Communism Quotes

 All fingers are not alike, If you cut bigger ones to make all equal it is communism, If you stretch smaller ones to make all equal it is socialism, If you do nothing to make all equal it is capitalism. 
Author: B. J. Gupta
Nationality:    
 Communism destroys democracy. Democracy can also destroy Communism. 
Author: Andre Malraux
Nationality: French
b. 3 November 1901  - d. 23 November 1976
  
 Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff. 
Author: Frank Zappa
Nationality: American
b. 21 December 1940  - d. 4 December 1993
  
 Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 Communism has nothing to do with love. Communism is an excellent hammer which we use to destroy our enemy. 
Author: Mao Tse-Tung
Nationality: Chinese
b. 26 December 1893  - d. 9 September 1976
  
 Communism is a society where each one works according to his abilities and gets according to his needs. 
Author: Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
Nationality: French
b. 15 January 1809  - d. 10 January 1865
  
 Communism is like one big phone company. 
Author: Lenny Bruce
Nationality: American
b. 13 October 1925  - d. 3 August 1966
  
 Communism is like prohibition, it's a good idea but it won't work. 
Author: Will Rogers
Nationality: American
b. 04 November 1879  - d. 15 August 1935
  
 Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy. 
Author: Mao Tse-Tung
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 1893  - d.  December 1976
  
 Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country. 
Author: Vladimir Lenin
Nationality: Russian
b. 22 April 1870  - d. 21 January 1924
  
 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. 
Author: Adlai Stevenson II
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1900  - d. 14 July 1965
  
 Communism means barbarism. 
Author: James Russell Lowell
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1819  - d. 12 August 1891
  
 Communism possesses a language which every people can understand-its elements are hunger, envy, and death. 
Author: Heinrich Heine
Nationality: German
b. 13 December 1797  - d. 17 February 1856
  
 Communists, preach the supremacy of the state and predict its eventual domination of all peoples on Earth, they are the focus of evil in the modern world ... 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 For if Freedom and Communism were to compete for man's allegiance in a world at peace, I would look to the future with ever increasing confidence. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 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. 
Author: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 30 January 1882  - d. 12 April 1945
  
 It is better to be the widow of a hero than the wife of a coward. 
Author: Dolores Ibárruri
Nationality: Spanish
b. 09 December 1895  - d. 12 November 1989
  
 Liberty, not communism, is the most contagious force in the world. 
Author: Earl Warren
Nationality: American
b. December 1891  - d.  December 1974
  
 Many of the world's troubles are not due just to Russia or communism. They would be with us in any event because we live in an era of revolution-the revolution of rising expectations. 
Author: Adlai Stevenson II
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1900  - d. 14 July 1965
  
 Russian Communism is the illegitimate child of Karl Marx and Catherine the Great. 
Author: Clement Richard Attlee
Nationality: British
b. 3 January 1883  - d. 8 October 1967
  
 The ''Communism'' of the English intellectual is something explicable enough. It is the patriotism of the deracinated. 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 The fantasy which serves as a support for the figure of the Stalinist Communist is therefore exactly the same as the fantasy which is at work in the Tom and Jerry cartoons. 
Author: Slavoj Žižek
Nationality: Slovenian
b. 21 March 1949
  
 The simple fact is that when I took up my little sling and aimed at Communism, I also hit something else. What I hit was the forces of that great socialist revolution, which, in the name of liberalism, spasmodically, incompletely, somewhat formlessly, always in the same direction, has been inching its ice cap over the nation for two decades. Though I knew it existed, I still had no adequate idea of its extent, the depth of its penetration or the fierce vindictiveness of its revolutionary temper, which is a reflex of it struggle to keep and advance its political power. 
Author: Whittaker Chambers
Nationality: American
b. 01 April 1901  - d. 09 July 1961
  
 The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property. 
Author: Karl Marx
Nationality: German
b. 5 May 1818  - d. 14 March 1883
  
 They shall not pass. 
Author: Dolores Ibárruri
Nationality: Spanish
b. 09 December 1895  - d. 12 November 1989
  
 Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite. 
Author: J. K. Galbraith
Nationality: American
b. December 1908
  
