Quotes by Joseph Stalin

I trust no one, not even myself.

The only real power comes out of a long rifle.

I believe in one thing only, the power of human will.

It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.

If any foreign minister begins to defend to the death a ‘peace conference,’ you can be sure his government has already placed its orders for new battleships and airplanes.

History shows that there are no invincible armies.

If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves.

Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.

The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.

Death is the solution to all problems. No man – no problem.