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Socialism quotes by Jedediah Bila
#1. Margaret Thatcher said,you know the problem with socialism is that eventually it will run out of other people's money. And she was absolutely right. #Quote by Jedediah Bila
Socialism quotes by Seyyed Hossein Nasr
#2. We live among ruins in a World in which 'god is dead' as Nietzsche stated. The ideals of today are comfort, expediency, surface knowledge, disregard for one's ancestral heritage and traditions, catering to the lowest standards of taste and intelligence, apotheosis of the pathetic, hoarding of material objects and possessions, disrespect for all that is inherently higher and better - in other words
a complete inversion of true values and ideals, the raising of the victory flag of ignorance and the banner of degeneracy. In such a time, social decadence is so widespread that it appears as a natural component of all political institutions. The crises that dominate the daily lives of our societies are part of a secret occult war to remove the support of spiritual and traditional values in order to turn man into a passive instrument of dark powers.

The common ground of both Capitalism and Socialism is a materialistic view of life and being. Materialism in its war with the Spirit has taken on many forms; some have promoted its goals with great subtlety, whilst others have done so with an alarming lack of subtlety, but all have added, in greater or lesser measure, to the growing misery of Mankind. The forms which have done the most damage in our time may be enumerated as: Freemasonry, Liberalism, Nihilism, Capitalism, Socialism, Marxism, Imperialism, Anarchism, Modernism and the New Age. #Quote by Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Socialism quotes by Gail Collins
#3. The Tea Party people say they're angry about socialism, but maybe they're really angry about capitalism. If there's a sense of being looked down upon, it's that sense of failure that's built into a system that assures everyone they can make it to the top, but then reserves the top for only a tiny fraction of the strivers. #Quote by Gail Collins
Socialism quotes by Alexander Herzen
#4. This socialism will develop in all its phases until it reaches its own extremes and absurdities. Then once again a cry of denial will break from the titanic chest of the revolutionary minority and again a mortal struggle will begin, in which socialism will play the role of contemporary conservatism and will be overwhelmed in the subsequent revolution, as yet unknown to us. #Quote by Alexander Herzen
Socialism quotes by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
#5. Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism. #Quote by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
Socialism quotes by Tony Judt
#6. Socialism for social democrats, especially in Scandinavia, was a distributive concept. It was about making sure that wealth and assets were not disproportionately gathered into the hands of a privileged few. And this, as we have seen, was in essence a moral matter: #Quote by Tony Judt
Socialism quotes by Naomi Klein
#7. The Marshall Plan was the ultimate weapon deployed on this economic front. After the war, the German economy was in crisis, threatening to bring down the rest of Western Europe. Meanwhile, so many Germans were drawn to socialism that the U.S. government opted to split Germany into two parts rather than risk losing it all, either to collapse or to the left. In West Germany, the U.S. government used the Marshall Plan to build a capitalist system that was not meant to create fast and easy new markets for Ford and Sears but, rather, to be so successful on its own terms that Europe's market economy would thrive and socialism would be drained of its appeal. #Quote by Naomi Klein
Socialism quotes by A. American
#8. Yeah, it always amazes me how quickly people turn into good little socialists when they run out of their stuff. As long as they have something, it's theirs. Let them run out, and you need to share. #Quote by A. American
Socialism quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.
#9. Call it democracy, or call it democratic socialism, but there must be a better distribution of wealth within this country for all God's children. #Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Socialism quotes by Neel Burton
#10. Resentment is a powerful and corrosive force, both on the slippery left and the slippery right, and the history of humankind can largely be read as a history of resentment. Aside from a profound philosophy of capital, what we really need is a profound psychology and philosophy of resentment. We must learn to live for ourselves, without reference to the other, and, at the same time, to rise above and beyond ourselves. Or else history will keep repeating itself, and our life will be a living death. #Quote by Neel Burton
Socialism quotes by Himmilicious
#11. Things you call wrong, describe your levels of acceptance and understanding.. #Quote by Himmilicious
Socialism quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#12. - What is a Socialist?
- That's when all are equal and all have property in common, there are no marriages, and everyone has any religion and laws he likes best. You are not old enough to understand that yet. #Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Socialism quotes by Leon Trotsky
#13. Everything is relative in this world, where change alone endures. #Quote by Leon Trotsky
Socialism quotes by Malcolm X
#14. You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker #Quote by Malcolm X
Socialism quotes by Bill Maher
#15. In Europe, Socialism is just another political party. It just means that government takes over certain things like hospitals, prisons, military and schools that should not be run for profit. #Quote by Bill Maher
Socialism quotes by Stuart Hall
#16. Popular culture is one of the sites where this struggle for and against a culture of the powerful is engaged: it is the stake to be won or lost in that struggle. It is the arena of consent and resistance. It is partly where hegemony arises, and where it is secured. It is not a sphere where socialism, a socialist culture -- already fully formed -- might be simply "expressed". But it is one of the places where socialism might be constituted. That is why "popular culture" matters. Otherwise, to tell you the truth, I don't give a damn about it. #Quote by Stuart Hall
Socialism quotes by Murray Bookchin
#17. [W]ithout changing the most molecular relationships in society - notably, those between men and women, adults and children, whites and other ethnic groups, heterosexuals and gays (the list, in fact, is considerable) - society will be riddled by domination even in a socialistic 'classless' and 'non-exploitative' form. It would be infused by hierarchy even as it celebrated the dubious virtues of 'people's democracies,' 'socialism' and the 'public ownership' of 'natural resources,' And as long as hierarchy persists, as long as domination organises humanity around a system of elites, the project of dominating nature will continue to exist and inevitably lead our planet to ecological extinction #Quote by Murray Bookchin
Socialism quotes by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#18. Communist propaganda would sometimes include statements such as "we include almost all the commandments of the Gospel in our ideology". The difference is that the Gospel asks all this to be achieved through love, through self-limitation, but socialism only uses coercion. This is one point. #Quote by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Socialism quotes by Alex Callinicos
#19. For what is socialism? With the frills removed, it is people collectively running society. Instead of being the prisoners of anarchic capitalist competition and the mad rush for profit at any cost, it is working together for the common good. Our tremendous co-operative power would be controlled, not by a ruling class in the search for ever greater profits, but democratically and for the fulfillment of human need. #Quote by Alex Callinicos
Socialism quotes by Stefan Heym
#20. The idea of a socialism with a human face was something that I absolutely could support, because it was my idea from the very first. #Quote by Stefan Heym
Socialism quotes by Michael Novak
#21. What is the most effective, practical way of raising the wealth of nations? What causes wealth? I have come to think that the dream of democratic socialism is inferior to the dream of democratic capitalism, and that the latter's superiority in actual practice is undeniable. #Quote by Michael Novak
Socialism quotes by Ernest L. Wilkinson
#22. Now what has happened in our country during the time we have been plunging toward socialism? Are we actually at that point where the Constitution may be hanging by a single thread and we need to step in to save it? #Quote by Ernest L. Wilkinson
Socialism quotes by Leonard Read
#23. Such terms as communism, socialism, Fabianism, the welfare state, Nazism, fascism, state interventionism, egalitarianism, the planned economy, the New Deal, the Fair Deal, the New Frontier are simply different labels for much the same thing. #Quote by Leonard Read
