- "Dans un pays où le seul employeur est l'Etat, toute opposition signifie la mort par la faim." - Leon Trotsky
- "Man can be made what we want him to be." - Leon Trotsky.
- “You ought not to forget that the credit system and the tax apparatus remain in the hands of the workers’ state and that this is a very important weapon in the struggle between state industry and private industry…. The pruning knife of taxation is a very important instrument. With it the workers’ state will be able to clip the young plant of capitalism, lest it thrive too luxuriously.” – Leon Trotsky, The First 5 Years of the Comintern, Vol 2 (London, New Park, 1945) p. 341 http://www.cato.org/blog/leon-trotsky-weapon-taxation