 While Fidel Castro is widely criticized for a lot of things, there is no question that Castro feels a very deep and abiding connection to those Cubans who are still in Cuba. There's little doubt in my mind that Fidel Castro was sincere when he said, 'Listen, we really want this child back here'. 
Author: Dan Rather
Nationality: American
b. 31 October 1931
  
 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. 
Author: Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
Nationality: French
b. 15 January 1809  - d. 10 January 1865
  
 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. 
Author: Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
Nationality: French
b. 15 January 1809  - d. 10 January 1865
  
 Communism is in conflict with human nature. 
Author: J. Ernest Renan
Nationality: French
b. December 1823  - d.  December 1892
  
 But if by some freak of history communism had caught up with this country, I would have been one of the first people thrown in jail. 
Author: Pete Seeger
Nationality: American
b. December 1919
  
 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. 
Author: Pete Seeger
Nationality: American
b. December 1919
  
 Bataille is associated with the surrealists. Basically the idea is that democracy doesn't work. Communism doesn't work. 
Author: Kathy Acker
Nationality: American
b. 18 April 1947  - d. 30 November 1997
  
 It was patriotism, not communism, that inspired me. 
Author: Ho Chi Minh
Nationality: Vietnamese
b. 19 May 1892  - d. 2 September 1969
  
 Gorbachev's remarks in Prague seemed to me, to say the least, of doubtful validity. Yet nor should they be lightly dismissed. They represent the articulation of a strategy, common to the left in many countries, of seeking to escape all blame for communism and then going on to take credit for being more pragmatic, modern, and insightful about the world which those who actually fought communism have created. It is a pressing necessity to expose and defeat both distortions. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 The role of Ronald Reagan had been deliberately diminished; the role of the Europeans, who, with the exception of Helmet Kohl, were often keen to undermine America when it mattered, had been sanitized; and the role of Mr. Gorbachev, who had failed spectacularly in his declared objective of saving communism and the Soviet Union, had been absurdly misunderstood. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 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. 
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 May 1814  - d. 1 July 1876
  
 Communism is a hateful thing, and a menace to peace and organized government. 
Author: Grover Cleveland
Nationality: American
b. 18 March 1837  - d. 24 June 1908
  
 Communism is for us not a state of affairs which is to be established, an ideal to which reality will have to adjust itself. We call communism the real movement which abolishes the present state of things. The conditions of this movement result from the premises now in existence. 
Author: Karl Marx
Nationality: German
b. 5 May 1818  - d. 14 March 1883
  
 A specter is haunting Europe - the specter of communism. 
Author: Karl Marx
Nationality: German
b. 5 May 1818  - d. 14 March 1883
  
 There is a specter haunting Europe, the specter of Communism. 
Author: Karl Marx
Nationality: German
b. 5 May 1818  - d. 14 March 1883
  
 Communism is the tool by which Britain's international finance is knocking down national governments in the interest of world government, world police and world currency. 
Author: Nicholas Murray Butler
Nationality: American
b. 2 April 1862  - d. 7 December 1947
  
 The goal of socialism is communism. 
Author: Vladimir Lenin
Nationality: Russian
b. 22 April 1870  - d. 21 January 1924
  
 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. 
Author: Charles E. Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 18 July 1890  - d. 26 September 1961
  
 I don't know how any man can believe in communism, when communism believes in no man. 
Author: Louis Nizer
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1902  - d. 10 November 1994
  
 Socialism is the same as Communism, only better English. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 There was only the choice between Communism and Hitler, and I will tell you why Hitler won. People will not give up religion, rights, freedom of personality, the opportunity to develop by individual effort - which includes private property. And the other reason for Hitler's winning is that if a whole people is treated as the Germans were, everyone will say, 'Are we worse people than others? Are we of a minor race?' Just as every single individual needs and must have self-respect, just as every family is proud of decent traditions, so every nation wants to maintain her individual manner, culture, language, and customs. It was in these respects that Communism failed. The Communists said that God was nonsense and stupidity and preached internationalism without maintaining the natural national feelings of a nation. 
Author: Hjalmar Schacht
Nationality: German
b. 22 January 1877  - d. 3 June 1970
  
