A person who is flabby and shaky on questions of theory, who has a narrow outlook, who pleas the spontaneity of the masses as an excuse for his own sluggishness, who resembles a trade-union secretary more than a spokesman of the people, who is unable to conceive of a broad and bold plan that would command the respect of opponents, and who is inexperienced and clumsy in his own professional art—the art of combating the political police—such a man is not a revolutionary, but a wretched amateur!

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, What Is To Be Done?, 1901

A Revolutionary

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