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Winston ChurchillFrom Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

     (on Soviet communism and the Cold War, in a speech at Fulton, Missouri, in 1946)

Winston ChurchillThe inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

Karl MarxIf anything is certain, it is that I myself am not a Marxist.

—  Karl Marx, 1818-1883, German philosopher

Karl MarxA spectre is haunting Europe; the spectre of Communism.

—  Karl Marx, 1818-1883, German philosopher

     (the first phrase in The Manifesto of the Communist Party [1848])

Karl MarxThe theory of Communism may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property.

—  Karl Marx, 1818-1883, German philosopher

Karl MarxWorkers of the world, unite!

—  Karl Marx, 1818-1883, German philosopher

Karl MarxCapital is dead labor, that vampire-like, only lives by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.

—  Karl Marx, 1818-1883, German philosopher

H.L. MenckenThe trouble with Communism is the Communists, just as the trouble with Christianity is the Christians.

—  H.L. Mencken, 1880-1956, American columnist & cultural critic

Vladimir LeninInternational unity of the workers is more important than the national.

—  Vladimir Lenin, 1870-1924, Soviet revolutionary & leader

Vladimir LeninCommunism is Soviet government plus the electrification of the whole country.

—  Vladimir Lenin, 1870-1924, Soviet revolutionary & leader

Vladimir LeninWe will hang the capitalists with the rope that they sell us.

—  Vladimir Lenin, 1870-1924, Soviet revolutionary & leader

Ayn RandThere 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, 1905-1982, American writer & philosopher

Ronald ReaganHow 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.

—  Ronald Reagan, 1911-2004, American President [1981-1989]

Albert CamusHungary conquered and in chains has done more for freedom and justice than any people for twenty years.

—  Albert Camus, 1913-1960, French writer, Nobel 1957

Will DurantThere is nothing in socialism that a little age or a little money will not cure.

—  Will Durant, 1885-1981, American historian & philosopher

Joseph StalinGod is on your side? Is He a Conservative? The Devil's on my side, he's a good Communist.

—  Joseph Stalin, 1879-1953, Soviet leader

     (to Churchill)

Adolf HitlerWhat Marxism, Leninism and Stalinism failed to accomplish, we shall be in a position to achieve.

—  Adolf Hitler, 1889-1945, German dictator

Eleanor RooseveltOf course, I do not believe in having everyone who is a liberal called a communist, or everyone who is conservative called a fascist.

—  Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1962, American politician & wife of the 32nd USA president

Margaret ThatcherThe problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.

—  Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013, British Prime Minister

Winston ChurchillLenin was sent into Russia by the Germans in the same way that you might send a phial containing a culture of typhoid or cholera to be poured into the water supply of a great city, and it worked with amazing accuracy.

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

Eugene IonescoI have never been to the Right, nor have I been a Communist, because I have experienced, personally, both forms of totalitarianism. It is those who have never lived under tyranny who call me petit bourgeois.

—  Eugene Ionesco, 1912-1994, French-Romanian playwright

Vladimir LeninAtheism is the natural and inseparable part of Communism.

—  Vladimir Lenin, 1870-1924, Soviet revolutionary & leader

Vladimir LeninGive us the child for eight years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.

—  Vladimir Lenin, 1870-1924, Soviet revolutionary & leader

Vladimir LeninThe goal of Socialism is Communism.

—  Vladimir Lenin, 1870-1924, Soviet revolutionary & leader

Funny Quotes

AnonymousI am a Marxist —of the Groucho tendency.

—  Anonymous

Ronald ReaganSocialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they already have it.

—  Ronald Reagan, 1911-2004, American President [1981-1989]


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