Quotations on Socialism

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I am for socialism, disarmament, and, ultimately, for abolishing the state itself... I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class, and the sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal.
- Roger Nash Baldwin
(Keywords: Control, Goal, Wealth, Class, Communism, Ownership, Property, Socialism, State)

We aim in the domain of politics at republicanism; in the domain of economics at socialism; in the domain of what is today called religion, at atheism.
- August Bebel
(Keywords: Politics, Religion, Atheism, Economics, Socialism, Today)

The problem with K-12 education is socialism and the solution is capitalism.
- Peter Brimelow
(Keywords: Education, Capitalism, Socialism, Solution)

I must firmly adhere to the views I have held and practice, that Socialism to succeed must be practical, tolerant, cohesive and consciously compromising with Progressive forces running, if not so far, in parallel lines towards its own goal.
- John Burns
(Keywords: Goal, Practice, Running, Socialism, Succeed)

Socialism is good when it comes to wages, but it tells me nothing when it comes to other questions in life that are more private and painful, for which I must seek answers elsewhere.
- Karel Capek
(Keywords: Life, Answers, Nothing, Questions, Socialism, Wages)

And what always struck me about that war period was how even Churchill had to talk socialism to keep up people's morale.
- Barbara Castle
(Keywords: War, People, Socialism, Talk)

They talk about the failure of socialism but where is the success of capitalism in Africa, Asia and Latin America?
- Fidel Castro
(Keywords: Success, Failure, America, Capitalism, Socialism, Talk)

I am convinced that the path to a new, better and possible world is not capitalism, the path is socialism.
- Hugo Chavez
(Keywords: Capitalism, Socialism, World)

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
- Winston Churchill
(Keywords: Virtue, Blessings, Capitalism, Sharing, Socialism, Vice)

The first issue to be settled is whether socialism has a right to exist Are its allegations concerning the present system true? Is industry proceeding on a principle of fraud? I wish to test the power of recent economic theory to give an exact answer to this question.
- John Bates Clark
(Keywords: Power, First, Fraud, Present, Question, Right, Socialism, Theory)

Socialism appeals to better classes and has far more strength. Attack the state and you excite feelings of loyalty even among the disaffected classes; but attack the industrial system and appeal to the state, and you may have loyalty in your favor.
- John Bates Clark
(Keywords: Feelings, Strength, Loyalty, May, Socialism, State)

For me, socialism has always been about liberty and solidarity, but also about responsibility.
- Jacques Delors
(Keywords: Liberty, Responsibility, Socialism, Solidarity)

I can only say, think of me what you will, I have worked for thirty years in the Party, and my whole family has devoted everything to the affairs of the Party, the affairs of socialism.
- Alexander Dubcek
(Keywords: Family, Party, Socialism, Will, Years)

There is nothing in socialism that a little age or a little money will not cure.
- Will Durant
(Keywords: Age, Money, Cure, Nothing, Socialism, Will)

Socialism also brings us up against the hard rock of eugenic fact which, if we neglect it, will dash our most beautiful social construction to fragments.
- Havelock Ellis
(Keywords: Fact, Neglect, Socialism, Will)

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.
- Jinato Hu
(Keywords: Politics, Past, Reform, Road, Socialism, Years)

Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism.
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Keywords: Compassion, Concern, Socialism, Weakness)

If Socialism can only be realized when the intellectual development of all the people permits it, then we shall not see Socialism for at least five hundred years.
- Vladimir Lenin
(Keywords: People, Development, Socialism, Years)

Socialism is practical, in the best sense of the term; a living, vital force of inestimable value to society.
- Daniel De Leon
(Keywords: Society, Force, Living, Sense, Socialism, Value)

And Marx spoke of the fact that socialism will be the kingdom of freedom, where man realizes himself in a way that humankind has never seen before. This was an inspiring body of literature to read.
- Albert Maltz
(Keywords: Body, Fact, Freedom, Inspiring, Literature, Man, Socialism, Will)

