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For capitalism, war and peace are business and nothing but business. ...
by Karl Liebknecht

For capitalism, war and peace are business and nothing but business.
- Karl Liebknecht

International socialism recognizes the right of free independent nations,
with equal rights.
- Karl Liebknecht

Class struggle: external peace, international solidarity,
peace among peoples.
This is the sacred slogan of international socialist
democracy that liberates nations.
- Karl Liebknecht

In the present imperialistic milieu there can be no
wars of national self-defense.
- Karl Liebknecht

 

The new Germany has the unquestionable right to hold
its tongue between its teeth.
- Karl Liebknecht

The aim of my life is the overthrow of monarchy.
- Karl Liebknecht

In capitalist history, invasion and class struggle are not opposites,
as the official legend would have us believe,
but one is the means and the expression of the other.
- Karl Liebknecht

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Imperialism is not the creation of any one or any one group of states.
- Karl Liebknecht

Long live the liberation of the workers off all countries
from the infernal chasm of war,
exploitation and slavery!
- Karl Liebknecht

This republic represents the greatest basis for that
universal socialist order,
the creation of which is at the present time the historic
task of the International Proletariat.
- Karl Liebknecht

Capitalism is war; socialism is peace.
- Karl Liebknecht

Like a cyclone, imperialism spins across the globe;
militarism crushes peoples and sucks their blood like a vampire.
- Karl Liebknecht

Consider well this fact: As long as the German people
does not arise and use force directed by its own will,
the assassination of the people will continue.
- Karl Liebknecht

The failure of the Russian Socialist Republic will
be the defeat of the proletariat of the whole world.
- Karl Liebknecht

But Socialism, alone, can bring self-determination of their peoples.
- Karl Liebknecht

The Russian revolution was to an unprecedented degree
the cause of the proletariat of the whole world becoming more revolutionary.
- Karl Liebknecht

Through this experience we have been warned -
learn everything,
don't forget anything!
- Karl Liebknecht

Yes, Socialists should defend their country in great historical crises.
- Karl Liebknecht

Workers, comrades, and you, women of the people,
let not this festival of May, the second during the war,
pass without protest against the Imperialist Slaughter.
- Karl Liebknecht

Passive fatalism can never be the role of a revolutionary party,
like the Social Democracy.
- Karl Liebknecht

Just as invasion is the true and tried weapon in the
hands of capital against the class struggle,
so on the other hand the fearless pursuit of the class
struggle has always proven the most effective preventative of foreign invasions.
- Karl Liebknecht

To the socialist no nation is free whose national existence
is based upon the enslavement of another people,
for to him colonial peoples, too, are peoples,
and, as such, parts of the national state.
- Karl Liebknecht

Incendiary capitalism is carrying its out evil works
more dangerously than ever,
and is doing so in the increasingly dangerous neighborhood
of the powder kegs that are the great European military powers.
- Karl Liebknecht

Capitalism works better from every perspective when
the economic decision makers are forced to share power
with those who will be affected by those decisions.
- Barney Frank

Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden.
- Orson Scott Card

Under capitalism each individual engages in economic planning.
- George Reisman

The inherent vice of capitalism
is the unequal sharing of blessings;
the inherent virtue of socialism
is the equal sharing of miseries.
- Winston Churchill

Under capitalism, man exploits man.
Under communism, it's just the opposite.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

I think the most important factor in getting out of
the recession actually is just the regenerative capacity of -
of American capitalism.
- Warren Buffett

Conservatives have no understanding of modern capitalism.
They have a distorted understanding of the traditional
values they claim to defend.
- Christopher Lasch

Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class.
- Al Capone

Capitalism and the market are presented as synonymous,
but they are not.
Capitalism is both the enemy of the market and democracy.
- David Korten

What's immediately profitable is the only kind of logic
that capitalism understands.
- Susan George

Capitalism tries for a delicate balance:
It attempts to work things out so that
everyone gets just enough stuff to keep them from
getting violent and trying to take other people's stuff.
- George Carlin

We have two evils to fight, capitalism and racism.
We must destroy both racism and capitalism.
- Huey Newton

