Leon Trotsky Quotes

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Born: November 7, 1879, Yanovka, Kherson, Russian Empire [now Ukraine]
Birth Country: Ukraine
Died: Coyoac n, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico, August 20, 1940
Occupation: Military commander

1.
Learning carries within itself certain dangers because out of necessity one has to learn from one's enemies.
- Leon Trotsky

2.
Life is not an easy matter... You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness.
- Leon Trotsky

3.
Old age is the most unexpected of all things that happen to a man.
- Leon Trotsky

4.
The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
- Leon Trotsky

5.
The historic ascent of humanity, taken as a whole, may be summarized as a succession of victories of consciousness over blind forces - in nature, in society, in man himself.
- Leon Trotsky

6.
There are no absolute rules of conduct, either in peace or war. Everything depends on circumstances.
- Leon Trotsky

7.
There is a limit to the application of democratic methods. You can inquire of all the passengers as to what type of car they like to ride in, but it is impossible to question them as to whether to apply the brakes when the train is at full speed and accident threatens.
- Leon Trotsky

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