 Our anti-Communism came to us neither as the fruit of a special wisdom nor as a humiliating awakening from a prolonged deception, but as a natural event, the product of chance and propinquity. One thing followed another, and the will had little to say about it. For my part, during that year, I realized, with a certain wistfulness, that it was too late for me to become any kind of Marxist. Marxism, I saw, from the learned young man I listened to at Committee meetings, was something you had to take up young, like ballet dancing. 
Author: Mary Therese McCarthy
Nationality: American
b. 21 June 1912  - d. 25 October 1989
  
 There were few challenges to my books then, although I remember the night a woman phoned, asking if I had written Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. When I replied that I had, she called me a Communist and slammed down the phone. I never did figure out if she equated Communism with menstruation or religion, the two major concerns in 12 year old Margaret's life. 
Author: Judy Sussman Blume
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1938
  
 I would think that if you understood what Communism was, you would hope, you would pray on your knees, that we would someday become communists. 
Author: Jane Fonda
Nationality: American
b. 21 December 1937
  
 What would happen if capital succeeded in smashing the Republic of Soviets? There would set in an era of the blackest reaction in all the capitalist and colonial countries, the working class and the oppressed peoples would be seized by the throat, the positions of international communism would be lost. 
Author: Joseph Stalin
Nationality: Russian
b. 21 December 1879  - d. 5 March 1953
  
 I salute the South African Communist Party for its sterling contribution to the struggle for democracy. You have survived 40 years of unrelenting persecution. The memory of great communists like Moses Kotane, Yusuf Dadoo, Bram Fischer and Moses Mabhida will be cherished for generations to come. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 I went to Cuba in July 1991, and I drove through the streets with Fidel Castro. There were a great deal of cheers. And I also waved back believing that these cheers were for me. Fidel was very humble; he smiled but he never said a word. But when I reached the square where I had to make some remarks to the crowd, then I realized that these cheers were not meant for me, they were meant for Fidel Castro. Because everybody forgot about me, and was really aroused by Fidel Castro. Then I realized that here was a man of the masses. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 Long live the Cuban Revolution. Long live comrade Fidel Castro... Cuban internationalists have done so much for African independence, freedom, and justice. We admire the sacrifices of the Cuban people in maintaining their independence and sovereignty in the face of a vicious imperialist campaign designed to destroy the advances of the Cuban revolution. We too want to control our destiny... There can be no surrender. It is a case of freedom or death. The Cuban revolution has been a source of inspiration to all freedom-loving people. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 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. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 Sometimes my small brothers and I engaged my mother in enlightening dialogue. One of us would ask the mother: "Is it true that we are all sons of God?" "It's true." "Are we all brothers?" "All!" "Then if we are the brothers of so and so - mentioning the well-off people in town - why does Dad have to go to work everyday, even when it rains, while the slickers do not work and are better off than we are?" Here the theological reach of my mother eluded her grasp and she would retort full of anger, "Keep quiet! Children musn't ask such things!" 
Author: Dolores Ibárruri
Nationality: Spanish
b. 09 December 1895  - d. 12 November 1989
  
 As soon as the victory of the Popular Front in the elections became known I, already an elect member of Parliament, showed up at the prison of Oviedo the next morning, went to the office of the Director, who had fled in a mad panic because he had behaved like a genuine criminal toward the Asturian prisoners interned after the revolution of October 1934, and there I found the Administrator to whom I said, "Give me the keys because the prisoners must be released this very day." He replied, "I have not received any orders", and I answered, "I am a member of the Republic's Parliament, and I demand that you hand over the keys immediately to set the prisoners free." He handed them over and I assure you that it was the most thrilling day of my activist life, opening the cells and shouting, "Comrades, everyone get out!" Truly thrilling. I did not wait for Parliament to sit or for the release order to be given. I reasoned, "We have run on the promise of freedom for the prisoners of the revolution of 1934 - we won - today the prisoners go free. 
Author: Dolores Ibárruri
Nationality: Spanish
b. 09 December 1895  - d. 12 November 1989
  
 Men and women of every country who love freedom and progress, we appeal to you for the final time. If our appeal remains a voice crying out in the wilderness, our protests are ignored, our humane conduct, if all these are taken for signs of weakness, then the enemy will have only himself to blame - for we shall give vent to our wrath and destroy him in his lair. 
Author: Dolores Ibárruri
Nationality: Spanish
b. 09 December 1895  - d. 12 November 1989
  
