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Communism is a cow of many; well milked and badly fed.

Author: Spanish Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Spanish Origin

Communism is in conflict with human nature.

Author: Ernest Renan (1823-1892)

Profession: French Writer, Critic, Scholar

Socialism must come down from the brain and reach the heart.

Author: Jules Renard (1864-1910)

Profession: French Author, Dramatist

Communism is like prohibition, it is a good idea, but it won't work.

Author: Will Rogers (1879-1935)

Profession: American Humorist, Actor

Communism to me is one-third practice and two-thirds explanation.

Author: Will Rogers (1879-1935)

Profession: American Humorist, Actor

We must conclude that it is not only a particular political ideology that has failed, but the idea that men and women could ever define themselves in terms that exclude their spiritual needs.

Author: Salman Rushdie (1948)

Profession: Indian-born British Author

Socialism is a vast machine for churning out piles of goods marked ''Take it or leave it. ''

Author: Arthur Seldon


The final conflict will be between the Communists and the ex-Communists.

Author: Ignazio Silone (1900-1978)

Profession: Italian Novelist

There are only two sorts of people in life you can trust -- good Christians and good Communists.

Author: Joe Slovo


For us in Russia communism is a dead dog. For many people in the West, it is still a living lion.

Author: Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1918)

Profession: Russian Novelist

When we hang the capitalists they will sell us the rope we use.

Author: Joseph Stalin (1879-1953)

Profession: Georgian-born Soviet Leader

Communists are people who fancied that they had an unhappy childhood.

Author: Gertrude Stein (1874-1946)

Profession: American Author

Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice.

Author: Adlai E. Stevenson (1900-1965)

Profession: American Lawyer, Politician

The crusade against Communism was even more imaginary than the specter of Communism.

Author: A. J. P. Taylor (1906-1990)

Profession: British Historian

Man will become immeasurably stronger, wiser, and subtler; his body will become more harmonious, his movements more rhythmic, his voice more musical. The forms of life will become dynamically dramatic. The average human type will rise to the heights of an Aristotle, a Goethe, or a Marx. And above these heights, new peaks will rise.

Author: Leon Trotsky (1879-1940)

Profession: Russian Revolutionary