Socialism Quotes

‘Helping industry’ is the elephant pit of socialism, a deep hole with sharp spikes at the bottom, covered over with twigs and fresh grass.

What belongs to everybody belongs to nobody.

Authoritarian socialism has failed almost everywhere, but you will not find a single Marxist who will say it has failed because it was wrong or impractical. He will say it has failed because nobody went far enough with it.

Great Socialist statesmen aren’t made, they’re stillborn.

A sure way to keep you from reading it. (to Winston Churchill, on why he named his book “The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Socialism”)

Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.

The strongest argument for socialism is that it sounds good. The strongest argument against socialism is that it doesn’t work. But those who live by words will always have a soft spot in their hearts for socialism because it sounds so good.

All socialism involves slavery.

Socialism is nothing but the capitalism of the lower classes.

I was a Socialist for two weeks but when a couple of Socialists assured me I had no right to think differently from any other Socialist and then quarrelled with each other about what Socialism meant, I ran away.