Socialism quotes by China Mieville
#24. For the Right, strikes are both devilish and pathetic, have both terrible and absolutely no effects. #Quote by China Mieville
Socialism quotes by Jack London
#25. I am first of all a white man, and only then a socialist. #Quote by Jack London
Socialism quotes by Michele Bachmann
#26. I think people have no idea what's coming down the pike. This is the crown jewel of socialism. And we only have next week to stop it ... This is socialized medicine and like I said Sean this is the crown jewel of socialism ... It's unconstitutional. #Quote by Michele Bachmann
Socialism quotes by A.E. Samaan
#27. LENIN = "Revolutionary Social Democracy"
American Socialists = "Democratic Socialism". What is the difference? The USSR held democratic referendums too; all of which increased the power of the central planners and reduced the individual to nothingness. #Quote by A.E. Samaan
Socialism quotes by Uday Kotak
#28. A lot of family members worked in the joint commodities family business. It was a classic case of capitalism at work and socialism at home. #Quote by Uday Kotak
Socialism quotes by Benjamin Tucker
#29. Almost the only persons who may be said to comprehend even approximately the significance, principles, and purposes of Socialism are the chief leaders of the extreme wings of the Socialistic forces, and perhaps a few of the money kings themselves. #Quote by Benjamin Tucker
Socialism quotes by Stafford Cripps
#30. It is fundamental to socialism that we should liquidate the British Empire as soon as we can #Quote by Stafford Cripps
Socialism quotes by Frederic Bastiat
#31. Here I encounter the most popular fallacy of our times. It is not considered sufficient that the law should guarantee to every citizen the free and inoffensive use of his faculties for physical, intellectual and moral self-improvement. Instead, it is demanded that the law should directly extend welfare, education, and morality throughout the nation. This is the seductive lure of socialism. And I repeat: these two uses of the law are in direct contradiction to each other. #Quote by Frederic Bastiat
Socialism quotes by Slobodan Milosevic
#32. The only differences one can and should allow in socialism are between hard working people and idlers and between honest people and dishonest people. #Quote by Slobodan Milosevic
Socialism quotes by Manning Marable
#33. Socialism lost its way largely when it became decoupled from the processes of democracy. My vision of a socially just society is one that is deeply democratic, that allows people's voices to be heard, where people actually govern. C.L.R James sometimes used the slogan "every cook can govern" to speak to the concept that there should be no hierarchies of power between those who lead and their constituencies. This idea is related to Antonio Gramsci's argument that the goal of the revolutionary party is for every member to be an intellectual. That is, everyone has the capacity, has the ability to articulate a vision of reality and to fight for the realization of their values and goals in society. Gramsci is pointing toward the development of a strategy that is deeply democratic, one where we don't have elitist, vanguardist notions of what society should look like, but have humility and the patience to listen to and learn from working class and poor people, who really are at the center of what any society is. #Quote by Manning Marable
Socialism quotes by Magda Szubanski
#34. The war cured me of all the "isms", he said. 'Nazism, communism, socialism, patriotism, nationalism, capitalism. I have seen them all. The problem is human nature. People. Shit always floats to the top. #Quote by Magda Szubanski
Socialism quotes by Bill Shankly
#35. Train the right way. Help each other. It's a form of socialism without the politics. #Quote by Bill Shankly
Socialism quotes by Oscar Wilde
#36. I hardly think that any Socialist, nowadays, would seriously propose that an inspector should call every morning at each house to see that each citizen rose up and did manual labour for eight hours. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Socialism quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#37. It may be said of Socialism, therefore, that its friends recommended it as increasing equality, while its foes resisted it as decreasing liberty ... .The compromise eventually made was one of the most interesting and even curious cases in history. It was decided to do everything that had ever been denounced in Socialism, and nothing that had ever been desired in it ... we proceeded to prove that it was possible to sacrifice liberty without gaining equality ... .In short, people decided that it was impossible to achieve any of the good of Socialism, but they comforted themselves by achieving all the bad. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Socialism quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#38. All classes in proportion to their lack of travel and familiarity with foreign literature are bellicose, prejudiced against foreigners, fond of fighting as a cruel sport
in short, dog-like in their notions of foreign policy.
[Quoted in Socialism and Foreign Policy and War and the Liberal Conscience] #Quote by George Bernard Shaw
Socialism quotes by Nguyen Minh Triet
#39. We fought hard for socialism in a devastating war of independence and reunification. To build an affluent and prosperous society, we chose the path of a socialist market economy. We have achieved strong economic growth, and yet the sense of solidarity in our society has not been lost. This is very important to people. #Quote by Nguyen Minh Triet
Socialism quotes by Ludwig Von Mises
#40. Tyranny is the political corollary of socialism, as representative government is the political corollary of the market economy. #Quote by Ludwig Von Mises
Socialism quotes by August Bebel
#41. When socialism comes into power, the Roman Church will advocate socialism with the same vigor [with which] it is now favoring feudalism and slavery. #Quote by August Bebel
Socialism quotes by A.E. Samaan
#42. The vitriol and viciousness is the inevitable result of a government increasingly deciding the vital aspects of people's lives. #Quote by A.E. Samaan
Socialism quotes by Ludwig Von Mises
#43. There is simply no other choice than this: either to abstain from interference in the free play of the market, or to delegate the entire management of production and distribution to the government. Either capitalism or socialism: there exists no middle way. #Quote by Ludwig Von Mises
Socialism quotes by Kevin D. Williamson
#44. It was not for nothing that Adam Smith wrote that "people of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices." The romantic notion of politics holds that Big Business is synonymous with capitalism and the archenemy of socialism. In fact, Big Business is reliably against most of what must go into any modern definition of capitalism: free trade, free enterprise, free markets, and the impartial rule of law. Big Business reliably seeks to use the state to seek advantages in trade and to crush smaller (and often more innovative) competitors. #Quote by Kevin D. Williamson
Socialism quotes by Michael Steele
#45. [The healthcare bill is a] headlong rush into socialism ... we will not stand for the Obama-Pelosi-Reid hijacking of our freedom and democracy so they can impose their socialist 'utopia' of higher taxes, restricted access, inferior quality, and deadly inefficiency on the best health care system in the world ... You and the RNC are all that stand between the Democrats' scheme to take more of your hard-earned income to pay for this unsustainable, freedom destroying entitlement and an opportunity to work for real, truly bipartisan step-by-step solutions ... #Quote by Michael Steele
Socialism quotes by Jules Renard
#46. Socialism must come down from the brain and reach the heart. #Quote by Jules Renard
Socialism quotes by Adolf Hitler
#47. National socialism is the determination to create a new man. There will no longer exist any individual arbitrary will, nor realms in which the individual belongs to himself. The time of happiness as a private matter is over. #Quote by Adolf Hitler
Socialism quotes by Ron Brackin
#48. Man's strongest instinct is not sex or self-preservation. it's to level the playing field. #Quote by Ron Brackin
Socialism quotes by Cintra Wilson
#49. Sarah Palin and her virtual burqa have me and my friends retching into our handbags. She's such a power-mad, backwater beauty-pageant casualty, it's easy to write her off and make fun of her. But in reality I feel as horrified as a ghetto Jew watching the rise of National Socialism. #Quote by Cintra Wilson
Socialism quotes by Pyotr Kropotkin
#50. Vladimir Ilyich (Lenin), your concrete actions are completely unworthy of the ideas you pretend to hold.
Is it possible that you do not know what a hostage really is - a man imprisoned not because of a crime he has committed, but only because it suits his enemies to exert blackmail on his companions? ... If you admit such methods, one can foresee that one day you will use torture, as was done in the Middle Ages.