The reason this country continues its drift toward socialism and big nanny government is because too many people vote in the expectation of getting something for nothing, not because they have a concern for what is good for the country.
- Lyn Nofziger
(Keywords: Government, People, Concern, Country, Expectation, Nothing, Reason, Socialism, Vote)

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.
- Christine O'Donnell
(Keywords: Time, People, Career, Congress, Hell, Politicians, Socialism, Washington)

The mass of workers, as yet non-Socialist, is retarded in its development towards Socialism.
- Karl Radek
(Keywords: Development, Socialism, Workers)

It is already clear, after twenty years of socialism in Russia, that if you do not provide your society with a new religion, it will gradually revert to the old one.
- Herbert Read
(Keywords: Society, Religion, Old, Russia, Socialism, Will, Years)

I have the feeling that this Moscow Pact will at some time or other exact vengeance upon National Socialism.
- Alfred Rosenberg
(Keywords: Time, Feeling, Socialism, Vengeance, Will)

I think it's very clear that the American people are frustrated with this move toward socialism. And so whether you're back or white, if you believe that the conservative construct is in the best interest of our future, than you too would be voting with Republicans, and if you had the opportunity to run you'd join us as well.
- Tim Scott
(Keywords: People, Opportunity, American, Conservative, Future, Interest, Republicans, Socialism, Voting)

The rise of National Socialism is the protest of a people against a State that denies the right to work.
- Gregor Strasser
(Keywords: Work, People, Protest, Right, Socialism, State)

Socialism proposes no adequate substitute for the motive of enlightened selfishness that today is at the basis of all human labor and effort, enterprise and new activity.
- William Howard Taft
(Keywords: Effort, Labor, Motive, Selfishness, Socialism, Today)

To cure the British disease with socialism was like trying to cure leukaemia with leeches.
- Margaret Thatcher
(Keywords: Cure, Disease, Socialism, Trying)

Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Keywords: Equality, Democracy, Liberty, Nothing, Restraint, Socialism, Word)

The working class will not halt until socialism has been realized.
- Ernst Toller
(Keywords: Class, Socialism, Will)

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.
- Benjamin Tucker
(Keywords: Thought, Authority, Liberty, Names, Principles, Schools, Socialism, State)

First, then, State Socialism, which may be described as the doctrine that all the affairs of men should be managed by the government, regardless of individual choice.
- Benjamin Tucker
(Keywords: Men, Government, Choice, Doctrine, First, May, Socialism, State)

For, just as it has been said that there is no half-way house between Rome and Reason, so it may be said that there is no half-way house between State Socialism and Anarchism.
- Benjamin Tucker
(Keywords: May, Reason, Rome, Socialism, State)

The only hope of socialism resides in those who have already brought about in themselves, as far as is possible in the society of today, that union between manual and intellectual labor which characterizes the society we are aiming at.
- Simone Weil
(Keywords: Society, Hope, Labor, Socialism, Today)

Is Medicare socialism? You want to get rid of Medicare. And a lot of the people against health care do. I want to preserve it and grow it.
- Anthony Weiner
(Keywords: Health, People, Care, Socialism, Want)

The New Deal is plainly an attempt to achieve a working socialism and avert a social collapse in America; it is extraordinarily parallel to the successive 'policies' and 'Plans' of the Russian experiment. Americans shirk the word 'socialism', but what else can one call it?
- H. G. Wells
(Keywords: America, Americans, Socialism, Word)

Liberal democracy - as you know, in the old days, we were saying we want socialism with a human face. Today's left effectively offers global capitalism with a human face, more tolerance, more rights and so on. So the question is, is this enough or not? Here I remain a Marxist: I think not.
- Slavoj Zizek
(Keywords: Capitalism, Democracy, Rights, Liberal, Old, Question, Saying, Socialism, Today, Tolerance, Want)









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