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Socialism is like a dream. Sooner or later you wake up to reality.

When we hang the capitalists they will sell us the rope we use.
The Communism of the English intellectual is something explicable enough. It is the patriotism of the deracinated.
One strength of the communist system of the East is that it has some of the character of a religion and inspires the emotions of a religion.
It is a socialist idea that making profits is a vice; I consider the real vice is making losses.
The substance of the eminent Socialist gentlemen's speech is that making a profit is a sin. It is my belief that the real sin is taking a loss!
Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice.
Socialists think profits are a vice; I consider losses the real vice.
I am a communist because I believe that the Communist idea is a state form of Christianity.
Communists should be the first to be concerned about other people and country and the last to enjoy themselves.
Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy.
Let's not talk about Communism. Communism was just an idea, just pie in the sky.
Our fear that Communism might some day take over most of the world blinds us to the fact that anti-communism already has.
Many people consider the things government does for them to be social progress, but they consider the things government does for others as socialism.
I am a Marxist... of the Groucho tendency.
Man will become immeasurably stronger, wiser, and subtler; his body will become more harmonious, his movements more rhythmic, his voice more musical. The forms of life will become dynamically dramatic. The average human type will rise to the heights of an Aristotle, a Goethe, or a Marx. And above these heights, new peaks will rise.
The crusade against Communism was even more imaginary than the specter of Communism.
Communists are people who fancied that they had an unhappy childhood.
For us in Russia communism is a dead dog. For many people in the West, it is still a living lion.
There are only two sorts of people in life you can trust -- good Christians and good Communists.
The final conflict will be between the Communists and the ex-Communists.
Socialism is a vast machine for churning out piles of goods marked Take it or leave it.
We must conclude that it is not only a particular political ideology that has failed, but the idea that men and women could ever define themselves in terms that exclude their spiritual needs.
Communism is like prohibition, it is a good idea, but it won't work.
Communism to me is one-third practice and two-thirds explanation.
Socialism must come down from the brain and reach the heart.
Communism is in conflict with human nature.
Communism is a cow of many; well milked and badly fed.
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.
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.
We are the party of all labor. The whole earth shall be ours to share. And every race and craft our neighbor. No idle class shall linger there like vultures on the wealth we render from field and factory, mill and mine. Tomorrow's sun will rise in splendor and light us till the end of time.
In the end we beat them with Levi 501 jeans. Seventy-two years of Communist indoctrination and propaganda was drowned out by a three-ounce Sony Walkman. A huge totalitarian system has been brought to its knees because nobody wants to wear Bulgarian shoes. Now they're lunch, and we're number one on the planet.
The theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property.
A specter is haunting Europe -- the specter of communism.
Communists have always played an active role in the fight by colonial countries for their freedom, because the short-term objects of Communism would always correspond with the long-term objects of freedom movements.
In a higher phase of communist society... only then can the narrow horizon of bourgeois right be fully left behind and society inscribe on its banners: from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.
Communism is the opiate of the intellectuals [With] no cure except as a guillotine might be called a cure for dandruff.
Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country.
Under socialism all will govern in turn and will soon become accustomed to no one governing.

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