Quotes by Joseph Stalin


  • It is not the votes that count but who counts the votes .


    Elections, Voting

  • Political power does not rest with those who cast votes; political power rests with those who count votes.


    Voting

  • To chose one’s victim, to prepare one’s plans minutely, to slake an implacable vengeance and then go to bed - there is nothing sweeter in the world.


    Vengeance

  • Our terror has to be indiscriminate; otherwise innocent people will cease to fear.


    Terror

  • In the Soviet army, it takes more courage to retreat than advance.


    Russia

  • The Pope? How many divisions has he got?


    Power