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Leon Trotsky
(1879-1940) born on
Nov 07
Russian communist revolutionary. He was a communist theorist and agitator and a leader in Russia's October Revolution, 1917.
         
   
F
Learning carries within itself certain dangers because out of necessity one has to learn from one's enemies.

R
Not believing in force is the same as not believing in gravity.
A
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.
N
If we had had more time for discussion we should probably have made a great many more mistakes.
K
Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Literature and Revolution," ch. 6, 1924.
R: "What Next?."
A: Entry for 5 Apr 1935, "Diary in Exile," 1959.
N: Of the discussions in the Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party about the proposed development of the Red Army; "My Life," ch. 36, 1930.
K: "Diary in Exile."
   


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