The revolution in Russia was terrible for the proletariat in the long years of its development and it is terrible now, after the victory. But at the actual time of revolution it was easy, and this was due to the peasants.
The revolution in Russia was victorious with the help of the poor peasants. This should always be borne in mind here in Western Europe and all the world over. But the workers in Western Europe stand alone: this should never be forgotten in Russia.
I grew up in a family of peasants, and it was there that I saw the way that, for example, our wheat fields suffered as a result of dust storms, water erosion and wind erosion; I saw the effect of that on life - on human life.
There is a serious tendency toward capitalism among the well-to-do peasants.
There can be no permanent disfranchised peasantry in the United States.
If ever there was a slamming of the door in the face of constructive investigation, it is the word miracle. To a medieval peasant, a radio would have seemed like a miracle.
There are no bridges in folk songs because the peasants died building them.
You know most of the food that Americans hold so dear - things like hamburgers and hot dogs - were road food, but even before they were road food, they were peasant food.
I like army boots, I like peasant skirts - sometimes together! So I do know that I have odd taste.
They eat the dainty food of famous chefs with the same pleasure with which they devour gross peasant dishes, mostly composed of garlic and tomatoes, or fisherman's octopus and shrimps, fried in heavily scented olive oil on a little deserted beach.
We must always remember that the Chinese revolution was not a peasant's revolution, but one of the extreme Right.
Every marriage tends to consist of an aristocrat and a peasant. Of a teacher and a learner.
I believe in reincarnation. In my last life I was a peasant. Next time around, I'd like to be an eagle. Who hasn't dreamed they could fly? They're a protected species, too.
If the French noblesse had been capable of playing cricket with their peasants, their chateaux would never have been burnt.
Give the peasants neither life nor death.
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