Mikhail Gorbachev Quotes (66 quotes)
“Certain people in the United States are driving nails into this structure of our relationship, then cutting off the heads. So the Soviets must use their teeth to pull them out.”
As quoted in TIME magazine (9 September 1985)
“Democracy is the wholesome and pure air without which a socialist public organization cannot live a full-blooded life.”
Speech to the 27th Party Congress, Moscow (25 February 1986)
“I believe, as Lenin said, that this revolutionary chaos may yet crystallize into new forms of life.”
As quoted in The Times [London] (18 May 1990)
“If what you have done yesterday still looks big to you, you haven't done much today.”
101 Best Ways to Get Ahead: Solid Gold Advice from 101 of the World's Most Successful People (2004) by Michael E. Angier and Sarah Pond, p. 30
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsMikhail Gorbachev
Born: March 2, 1931 (age 88)
Bio: Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, or Gorbachov , is a former Soviet statesman, having served as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991, and as the last head of state of the Soviet Union, having served from 1988 until its dissolution in 1991. He was the only general secretary in the history of the Soviet Union to have been born during the Communist rule.