How do you tell a communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
You Americans are so gullible. No, you won’t accept communism outright, but we’ll keep feeding you small doses of socialism until you’ll finally wake up and find you already have communism. We won’t have to fight you. We’ll so weaken your economy until you’ll fall like overripe fruit into our hands.
The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of ‘liberalism,’ they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.
The goal of socialism is communism.
I went to Communism as one goes to a spring of fresh water, and I left Communism as one clambers out of a poisoned river strewn with the wreckage of flooded cities and the corpses of the drowned.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property.
Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy.
Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both.
John F. Kennedy
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.
A communist is like a crocodile: when it opens its mouth you cannot tell whether it is trying to smile or preparing to eat you up.
You can’t get good Chinese takeout in China and Cuban cigars are rationed in Cuba. That’s all you need to know about communism.
P. J. O’Rourke
Any power must be an enemy of mankind which enslaves the individual by power and by force, whether it arises under the Fascist or the Communist flag. All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded to the individual.
Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it’s just the opposite.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Communism teaches and seeks two objectives: unrelenting class warfare and the complete eradication of private ownership.
Pope Pius XI
Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity – in short, of tyranny – and it is committed to making tyranny universal.
Adlai E. Stevenson
There are many people in the world who really don’t understand, or say they don’t, what is the great issue between the free world and the Communist world. Let them come to Berlin. There are some who say that communism is the wave of the future. Let them come to Berlin. And there are some who say in Europe and elsewhere we can work with the Communists. Let them come to Berlin. And there are even a few who say that it is true that communism is an evil system, but it permits us to make economic progress. Lass’ sie nach Berlin kommen. Let them come to Berlin.
John F. Kennedy
Communism is like prohibition, it is a good idea, but it won’t work.
Capitalism makes people unequally rich. Communism makes people equally poor.
For us in Russia, communism is a dead dog, while, for many people in the West, it is still a living lion.
The real evil of the Russian communist state is not communism. It is the secret police and the concentration camp.
John Boyd Orr
The propaganda of communism possesses a language which every people can understand. Its elements are simply hunger, envy, death.
Communism is a society where each one works according to his abilities and gets according to his needs.
It would have been difficult to design a path out of communism worse than the one that has been followed.
Most people who read “The Communist Manifesto” probably have no idea that it was written by a couple of young men who had never worked a day in their lives, and who nevertheless spoke boldly in the name of “the workers”. Thomas Sowell.
I still call myself a communist, because communism is no more what Russia made of it than Christianity is what the churches make of it.
We need do no more than repeat: only under communism does the individual become himself and lead his own life.
Communism is trying to take the world by force. But God will take the world by love.
Sun Myung Moon
When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.
There will be no communism.
Communism is evil. Its driving forces are the deadly sins of envy and hatred.
Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Communism which feeds on aggression, hatred, and the imprisonment of men’s minds and souls shall not take root in the United States.
Most ideologies of the world are not for the individual. They’re against the individual. Communism, fascism. Any kind of an ism – almost – they’re against the individual.
Communism is a hateful thing, and a menace to peace and organized government.
I see in Communism the focus of the concentrated evil of our time.
Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!
I do not believe in communism any more than you do but there is nothing wrong with the Communists in this country. Several of the best friends I have got are Communists.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Even now we feel that Stalin was devoted to Communism, he was a Marxist, this cannot and should not be denied.
I am for socialism, disarmament, and, ultimately, for abolishing the state itself… I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class, and the sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal.
Roger Nash Baldwin
Communism, like any other revealed religion, is largely made up of prophecies.
H. L. Mencken
It was leadership here at home that gave us strong American influence abroad, and the collapse of imperial Communism. Great nations have responsibilities to lead, and we should always be cautious of those who would lower our profile, because they might just wind up lowering our flag.
Communism doesn’t work because people like to own stuff.
In Democracy, man exploits man; in Communism, it’s the other way round.
A specter is haunting Europe – the specter of communism.
Socialism is like a dream. Sooner or later you wake up to reality.
Communism is inequality, but not as property is. Property is exploitation of the weak by the strong. Communism is exploitation of the strong by the weak.
I have always been and will be an enemy of communism, but I love all people.
I know that I am leaving the winning side for the losing side, but it is better to die on the losing side than to live under Communism.
We have become a nation ruled by fear. Since the end of the Second World War, various political leaders have fostered fear in the American people–fear of communism, fear of terrorism, fear of immigrants, fear of people based on race and religion, fear of gays and lesbians in love who just want to get married and fear of people who are somehow different. It is fear that allows political leaders to manipulate us all and distort our national priorities.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
Gentlemen, comrades, do not be concerned about all you hear about Glasnost and Perestroika and democracy in the coming years. They are primarily for outward consumption. There will be no significant internal changes in the Soviet Union, other than for cosmetic purposes. Our purpose is to disarm the Americans and let them fall asleep.
Communism has nothing to do with love. Communism is an excellent hammer which we use to destroy our enemy.
I am a Communist, a convinced Communist! For some that may be a fantasy. But to me it is my main goal.
We don’t have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven’t taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much.
In the Soviet Union, capitalism triumphed over communism. In this country, capitalism triumphed over democracy.
Today’s Communism can survive only if it abandons the myth of an infallible party, if it continues to think, and if it becomes democratic.
Russian Communism is the illegitimate child of Karl Marx and Catherine the Great.
If Communism goes, I’ve still got the U.S. House of Representatives.
Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country.
Christ in this country would quite likely have been arrested under the Suppression of Communism act.
Joost de Blank
A common danger tends to concord. Communism is the exploitation of the strong by the weak. In Communism, inequality comes from placing mediocrity on a level with excellence.