As with the Christian religion, the worst advertisement for Socialism is its adherents.
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings;
the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
Marriage is socialism among two people.
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Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism.
Socialism is like a dream. Sooner or later you wake up to reality.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
To make men Socialists is nothing, but to make Socialism human is a great thing.
The function of socialism is to raise suffering to a higher level.
The goal of socialism is communism.
Socialism values equality more than liberty.
Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.
Socialism is nothing but the capitalism of the lower classes.
Socialism means slavery.
Many people consider the things government does for them to be social progress but they regard the things government does for others as socialism.
From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need.
The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.
I believe that for the past twenty years there has been a creeping socialism spreading in the United States.
All socialism involves slavery. That which fundamentally distinguishes the slave is that he labours under coercion to satisfy anothers desires.
There is nothing in socialism that a little age or a little money will not cure.
Under socialism all will govern in turn and will soon become accustomed to no one governing.
Many people consider the things government does for them to be social progress, but they consider the things government does for others as socialism.
Social advance depends as much upon the process through which it is secured as upon the result itself.
Socialism is Bolshevism with a shave.
Socialism is a fraud, a comedy, a phantom, a blackmail.
Socialism is the same as Communism, only better English.
More socialism means more democracy, openness and collectivism in everyday life.
Democracy is indispensable to socialism.
Poverty is not socialism. To be rich is glorious.
Socialism proposes no adequate substitute for the motive of enlightened selfishness that today is at the basis of all human labor and effort, enterprise and new activity.
The slaves of socialism are slaves, but they are no one's property and therefore no one's loss.
The failure of Socialism since 1945 is that whilst encouraging us all, the creators of wealth, to produce less through strikes, it has caused us all to demand a higher level of our own product.
National Socialism and Christianity are irreconcilable.
National Socialism stands or falls by its Weltanschauung.
First, then, State Socialism, which may be described as the doctrine that all the affairs of men should be managed by the government, regardless of individual choice.
When twenty years ago a vague terror went over the earth and the word socialism began to be heard, I thought and still think that fear was translated into doctrines that had no proper place in the Constitution or the common law. Judges are apt to be naif, simple-minded men, and they need something of Mephistopheles. We too need education in the obviousto learn to transcend our own convictions and to leave room for much that we hold dear to be done away with short of revolution by the orderly change of law.
The market came with the dawn of civilization and it is not an invention of capitalism. If it leads to improving the well-being of the people there is no contradiction with socialism.
Making capitalism out of socialism is like making eggs out of an omelet.
Socialism can only arrive by bicycle.
This socialism will develop in all its phases until it reaches its own extremes and absurdities. Then once again a cry of denial will break from the titanic chest of the revolutionary minority and again a mortal struggle will begin, in which socialism will play the role of contemporary conservatism and will be overwhelmed in the subsequent revolution, as yet unknown to us.
If Socialism can only be realized when the intellectual development of all the people permits it, then we shall not see Socialism for at least five hundred years.
Socialism must come down from the brain and reach the heart.
Socialism is a vast machine for churning out piles of goods marked Take it or leave it.
Socialism proposes no adequate substitute for the motive of enlightened selfishness that to-day is at the basis of all human labor and effort, enterprise and new activity.
It is certainly safe, in view of the movement to the right of intellectuals and political thinkers, to pronounce the brain death of socialism.
The only hope of socialism resides in those who have already brought about in themselves, as far as is possible in the society of today, that union between manual and intellectual labor which characterizes the society we are aiming at.
It wasn't idealism that made me, from the beginning, want a more secure and rational society. It was an intellectual judgment, to which I still hold. When I was young its name was socialism. We can be deflected by names. But the need was absolute, and is still absolute.
Corrupt, stupid grasping functionaries will make at least as big a muddle of socialism as stupid, selfish and acquisitive employers can make of capitalism.
Our movement took a grip on cowardly Marxism and from it extracted the meaning of socialism. It also took from the cowardly middle-class parties their nationalism. Throwing both into the cauldron of our way of life there emerged, as clear as a crystal, the synthesis -- German National Socialism.
We are for aiding our allies by sharing some of our material blessings with those nations which share in our fundamental beliefs, but we are against doling out money government to government, creating bureaucracy, if not socialism, all over the world. We set out to help 19 countries. We are helping 107 We spent $146 billion. With that money, we bought a 2-million-dollar yacht for Haile Selassie. We bought dress suits for Greek undertakers, extra wives for Kenya government officials. We bought a thousand TV sets for a place where they have no electricity.