“In Lenin I honor a man, who in total sacrifice of his own person has committed his entire energy to realizing social justice. I do not find his methods advisable. One thing is certain, however: men like him are the guardians and renewers [Erneuerer] of mankind’s conscience.”
Sir Albert Einstein (1929), the Nobel Laureate Physicist.
Source: “On the Fifth Anniversary of Lenin’s Death, 6 January 1929”. Einstein on Politics… Princeton University Press (2007).