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101. "Perhaps what I am about to say will appear strange to you gentlemen, socialists, progressives, humanitarians as you are, but I never worry about my neighbor, I never try to protect society which does not protect me -- indeed, I might add, which generally takes no heed of me except to do me harm -- and, since I hold them low in my esteem and remain neutral towards them, I believe that society and my neighbor are in my debt."
Author: Alexandre Dumas
102. "The train resembles the Soviet type and is quite comfortable, but all socialist structures I have ever encountered have toilets stemming from a single model engineered by the Orthodox Church in Tsarist Russia to ensure that man never be allowed to forget the corruption of the flesh."
Author: Arthur Miller
103. "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."
Author: Arthur Scargill
104. "But Jesus makes his appearance here only as a corpse; the living man, the wine-guzzling vagrant and precocious socialist, is never once mentioned, nor anything he ever had to say. Christ crucified rules, and it may be that the true business of modern Christianity is to crucify him again and again so that he can never get a word out of his mouth."
Author: Barbara Ehrenreich
105. "And I'm asking for your support because I want to defend America, as I've said before, from becoming a socialist nation."
Author: Christine O'Donnell
106. "A consciousness of rectitude can be a terrible thing, and in those days I didn't just think that I was right: I thought that "we" (our group of International Socialists in particular) were being damn well proved right. If you have never yourself had the experience of feeling that you are yoked to the great steam engine of history, then allow me to inform you that the conviction is a very intoxicating one."
Author: Christopher Hitchens
107. "Yes, Siri. A dedicated socialist plunges headfirst into the troubled waters without testing the depth." "Isn't he likely to bump his head on the bottom?" Siri asked."
Author: Colin Cotterill
108. "There is always risk involved. You can't be a capitalist only when there are investment profits but then a socialist when you experience losses."
Author: Cristina Kirchner
109. "A young man who isn't a socialist hasn't got a heart; an old man who is a socialist hasn't got a head."
Author: David Lloyd George
110. "The farmer was and remains the stumbling block to socialist experiments everywhere. Since he raises his own food and tends to live in his own house, he is less "controllable" than say, the urban dweller."
Author: Erik Von Kuehnelt Leddihn
111. "Otherwise we get off the track and we do not fulfil the historical role which we want to fulfil: to help the masses, the exploited and the oppressed of the world, build a classless society, a world socialist federation."
Author: Ernest Mandel
112. "And you cannot have a socialist revolution commandeered from the top, ordered around by some omniscient leader or group of leaders."
Author: Ernest Mandel
113. "Socialist democracy is not, a luxury and its need is not limited to the most advanced industrial countries."
Author: Ernest Mandel
114. "You cannot make a socialist revolution without really trying."
Author: Ernest Mandel
115. "Capitalism is using its money; we socialists throw it away."
Author: Fidel Castro
116. "- What is a Socialist?- That's when all are equal and all have property in common, there are no marriages, and everyone has any religion and laws he likes best. You are not old enough to understand that yet."
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
117. "The IPL, involving the socialist principle of a salary cap and the protectionist mechanism of quotas, is not perhaps the best example of a market left flourishingly to its own devices and dynamics."
Author: Gideon Haigh
118. "Apparently the town, a triumph of post-war socialist planning was a sewer, full of tattooed beasts and violent zombies, with vomit and blood frothing in the gutters. I couldn't wait to see it."
Author: Hanif Kureishi
119. "In my own sphere I did everything that could possibly be expected of a man who believes in the greatness of his people and who is filled with fanaticism for the greatness of his country, in order to bring about the victory of Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist movement."
Author: Hans Frank
120. "Great Socialist statesmen aren't made, they're still-born."
Author: Hector Hugh Munro
121. "The capitalist empires, with their affirmations of sacrifice for the free world, of defence of private enterprise, of safeguarding order from subversion and chaos, are in fact defending their political prestige and the economic interests arising from it; they are indeed at the service of economic power and the international trusts. The socialist empires for their part are hard and intransigent, they do not allow pluralism, they impose dialectical materialism, demand blind obedience to the party, set up a regime of total and permanent insecurity and fear, just like the fascist dictatorships of the extreme right."
Author: Hélder Câmara
122. "What a country of lazy shits, with fucking hypocritical politicians claiming that people actually wanted to work if they could. Norwegians voted for the Socialist Party because it made it a human right to shirk their jobs, and who the hell wouldn't vote for a party that gave you three days off without a doctor's note, gave you carte blanche to sit at home and jerk off or go skiing or recover from a hangover? The Socialist Party knew, of course, what a perk this was, but still tried to appear responsible, preened themselves with their "trust in most people" and declared the right to malinger as some kind of social reform. The Progress Party was even more fucking infuriating, buying itself votes with tax cuts and hardly bothering to conceal the fact."