I hope you will not answer me that Power is for political men a professional duty, and that any attack against that power must be considered as a threat against which one must guard oneself at any price. This opinion is no longer held even by kings... Are you so blinded, so much a prisoner of your own authoritarian ideas, that you do not realise that being at the head of European Communism, you have no right to soil the ideas which you defend by shameful methods ... What future lies in store for Communism when one of its most important defenders tramples in this way every honest feeling? #Quote by Pyotr Kropotkin
Socialism quotes by Karl Marx
#51. The 'free' laborer, thanks to the development of capitalistic production, agrees, i.e. is compelled by social conditions, to sell the whole of his active life, his birthright for a mass of pottage. #Quote by Karl Marx
Socialism quotes by Kevin D. Williamson
#52. It would be difficult to find in the United States any profession so dedicated to socialism as that of educators, and difficult to find any argument for socialism as popular as the cause of public education. #Quote by Kevin D. Williamson
Socialism quotes by Paul Broun
#53. Obama believes in a big central government, where the federal government controls everything in our lives. That's socialism. #Quote by Paul Broun
Socialism quotes by Aldous Huxley
#54. It is only when we have renounced our preoccupation with "I," "me," "mine," that we can truly possess the world in which we live. Everything, provided that we regard nothing as property. And not only is everything ours; it is also everybody else's. #Quote by Aldous Huxley
Socialism quotes by Ludwig Von Mises
#55. In the socialist commonwealth every economic change becomes an undertaking whose success can be neither appraised in advance nor later retrospectively determined. There is only groping in the dark. Socialism is the abolition of rational economy. #Quote by Ludwig Von Mises
Socialism quotes by Camille Paglia
#56. Men have sacrificed and crippled themselves physically and emotionally to feed, house, and protect women and children. None of their pain or achievement is registered in feminist rhetoric, which portrays men as oppressive and callous exploiters. #Quote by Camille Paglia
Socialism quotes by Rush Limbaugh
#57. I don't have time to beat around the bush. The health-care plan as proposed by Mrs. Clinton is socialism. There's no soft way to peddle it. There is not other way to describe it. #Quote by Rush Limbaugh
Socialism quotes by Ludwig Von Mises
#58. Liberalism and capitalism address themselves to the cool, well-balanced mind. They proceed by strict logic, eliminating any appeal to the emotions. Socialism, on the contrary, works on the emotions, tries to violate logical considerations by rousing a sense of personal interest and to stifle the voice of reason by awakening primitive instincts. #Quote by Ludwig Von Mises
Socialism quotes by Stefan Molyneux
#59. Tyranny is the wolf cast by the shadows of sheep. #Quote by Stefan Molyneux
Socialism quotes by Adam Makos
#60. Vatican's secretly composed message to all of Germany's Catholics. On Palm Sunday, 1937, the letter had been read by every priest, bishop, and cardinal across Germany to their congregations and three hundred thousand copies had been disseminated. Drafted by Munich's Cardinal von Faulhaber and Pope Pius XI, it told German Catholics in carefully veiled terms that National Socialism was an evil religion based on racism that stood contrary to the church's teachings and every man's right to equality. It made reference to "an insane and arrogant prophet" without naming Hitler. #Quote by Adam Makos
Socialism quotes by Dennis Prager
#61. Enough generations of socialist policies have now passed for us to judge their effects. They are bleak. Socialism undermines the character of a nation and of its citizens. In simpler words, socialism makes people worse. #Quote by Dennis Prager
Socialism quotes by Ann Coulter
#62. Again in Russia, we find a tiny group of zealots - calling themselves "the majority" (Bolsheviks) - who planned to control everything from a central authority. Lenin wrote most of the "scientific" program for a dictatorship of the proletariat in Russia, which was then debated and modified by other communist leaders. Socialism had to be imposed from above, by educated elites. There would be no from-the-bottom-up modifications. #Quote by Ann Coulter
Socialism quotes by Michael Burawoy
#63. I take as a point of departure the possibility and desirability of a fundamentally different form of society
call it communism, if you will
in which men and women, freed from the pressures of scarcity and from the insecurity of everyday existence under capitalism, shape their own lives. Collectively they decide who, how, when, and what shall be produced. #Quote by Michael Burawoy
Socialism quotes by J.S.B. Morse
#64. You eat the wealthy, sir, and it will be your last meal. #Quote by J.S.B. Morse
Socialism quotes by Edward O. Wilson
#65. Socialism really works under some circumstances. Karl Marx just had the wrong species. #Quote by Edward O. Wilson
Socialism quotes by Tony Blair
#66. The 21st century will not be about the battle between capitalism and socialism but between the forces of progress and the forces of conservatism. #Quote by Tony Blair
Socialism quotes by Emile Durkheim
#67. Socialism is not a science, a sociology in miniature: it is a cry of pain. #Quote by Emile Durkheim
Socialism quotes by Erich Honecker
#68. Neither an ox nor a donkey is able to stop the progress of socialism. #Quote by Erich Honecker
Socialism quotes by B. Carroll Reece
#69. As the egalitarianism of Marxism is attractive to many, socialism could have attracted many followers in America, anyway. But there is no doubt that it could not possibly have affected us so widely and so deeply as it has, had it not been heavily financed. #Quote by B. Carroll Reece
Socialism quotes by Tom L. Johnson
#70. Public schools are government-established, politician- and bureaucrat-controlled, fully politicized, taxpayer-supported, authoritarian socialist institutions. In fact, the public-school system is one of the purest examples of socialism existing in America. #Quote by Tom L. Johnson
Socialism quotes by Malcolm Forbes
#71. Socialism will be here the day we share our profits to the degree we share our failures. #Quote by Malcolm Forbes
Socialism quotes by James Cook
#72. Our contemporary brand of socialism has one fatal flaw. It's too expensive. When you try to shower benefits on so many recipients, you eventually must resort to subterfuge. Foremost among those tricks is money and credit expansion. Inevitably, you debase your currency. #Quote by James Cook
Socialism quotes by Jinato Hu
#73. In the past 20 years and more since China embarked on the road of reform and opening up, we have moved steadfastly to promote political restructuring and vigorously build democratic politics under socialism. #Quote by Jinato Hu
Socialism quotes by Joseph Conrad
#74. All idealization makes life poorer. To beautify it is to take away its character of complexity - it is to destroy it. Leave that to the moralists, my boy. History is made by men, but they do not make it in their heads. The ideas that are born in their consciousness play an insignificant part in the march of events. History is dominated and determined by the tool and the production - by the force of economic conditions. Capitalism has made socialism, and the laws made by the capitalist for the protection of property are responsible for anarchism. No one can tell what form the social organisation may take in the future. Then why indulge in prophetic phantasies? At best they can only interpret the mind of the prophet, and can have no objective value. Leave that pastime to the moralists, my boy. #Quote by Joseph Conrad
Socialism quotes by Albert Einstein
#75. Nevertheless, it is necessary to remember that a planned economy is not yet socialism. A planned economy as such may be accompanied by the complete enslavement of the individual. The achievement of socialism requires the solution of some extremely difficult socio-political problems: how is it possible, in view of the far-reaching centralisation of political and economic power, to prevent bureaucracy from becoming all-powerful and overweening? How can the rights of the individual be protected and therewith a democratic counterweight to the power of bureaucracy be assured? #Quote by Albert Einstein
Socialism quotes by Anonymous
#76. Best car England ever made,' was how Jim had introduced his car. 'Out of production, thanks to socialism. #Quote by Anonymous
Socialism quotes by Ed Miliband
#77. While there's capitalism, there'll be socialism, because there is always a response to injustice. #Quote by Ed Miliband
Socialism quotes by Ken Akamatsu
#78. History's shown that in this world, when you take your ideals too far, all you ever create is Hell. #Quote by Ken Akamatsu
Socialism quotes by Will Durant
