Joseph Stalin Quotes (64 quotes)
“God is on your side? Is He a Conservative? The Devil's on my side, he's a good Communist.”
Said to Winston Churchill in Tehran, November 1943, as quoted in Fallen Eagle: The Last Days of the Third Reich (1995) by Robin Cross, p. 21 - Contemporary witnesses
This quote is widely attributed to Stalin, but may have been originated from a similar statement from the work "Französischer Witz" by Kurt Tucholsky (1932).
Remark to Nikita Khrushchev and Anastas Mikoyan. Quoted in "Khrushchev: Notes from a Forbidden Land", Time, 30 November 1970.
“Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.”
Interview with H. G. Wells (September 1937) - Stalin's speeches, writings and authorised interviews
In a speech in 1935. Quoted in: Newsweek, Volume 104, Issues 10-18 (1984)
“This creature softened my heart of stone. She died and with her died my last warm feelings for humanity.”
At the funeral of his first wife, Kato Svanidze, on 25 November 1907, as quoted in Young Stalin (2007) by Simon Sebag Montefiore, p. 193 - Contemporary witnesses
“Marxism is not only the theory of socialism, it is an integral world outlook, a philosophical system, from which Marx's proletarian socialism logically follows. This philosophical system is called dialectical materialism.”
Anarchism or Socialism (1906) - Stalin's speeches, writings and authorised interviews
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJoseph Stalin
Born: December 18, 1878
Died: March 5, 1953 (aged 74)
Bio: Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin was the Premier of the Soviet Union from 6 May 1941 until his death in 5 March 1953. Among the Bolshevik revolutionaries who brought about the Russian Revolution in 1917, Stalin held the position of General Secretary of the party's Central Committee from 1922 until his death.