Author: Jo Nesbø
123. "No matter how educated you are, no matter how irrational it seems, you will follow a glimmer of hope. The National Socialist German Workers Party, it was that ray of light. Nothing else was working to fix Germany"
Author: Jodi Picoult
124. "Above all, what socialist, without flushing with shame, maintains he is not a revolutionary? We say: none!."
Author: Johann Most
125. "The extreme socialists desire to run every nation as a single business concern."
Author: John B. S. Haldane
126. "America is ensnared in self-indulgence and its future hangs in the balance. Our moral and spiritual foundations are rapidly being destroyed. Our arrogance is producing a socialist state that is becoming our god. The entitlement state of mind has created a nation that looks to the government for the answer to our problems, when the only answer is, "Our Father which art in heaven."
Author: John Hagee
127. "Hij kwam niet verder, want Stalin explodeerde opnieuw. 'We hebben die verdomde atoombom van jou niet nodig om te vechten en te winnen! Wat we nodig hebben zijn socialistische zielen en harten! Wie voelt dat hij nooit overwonnen kan worden, kan ook nooit overwonnen worden!''Voor zover iemand geen atoombom op hem laat vallen', zei Allan.'Ik zal het kapitalisme vernietigen! Hoor je dat? Ik zal iedere afzonderlijke kapitalist vernietigen! En ik begin met jou, hond, als je ons niet helpt met die bom!'Allan wilde echter niet langer aan tafel zitten en beledigingen aanhoren. Hij was naar Moskou gekomen om te helpen, niet om uitgescholden te worden. Stalin mocht het zelf uitzoeken.'Ik heb iets bedacht', zei Allan.'En dat is?' vroeg Stalin boos.'Zou je die snor van je niet eens afscheren?'Daarmee was het diner voorbij, want de tolk viel flauw."
Author: Jonas Jonasson
128. "Please do not think that I am accusing socialists of insincerity or that I wish to hold them up to scorn either as bad democrats or as unprincipled schemers and opportunists. I fully believe, in spite of the childish Machiavellism in which some of their prophets indulge, that fundamentally most of them always have been as sincere in their professions as any other men. Besides, I do not believe in insincerity in social strife, for people always come to think what they want to think and what they incessantly profess. As regards democracy, socialist parties are presumably no more opportunists than are any others; they simply espouse democracy if, as, and when it serves their ideals and interests and not otherwise. Lest readers should be shocked and think so immoral a view worthy only of the most callous of political practitioners, ..."
Author: Joseph A. Schumpeter
129. "Class struggle: external peace, international solidarity, peace among peoples. This is the sacred slogan of international socialist democracy that liberates nations."
Author: Karl Liebknecht
130. "In general, if signs of sectarianism do appear in a Socialist Party, these are only the products of the absence of a broad Labour movement in the country."
Author: Karl Radek
131. "I might not be a good socialist, any more than I'm a good Christian, but I am one."
Author: Ken Follett
132. "Even to an outsider like myself, not only in the theatre was such disunity evident, but in much else in government Spain. Alvarez del Vayo, Socialist Minister of Foreign Affairs, once asked, "Why is it Spain's people are so great, but her leaders so small?"
Author: Langston Hughes
133. "Especially for my father it was a great change. He used to be a socialist and even a member of the socialist party. But then he became an orthodox Jew."
Author: Leon Askin
134. "To conclude this personal note, I, William Joyce, will merely say that I left England because I would not fight for Jewry against the Führer and National Socialism, and because I believe most ardently, as I do today, that victory and a perpetuation of the old system would be an incomparably greater evil for [England] than defeat coupled with a possibility of building something new, something really national, something truly socialist."
Author: Lord Haw Haw
135. "Jesus was the first socialist, the first to seek a better life for mankind."
Author: Mikhail Gorbachev
136. "Don't let the cat out or the concierge in: this is the first principle of socialist ladies."
Author: Muriel Barbery
137. "I barboni non sono mica tutti socialisti, e la poverta' non rende per niente rivoluzionari."
