Communism Quotes

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. -Ronald Reagan


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. -Winston Churchill.


Communism possesses a language which every people can understand--its elements are hunger, envy, and death. -Heinrich Heine


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 Stevenson


I have spent all my life under a Communist regime, and I will tell you that a society without any objective legal scale is a terrible one indeed. But a society with no other scale but the legal one is not quite worthy of man either. -Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Communism is like Prohibition, it's a good idea but it won't work.- Will Rogers


Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice. -Adlai Stevenson


Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy. -Mao Zedong


Communism is a society where each one works according to his abilities and gets according to his needs. -Pierre Joseph Proudhon


Communism means barbarism. -James Russell Lowell


Russian Communism is the illegitimate child of Karl Marx and Catherine the Great. -Clement Attlee


A strange, a perverted creed that has a queer attraction both for the most primitive and for the most sophisticated societies. -Harold Macmillan


Every Communist must grasp the truth: 'Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.- Mao Zedong


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.- Pierre Joseph Proudhon


Nature has no cure for this sort of madness, though I have known a legacy from a rich relative work wonders.- F E Smith


It is necessary to be able to withstand all this, to agree to any and every sacrifice, and even - if need be - to resort to all sorts of stratagems, manoeuvres and illegal methods, to evasion and subterfuges in order to penetrate the trade unions, to remain in them, and to carry on Communist work in them at all costs. –Lenin

You can talk about capitalism and communism and all that sort of thing, but the important thing is the struggle everybody is engaged in to get better living conditions, and they are not interested too much in government. - Bernard Mannes Baruch


Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy. - Mao Tse-Tung


Russian Communism is the illegitimate child of Karl Marx and Catherine the Great. - Clement Attlee


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 Ewing Stevenson


For us in Russia communism is a dead dog. For many people in the West, it is still a living lion. - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn


Communism destroys democracy. Democracy can also destroy Communism. - Andre Malraux


Communism has nothing to do with love. Communism is an excellent hammer which we use to destroy our enemy. - Mao Tse-Tung


Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy


Communism is the opiate of the intellectuals with no cure except as a guillotine might be called a cure for dandruff. - Clare Boothe Luce


No one should suffer from the great delusion that any form of communism or socialism which promotes the dictatorship of the few instead of the initiative of the millions can produce a happier or more prosperous society.-Charles E. Wilson


On a scale personal enough to be felt by all, but big enough to be symbolic, the two irreconcilable faiths of our time - Communism and Freedom - came to grips in the persons of two conscious and resolute men.-Whittaker Chambers


Russian Communism is the illegitimate child of Karl Marx and Catherine the Great.-Clement Attlee


Socialism is simply Communism for people without the testosterone to man the barricades.-Gary North


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


The chief fruit of the First World War was the Russian Revolution and the rise of Communism as a national power.-Whittaker Chambers


The chief task was to stop the arms race before it brought utter disaster. However, after the collapse of communism and the disintegration of the Soviet Union, any rationale for having nuclear weapons disappeared.-Joseph Rotblat


The clock of communism has stopped striking. But its concrete building has not yet come crashing down. For that reason, instead of freeing ourselves, we must try to save ourselves from being crushed by its rubble.-Alexander Solzhenitsyn


The Cold War isn't thawing; it is burning with a deadly heat. Communism isn't sleeping; it is, as always, plotting, scheming, working, fighting.-Richard M. Nixon


The communism of Marx seeks a strong state centralization, and where this exists, there the parasitic Jewish nation - which speculates upon the labor of people - will always find the means for its existence.-Mikhail Bakunin


The crusade against Communism was even more imaginary than the specter of Communism.-A. J. P. Taylor

The goal of socialism is communism.-Vladimir Lenin


The real evil of the Russian communist state is not communism. It is the secret police and the concentration camp.-John Boyd Orr


The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property.-Karl Marx


The war against terror is every bit as important as our fight against fascism in World War II. Or our struggle against the spread of Communism during the Cold War.-Jim Bunning


There is a specter haunting Europe, the specter of Communism.-Karl Marx


There will be no communism.-Francisco Franco


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.-Friedrich Durrenmatt


Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.-John Kenneth Galbraith


Unionization, as opposed to communism, presupposes the relation of employment; it is based upon the wage system and it recognizes fully and unreservedly the institution of private property and the right to investment profit.-John L. Lewis

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