Socialism Quotes

Communism, like any other revealed religion, is largely made up of prophecies.

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.

The history of society, like the lives of men, is subject to ups and downs rendered easier to bear by dreams of a better future, as Marxist critics have vigorously asserted in their criticism of the traditional religions, overlooking the fact that Marxism, too, is open to the same charge.

I have yet to meet (a socialist) who was not as gullible as a Mississippi darkey – nay, as a Mississippi white man.

The substance of the eminent Socialist gentleman’s speech is that making a profit is a sin, but it is my belief that the real sin is taking a loss.

There is, in a competitive society, nobody who can exercise even a fraction of the power which a socialist planning board would possess.

Don’t stand so near me! I am become a socialist. I love Humanity; but I hate people.

I do not wonder that British youth is in revolt against the morbid doctrine that nothing matters but the equal sharing of miseries; that what used to be called the submerged tenth can only be rescued by bringing the other nine-tenths down to their level; against the folly that it is better that everyone should […]

Even the striving for equality by means of a directed economy can result only in an officially enforced inequality – an authoritarian determination of the status of each individual in the new hierarchical order.

The vicissitudes of history, however, have not dissuaded them from their earnest search for a “third way” between socialism and capitalism, namely socialism.