Quotes and Sayings about Communism



"Russian Communism is the illegitimate child of Karl Marx and Catherine the Great."
- Clement Attlee
(Related: Communism)

"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
(Related: People, Communism, Existence, Labor, Nation, State, Will)

"I am for socialism, disarmament, and, ultimately, for abolishing the state itself... I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class, and the sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal."
- Roger Nash Baldwin
(Related: Control, Goal, Wealth, Class, Communism, Ownership, Property, Socialism, State)

"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 Baruch
(Related: Government, Capitalism, Communism, Living, Struggle, Talk)

"Christ in this country would quite likely have been arrested under the Suppression of Communism act."
- Joost de Blank
(Related: Act, Christ, Communism, Country)

"I think the best president - because he changed the whole mood of the country, the whole economy of the country, and stood up to Communism... that was continuing its causes around the world, and backed them off and caused them to collapse - and that was Ronald Reagan."
- Pat Boone
(Related: Causes, Communism, Country, Economy, President, World)

"Democracy was being saved from Communism by getting rid of democracy."
- Juan Bosch
(Related: Being, Communism, Democracy)

"Communism is like one big phone company."
- Lenny Bruce
(Related: Communism, Company)

"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
(Related: War, Communism, Fascism, Fight, Struggle, Terror, World, World war)

"But let there be no misunderstanding. 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
(Related: War, Communism, Fascism, Fight, Struggle, Terror, World, World war)

"For Europe, the fall of Communism has to be taken into account, and the fact that in the fight against Communism the recovery of Europe's Christian roots was the driving force."
- Rocco Buttiglione
(Related: Christian, Communism, Driving, Europe, Fact, Fight, Force)

"We believe firmly that Communism internally and externally can and must be fought without resort to the Communist tactics of the suppression of all individual freedom."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Communism, Freedom)

"Communism feeds on aggression, hatred, and the imprisonment of men's minds and souls. This shall not take root in the United States."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Men, Aggression, Communism, Hatred, Imprisonment, states, United)

"It is popular to call it a crisis of the Western world. It is in fact a crisis of the whole world. Communism, which claims to be a solution of the crisis, is itself a symptom and an irritant of the crisis."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: Communism, Crisis, Fact, Popular, Solution, World)

"I see in Communism the focus of the concentrated evil of our time."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: Time, Communism, Evil, Focus)

"I know that I am leaving the winning side for the losing side, but it is better to die on the losing side than to live under Communism."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: Winning, Communism, Losing)

"The chief fruit of the First World War was the Russian Revolution and the rise of Communism as a national power."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: Power, War, Communism, First, Revolution, World, World war)

"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
(Related: Men, Time, Communism, Freedom)

"I have taken an oath in my heart to oppose communism until the day I die."
- Eldridge Cleaver
(Related: Heart, Communism, Day)

"Communism is a hateful thing, and a menace to peace and organized government."
- Grover Cleveland
(Related: Government, Peace, Communism)

"With his trademark courage and conviction, President Reagan led us out of the Cold War, spreading his vision of freedom, resulting in the release of millions of people from the yoke of communism."
- John Doolittle
(Related: War, People, Courage, Vision, Communism, Conviction, Freedom, President)

"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
(Related: Communism, Myth, Party, Today)

"Communism is a proposition to structure the world more reasonably, a proposition for changing the world. As such, we have to analyze it and, if we deem it reasonable, act upon it."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Act, Communism, World)

"It evolved from my experience in the fifties, growing up during the McCarthy era, and hearing a lot of assumptions that America was wonderful and Communism was terrible."
- Warren Farrell
(Related: Experience, America, Communism, Growing up, Hearing)

"There will be no communism."
- Francisco Franco
(Related: Communism, Will)

"Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Capitalism, Communism, Man)

"I don't really view communism as a bad thing."
- Whoopi Goldberg
(Related: Communism)

"It seems that the most important thing about Reagan was his anti-Communism and his reputation as a hawk who saw the Soviet Union as an 'evil empire.'"
- Mikhail Gorbachev
(Related: Reputation)

"Communism possesses a language which every people can understand - its elements are hunger, envy, and death."
- Heinrich Heine
(Related: Death, People, Communism, Envy, Hunger, Language)

"I don't like Communism because it hands out wealth through rationing books."
- Omar Torrijos Herrera
(Related: Wealth, Books, Communism)

