Leon Trotsky was a Soviet politician, theorist and a Marxist revolutionary, who was the founding leader of the Red Army. With onset of the October revolution in 1917, Trotsky was instrumental in the transfer of total political power to the Soviets. He was a part of various political parties such as RSDLP, SDPS, Mezhraiontsy, CPSU and Fourth International. The ideologies of Trotsky paved way for Trotskyism, which was a major school of Marxist thoughts which directly defied the ideas of Stalin. He abandoned the idea of socialism in one country which sparked the requirement of an international “permanent revolution”. Trotsky published various novels during his exile and pre-revolutionary period. His notable works include History of the October Revolution, The Stalinist School of Falsification and Between Imperialism and Revolution. Many of his works were released posthumously such as Trotsky's Diary in Exile and In Defense of Marxism. We have collected Trotsky’s quotes from his writings, articles, books, speeches, interviews etc. Browse through these famous quotes from this prominent Soviet leader.