We’ve collected the best Socialist Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Sherwin B. Nuland, Hu Jintao, Kerby Jean-Raymond, Reuven Rivlin, Julie Burchill. Use them as an inspiration.
The political restructuring we pursue in China is aimed at advancing the self-improvement and development of the socialist political system. We will continue to expand people’s democracy and build a socialist country under the rule of law in keeping with China’s national conditions.
‘Bernie versus Bernie,’ for me, is these two extremes of capitalism. It’s Bernie Sanders, the ultimate socialist, and Bernie Madoff, the ultimate capitalist.
I believe, literally, in the God of the Old Testament, whom I understand as the Lord of the Jews and the Protestants. I’m a Christian Zionist, as well as a Christian feminist and a Christian socialist.
Bill O’Reilly is a socialist. He is in favor of Medicare, he is in favor of Social Security. Those are socialist programs.
Football is a socialist sport. Financially, some may receive more rewards than others but, from a footballing perspective, for 90 minutes, regardless of whether you are Lionel Messi or the substitute right-back for Argentina, you are all working to the same end.
The difference between a contemporary liberal and a socialist is that to a liberal the most beautiful word in the English language is ‘forbidden‘, whereas to a socialist the most beautiful word is ‘compulsory‘.
Our objectives are socialist. That means an irreversible shift in the balance of power and wealth in favour of working people.
Ironically, socialist countries do tend to have immediate short term decreases in poverty before collapsing.
President Trump can only do so much while pro-China socialists like AOC are in charge.
Liberals amuse me. I am a socialist.
I’m a very bad Christian, but I am a Christian. I think that all women, unless they are absolutely asleep, must be feminists up to a point. And socialist, well yes, of course, it’s not a fashionable word, but I am very much of the Left.
Honesty compels me to say that I am not a socialist. But so what?
I’m a socialist. I know Marx and communism did not work before, but I think in the future you have the possibility of having total communism and equal access to everything for everybody.
Copyright is fundamentally socialist – it is radical and redistributive, subversive even. How else would you describe a form of property that anyone can create out of nothing?
I’m a socialist.
I’m a very friendly socialist.
At the time I belonged to the socialist party, and Hitler came to power.
The next time you hear me attacked as a socialist – like tomorrow – remember this: I don’t believe that government should take over the grocery store down the street or control the means of production. But I believe that the middle class and the working families who produce the wealth of America deserve a fair deal.
I was an extreme leftist-anarchist. Now, I guess I’m a European socialist who’s locked into American citizenship, without complaint.
If you read the history of the national Socialist party, they’re all people who felt like life should have been better to them. They’re disappointed, vengeful, angry.
I don’t see Republicans flipping their lids trying to burn down buildings in Ninja outfits when a Democrat, progressive, or socialist tries to speak.
The historical experience of socialist countries has sadly demonstrated that collectivism does not do away with alienation but rather increases it, adding to it a lack of basic necessities and economic inefficiency.
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a socialist.
It’s not difficult in South Africa for the ordinary person to see the link between capitalism and racist exploitation, and when one sees the link one immediately thinks in terms of a socialist alternative.
If the Labour party goes back to reasserting its socialist and democratic beliefs, that’s where I belong.
I was working for the Socialist International, after I left university in 1959, as a researcher.
The world view of the underdog socialist is encapsulated in the notion that the establishment has mastered the game of reason, judgment and statistics, leaving the left with emotion. Its heart is in the right place.
Healthcare is the cornerstone of the socialist state. It is the crown jewel of the welfare state.
Democracy in a socialist country is freedom in chains.
I do not want to be associated with those that are willing to support undermining the basic human rights that socialists have fought and sacrificed themselves to secure and protect over generations.
We cannot afford four more years of this misguided socialist policies from President Obama and his administration.
I honestly don’t know what criteria makes someone right-wing or left-wing anymore. The boundaries of those definitions seem to be in a state of flux. I’m not socialist, I know that.
My parents, they were both Socialists; they were young – 30, 31. They were both successful career people. They had been teachers, and my dad spoke English.
In the matter of the maintenance and rearing of children the Anarchists would neither institute the communistic nursery which the State Socialists favor nor keep the communistic school system which now prevails.
The dream of socialists, the Maximum Programme, has always been to eliminate the private property, the family and the nation state. With the private property they have not succeeded, but they continue on the path of destruction of the family and the nation.
In hindsight it may even seem inevitable that a socialist society will starve when it runs out of capitalists.
People like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have been very busy educating America about just how much socialism we have, from Social Security to Medicare to public schools to public universities, and how much we love that. The truth is that there is no pure socialist or capitalist economy on earth.
I was not raised a Zionist, but a socialist, as were most Jews before the Holocaust.
Everyone’s goals are the same with very small differences. I mean, the goal of a socialist and the goal of a libertarian are exactly the same. The goals are happiness and security and freedom, and you balance those.
It could fairly be said that the U.S. is increasingly out of step with the rest of the world. As our neighbors to the south elect left-wing or even socialist governments, we are lurching further to the right. As Europe becomes less engaged to the Church, we are becoming more fundamentalist.
I am still a socialist. I am a left-of-center politician. I believe that in Africa, if you see the poverty around us, you can’t afford to be anything else.
I grew up in a socialist country. And I have seen what that does to people. There is no hope, no freedom. No pride in achievement.
People have to take socialism and anyone running on a socialist platform incredibly seriously.
Many countries, even socialist Sweden and former communist Russia, have done away with their death taxes. They found the confiscation of wealth at death to be counterproductive.
Early in 1888 one or two of us got together to establish our own Sheffield Socialist Society.
Representative Spencer Bachus is one of the only people I know from Alabama. I bet I’m the only socialist he knows.