"My mother had been educated at a convent, and she had been converted to communism by my father during Stalin's most rampant period, at the beginning of the 1930s. So she had two gods, God in heaven and god on earth."
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante
(Related: God, Mother, Father, Gods, Beginning, Communism, Earth, Heaven)

"We discussed the history of postwar Japan and how Japan had missed an opportunity to build a more functional democracy because of the focus on fighting communism driven in large part by the American occupation."
- Joichi Ito
(Related: History, Opportunity, American, Communism, Democracy, Fighting, Focus, Occupation)

"We started filming in 1993 which was only four years after the fall of communism. The difference in Budapest over the last five years has been remarkable."
- Derek Jacobi
(Related: Communism, Difference, Remarkable, Years)

"I was the true future. I understood Communism better than they did."
- Elia Kazan
(Related: Communism, Future)

"Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Power, War, Communism, Corruption, Country)

"Even now we feel that Stalin was devoted to Communism, he was a Marxist, this cannot and should not be denied."
- Nikita Khrushchev
(Related: Communism, Now)

"From a monarchy followed by suffering under Communism, Ethiopians must be given the opportunity to flourish under the greatest of systems - democracy."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Opportunity, Communism, Democracy, Suffering)

"I can understand Communism, but not Socialism."
- Lajos Kossuth
(Related: Communism, Socialism)

"After two world wars, the collapse of fascism, nazism, communism and colonialism and the end of the cold war, humanity has entered a new phase of its history."
- Hans Kung
(Related: History, War, Communism, End, Fascism, Humanity, World)

"From its inception, South Vietnam was only considered to be an outpost in the war against communism."
- Nguyen Cao Ky
(Related: War, Communism, Vietnam)

"In the Soviet Union, capitalism triumphed over communism. In this country, capitalism triumphed over democracy."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: Capitalism, Communism, Country, Democracy)

"Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country."
- Vladimir Lenin
(Related: Power, Communism, Country)

"The goal of socialism is communism."
- Vladimir Lenin
(Related: Goal, Communism, Socialism)

"Here we were, corrupting all those Russians toward communism."
- Jack Levine
(Related: Communism)

"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
(Related: Communism, Investment, Profit, Property, Right, Wage)

"Communism destroys democracy. Democracy can also destroy Communism."
- Andre Malraux
(Related: Communism, Democracy)

"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."
- Nelson Mandela
(Related: Communism, Countries, Fight, Freedom)

"There is a specter haunting Europe, the specter of Communism."
- Karl Marx
(Related: Communism, Europe)

"The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property."
- Karl Marx
(Related: Communism, May, Property, Theory)

"A specter is haunting Europe - the specter of communism."
- Karl Marx
(Related: Communism, Europe)

"Communism, like any other revealed religion, is largely made up of prophecies."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Religion, Communism)

"It was patriotism, not communism, that inspired me."
- Ho Chi Minh
(Related: Patriotism, Communism)

"We tried many times before to speed on the social revolution in Spain; attempted to stir up the feelings of the people and to raise the banner of Libertarian Communism."
- Frederica Montseny
(Related: People, Feelings, Communism, Revolution, Spain)

"Communism is trying to take the world by force. But God will take the world by love."
- Sun Myung Moon
(Related: Love, God, Communism, Force, Trying, Will, World)

"We need do no more than repeat: only under communism does the individual become himself and lead his own life."
- Johann Most
(Related: Life, Communism)

"If we hope and even assume that the social question will be answered through communism, and not in this or that country but in the world, any thought of centralization must be a monstrosity."
- Johann Most
(Related: Thought, Hope, Communism, Country, Question, Will, World)

"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
(Related: War, Communism, Fighting)

"Socialism is simply Communism for people without the testosterone to man the barricades."
- Gary North
(Related: People, Communism, Man, Socialism)

"If Communism goes, I've still got the U.S. House of Representatives."
- Robert Novak
(Related: Communism)

"The real evil of the Russian communist state is not communism. It is the secret police and the concentration camp."
- John Boyd Orr
(Related: Communism, Evil, Police, State)

"In my speeches, I always condemned communism, national-socialism and fascism."
- Jean-Marie Le Pen
(Related: Communism, Fascism)

