Leon Trotsky

(1879_1940 / Bereslavka)

Leon Trotsky Quotes

  • ''The literary "fellow travelers" of the Revolution.''
    Leon Trotsky (1879-1940), Russian revolutionary. Literature and Revolution, ch. 2 (1923).
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  • ''Technique is noticed most markedly in the case of those who have not mastered it.''
    Leon Trotsky (1879-1940), Russian revolutionary. Literature and Revolution, ch. 6 (1924). Referring to the "breathless literary schools that followed the revolution."
  • ''Learning carries within itself certain dangers because out of necessity one has to learn from one's enemies.''
    Leon Trotsky (1879-1940), Russian revolutionary. Literature and Revolution, ch. 6 (1924).
  • ''Ideas that enter the mind under fire remain there securely and for ever.''
    Leon Trotsky (1879-1940), Russian revolutionary. My Life, ch. 35 (1930).
  • ''If we had had more time for discussion we should probably have made a great many more mistakes.''
    Leon Trotsky (1879-1940), Russian revolutionary. My Life, ch. 36 (1930). Of the discussions in the Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party about the proposed development of the Red Army.

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