Socialism Quotes

But though Anatole France could speak up for the working class in a story like “Crainquebille”, and though cheap editions of his works were advertised in Communist papers, one ought not really to class him as a Socialist. He was willing to work for Socialism, even to deliver lectures on it in draughty halls, and […]

The reason why the wage-worker must put up with so small a return is that, under this system, he is not treated as a human being, Christianity to the contrary notwithstanding. The capitalists are refined cannibals; they look at the workingman in no other light than a horse; in fact, in a worse light. They […]

It is one of the great ironies of modern history that socialism, which promises a more humane, caring, and equitable society, has consistently delivered a more oppressive and mismanaged one. Socialism’s motto – turns out to be: ‘If you build it, they will leave.’

Socialism is workable only in heaven where it isn’t needed, and in hell where they’ve got it.

Once freedom is equated with a certain material standard of living, confiscation becomes the path to liberation.

The socialist who is a Christian is more to be dreaded than a socialist who is an atheist.

The socialist economy has become so strong, so vigorous that from the summits we have reached we can issue an open challenge of peaceful economic competition to the most powerful capitalist country – the United States of America.

Whether considered as a doctrine, or as an historical fact, or as a movement, socialism, if it really remains socialism, cannot be brought into harmony with the dogmas of the Catholic church… Religious socialism, Christian socialism, are expressions implying a contradiction in terms.

The socialist state requires greater and greater degrees of force to make it function. If resources and wealth are allocated on the basis of need rather than production, people will compete to be more needy rather than more productive.

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 […]