be absolutely wrong to hold the Soviet government responsible for activities of the American Communists. — Joseph Stalin

If you think that the people of the Soviet Union have any desire themselves, and moreover, by force, to alter the face of surrounding states, then you are badly mistaken. — Joseph Stalin


Under national ‘socialism’, there is also only one party. But nothing will come out of this fascist one–party system. — Joseph Stalin

American democracy and the Soviet system can exist simultaneously and compete peacefully. But one cannot develop into the other. — Joseph Stalin

This war is not as in the past: whoever occupies a territory also imposes his own social system. — Joseph Stalin

The Soviet system will not evolve into American democracy or vice–versa. — Joseph Stalin

Everyone imposes his own system as far as his army can reach. — Joseph Stalin

the soviet system will not evolve into american democracy or vice versa Joseph Stalin quote

Revolution, the substitution of one social system for another, has always been a struggle, a painful and a cruel struggle, a life and death struggle. — Joseph Stalin

In the U.S.S.R. anti–semitism is punishable with the utmost severity of the law as a phenomenon deeply hostile to the Soviet system. Under U.S.S.R. law active anti–semites are liable to the death penalty. — Joseph Stalin

Marxists have more than once pointed out that the capitalist world economic system contains in itself the seeds of a general crisis and of warlike clashes. — Joseph Stalin

Capitalism in its imperialistic stage is a system which regards war as a legitimate method for solution of international disputes–a method which is legitimate in fact if not legally so. — Joseph Stalin

Our new election system will spur on all institutions and organizations and will force them to improve their work. — Joseph Stalin

everyone imposes his own system as far as his army can reach Joseph Stalin quote

The death of one man is tragic, but the death of thousands is statistic. — Joseph Stalin


We have not yet built a communist society.It is not so easy to build such a society. — Joseph Stalin

We built [socialistic society] for the sake of real personal liberty, liberty without quotation marks. — Joseph Stalin

For instance, our country wanted to effect a revolution, and did effect it, and now we are building a new classless society. — Joseph Stalin

A certain inequality in regard to property still exists in a socialist society. But in a socialist society there is no unemployment, no exploitation, no oppression of nationalities. — Joseph Stalin

we have not yet built a communist society it is not so easy to build such a society Joseph Stalin quote

We built this [socialistic] society not for the curbing of personal liberty, but in order that human personalities should really feel free. — Joseph Stalin

Our Soviet society is socialist because private ownership of factories, plants, land, banks and means of transportation has been abolished in our country, and replaced by public ownership. — Joseph Stalin

Where was Joseph Stalin educated?

Joseph Stalin learned Russian at the church school in his hometown of Gori, Georgia.


In a socialist society, everybody is obliged to work even though he is remunerated for his labor and not yet according to his needs, but according to the quantity and quality of the labor expended. — Joseph Stalin

It was necessary, temporarily, to limit certain requirements, accumulate necessary means, strain forces. We acted precisely in this way and built a socialist society. — Joseph Stalin

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