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Quotation by Josef Stalin
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), Soviet leader. quoted in Robert Conquest, "Lenin's Guffaw," New Republic (Washington, D.C., Sept. 15, 1986).
Remark to colleague before signing almost 40,000 death warrants.
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