If it were necessary to give the briefest possible
definition of imperialism,
we should have to say that imperialism is the monopoly stage of capitalism.
- Vladimir Lenin

Feminism encourages women to leave their husbands,
kill their children, practice witchcraft,
destroy capitalism and become lesbians.
- Pat Robertson

Capitalism should not be condemned, since we haven't had capitalism.
- Ron Paul

Socialism is nothing but the capitalism of the lower classes.
- Oswald Spengler

World wide capitalism kills more people everyday then Hitler did.
And he was crazy.
- Ken Livingstone

There are no two countries with the same style of economic mechanism,
with the same capitalism.
- Anatoly Chubais

It is no longer an unwritten law of American capitalism
that industry will attempt to maintain wages at a level
that allows a single wage to support a family.
- Christopher Lasch

WikiLeaks is designed to make capitalism more free and ethical.
- Julian Assange

It is because the fight against the harshest aspects
of unrestricted capitalism is therefore a political
problem and not an intellectual one that community
action remains so essential.
- Barney Frank

Capitalism has socialized production.
It has brought thousands of people together in the
factory and involved them in new social relationships.
- C. L. R. James

I have said it already, I am convinced that the way
to build a new and better world is not capitalism.
Capitalism leads us straight to hell.
- Hugo Chavez

Capitalism inevitably and by virtue of the very logic
of its civilization creates,
educates and subsidizes a vested interest in social unrest.
- Joseph A. Schumpeter

Chicago is the product of modern capitalism,
and, like other great commercial centers,
is unfit for human habitation.
- Eugene V. Debs

History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom.
Clearly it is not a sufficient condition.
- Milton Friedman

If I had to give a definition of capitalism I would say:
the process whereby American girls turn into American women.
- Christopher Hampton

What business has science and capitalism got,
bringing all these new inventions into the works,
before society has produced a generation educated up to using them!
- Henrik Ibsen

The cure for capitalism's failing would require that
a government would have to rise above the interests of one class alone.
- Robert Heilbroner

I don't think that capitalism should be unbridled,
if by "unbridled" you mean unregulated.
- Chris Patten

The historical debate is over.
The answer is free-market capitalism.
- Thomas Friedman

There are people who don't like capitalism,
and people who don't like PCs.
But there's no-one who likes the PC who doesn't like Microsoft.
- Bill Gates

The left is back, and it's the only path we have to
get out of the spot to which the right has sunken us.
Socialism builds and capitalism destroys.
- Hugo Chavez

The basic law of capitalism is you or I,
not both you and I. - Karl Liebknecht

Capitalism is a stupid system, a backward system.
- Stokely Carmichael

The market is not an invention of capitalism.
It has existed for centuries.
It is an invention of civilization.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

I think Russians today have a distorted picture of capitalism,
liberal democracy and market economy.
- Garry Kasparov

Despite what many Americans think, most Soviets do
not yearn for capitalism or Western-style democracy.
- Dan Rather

In the Soviet Union, capitalism triumphed over communism.
In this country, capitalism triumphed over democracy.
- Fran Lebowitz

Fascism is capitalism plus murder.
- Upton Sinclair

Capitalism is using its money; we socialists throw it away.
- Fidel Castro

Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest
of men will do the most wickedest of things for the
greatest good of everyone.
- John Maynard Keynes

If allowed to run free of the social system,
capitalism will attempt to corrupt and undermine democracy,
which is after all not a natural state.
- John Ralston Saul

There is a serious tendency toward capitalism among the well-to-do peasants.
- Mao Tse-Tung

In the democratic western countries so-called capitalism
leads a saturnalia of "freedom,"
like a bastard brother of reform.
- Wyndham Lewis

The New Deal's enmity for that system of free and competitive
private enterprise which we call capitalism was fundamental.
- Garet Garrett

But we don't have an example of a democratic society
existing in a socialist economy -
which is the only real alternative to capitalism in the modern world.
- Peter L. Berger

The problem of social organization is how to set up
an arrangement under which greed will do the least harm,
capitalism is that kind of a system.
- Milton Friedman


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