Socialism Quotes

Here are several socialism quotes from people whose names you will likely recognize. Statesmen have earned the right to be listened to carefully.


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  • "Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue
    is the equal sharing of misery."
    - Winston Churchill

  • "The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings;
    the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries."
    - Winston Churchill

  • "Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude."
    - Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Socialism is the same as Communism,
    only better English."
    - George Bernard Shaw


  • "A government policy to rob Peter to pay Paul can be assured of the support of Paul."
    - George Bernard Shaw

  • "To take from one, because it is thought that his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much,
    in order to spare others, who, or whose fathers have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, 'the guarantee to every one of a free exercise of his industry, and the fruits acquired by it.'"
    - Thomas Jefferson

  • "You cannot bring prosperity by discouraging thrift.
    You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
    You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
    You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
    You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.
    You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.
    You cannot further brotherhood of men by inciting class hatred.
    You cannot establish security on borrowed money.
    You cannot build character and courage by taking away man's initiative and independence.
    You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves."
    - Rev. William J. H. Boetcker





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