#79. The matter of sedition is of two kinds: much poverty and much discontentment....The causes and motives of sedition are, innovation in religion; taxes; alteration of laws and customs; breaking of privileges; general oppression; advancement of unworthy persons, strangers; dearths; disbanded soldiers; factions grown desperate; and whatsoever in offending people joineth them in a common cause.' The cue of every leader, of course, is to divide his enemies and to unite his friends. 'Generally, the dividing and breaking of all factions...that are adverse to the state, and setting them at a distance, or at least distrust, among themselves, is not one of the worst remedies; for it is a desperate case, if those that hold with the proceeding of the state be full of discord and faction, and those that are against it be entire and united.' A better recipe for the avoidance of revolutions is an equitable distribution of wealth: 'Money is like muck, not good unless it be spread.' But this does not mean socialism, or even democracy; Bacon distrusts the people, who were in his day quite without access to education; 'the lowest of all flatteries is the flattery of the common people;' and 'Phocion took it right, who, being applauded by the multitude, asked, What had he done amiss?' What Bacon wants is first a yeomanry of owning farmers; then an aristocracy for administration; and above all a philosopher-king. 'It is almost without instance that any government was unprosperous under learned gove #Quote by Will Durant
Socialism quotes by Max Stirner
#80. Our athiests are pious people. #Quote by Max Stirner
Socialism quotes by Dwight D. Eisenhower
#81. How can we appraise a proposal if the terms hurled at our ears can mean anything or nothing, and change their significance with the inflection of the voice? Welfare state, national socialism, radical, liberal, conservative, reactionary and a regiment of others ... these terms in today's usage, are generally compounds of confusion and prejudice. If our attitudes are muddled, our language is often to blame. A good tonic for clearer thinking is a dose of precise, legal definition. #Quote by Dwight D. Eisenhower
Socialism quotes by Anonymous
#82. Whereas Socialism, and even capitalism in a more grudging way, have said to people "I offer you a good time," Hitler has said to them, #Quote by Anonymous
Socialism quotes by Robert Higgs
#83. Income inequality has no necessary connection with poverty, the lack of material resources for a decent life, such as adequate food, shelter, and clothing. A society with great income inequality may have no poor people, and a society with no income inequality may have nothing but poor people. #Quote by Robert Higgs
Socialism quotes by Ronald Reagan
#84. They don't subscribe to our sense of morality; they don't believe in an afterlife; they don't believe in a God or religion. And the only morality they recognize, therefore, is what will advance the cause or socialism. #Quote by Ronald Reagan
Socialism quotes by Oliver Markus Malloy
#85. Have you ever played Monopoly? It's a board game designed to teach kids capitalism. And what happens in the end? The winner has all the money, and everyone else has nothing. Woohoo! So much fun! That's literally how America works. That's why there are a few super rich people who own almost everything, and tens of millions of dirt poor people who have nothing. #Quote by Oliver Markus Malloy
Socialism quotes by Marcus Sakey
#86. Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry. #Quote by Marcus Sakey
Socialism quotes by Erwin Rommel
#87. In a man-to-man fight, the winner is he who has one more round in his magazine. #Quote by Erwin Rommel
Socialism quotes by John F. Kennedy
#88. Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both. #Quote by John F. Kennedy
Socialism quotes by Rosa Luxemburg
#89. Friedrich Engels once said: "Bourgeois society stands at the crossroads, either transition to socialism or regression into barbarism." What does "regression into barbarism" mean to our lofty European civilization? Until now, we have all probably read and repeated these words thoughtlessly, without suspecting their fearsome seriousness. A look around us at this moment shows what the regression of bourgeois society into barbarism means. This world war is a regression into barbarism. The triumph of imperialism leads to the annihilation of civilization. #Quote by Rosa Luxemburg
Socialism quotes by Leonid Brezhnev
#90. When external and internal forces hostile to the development of socialism try to turn the development of a given socialist country in the direction of the restoration of the capitalist system, when a threat arises to the cause of socialism in that country ... this is no longer merely a problem for that country's people, but a common problem, the concern of all socialist countries. #Quote by Leonid Brezhnev
Socialism quotes by Adolf Hitler
#91. Believe me, National Socialism would not be worth anything if it were to be confined to Germany and did not secure the rule of the superior race over the whole world for at least one or two thousand years. #Quote by Adolf Hitler
Socialism quotes by Frederick C. Beiser
#92. There is a sinister anachronistic interpretation of the aesthetic state as some kind of totalitarian regime that puts aesthetic over moral standards; one associates it with national-socialism. But this has nothing to do with the romantics, whose ideal of the aesthetic state has much more to do with the republican tradition. #Quote by Frederick C. Beiser
Socialism quotes by Mikhail Bakunin
#93. If you took the most ardent revolutionary, vested him in absolute power, within a year he would be worse than the Tsar himself. #Quote by Mikhail Bakunin
Socialism quotes by Ronald Reagan
#94. It doesn't require expropriation or confiscation of private property or business to impose socialism on a people. What does it mean whether you hold the deed or the title to your business or property if the government holds the power of life and death over that business or property? #Quote by Ronald Reagan
Socialism quotes by Elvira Baryakina
#95. In Shanghai, there were several pro-right circles of former officers. They realized that the Great War and European revolutions were a direct consequence of rotten liberalism. Words like order, family, discipline and duty didn't mean anything anymore. Civil liberties, so dear to Nina Kupina and people like her, resulted in monstrous egotism and total moral degradation: I do what I want and don't give a damn about others. #Quote by Elvira Baryakina
Socialism quotes by Jonah Goldberg
#96. Socialism preceded Marxism, and socialism has survived Marxism, in part because Marxism was subjected to a real-world test for nearly a century and failed on an epic scale. Soviet revolutionaries did not engage in Fabian incrementalism; they got their country and their empire and their worldwide movement, and they worked their will without opposition. #Quote by Jonah Goldberg
Socialism quotes by David Hare
#97. I'm tired of these sophistries. I'm tired of these right-wing fuckers. They wouldn't lift a finger themselves. They work contentedly in offices and banks. Yet now they sit pontificating in parliament, in papers, impugning our motives, questioning our judgements. And why? Because they themselves need to feel better by putting down everyone whose work is so much harder than theirs. You only have to say the words 'social worker'…'probation officer' … 'counsellor' … for everyone in this country to sneer. Do you know what social workers do? Every day? They try and clear out society's drains. They clear out the rubbish. They do what no one else is doing, what no one else is willing to do. And for that, oh Christ, do we thank them? No, we take our own rotten consciences, wipe them all over the social worker's face, and say 'if…' FUCK! 'if I did the job, then of course if I did it…oh no, excuse me, I wouldn't do it like that…' Well I say: 'OK, then, fucking do it, journalist. Politician, talk to the addicts. Hold families together. Stop the kids from stealing in the streets. Deal with couples who beat each other up. You fucking try it, why not? Since you're so full of advice. Sure, come and join us. This work is one big casino. By all means. Anyone can play. But there's only one rule. You can't play for nothing. You have to buy some chips to sit at the table. And if you won't pay with your own time…with your own effort…then I'm sorry. Fuck
off! #Quote by David Hare
Socialism quotes by A.E. Samaan
#98. The right to "liberty" and "pursuit" of happiness is incompatible with a government that makes choices for you. #Quote by A.E. Samaan
Socialism quotes by Michel Templet
#99. Why am I a socialist? Simple: Because I believe in freedom. #Quote by Michel Templet
Socialism quotes by Aneurin Bevan
#100. There can be no immaculate conception of socialism. #Quote by Aneurin Bevan
Socialism quotes by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#101. Socialism of any type leads to a total destruction of the human spirit. #Quote by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Socialism quotes by Arnold Wesker
#102. If the electrician who comes to mend my fuse blows it instead, so I should stop having electricity? I should cut off my light? Socialism is my light, can you understand that? #Quote by Arnold Wesker
Socialism quotes by Aneurin Bevan
#103. We could manage to survive without money changers and stockbrokers. We should find it harder to do without miners, steel workers and those who cultivate the land #Quote by Aneurin Bevan
Socialism quotes by Herman Wouk
#104. The Russian Revolution is a radical change in history. The abolition of private property has created a new world. You may like it or detest it, but it's new. Hitler's socialism was a sham to get a mob of gangsters into power. He's frozen the German economy just as it was, smashed the labor unions, lengthened the working hours, cut the pay, and kept all the old rich crowd on top, the Krupps and Thyssens, the men who gave him the money to run for office. The big Nazis live like barons, like sultans. The concentration camps are for anybody who still wants the socialist part of National Socialism."

[...]