"It's not communism, it's shouldn't be that everybody gets a try no matter how good or bad they are. It's our profession and our art, so we should eventually strive to be working with the best people."
- Amy Poehler
(Related: Art, People, Communism, Profession)

"When I die, my only wish is that Cambodia remain Cambodia and belong to the West. It is over for communism, and I want to stress that."
- Pol Pot
(Related: Communism, Stress, Want)

"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
(Related: Communism, Exploitation, Inequality, Property)

"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."
- Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
(Related: Communism, Danger, Excellence, Exploitation, Inequality, Mediocrity)

"Communism is in conflict with human nature."
- Ernest Renan
(Related: Nature, Communism, Conflict, Human nature)

"Communism to me is one-third practice and two-thirds explanation."
- Will Rogers
(Related: Communism, Practice)

"If the English want a king, it is their business. If the Russians want communism, it is their business. If the Americans want our form of government, it is our business."
- Julius Rosenberg
(Related: Business, Government, Americans, Communism, English, Want)

"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
(Related: Communism, Disaster, Race, Weapons)

"We need the private sector to create jobs. If the government could create jobs Communism would have worked, but it didn't."
- Tim Scott
(Related: Government, Communism, Jobs)

"If you look at the fact that the best chance we have for a good economy is the private sector. The government cannot create jobs. If the government could create jobs, then Communism would have worked. But didn't work. So what we have to do is allow the private sector and the entrepreneurial spirit to lead us back to a job-filled recovery."
- Tim Scott
(Related: Government, Work, Chance, Communism, Economy, Fact, Job, Jobs, Spirit)

"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."
- Pete Seeger
(Related: Christianity, Churches, Communism, Russia)

"Socialism is the same as Communism, only better English."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Communism, English, Socialism)

"For us in Russia communism is a dead dog. For many people in the West, it is still a living lion."
- Alexander Solzehnitsyn
(Related: People, Communism, Living, Russia)

"It would have been difficult to design a path out of communism worse than the one that has been followed."
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
(Related: Design, Communism)

"For us in Russia, communism is a dead dog, while, for many people in the West, it is still a living lion."
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn
(Related: People, Communism, Living, Russia)

"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
(Related: Being, Building, Communism, Reason)

"Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Dream, Communism, Corruption, Justice)

"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 E. Stevenson
(Related: Death, Soul, Communism, Conformity, Tyranny)

"We first fought... in the name of religion, then Communism, and now in the name of drugs and terrorism. Our excuses for global domination always change."
- Serj Tankian
(Related: Change, Religion, Communism, Drugs, Excuses, First, Name, Now, Terrorism)

"We first fought the heathens in the name of religion, then Communism, and now in the name of drugs and terrorism. Our excuses for global domination always change."
- Serj Tankian
(Related: Change, Religion, Communism, Drugs, Excuses, First, Name, Now, Terrorism)

"The crusade against Communism was even more imaginary than the specter of Communism."
- A. J. P. Taylor
(Related: Communism)

"Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy."
- Mao Tse Tung
(Related: Love, Communism, Enemy)

"About astrology and palmistry: they are good because they make people vivid and full of possibilities. They are communism at its best. Everybody has a birthday and almost everybody has a palm."
- Kurt Vonnegut
(Related: Birthday, People, Astrology, Communism, Possibilities)

"I have always been and will be an enemy of communism, but I love all people."
- Lech Walesa
(Related: Love, People, Communism, Enemy, Will)

"Never, since the fall of communism, has it been so abundantly clear that an ethos exists, which is loath to accept the freedoms and prosperity we hold sacred in this nation."
- Jim Walsh
(Related: Communism, Nation, Prosperity)

"Liberty, not communism, is the most contagious force in the world."
- Earl Warren
(Related: Communism, Force, Liberty, World)

"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
(Related: Society, Communism, Delusion, Dictatorship, Socialism)

"I don't know nothing about communism. But I know the Albanians loved me. Same reason as anyone else loves me. Because I made them laugh."
- Norman Wisdom
(Related: Communism, Nothing, Reason)

"Let's not talk about Communism. Communism was just and idea, just pie in the sky."
- Boris Yeltsin
(Related: Idea, Communism, Sky, Talk)

"Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff."
- Frank Zappa
(Related: Work, People, Communism)

"Communism will win."
- Slavoj Zizek
(Related: Communism, Will)