Nikita Khrushchev Quotes


Best 51 Quotes by Nikita Khrushchev – Page 1 of 2

“All the sparrows on the rooftops are crying about the fact that the most imperialist nation that is supporting the colonial regime in the colonies is the United States of America.”

“Any fool can start a war, and once he's done so, even the wisest of men are helpless to stop it – especially if it's a nuclear war.”

“Berlin is the t*sticles of the West, every time I want the West to scream, I squeeze on Berlin.”

“Bombs do not choose. They will hit everything.”

“Call it what you will, incentives are what get people to work harder.”

“Comrades! We must abolish the cult of the individual decisively, once and for all.”

“Democracy is a government where you can say what you think even if you don't think.”

“Do you think when two representatives holding diametrically opposing views get together and shake hands, the contradictions between our systems will simply melt away? What kind of a daydream is that?”

“Don't you have a machine that puts food into the mouth and pushes it down?”

“Economics is a subject that does not greatly respect one's wishes.”

“Even now we feel that Stalin was devoted to Communism, he was a Marxist, this cannot and should not be denied.”

“Everyone can err, but Stalin considered that he never erred, that he was always right. He never acknowledged to anyone that he made any mistake, large or small, despite the fact that he made not a few mistakes in the matter of theory and in his practical activity.”

“Freedom in capitalist countries exists only for those who possess money and who consequently hold power.”

“He was a crystal of morality among our scientists.”

“He who cannot eat horsemeat need not do so. Let him eat pork. But he who cannot eat pork, let him eat horsemeat. It's simply a question of taste.”

“Historians are dangerous and capable of turning everything upside down. They have to be watched.”

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“I can prophecy that your grandchildren in America will live under socialism – Our firm conviction is that sooner or later Capitalism will give way to Socialism. Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you.”

“I once said, 'We will bury you', and I got into trouble with it. Of course we will not bury you with a shovel. Your own working class will bury you.”

“I want to talk to these people because they stay in power and you change all the time.”

“I worked at a factory owned by Germans, at coal pits owned by Frenchmen, and at a chemical plant owned by Belgians. There I discovered something about capitalists. They are all alike, whatever the nationality. All they wanted from me was the most work for the least money that kept me alive. So I became a communist.”

“If one cannot catch a bird of paradise, better take a wet hen.”

“If you don't like us, don't accept our invitations and don't invite us to come to see you. Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you.”

“If you live among dogs, keep a stick. After all, this is what a hound has teeth for-to bite when he feels like it!”

“If you live among wolves you have to act like a wolf.”

“If you start throwing hedgehogs under me, I shall throw a couple of porcupines under you.”

“In a fight you don't stop to choose your cudgels.”

“Life is a great school. It thrashes and bangs and teaches you.”

“Of all cities in the United States I have seen, San Francisco is the most beautiful.”

“Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.”

“President Roosevelt proved that a President could serve for life. Truman proved that anyone could be elected. Eisenhower proved that your country can be run without a President.”

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