Author: Muriel Barbery
138. "[W]ithout changing the most molecular relationships in society — notably, those between men and women, adults and children, whites and other ethnic groups, heterosexuals and gays (the list, in fact, is considerable) — society will be riddled by domination even in a socialistic ‘classless' and ‘non-exploitative' form. It would be infused by hierarchy even as it celebrated the dubious virtues of ‘people's democracies,' 'socialism' and the ‘public ownership' of ‘natural resources,' And as long as hierarchy persists, as long as domination organises humanity around a system of elites, the project of dominating nature will continue to exist and inevitably lead our planet to ecological extinction"
Author: Murray Bookchin
139. "Never listen to a leftist who does not give away his fortune or does not live the exact lifestyle he wants others to follow. What the French call "the caviar left," la gauche caviar, or what Anglo-Saxons call champagne socialists, are people who advocate socialism, sometimes even communism, or some political system with sumptuary limitations, while overtly leading a lavish lifestyle, often financed by inheritance—not realizing the contradiction that they want others to avoid just such a lifestyle. It is not too different from the womanizing popes, such as John XII, or the Borgias. The contradiction can exceed the ludicrous as with French president François Mitterrand of France who, coming in on a socialist platform, emulated the pomp of French monarchs. Even more ironic, his traditional archenemy, the conservative General de Gaulle, led a life of old-style austerity and had his wife sew his socks."
Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
140. "The idea that a congressman would be tainted by accepting money from private industry or private sources is essentially a socialist argument."
Author: Newt Gingrich
141. "He's a bar-room socialist, if that's what you mean. Beer and revolution go in, piss come out"
Author: Pat Barker
142. "Mas, além da injustiça do seu sistema, vêem-se bem todas as suas funestas consequências, a perturbação em todas as classes da sociedade, uma odiosa e insuportável servidão para todos os cidadãos, porta aberta a todas as invejas, a todos os descontentamentos, a todas as discórdias; o talento e a habilidade privados dos seus estímulos, e, como consequência necessária, as riquezas estancadas na sua fonte; enfim, em lugar dessa igualdade tão sonhada, a igualdade na nudez, na indigência e na miséria. Por tudo o que Nós acabamos de dizer, se compreende que a teoria socialista da propriedade colectiva deve absolutamente repudiar-se como prejudicial àqueles membros a que se quer socorrer, contrária aos direitos naturais dos indivíduos, como desnaturando as funções do Estado e perturbando a tranquilidade pública. Fique, pois, bem assente que o primeiro fundamento a estabelecer por todos aqueles que querem sinceramente o bem do povo é a inviolabilidade da propriedade particular."
Author: Pope Leo XIII
143. "There is only one Education, and it has only one goal: the freedom of the mind. Anything that needs an adjective, be it civics education, or socialist education, or Christian education, or whatever-you-like education, is not education, and it has some different goal. The very existence of modified "educations" is testimony to the fact that their proponents cannot bring about what they want in a mind that is free. An "education" that cannot do its work in a free mind, and so must "teach" by homily and precept in the service of these feelings and attitudes and beliefs rather than those, is pure and unmistakable tyranny."
Author: Richard Mitchell
144. "The guy keeps making speeches about redistribution and maybe we ought to do something to businesses that don't invest, their holding too much money. We haven't heard that kind of talk except from pure socialists. Everybody's afraid of the government and there's no need soft peddling it, it's the truth. It is the truth."
Author: Steve Wynn
145. "A socialist is just someone who is unable to get over his or her astonishment that most people who have lived and died have spent lives of wretched, fruitless, unremitting toil."
Author: Terry Eagleton
146. "Every reasonable human being should be a moderate Socialist."
Author: Thomas Mann
147. "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."
Author: Thomas Peterffy
148. "There is no one of-woman-born who does not like Red Lobster cheddar biscuits. Anyone who claims otherwise is a liar and a Socialist."
Author: Tina Fey
149. "Socialists are convinced socialism will work if it's only managed by the right people. It's one of the reasons so many socialist countries wind up led by dictators. Socialist leaders inevitably become convinced that only they can manage the state properly, so it would be folly, they reason, to give up their hard-won power. That's how socialism always seems to wind up with people like Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot and Chairman Mao in charge."
Author: Tom King
150. "We are not utopians, we do not "dream" of dispensing at once with all administration, with all subordination. These anarchist dreams, based upon incomprehension of the tasks of the proletarian dictatorship, are totally alien to Marxism, and, as a matter of fact, serve only to postpone the socialist revolution until people are different. No, we want the socialist revolution with people as they are now, with people who cannot dispense with subordination, control, and "foremen and accountants"."
Author: Vladimir Lenin

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