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

LEON TROTSKY, Diary in Exile

In our eyes, individual terror is inadmissible precisely because it belittles the role of the masses in their own consciousness, reconciles them to their own powerlessness, and turns their eyes and hopes toward a great avenger and liberator who someday will come and accomplish his mission.

LEON TROTSKY, "Marxism and Terrorism", Der Kampf, November 1911

City of prose and fantasy, of capitalist automatism, its streets a triumph of cubism, its moral philosophy that of the dollar. New York impressed me tremendously because, more than any other city, it is the fullest expression of our modern age.


Life is not an easy matter.... You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness.

LEON TROTSKY, Diary in Exile

Only that which prepares the complete and final overthrow of imperialist bestiality is moral, and nothing else.

LEON TROTSKY, Their Morals and Ours


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