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Mikhail Gorbachev Quotes and Sayings

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More socialism means more democracy,
openness and collectivism in everyday life.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

Democracy must learn to defend itself.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

If not me, who? And if not now, when?
- Mikhail Gorbachev

Certain people in the United States are driving nails
into this structure of our relationship,
then cutting off the heads.
So the Soviets must use their teeth to pull them out.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

 

My life's work has been accomplished.
I did all that I could.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

Democracy is the wholesome and pure air without which
a socialist public organization cannot live a full-blooded life.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

America must be the teacher of democracy,
not the advertiser of the consumer society.
It is unrealistic for the rest of the world to reach
the American living standard.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

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It would be naive to think that the problems plaguing
mankind today can be solved with means and methods
which were applied or seemed to work in the past.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

If what you have done yesterday still looks big to you,
you haven't done much today.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

Sometimes when you stand face to face with someone,
you cannot see his face.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

Surely, God on high has not refused to give us enough
wisdom to find ways to bring us an improvement in relations
between the two great nations on earth.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

What we need is Star Peace and not Star Wars.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

We are not abandoning our convictions,
our philosophy or traditions, nor do we urge anyone to abandon theirs.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

The world will not accept dictatorship or domination.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

Jesus was the first socialist, the first to seek a better life for mankind.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

It is better to discuss things, to argue and engage
in polemics than make perfidious plans of mutual destruction.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

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

The soviet people want full-blooded and unconditional democracy.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

If people don't like Marxism, they should blame the British Museum.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

I believe, as Lenin said, that this revolutionary chaos
may yet crystallize into new forms of life.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

It seems that the most important thing about Reagan
was his anti-Communism and his reputation as a hawk
who saw the Soviet Union as an 'evil empire.'
- Mikhail Gorbachev

I am a Communist, a convinced Communist!
For some that may be a fantasy.
But to me it is my main goal.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

The market came with the dawn of civilization and it
is not an invention of capitalism.
If it leads to improving the well-being of the people
there is no contradiction with socialism.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

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

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

Capitalism is war; socialism is peace.
- Karl Liebknecht

Poverty is not socialism.
To be rich is glorious.
- Deng Xiaoping

Socialism proposes no adequate substitute for the motive
of enlightened selfishness that to-day is at the basis
of all human labor and effort,
enterprise and new activity.
- William Howard Taft

It is certainly safe, in view of the movement to the
right of intellectuals and political thinkers,
to pronounce the brain death of socialism.
- Norman Tebbit

Socialism must come down from the brain and reach the heart.
- Jules Renard

I can understand Communism, but not Socialism.
- Lajos Kossuth

For, just as it has been said that there is no half-way
house between Rome and Reason,
so it may be said that there is no half-way house between
State Socialism and Anarchism.
- Benjamin Tucker

Socialism is the religion people get when they lose their religion.
- Richard John Neuhaus

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

The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.
- Karl Marx

Now that the day of reckoning has arrived,
they cry socialism!
- Elizabeth A. Sherman

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

Many people consider the things government does for
them to be social progress but they regard the things
government does for others as socialism.
- Earl Warren

We aim in the domain of politics at republicanism;
in the domain of economics at socialism;
in the domain of what is today called religion,
at atheism.
- August Bebel

National Socialism and Christianity are irreconcilable.
- Martin Bormann

I am convinced that the path to a new,
better and possible world is not capitalism,
the path is socialism.
- Hugo Chavez

Is Medicare socialism? You want to get rid of Medicare.
And a lot of the people against health care do.
I want to preserve it and grow it.
- Anthony Weiner

Democracy is indispensable to socialism.
- Vladimir Lenin

The 19th century was the age of Individualism;
the 20th and 21st are the ages of Socialism.
- Francis Parker Yockey

In my speeches, I always condemned communism,
national-socialism and fascism.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

Socialism means slavery.
- Lord Acton

Democracy and socialism are means to an end,
not the end itself.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

Socialism can only arrive by bicycle.
- Jose Antonio Viera Gallo

Socialism, on the contrary, extends its function to
the description of society as it should be,
and the discovery of the means of making it what it should be.
- Benjamin Tucker

If Socialism can only be realized when the intellectual
development of all the people permits it,
then we shall not see Socialism for at least five hundred years.
- Vladimir Lenin

And what always struck me about that war period was
how even Churchill had to talk socialism to keep up people's morale.
- Barbara Castle

I recognise that Socialism has ended its purely theoretical course,
and that the hour to construct has come.
- John Burns

Real socialism is inside man.
It wasn't born with Marx.
It was in the communes of Italy in the Middle Ages.
You can't say it is finished.
- Dario Fo

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

The mass of workers, as yet non-Socialist,
is retarded in its development towards Socialism.
- Karl Radek

We modern Marxists regard socialism as a historically
brief transitional stage between feudalism and capitalism,
necessary only in backward countries.
- John McCarthy

The problem with K-12 education is socialism and the solution is capitalism.
- Peter Brimelow

Socialism values equality more than liberty.
- Dennis Prager

For me, socialism has always been about liberty and solidarity,
but also about responsibility.
- Jacques Delors

Marriage is socialism among two people.
- Barbara Ehrenreich

Marxism conceives of the new system of socialism as
the necessary outcome of all previous history made
possible and necessary only by that previous history.
- Earl Browder

The goal of socialism is communism.
- Vladimir Lenin

Socialism is good when it comes to wages,
but it tells me nothing when it comes to other questions
in life that are more private and painful,
for which I must seek answers elsewhere.
- Karel Capek

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

The rise of National Socialism is the protest of a
people against a State that denies the right to work.
- Gregor Strasser

To cure the British disease with socialism was like
trying to cure leukaemia with leeches.
- Margaret Thatcher

I suppose not everyone has a dad who wrote a book saying
he didn't believe in the Parliamentary road to socialism.
- Ed Miliband

The Jews are the enemy of National Socialism.
- Arthur Seyss-Inquart

I have the feeling that this Moscow Pact will at some
time or other exact vengeance upon National Socialism.
- Alfred Rosenberg

We can't afford to go down the dead end roads of Parliamentary
Socialism or Fascistic Bolshevism.
- John Blair

Democracy is the road to socialism.
- Karl Marx


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