"I'm sorry. I'm impressed with Hitler's ability to use socialist prattle when necessary, and then discard it. He uses doctrines as he uses money, to get things done. They're expendable. He uses racism because that's the pure distillate of German romantic egotism, just as Lenin used utopian Marxism because it appealed to Russia's messianic streak. Hitler means to hammer out a united Europe.... He understands them, and he may just succeed. A unified Europe must come. The medieval jigsaw of nations is obsolete. The balance of power is dangerous foolishness in the industrial age. It must all be thrown out. Somebody has to be ruthless enough to do it, since the peoples with their ancient hatreds will never do it themselves. It's only Napoleon's original vision, but he was a century ahead of his time. #Quote by Herman Wouk
Socialism quotes by Arthur Miller
#105. The train resembles the Soviet type and is quite comfortable, but all socialist structures I have ever encountered have toilets stemming from a single model engineered by the Orthodox Church in Tsarist Russia to ensure that man never be allowed to forget the corruption of the flesh. #Quote by Arthur Miller
Socialism quotes by Carl-John X. Veraja
#106. If everyone stopped pretending
capitalism would drop dead #Quote by Carl-John X. Veraja
Socialism quotes by Ben Carson
#107. Since Americans are by nature individualistic and entrepreneurial, by definition, then, the socialist program is anti-American, to say nothing of totalitarian. Socialism is an old dream. Some dreams are nightmares when put into practice. #Quote by Ben Carson
Socialism quotes by Hugo Chavez
#108. To paraphrase Karl Marx, the great Karl Marx, a specter is haunting the streets of Copenhagen ... Capitalism is the specter, almost nobody wants to mention it ... Socialism, the other specter Karl Marx spoke about, which walks here too, rather it is like a counter-specter. Socialism, this is the direction, this is the path to save the planet, I don't have the least doubt. Capitalism is the road to hell, to the destruction of the world. #Quote by Hugo Chavez
Socialism quotes by Charles Clover
#109. Those who nod sagely and quote the tragedy of the commons in relation to environmental problems from pollution of the atmosphere to poaching of national parks tend to forget that Garrett Hardin revised his conclusions many times over thirty years. He recognized, most importantly, that anarchy did not prevail on the common pastures of midieval England in the way he had described [in his 1968 essay in 'Science']. The commoners--usually a limited number of people with defined rights in law--organized themselves to ensure it did not. The pastures were protected from ruin by the tradition of 'stinting,' which limited each herdsman to a fixed number of animals. 'A managed commons, though it may have other defects, is not automatically subject to the tragic fate of the unmanaged commons,' wrote Hardin, though he was still clearly unhappy with commoning arrangements. As with all forms of socialism, of which he regarded commoning as an early kind, Hardin said the flaw in the system lay in the quality of the management. The problem was alays how to prevent the managers from furthering their own interests. Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who guards the guardians?

Hardin observed, crucially, that a successful managed common depended on limiting the numbers of commoners, limiting access, and having penalties that deterred.
[...]
None of Hardin's requirements for a successfully managed common is fulfilled by high-seas fishery regimes #Quote by Charles Clover
Socialism quotes by Christine O'Donnell
#110. It's time to replace career politicians with citizen's politicians. It's time to elect people who are going to stand up to the Washington elite and stand up to a White House and Congress hell-bent on ramming socialism down our throat. #Quote by Christine O'Donnell
Socialism quotes by Karl Marx
#111. No revolution is made out of shame. I reply: Shame is already revolution of a kind #Quote by Karl Marx
Socialism quotes by Ronald Reagan
#112. Socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they already have it. #Quote by Ronald Reagan
Socialism quotes by W.E.B. Du Bois
#113. All men know that by sheer weight of physical force, the mass of men must in the last resort become the arbiters of human action. But reason, skill, wealth, machines and power may for long periods enable the few to control the many. But to what end? The current theory of democracy is that dictatorship is a stopgap pending the work of universal education, equitable income, and strong character. But always the temptation is to use the stopgap for narrower ends, because intelligence, thrift and goodness seem so impossibly distant for most men. We rule by junta; we turn Fascist, because we do not believe in men; yet the basis of fact in this disbelief is incredibly narrow. We know perfectly well that most human beings have never had a decent human chance to be full men. Most of us may be convinced that even with opportunity the number of utter human failures would be vast; and yet remember that this assumption kept the ancestors of present white America long in slavery and degradation.

It is then one's moral duty to see that every human being, to the extent of his capacity, escapes ignorance, poverty and crime. With this high ideal held unswervingly in view, monarchy, oligarchy, dictatorships may rule; but the end will be the rule of All, if mayhap All or Most qualify. The only unforgivable sin is dictatorship for the benefit of Fools, Voluptuaries, gilded Satraps, Prostitutes and Idiots. The rule of the famished, unlettered, stinking mob is better than this and the on #Quote by W.E.B. Du Bois
Socialism quotes by Theodore Roosevelt
#114. We can just as little afford to follow the doctrinaires of an extreme individualism as the doctrinaires of an extreme socialism. #Quote by Theodore Roosevelt
Socialism quotes by Evo Morales
#115. If governments do not ensure that, the peoples through their own efforts will ensure these changes, what we call communitarian socialism. #Quote by Evo Morales
Socialism quotes by Bertrand Russell
#116. In Labor movements generally, success through violence can hardly be expected except in circumstances where success without violence is attainable. #Quote by Bertrand Russell
Socialism quotes by Gustave Le Bon
#117. Words whose sense is the most ill-defined are sometimes those that possess the most influence. Such, for example, are the terms democracy, socialism, equality, liberty, &c., whose meaning is so vague that bulky volumes do not suffice to precisely fix it. Yet it is certain that a truly magical power is attached to those short syllables, as if they contained the solution of all problems. #Quote by Gustave Le Bon
Socialism quotes by George Orwell
#118. The educated man pictures a horde of submen, wanting only a day's liberty to loot his house, burn his books, and set him to work minding a machine or sweeping out a lavatory. 'Anything,' he thinks, 'any injustice, sooner than let that mob loose.' He does not see that since there is no difference between the mass of rich and poor, there is no question of setting the mob loose. The mob is in fact loose now, and
in the shape of rich men
is using its power to set up enormous treadmills of boredom, such as 'smart' hotels. #Quote by George Orwell
Socialism quotes by Raymond Williams
#119. We can overcome division only by refusing to be divided. #Quote by Raymond Williams
Socialism quotes by Rand Paul
#120. You can excuse these socialists all you want as "men and women of their times". But never forget that they were socialists and that they saw state planning of the family as no different than state planning of the economy or a rancher's planning for his cattle breeding. #Quote by Rand Paul
Socialism quotes by Paul Isaacs
#121. Accepting experiences is through the understanding that everybody was born equal, no labels, no social status, no preconceptions just born a little person preparing to grow-up on what ever path is grown from development, environment and/or otherwise everybody has the right to have a roof over their head, three meals a day, a wage/payment which can support themselves and their families, a benefit system that cares for the disabled and people with mental illnesses, a government that looks out for all it's people, wars quenched not and man made barriers be fallen so every person knows the commonality of being human is that everybody is all different and let people be novices to other peoples experiences so another person gains anew. People all deserve the right to be equal. #Quote by Paul Isaacs
Socialism quotes by Aneurin Bevan
#122. There is only one hope for mankind - and that is democratic socialism. There is only one party in Great Britain which can do it - and that is the Labour Party. #Quote by Aneurin Bevan
Socialism quotes by Walter
#123. Nihilists! I mean, say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos. #Quote by Walter
Socialism quotes by Yuval Noah Harari
#124. Behind this monstrous shield, liberal democracy and the free market managed to hold out in their last bastions, and Westerners could enjoy sex, drugs and rock and roll, as well as washing machines, refrigerators and televisions. Without nukes, there would have been no Woodstock, no Beatles and no overflowing supermarkets. But in the mid-1970s it seemed that nuclear weapons notwithstanding, the future belonged to socialism. #Quote by Yuval Noah Harari
Socialism quotes by George Orwell
#125. A fat man eating quails while children are begging for bread is a disgusting sight, but you are less likely to see it when you are within the sound of the guns. #Quote by George Orwell
Socialism quotes by Mary McCarthy
#126. Scratch a socialist and you find a snob. #Quote by Mary McCarthy
Socialism quotes by Jonathan Franzen
