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Leon Trotsky

November 7, 1879 - August 20, 1940 ·


As long as I breathe I hope. As long as I breathe I shall fight for the future, that radiant future, in which man, strong and beautiful, will become master of the drifting stream of his history and will direct it towards the boundless horizons of beauty, joy and happiness!

- Leon Trotsky (1901) ·

Art, it is said, is not a mirror, but a hammer: it does not reflect, it shapes.

- Leon Trotsky (1924) ·

A means can be justified only by its end. But the end in its turn needs to be justified.

- Leon Trotsky (1938) ·

Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that happen to a man.

- Leon Trotsky (1935) ·

If I had to begin all over again I would of course try to avoid this or that mistake, but the main course of my life would remain unchanged. I shall die a proletarian revolutionist, a Marxist, a dialectical materialist, and, consequently, an irreconcilable atheist. My faith in the communist future of mankind is not less ardent, indeed it is firmer today, than it was in the days of my youth.

- Leon Trotsky (1940) ·