You want a political culture that works to create conditions under which an economy can thrive? Since signing the Oslo Accords with the Palestinians, Israel has spent two decades working to unshackle its economy from its socialist roots, with remarkable results.
Socialist democracy is not, a luxury and its need is not limited to the most advanced industrial countries.
Immigrants and refugees who have escaped the corrupt, dysfunctional, crime-ridden, socialist and communist regimes of Latin America are precisely the kind of hard-working and grateful people we should be welcoming to the U.S.
Among the most serious allegations a federal court can address are that an Executive agency has targeted citizens for mistreatment based on their political views. No citizen – Republican or Democrat, Socialist or libertarian – should be targeted or even have to fear being targeted on those grounds.
The pro-independence movement has all different social sensibilities – from left to right, including pro-liberal, socialist and communist.
Occupy Wall Street didn’t just spring from the earth organically, out of thin air. This was all part of the global socialist movement.
You go to your public library, or you call your fire department or police department, what do you think you are calling? These are socialist institutions.
I’ve been called communist, socialist, anti-American.
Most actors are socialists, aren’t they?
What about Jesus Christ? I say that he was a precursor of idealists; a precursor of socialists.
My presidential victory, if it had happened, would have been artificial in relation to the Socialist party. It may be that on my deathbed, I will come to regret my decision, but for the moment, I live at peace with it.
Our way is straight and clear – the building up of a socialist democracy at home, with freedom and prosperity for all, and the maintenance of world peace and friendship with all nations abroad.
The great Comrade Kim Jong Il provided energetic guidance to defend and honour Comrade Kim Il Sung’s idea of and exploits in socialist rural construction and make UAWK organizations creditably perform their duties as organizations for ideological education.
I come from a very left wing Socialist family, anti-war and anti-empire.
The Soviet Union, the socialist camp, the People’s Republic of China, and North Korea helped us resist, with essential supplies and weapons, the implacable blockade of the United States, the most powerful empire ever to exist.
Even socialist dictators have an interest in gorgeous supermodels.
My grandfather had strong opinions. He was an argumentative character and quite staunchly socialist.
It is out of the question that the task of socialist women’s activity should be to alienate proletarian women from duties as wives and mothers; on the contrary, it must operate so this task is fulfilled better than before, precisely in the interests of the proletariat.
In my book, ‘The Big Three in Economics,’ I found that the press has frequently and prematurely written the obituary of Adam Smith and his free-market philosophy, only to see a new and more vibrant global marketplace reemerge after being savagely attacked by Keynesians, Marxists, and assorted socialists.
Bourgeois class domination is undoubtedly an historical necessity, but, so too, the rising of the working class against it. Capital is an historical necessity, but, so too, its grave digger, the socialist proletariat.
I am a socialist, and everyone knows it.
America has to stand up and decide if we want to be a socialist nation or if we’re going to be a free nation.
I might not be a good socialist, any more than I’m a good Christian, but I am one.
The income tax is a twentieth-century socialist experiment that has failed. Before the income tax was imposed on us just 80 years ago, government had no claim to our income. Only sales, excise, and tariff taxes were allowed.
You may see the emergence of a new political party from the body of the trade union movement which represents a very clear-cut socialist alternative policy and which gives expression to the views of the trade union movement in parliament.
I have been a lot of ‘firsts’ on the national political stage, including the first African American congressman from the Bay Area and one of the first Democratic Socialists in Congress.
Social Security, which transformed life for the elderly in this country, was ‘socialist.’ The concept of the ‘minimum wage‘ was seen as a radical intrusion into the marketplace and was described as ‘socialist.’
Environmentalists are a socialist group of individuals that are the tool of the Democrat Party. I’m proud to say that they are my enemy. They are not Americans, never have been Americans, never will be Americans.
My mind might be conservative, but at heart, I was always a socialist.
My father was an ardent socialist for many years.
I’m more socialist certainly than New Labour – I’m very old Labour, really.
This is not a socialist country; let’s be clear on that. This is a country that believes: give people the opportunities and they will be able to exceed and excel in this country. And I believe in that is because that’s what I saw in my personal journey and the journey of so many people who come to this country.
The external appearance of any construction projects that are created during the time of the National Socialist Reich must take on the sensibility of our time.
I think most people would love for us to be a socialist society.
I am not saying that during the Second World War Germany did not, under the leadership of the National Socialist government, commit crimes.
President Trump is performing a political exorcism on those who prefer to turn the U.S. into a socialist country – a country where the American Dream would become the American Nightmare.
Universities are basically socialist institutions.
My mother is a Chitrapur Saraswat from Mangalore and half-Telugu, and my father is a Bohri Muslim. My mother’s father, J Rameshwar Rao, was the Raja of Wanaparthy, a principality of Hyderabad. He was influenced by the socialist movement and became the first Raja to give up his title.
You shouldn’t go around the world behaving ruthlessly when you don’t have to. Sometimes you do have to. There is only so much pie to go around. If you’re going to take more than your fair share of pie, as socialists would look at it, then someone else is not getting his. That means you’ve got to take it away from them.
The UAWK is a mass-based political organization of our socialist agricultural workers which was founded and has developed under the wise guidance of the great leaders, and a reliable transmission belt and peripheral organization of the Party.
Socialism is the gradual and less violent form of communism, and socialist is the project of the European Union, which was born in Maastricht in 1992. The intent was to save socialism in Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the predictable bankruptcy of the welfare state in the West as well.
My feminist values are rooted in my socialist values. The number of women CEOs in Britain’s biggest companies is irrelevant if they pay their women workers poverty wages or discriminate against black employees.
I come from a working-class background where I was much more likely to read socialist books and leaflets than Bronte or Dickens – neither of whom I’ve yet read.