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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Nikita Khrushchev on history, purpose, bridges, live, paradise, politics, chief, weapon, life, innocence and economics.

34 Nikita Khrushchev Quotes That You Must Know

Quick Facts

Famous As: Prime Minister of Soviet Union

Born On: April 15, 1894

Died On: September 11, 1971

Born In: Kalinovka, Dmitriyevsky Uyezd, Kursk Governorate, Russian Empire

Died At Age: 77

Nikita Khrushchev was a renowned Soviet politician who served as the First Secretary of the Communist Party of The Soviet Union. He shepherd the Soviet Union during the part of the Cold War.  He also kindled the Cuban Missile Crisis that brought United States and Soviet Union at the edge of nuclear war. Khrushchev was born in a poor family and faced a lot of adversities. He survived by doing several petty jobs and finally kicked his political career by serving as the Secretary of the Communist Party in school. His efforts were noticed and it did not take much time for him to rise in the party. The era of Khrushchev witnessed several relatively liberal reforms in areas of domestic policy and also saw the progression of the early Soviet space program. We bring to you a corpus of thoughts, opinions and views in form of quotable quotes by the distinguished politician. Read through the quotes and sayings by Nikita Khrushchev that will give you a brief look of his political mind.
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Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.

Nikita Khrushchev

The purpose of the United Nations should be to protect the essential sovereignty of nations, large and small.

Nikita Khrushchev

I once said, 'We will bury you,' and I got into trouble with it. Of course we will not bury you with a shovel. Your own working class will bury you.

Nikita Khrushchev

If you live among dogs, keep a stick. After all, this is what a hound has teeth for-to bite when he feels like it!

Nikita Khrushchev

Do you think when two representatives holding diametrically opposing views get together and shake hands, the contradictions between our systems will simply melt away? What kind of a daydream is that?

Nikita Khrushchev

Even now we feel that Stalin was devoted to Communism, he was a Marxist, this cannot and should not be denied.

Nikita Khrushchev

The press is our chief ideological weapon.

Nikita Khrushchev

If one cannot catch a bird of paradise, better take a wet hen.

Nikita Khrushchev

Support by United States rulers is rather in the nature of the support that the rope gives to a hanged man.

Nikita Khrushchev

The more bombers, the less room for doves of peace.

Nikita Khrushchev

But life is a great school. It thrashes and bangs and teaches you.

Nikita Khrushchev

Bombs do not choose. They will hit everything.

Nikita Khrushchev

Call it what you will, incentives are what get people to work harder.

Nikita Khrushchev

What innocence, may I ask, is being played here when it is known that this virtuous damsel has already got a dozen illegitimate children?

Nikita Khrushchev

Economics is a subject that does not greatly respect one's wishes.

Nikita Khrushchev

When you are skinning your customers, you should leave some skin on to heal, so that you can skin them again.

Nikita Khrushchev

He who cannot eat horsemeat need not do so. Let him eat pork. But he who cannot eat pork, let him eat horsemeat. It's simply a question of taste.

Nikita Khrushchev

If you cannot catch a bird of paradise, better take a wet hen.

Nikita Khrushchev

We say the name of God, but that is only habit.

Nikita Khrushchev

When it comes to combating imperialism we are all Stalinists.

Nikita Khrushchev

Don't you have a machine that puts food into the mouth and pushes it down?

Nikita Khrushchev

Any fool can start a war, and once he's done so, even the wisest of men are helpless to stop it - especially if it's a nuclear war.

Nikita Khrushchev

If you live among wolves you have to act like a wolf.

Nikita Khrushchev

If you start throwing hedgehogs under me, I shall throw a couple of porcupines under you.

Nikita Khrushchev

Gagarin flew into space, but didn't see any god there.

Nikita Khrushchev

They pay little attention to what we say and prefer to read tea leaves.

Nikita Khrushchev

All the sparrows on the rooftops are crying about the fact that the most imperialist nation that is supporting the colonial regime in the colonies is the United States of America.

Nikita Khrushchev

What the scientists have in their briefcases is terrifying.

Nikita Khrushchev

I want to talk to these people because they stay in power and you change all the time.

Nikita Khrushchev

Whether you like it or not. history is on our side. We will bury you!

Nikita Khrushchev

I am not afraid of the devil, and you are just a man.

Nikita Khrushchev

In a fight you don't stop to choose your cudgels.

Nikita Khrushchev

Revolutions are not made for export.

Nikita Khrushchev

He was a crystal of morality among our scientists.

Nikita Khrushchev