#127. The reason this system can't be overthrown in this country," Walter said, "is all about freedom. The reason the free market in Europe is tempered by socialism is that they're not so hung up on personal liberties there. They also have lower population growth rates, despite comparable income levels. The Europans are all-around more rational, basically. And the conversation about rights in this country isn't rational. It's taking place on the level of emotion, and class resentments, which is why the right is so good at exploiting it. #Quote by Jonathan Franzen
Socialism quotes by A.E. Samaan
#128. NAZISM = "National Socialism"
BOLSHEVISM = "International Socialism"
One was collectivism based on economic class, the other collectivism based on race and ethnicity. They agreed on the socialist part, but disagreed on participants. #Quote by A.E. Samaan
Socialism quotes by Martin Hägglund
#129. The point of democratic socialism is not to impose a general consensus regarding what matters, but to sustain a form of life that makes it possible for us to own the question of what is worth doing with our lives - what we value individually as well as collectively - as an irreducible question of our lives. #Quote by Martin Hägglund
Socialism quotes by Jonah Goldberg
#130. Nationalism and socialism as actually lived and applied in the 20th century are the same thing (and in the 18th and 19th century, nationalism was often a force for classical liberalism!). It's all a kind of reactionary tribalism (another "ism" which becomes poisonous quickly as you up the dosage). When you nationalize an industry, you socialize it. When you socialize an industry you nationalize it. Yes, international socialism rejected this formulation. And that's why international socialism failed! People wanted to be Germans or Russians or Italians and they wanted to be socialists. Even the Soviet Union embraced national-socialism (socialism in one country) because that 'workers of the world unite' crap wouldn't fly. After Stalin, no Communist or socialist regime failed to exploit nationalism to one extent or another. #Quote by Jonah Goldberg
Socialism quotes by Ludwig Von Mises
#131. Except for Christianity, the Nazis reject as Jewish everything which stems from Jewish authors. This condemnation includes the writings of those Jews who, like Stahl, Lassalle, Gumplowicz, and Rathenau, have contributed many essential ideas to the system of Nazism. But the Jewish mind is, as the Nazis say, not limited to the Jews and their offspring only. Many "Aryans" have been imbued with Jewish mentality - for instance the poet, writer, and critic Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, the socialist Frederick Engels, the composer Johannes Brahms, the writer Thomas Mann, and the theologian Karl Barth. They too are damned. Then there are whole schools of thought, art, and literature rejected as Jewish. Internationalism and pacifism are Jewish, but so is warmongering. So are liberalism and capitalism, as well as the "spurious" socialism of the Marxians and of the Bolsheviks. The epithets Jewish and Western are applied to the philosophies of Descartes and Hume, to positivism, materialism and empiro-criticism, to the economic theories both of the classics and of modern subjectivism. Atonal music, the Italian opera style, the operetta and the paintings of impressionism are also Jewish. In short, Jewish is what any Nazi dislikes. If one put together everything that various Nazis have stigmatized as Jewish, one would get the impression that our whole civilization has been the achievement only of Jews. #Quote by Ludwig Von Mises
Socialism quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#132. The socialism that India can assimilate is the socialism of the spinning wheel. #Quote by Mahatma Gandhi
Socialism quotes by Martin Bormann
#133. National Socialism and Christianity are irreconcilable. #Quote by Martin Bormann
Socialism quotes by Ben Tucker
#134. In capitalism, man exploits man. In socialism, it's exactly the opposite. #Quote by Ben Tucker
Socialism quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#135. I find that socialism is often misunderstood by its least intelligent supporters and opponents to mean simply unrestrained indulgence of our natural propensity to heave bricks at respectable persons. #Quote by George Bernard Shaw
Socialism quotes by Frank Underhill
#136. The real division in the world today is not between socialism and capitalism, it's between freedom and totalitarianism. #Quote by Frank Underhill
Socialism quotes by Virginia Postrel
#137. Socialism is about claims of justice, and it is also about money: about wealth, income, physical and financial capital. It is an ideology based on allocating economic resources. It may try to achieve that goal by nationalizing assets, by command-and-control regulation, or by taxation and redistribution. #Quote by Virginia Postrel
Socialism quotes by Tony Benn
#138. We are paying a heavy political price for 20 years in which, as a party, we have played down our criticism of capitalism and soft-peddled our advocacy of socialism #Quote by Tony Benn
Socialism quotes by Mark Lilla
#139. When Marxian socialism came to the United States after the 1848 revolutions, it brought along in its baggage this European suspicion of liberal-democratic procedures. Eventually that was dispelled and socialist organizations began participating in electoral politics. But they continued to think of themselves more as the vanguard of a movement than as voices in a democratic chorus. And their preferred political tactics remained the mass demonstration and the strike -- rather than, say, winning elections for county commissioner. The significance of these groups in American politics peaked during the Great Depression and then faded. But their movement ideal retained its grip on the left, and in the 1960s it captured the imagination of liberals as well. There had been emancipatory movements before, against slavery, for women's rights, for workers' protection. They did not question the legitimacy of the American system; they just wanted it to live up to its principles and respect its procedures. And they worked with parties and through institutions to achieve their ends. But as the 1970s flowed into the 1980s, movement politics began to be seen by many liberals as an alternative rather than a supplement to institutional politics, and by some as being more legitimate. That's when what we now call the social justice warrior was born, a social type with quixotic features whose self-image depends on being unstained by compromise and above trafficking in mere interests. #Quote by Mark Lilla
Socialism quotes by Rosa Luxemburg
#140. There was no doubt for Marx and Engels about the necessity of having the proletariat conquer political power. It is left to Bernstein to consider the poultry-yard of bourgeois Parliamentarism as the organ by which we are to realize the most formidable social transformation of history, the passage from capitalist society to Socialism. #Quote by Rosa Luxemburg
Socialism quotes by Pope Pius IX
#141. Socialism, Communism, clandestine societies, Bible societies ... pests of this sort must be destroyed by all means. #Quote by Pope Pius IX
Socialism quotes by Rush Limbaugh
#142. Whatever you want to call it, socialism, liberalism, this is who they are. They corrupt everything. Folks, their targets are the institutions and traditions that have given the world its morality, its virtue. The institutions and traditions which have defined freedom and liberty. That's what the left attacks. #Quote by Rush Limbaugh
Socialism quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#143. Marx's Kapital is not a treatise on socialism; it is a gerrymand against the bourgeoisie. It was supposed to be written for the working class, but the working man respects the bourgeoisie and wants to be a bourgeoisie. Marx never got a hold of him for a moment. It was the revolting sons of the bourgeoisie itself, like myself, that painted the flag red. The middle and upper classes are the revolutionary element in society. The proletariat is the conservative element. #Quote by George Bernard Shaw
Socialism quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#144. I am opposed to socialism because it dreams ingenuously of good, truth, beauty, and equal rights. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Socialism quotes by Walter E. Williams
#145. Socialism is just another form of tyranny. #Quote by Walter E. Williams
Socialism quotes by George Gilder
#146. [The] zero-sum caricature [applies] much more accurately to socialism, which stifles the creation of new wealth and thus fosters a dog-eat-dog struggle over existing material resources. #Quote by George Gilder
Socialism quotes by Noam Chomsky
#147. Libertarian socialism is properly to be regarded as the inheritor of the liberal ideals of the Enlightenment. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Socialism quotes by Newt Gingrich
#148. [The Clinton health care initiative is] washed-over old-time bureaucratic liberalism, or centralized bureaucratic socialism. #Quote by Newt Gingrich
Socialism quotes by Isabel Allende
#149. No. Charity, like Socialism, is an invention of the weak to exploit the strong and bring them to their knees." "I don't believe in your theory of the weak and the strong," Jaime replied. "That's the way it is in nature. We live in a jungle. #Quote by Isabel Allende
Socialism quotes by Jerson Armecin
#150. For you not to look scandalous, act educated. #Quote by Jerson Armecin
Socialism quotes by Kathy Barnette
#151. ... much of the Democrat party is set on telling us which car to drive, the temperature our thermostats should be set on and whether or not we should be allowed to eat meat. #Quote by Kathy Barnette
Socialism quotes by Ezra Taft Benson
#152. Our families may be corrupted by worldly trends and teachings unless we know how to use the [Book of Mormon] to expose and combat the falsehoods in socialism, organic evolution, rationalism, humanism, and so forth. ... And our nation will continue to degenerate unless we read and heed the words of the God of this land, Jesus Christ, and quit building up and upholding the secret combinations which the Book of Mormon tells us proved the downfall of both previous American civilizations. #Quote by Ezra Taft Benson
