Mikhail Gorbachev Quotes

22 Mikhail Gorbachev quotes:

"America has a right to be a leader, ... this leadership should be realized through partnership, not domination."
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"America must be the teacher of democracy, not the advertiser of the consumer society. It is unrealistic for the rest of the world to reach the American living standard."
"A true leader, a man of his word and an optimist, he traveled the journey of his life with dignity and faced courageously the cruel disease that darkened his final years. He has earned a place in history and in people's hearts."
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"I believe, as Lenin said, that this revolutionary chaos may yet crystallize into new forms of life."
"Surely, God on high has not refused to give us enough wisdom to find ways to bring us an improvement in relations between the two great nations on earth."
"The world will not accept dictatorship or domination."
"Democracy must learn to defend itself."
"If not me, who? And if not now, when?"
"If what you have done yesterday still looks big to you, you haven't done much today."
"My life's work has been accomplished. I did all that I could."
"What we need is Star Peace and not Star Wars."
"It is better to discuss things, to argue and engage in polemics than make perfidious plans of mutual destruction."
"Sometimes when you stand face to face with someone, you cannot see his face."
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"We are not abandoning our convictions, our philosophy or traditions, nor do we urge anyone to abandon theirs."
"The soviet people want full-blooded and unconditional democracy."
"Taking into consideration Lenin's will and wishes of his family, we must bury his body according to all principles of human morality, although we should find an appropriate time for it."
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"A birthday party will be a modest one, and I shall celebrate it with relatives and friends."
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"Reagan was a statesman who, despite all disagreements that existed between our countries at the time, displayed foresight and determination to meet our proposals halfway and change our relations for the better, stop the nuclear race, start scrapping nuclear weapons, and arrange normal relations between our countries."
"Democracy is the wholesome and pure air without which a socialist public organization cannot live a full-blooded life."
"It seems that the most important thing about Reagan was his anti-Communism and his reputation as a hawk who saw the Soviet Union as an 'evil empire.'"

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