Socialism Quotes

The workers, through long and bitter political struggles, have succeeded in securing a somewhat improved form of the “free labor contract” for certain categories of workers. But taken as a whole, the present day economy does not differ much from “pure” capitalism. Production is carried on for profit, not for use. There is no provision […]

After all, you never could tell about these darn highbrows; and to be an out-and-out spiritualist would be almost like being a socialist!

Where government moves in, community retreats, civil society disintegrates, and our ability to control our own destiny atrophies. The result is families under siege, war in the streets, unapologetic expropriation of property, the precipitous decline of the rule of law, the rapid rise of corruption, the loss of civility and the triumph of deceit. The […]

I believe that for the past twenty years there has been a creeping socialism spreading in the United States.

The function of socialism is to raise suffering to a higher level.

Back in the thirties we were told we must collectivize the nation because the people were so poor. Now we are told we must collectivize the nation because the people are so rich.

We warn the North that every one of the leading abolitionists is agitating the negro slavery question merely as a means to attain their ulterior ends… a surrender to Socialism and Communism – to no private property, no church, no law; to free love, free lands, free women and free children.

From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need.

Socialize the individual’s surplus and you socialize his spirit and creativeness; you cannot paint the Mona Lisa by assigning one dab of paint to a thousand painters.

If the world is lucky enough to enjoy peace, it may one day make the discovery, to the horror of doctrinaire free-enterprisers and doctrinaire planners alike, that what is called capitalism and what is called socialism are both capable of working quite well.