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The Best Quotes About Communism And Socialism

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    Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both.

    John F. Kennedy
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    Communism is a cow of many; well milked and badly fed.

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    The theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property.

    Karl Marx
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    Under socialism all will govern in turn and will soon become accustomed to no one governing.

    Vladimir Lenin
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    A specter is haunting Europe -- the specter of communism.

    Karl Marx
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    Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy.

    Mao Zedong
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    Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice.

    Adlai Stevenson I
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    In a higher phase of communist society... only then can the narrow horizon of bourgeois right be fully left behind and society inscribe on its banners: from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.

    Karl Marx
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    The substance of the eminent Socialist gentlemen's speech is that making a profit is a sin. It is my belief that the real sin is taking a loss!

    Winston Churchill
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    Communism is like prohibition, it is a good idea, but it won't work.

    Will Rogers
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    Socialism must come down from the brain and reach the heart.

    Jules Renard
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    Communism is in conflict with human nature.

    Ernest Renan
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    One strength of the communist system of the East is that it has some of the character of a religion and inspires the emotions of a religion.

    Albert Einstein
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    Man will become immeasurably stronger, wiser, and subtler; his body will become more harmonious, his movements more rhythmic, his voice more musical. The forms of life will become dynamically dramatic. The average human type will rise to the heights of an Aristotle, a Goethe, or a Marx. And above these heights, new peaks will rise.

    Leon Trotsky
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    Socialism is like a dream. Sooner or later you wake up to reality.

    Winston Churchill
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    Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country.

    Vladimir Lenin
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    The problem with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money. Margaret Thatcher

    Margaret Thatcher
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    It is a socialist idea that making profits is a vice; I consider the real vice is making losses.

    Winston Churchill
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    Communism, my friend, is more than Marxism, just as Catholicism is more than the Roman Curia. There is a mystique as well as a politick. Catholics and Communists have committed great crimes, but at least they have not stood aside, like an established society, and been indifferent. I would rather have blood on my hands than water like Pilate.

    Graham Greene
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    Our fear that Communism might some day take over most of the world blinds us to the fact that anti-communism already has.

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    Communism is Good

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    Communism is the opiate of the intellectuals -- With no cure except as a guillotine might be called a cure for dandruff.

    Clare Boothe Luce
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    The problem with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money

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    All I know is I'm not a Marxist.

    Karl Marx