Socialism Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old socialism quotes, socialism sayings, and socialism proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. Adrian Rogers
Socialism is precisely the religion that must overwhelm Christianity In the new order, Socialism will triumph by first capturing the culture via infiltration of schools, universities, churches, and the media by transforming the consciousness of society. Antonio Gramsci
There is no difference between communism and socialism, except in the means of achieving the same ultimate end: communism proposes to enslave men by force, socialism - by vote. It is merely the difference between murder and suicide. Ayn Rand
The term socialism becomes a common label for the various theories of attack upon the principle of property, the various policies of communal control at the expense of the family, and individual freedom. Hilaire Belloc
Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism. Hubert H. Humphrey
The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism. Karl Marx
Socialism takes and redistributes wealth, but it is utterly incapable of creating wealth. Leonard Read
Socialism is not in the least what it pretends to be. It is not the pioneer of a better and finer world, but the spoiler of what thousands of years of civilization have created. It does not build, it destroys. For destruction is the essence of it. It produces nothing, it only consumes what the social order based on private ownership in the means of production has created. Ludwig Von Mises
Socialism is not an alternative to capitalism it is an alternative to any system under which men can live as human beings. Ludwig Von Mises
If one rejects laissez faire on account of man's fallibility and moral weakness, one must for the same reason also reject every kind of government action. Ludwig Von Mises
Socialists cry power to the people and raise the clenched fist as they say it. We all know what they really mean - power over people, power to the State. Margaret Thatcher
The historical experience of socialist countries has sadly demonstrated that collectivism does not do away with alienation but rather increases it, adding to it a lack of basic necessities and economic inefficiency. Pope John Paul II
Capitalism will always survive because socialism will be there to save it. Ralph Nader
Capitalism works better than it sounds, while socialism sounds better than it works. Richard M. Nixon
One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine. Ronald Reagan
How a politician stands on the Second Amendment tells you how he or she views you as an individual as a trustworthy and productive citizen, or as part of an unruly crowd that needs to be lorded over, controlled, supervised, and taken care of. Suzanna Hupp
The strongest argument for socialism is that it sounds good. The strongest argument against socialism is that it doesn't work. But those who live by words will always have a soft spot in their hearts for socialism because it sounds so good. Thomas Sowell
We can and must write in a language which sows among the masses hate, revulsion, and scorn toward those who disagree with us. Vladimir Lenin
They do say that socialism is the ideal philosophy-just as long as you have capitalists to pay for it Wilbur Smith
There is nothing in socialism that a little age or a little money will not cure. Will Durant
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. Winston Churchill