 When we point out the need of opposing Trotskyism we discover a very strange phenomenon, that voices are raised in its defense in the ranks of certain organizations and among certain circles in certain parties. These voices belong to people who themselves are intoxicated with this counter-revolutionary ideology. The Trotskyists have long been transformed into the agents of Fascism, into the agents of the German Gestapo. We saw this on the ground during the May putsch in Catalonia; we saw this clearly in the disturbances that occurred in various other places. And everybody will realize this when the trial opens against the P.O.U.M. leaders who were caught spying. And we realize that the hand of Fascism is behind every attempt to demoralize our home front, to undermine the authority of the Republic. Therefore it is essential that we wipe out Trotskyism with a firm hand, for Trotskyism is no longer a political option for the working class but an instrument of the counter-revolution. Trotskyism must be rooted out of the proletarian ranks of our Party as one roots out poisonous weeds. The Trotskyists must be rooted out and disposed of like wild beasts, for otherwise every time our men wish to go on the offensive we will not be able to do so due to lawlessness caused by the Trotskyists in the rear. An end must be put to these traitors once and for all so that our men on the front lines can fight without fear of being stabbed in the back. 
Author: Dolores Ibárruri
Nationality: Spanish
b. 09 December 1895  - d. 12 November 1989
  
 Dawn is breaking over Spain, and that dawn, scattering the darkness of the past, is the dawning of a Spain where the people will be the leading actor, where once more the rights of men and of the peoples who make up our multi-national and multi-regional country will be respected. And in these moments of great emotion my first concern is for our imprisoned, all the political prisoners, who must be set free immediately; and this must be the paramount concern of everyone who fights for and desires the re-establishment of democracy in Spain. 
Author: Dolores Ibárruri
Nationality: Spanish
b. 09 December 1895  - d. 12 November 1989
  
 I have always defended a policy of unity around the principles of Marxism, of scientific socialism and of workmen's rights. Everything moves, everything changes; we must know how to adapt our theory, our politics and our struggle to the specific circumstances in which we live. As Lenin taught us, it is necessary to stride forward toward the future, getting rid of everything that divides us, everything that life has discarded, advancing toward our chosen goal, socialism and peace. 
Author: Dolores Ibárruri
Nationality: Spanish
b. 09 December 1895  - d. 12 November 1989
  
 Workers! Farmers! Antifascists! Patriotic Spaniards! Everyone rise to defend the Republic against the Fascist military uprising, to defend the common freedoms and the democratic triumphs of the people! The country realizes the gravity of the current situation through the bulletins being issued by the government and the Popular Front. In Morocco and in the Canary Islands the workers are fighting beside the Armed Forces loyal to the Republic against the military rebels and Fascists. To the cry of "Fascism shall not pass! The executioners of October shall not pass!" the workers and farmers of the various provinces of Spain are joining the fight against the enemies of the Republic declared in armed rebellion. Communists, Socialists, Anarchists, Republican democrats, the soldiers and services loyal to the Republic have inflicted the first defeats on the insurgents, who drag through the quagmire of Treason the military honour they have boasted about so much. The whole country roils with fury at those savages who want to plunge democratic and the people's Spain into a hell of terror and death. But they shall not pass! 
Author: Dolores Ibárruri
Nationality: Spanish
b. 09 December 1895  - d. 12 November 1989
  
 The most miraculous thing that had ever happened in my life. 
Author: Whittaker Chambers
Nationality: American
b. 01 April 1901  - d. 09 July 1961
  
 There is no proletarian, not even a Communist movement, that has not operated in the interests of money, and for the time being permitted by money - and that without the idealists among its leaders having the slightest suspicion of the fact. 
Author: Oswald Arnold Spengler
Nationality: German
b. 29 May 1880  - d. 08 May 1936
  
 As a Marxist, let me add: if anyone tells you Lacan is difficult, this is class propaganda by the enemy. 
Author: Slavoj Žižek
Nationality: Slovenian
b. 21 March 1949
  
 See you, either in Hell, or in Communism. 
Author: Slavoj Žižek
Nationality: Slovenian
b. 21 March 1949
  




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