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Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both.

Author: John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

Profession: Thirty-fifth President of the USA

Many people feel empty, a world that seemed so strong just collapsed. Forty years have been wasted on stupid strife for the sake of an unsuccessful experiment. The values gathered together have vanished, the strategies for survival have become ridiculous. And so forty years of our lives have become a story, a bad anecdote. But it may be possible to remember these adventures with a kind of irony.

Author: George Konrad (1933)

Profession: Hungarian Writer, Politician

Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country.

Author: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870-1924)

Profession: Russian Revolutionary Leader

Under socialism all will govern in turn and will soon become accustomed to no one governing.

Author: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870-1924)

Profession: Russian Revolutionary Leader

Communism is the opiate of the intellectuals [With] no cure except as a guillotine might be called a cure for dandruff.

Author: Clare Boothe Luce (1903-1987)

Profession: American Diplomat, Writer

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 Mandela (1918)

Profession: South African President

A specter is haunting Europe -- the specter of communism.

Author: Karl Marx (1818-1883)

Profession: German Political Theorist, Social Philosopher

All I know is I'm not a Marxist.

Author: Karl Marx (1818-1883)

Profession: German Political Theorist, Social Philosopher

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.

Author: Karl Marx (1818-1883)

Profession: German Political Theorist, Social Philosopher

The theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property.

Author: Karl Marx (1818-1883)

Profession: German Political Theorist, Social Philosopher

The ''Communism'' of the English intellectual is something explicable enough. It is the patriotism of the deracinated.

Author: George Orwell (1903-1950)

Profession: British Author, ''Animal Farm''

As with the Christian religion, the worst advertisement for socialism is its adherents.

Author: George Orwell (1903-1950)

Profession: British Author, ''Animal Farm''

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.

Author: Eugene Pottier

Profession:

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 (1809-1865)

Profession: French Socialist, Political Theorist

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 (1809-1865)

Profession: French Socialist, Political Theorist