To choose one’s victims, to prepare one’s plan minutely, to slake an implacable vengeance, and then to go to bed … there is nothing sweeter in the world.

Josef Stalin (1879-1953) Georgian revolutionary and Soviet dictator
(Attributed)

In Robert Conquest, “Lenin’s Guffaw,” New Republic (15 Sep 1986).  Remark to colleague before signing almost 40,000 death warrants.

Added on 8-Jan-10 | Last updated 8-Jan-10
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