Socialism quotes by Henry Hazlitt
#153. Government-to-government foreign aid promotes statism, centralized planning, socialism, dependence, pauperization, inefficiency, and waste. It prolongs the poverty it is designed to cure. Voluntary private investment in private enterprise, on the other hand, promotes capitalism, production, independence, and self-reliance. #Quote by Henry Hazlitt
Socialism quotes by Hugo Chavez
#154. Everyday I become more convinced, there is no doubt in my mind, as many intellectuals have said, that it is necessary to transcend capitalism. But capitalism can not be transcended through capitalism itself; it must be done through socialism, true socialism, with equality and justice. I'm also convinced that it is possible to do it under democracy, but not in the type of democracy being imposed by Washington. #Quote by Hugo Chavez
Socialism quotes by Benito Mussolini
#155. State ownership! It leads only to absurd and monstrous conclusions; state ownership means state monopoly, concentrated in the hands of one party and its adherents, and that state brings only ruin and bankruptcy to all. #Quote by Benito Mussolini
Socialism quotes by Gunter Grass
#156. After the collapse of socialism, capitalism remained without a rival. This unusual situation unleashed its greedy and - above all - its suicidal power. The belief is now that everything - and everyone - is fair game. #Quote by Gunter Grass
Socialism quotes by Frank Chodorov
#157. We cannot restore traditional American freedom unless we limit the government's power to tax. No tinkering with this, that, or the other law will stop the trend toward socialism. We must repeal the Sixteenth Amendment. #Quote by Frank Chodorov
Socialism quotes by Rose Wilder Lane
#158. The Democratic Party is now a political mechanism having a genuine political principle: national socialism. #Quote by Rose Wilder Lane
Socialism quotes by Benjamin Tucker
#159. The two principles referred to are Authority and Liberty, and the names of the two schools of Socialistic thought which fully and unreservedly represent one or the other of them are, respectively, State Socialism and Anarchism. #Quote by Benjamin Tucker
Socialism quotes by Robin Hobb
#160. To be part of a family, or any community, is to have duties and responsibility, to be bound by the rules of that group. #Quote by Robin Hobb
Socialism quotes by Noam Chomsky
#161. In fact, I should say to begin with that the term anarchism is quite a range of political ideas, but I would prefer to think of it as the libertarian left, and from that point of view anarchism can be conceived as a kind of voluntary socialism, that is, as libertarian socialist or anarcho-syndicalist or communist anarchist, in the tradition of say Bakunin and Kropotkin and others. They had in mind a highly organized form of society, but a society that was organized on the basis of organic units, organic communities. And generally they meant by that the workplace and the neighborhood, and from those two basic units there could derive through federal arrangements a highly integrated kind of social organization, which might be national or even international in scope. And the decisions could be made over a substantial range, but by delegates who are always part of the organic community from which they come, to which they return and in which, in fact, they live. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Socialism quotes by Richard J. Evans
#162. Some authors have argued that a direct historical line can be drawn to Nazism from the French Revolution of 1789, the Jacobin 'Reign of Terror' in 1793-4, and the implicit idea of a popular dictatorship in Rousseau's theory of the 'General Will,' decided initially by the people but brooking no opposition once resolved upon. The French Revolution was indeed remarkable for its rehersal of many of the major ideologies that bestrode the historical stage of Europe in the following two centuries, from communism and anarchism to liberalism and conservatism. But National Socialism was not among them. The Nazis, indeed thought of themselves as undoing all the work of the French Revolution and rolling back the clock, in a political sense at least, much further to the early Middle Ages. Their concept of the people was racial rather than civic. All the ideologies to which the French Revolution had given birth were to be destroyed. The Nazi Revolution was to be the world-historical negation of its French predecessor, not its historical fufillment. #Quote by Richard J. Evans
Socialism quotes by Walter E. Williams
#163. Communism and socialism is [sic] seductive. It promises us that people will contribute according to ability and receive according to needs. Everybody is equal. Everybody has a right to decent housing, decent food and affordable medical care. History should have taught us that when we hear people talk this stuff - watch out! #Quote by Walter E. Williams
Socialism quotes by Ernesto Che Guevara
#164. Youth must refrain from ungrateful questioning of governmental mandates ... Instead, they must dedicate themselves to study, work and military service, should learn to think and act as a mass. #Quote by Ernesto Che Guevara
Socialism quotes by Hal Duncan
#165. I'm sort of exploring where pacifism and socialism come into conflict. How do you reconcile a passionate rejection of might and violence with an attitude of "nil paseran" - "none shall pass" - in the face of fascism? #Quote by Hal Duncan
Socialism quotes by Jason L. Riley
#166. Black America "isn't just as fissured as white America; it is more so," wrote Gates. And the mounting intraracial disparities mean that the realities of race no longer affect all blacks in the same way. There have been perverse consequences: in part to assuage our sense of survivor's guilt, we often cloak these differences in a romantic black nationalism - something that has become the veritable socialism of the black bourgeoisie.32 #Quote by Jason L. Riley
Socialism quotes by John Steinbeck
#167. They had long ago found out that one could not be an owner unless one were cold. #Quote by John Steinbeck
Socialism quotes by Ellen Key
#168. Socialism and the woman movement are two mighty streams which drag along with them great parts of the firm formations which they touch. #Quote by Ellen Key
Socialism quotes by Murray Bookchin
#169. [The] term 'libertarian' itself, to be sure, raises a problem, notably, the specious identification of an anti-authoritarian ideology with a straggling movement for 'pure capitalism' and 'free trade.' This movement never created the word: it appropriated it from the anarchist movement of the [nineteenth] century. And it should be recovered by those anti-authoritarians ... who try to speak for dominated people as a whole, not for personal egotists who identify freedom with entrepreneurship and profit. #Quote by Murray Bookchin
Socialism quotes by Barbara Ehrenreich
#170. Marriage is socialism among two people. #Quote by Barbara Ehrenreich
Socialism quotes by Mao Zedong
#171. New things always have to experience difficulties and setbacks as they grow. It is sheer fantasy to imagine that the cause of socialism is all plain sailing and easy success, without difficulties and setbacks or the exertion of tremendous efforts. #Quote by Mao Zedong
Socialism quotes by Alexis De Tocqueville
#172. It's not an endlessly expanding list of rights - the 'right' to education, the 'right' to health care, the 'right' to food and housing. That's not freedom, that's dependency. Those aren't rights, those are the rations of slavery - hay and a barn for human cattle. #Quote by Alexis De Tocqueville
Socialism quotes by Dee Brown
#173. I want to say that further you are not a great chief of this country. That you have no following, no power, no control." Logan continued, "You are on an Indian reservation merely at the sufferance of the government. You are fed by the government, clothed by the government, your children are educated by the government, and all you have and are today is because of the government. If it were not for the government you would be freezing and starving today in the mountains. I merely say these things to notify you that you cannot insult the people of the United States of America or its committees ... the government feeds and clothes and educates your children now, and desires to teach you to become farmers, and to civilize you, and make you as white men.
-Senator John Logan, 1883 #Quote by Dee Brown
Socialism quotes by Mao Zedong
#174. We Communists never conceal our political views. Definitely and beyond all doubt, our future or maximum program is to carry China forward to socialism and communism. Both the name of our Party and our Marxist world outlook unequivocally point to this supreme ideal of the future, a future of incomparable brightness and splendor. #Quote by Mao Zedong
Socialism quotes by John B. S. Haldane
#175. To the biologist the problem of socialism appears largely as a problem of size. #Quote by John B. S. Haldane
Socialism quotes by Oscar Wilde
#176. To make men Socialists is nothing, but to make Socialism human is a great thing. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Socialism quotes by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#177. For us in Russia, communism is a dead dog, while, for many people in the West, it is still a living lion. #Quote by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Socialism quotes by Albert Camus
#178. If Aliosha had come to the conclusion that neither God nor immortality existed, he would immediately have become an atheist and a socialist. For socialism is not only a question of the working classes; it is above all, in its contemporary incarnation, a question of atheism, a question of the tower of Babel, which is constructed without God's help, not to reach to the heavens, but to bring the heavens down to earth. #Quote by Albert Camus
Socialism quotes by Earl Warren
#179. Many people consider the things government does for them to be social progress but they regard the things government does for others as socialism.
[Address to National Press Club in Washington DC, as quoted in Freedom and Union (April 1952)] #Quote by Earl Warren
Socialism quotes by Noam Chomsky
#180. My response to the end of Soviet tyranny was similar to my reaction to the defeat of Hitler and Mussolini. In all cases, it is a victory for the human spirit. It should have been particularly welcome to socialists, since a great enemy of socialism had at last collapsed. Like you, I was intrigued to see how people - including people who had considered themselves anti-Stalinist and anti-Leninist - were demoralized by the collapse of the tyranny. What it reveals is that they were more deeply committed to Leninism than they believed. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Socialism quotes by Judi Bari
#181. I think if we don't overthrow capitalism, we don't have a chance of saving the world ecologically. I think it is possible to have an ecologically sound society under socialism. I don't think it is possible under capitalism. #Quote by Judi Bari
Socialism quotes by Alija Izetbegovic
#182. The question is whether they can find a way out and remain what they are. To adapt themselves to real life, they borrow from each other. Christianity , which has become a church, began to talk about work, wealth, power, education, science, marriage, laws, social justice, and so forth. And materialism , on the other hand, which became socialism or an order, a state, speaks about humanism , morality, art, creation, justice, responsibility, freedom and so forth. #Quote by Alija Izetbegovic
Socialism quotes by Albert Camus
#183. For Marx, nature is to be subjugated in order to obey history; for Nietzsche, nature is to be
obeyed in order to subjugate history. It is the difference between the Christian and the Greek. Nietzsche,
at least, foresaw what was going to happen: "Modern socialism tends to create a form of secular
Jesuitism, to make instruments of all men"; and again: "What we desire is well-being. ... As a result we
march toward a spiritual slavery such as has never been seen. . . . Intellectual Caesarism hovers over
every activity of the businessman and the philosopher." Placed in the crucible of Nietzschean philosophy,
rebellion, in the intoxication of freedom, ends in biological or historical Caesarism. The absolute negative had driven Stirner to deify crime simultaneously with the individual. But the absolute affirmative leads to
universalizing murder and mankind simultaneously. Marxism-Leninism has really accepted the burden
of Nietzsche's freewill by means of ignoring several Nietzschean virtues. The great rebel thus creates with
his own hands, and for his own imprisonment, the implacable reign of necessity. Once he had escaped
from God's prison, his first care was to construct the prison of history and of reason, thus putting the
finishing touch to the camouflage and consecration of the nihilism whose conquest he claimed. #Quote by Albert Camus
Socialism quotes by Richard M. Nixon
#184. I also believe that academic freedom should protect the right of a professor or student to advocate Marxism, socialism, communism, or any other minority viewpoint - no matter how distasteful to the majority, provided ... #Quote by Richard M. Nixon
Socialism quotes by Leonard Peikoff
#185. Socialism" for the Nazis denotes the principle of collectivism as such and its corollary, statism - in every field of human action, including but not limited to economics. "To be a socialist," says Goebbels, "is to submit the I to the thou; socialism is sacrificing the individual to the whole."9 #Quote by Leonard Peikoff
Socialism quotes by Russell M. Stendal
#186. Christianity wasn't a system like capitalism or socialism, but a personal relationship with God. #Quote by Russell M. Stendal
Socialism quotes by Mark Fisher
#187. The idealized market was supposed to deliver 'friction free' exchanges, in which the desires of consumers would be met directly, without the need for intervention or mediation by regulatory agencies. Yet the drive to assess the performance of workers and to measure forms of labor which, by their nature, are resistant to quantification, has inevitably required additional layers of management and bureaucracy. What we have is not a direct comparison of workers' performance or output, but a comparison between the audited representation of that performance and output. Inevitably, a short-circuiting occurs, and work becomes geared towards the generation and massaging of representations rather than to the official goals of the work itself. Indeed, an anthropological study of local government in Britain argues that 'More effort goes into ensuring that a local authority's services are represented correctly than goes into actually improving those services'. This reversal of priorities is one of the hallmarks of a system which can be characterized without hyperbole as 'market Stalinism'. What late capitalism repeats from Stalinism is just this valuing of symbols of achievement over actual achievement.
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It would be a mistake to regard this market Stalinism as some deviation from the 'true spirit' of capitalism. On the contrary, it would be better to say that an essential dimension of Stalinism was inhibited by its association with a social project like socialism and can only #Quote by Mark Fisher
Socialism quotes by Karl Kautsky
#188. Socialism without democracy is unthinkable. #Quote by Karl Kautsky
Socialism quotes by Henry George
#189. Laissez faire (in its full true meaning) opens the way to the realization of the noble dreams of socialism. #Quote by Henry George
Socialism quotes by Kate Millett
#190. Yet one can think of a love thats free based on respect, affection, understanding, tenderness. How great to live that way. And to love many people and love them well. To have the job of that, of what love is without possessiveness, exclusiveness, jealously, property, economic dependence, ego conflicts. How full of flowers, music, highs, conversation, fantastic love making... all of it could be. And I think its worth it. But never let it prevent you from the knowledge and expectation of how hard its going to be, how scary - until we can live that way. And its now only the hedonist but the pragmatist that urges we practice for living the revolution, since surely there wont be once unless weve made some progress at living the new way. And it must be new: revolutions got to be a better way to live, lovingly even. Not hate: we have such a sickening amount of that already. #Quote by Kate Millett
Socialism quotes by Llewellyn Rockwell
#191. Anything other than free enterprise always means a society of compulsion and lower living standards, and any form of socialism strictly enforced means dictatorship and the total state. That this statement is still widely disputed only illustrates the degree to which malignant fantasy can capture the imagination of intellectuals. #Quote by Llewellyn Rockwell
Socialism quotes by Tim Dorsey
#192. It's only socialism if the money goes down, not up. #Quote by Tim Dorsey
Socialism quotes by Kenneth Waltz
#193. Once socialism replaces capitalism, reason will determine the policies of states. #Quote by Kenneth Waltz
Socialism quotes by Jacque Fresco
#194. Every system tries to get people to conform to support that system. That goes for communism, socialism, free enterprise, or any other civilization. If they don't demand loyalty, they can't keep their civilization together. So what they do is they teach things that would support an established system. We do not advocate an established system. TVP talks of an emergent system into state of change. So that we always prepare people for the next changes coming ahead. So that people will not cling to the past. #Quote by Jacque Fresco
Socialism quotes by Donald J. Trump
#195. Socialism is not about the environment. It's not about justice. It's not about virtue. Socialism is about only one thing. It's called power for the ruling class. That's what it is. #Quote by Donald J. Trump
Socialism quotes by Leonard Read
#196. Socialism takes and redistributes wealth, but it is utterly incapable of creating wealth. #Quote by Leonard Read
Socialism quotes by Eugene V. Debs
#197. I am for Socialism because I am for humanity. #Quote by Eugene V. Debs
Socialism quotes by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#198. I hope that no one present will suspect me of offering my personal criticism of the Western system to present socialism as an alternative. Having experienced applied socialism in a country where the alternative has been realized, I certainly will not speak for it. The well-known Soviet mathematician Shafarevich, a member of the Soviet Academy of Science, has written a brilliant book under the title Socialism; it is a profound analysis showing that socialism of any type and shade leads to a total destruction of the human spirit and to a leveling of mankind into death. #Quote by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Socialism quotes by George Orwell
#199. Meanwhile one can observe on every side that dreary phenomenon, the middle-class person who is an ardent Socialist at twenty-five and a sniffish Conservative at thirty-five. In a way his recoil is natural enough–at any rate, one can see how his thoughts run. Perhaps a classless society doesn't mean a beatific state of affairs in which we shall all go on behaving exactly as before except that there will be no class-hatred and no snobbishness; perhaps it means a bleak world in which all our ideals, our codes, our tastes–our 'ideology', in fact–will have no meaning. Perhaps this class-breaking business isn't so simple as it looked! On the contrary, it is a wild ride into the darkness, and it may be that at the end of it the smile will be on the face of the tiger. With loving, though slightly patronizing smiles we set out to greet our proletarian brothers, and behold! our proletarian brothers–in so far as we understand them–are not asking for our greetings, they are asking us to commit suicide. When the bourgeois sees it in that form he takes to flight, and if his flight is rapid enough it may carry him to Fascism. #Quote by George Orwell
Socialism quotes by Llewellyn Rockwell
#200. Socialism crushes human rights, builds the state, impinges on the liberty of conscience, and breeds social, cultural, and economic degeneration. #Quote by Llewellyn Rockwell

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