And while the law [of competition] may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.
A gardener who cultivates his own garden with his own hands, unites in his own person the three different characters, of landlord, farmer, and labourer. His produce, therefore, should pay him the rent of the first, the profit of the second, and the wages
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
Fascism is capitalism plus murder.
The dynamics of capitalism is postponement of enjoyment to the constantly postponed future.
This American system of ours . . . call it Americanism, call it capitalism, call it what you like, gives to each and every one of us a great opportunity if we only seize it with both hands and make the most of it.
Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone
The market is not an invention of capitalism. It has existed for centuries. It is an invention of civilization.
Fascism is Capitalism in decay N. Lenin
Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.
When the highwayman holds his gun to your head, you turn your valuables over to him. You 'consent' alright, but you do so because you cannot help yourself, because you are compelled by his gun. Are you not compelled to work for an employer? Your need compels you, just as the highwaymans gun.
The possessions of the rich are stolen property.
Contrary to the vulgar belief that men are motivated primarily by materialistic considerations, we now see the capitalist system being discredited and destroyed all over the world, even though this system has given men the greatest material comforts
All business proceeds on beliefs, or judgments of probabilities, and not on certainties.
Can you not see that it is the INDUSTRIAL SYSTEM and not the boss which must be changed?
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!
Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
In the Soviet Union, capitalism triumphed over communism. In this country, capitalism triumphed over democracy.
Capitalism and communism stand at opposite poles. Their essential difference is this: The communist, seeing the rich man and his fine home, says: 'No man should have so much.' The capitalist, seeing the same thing, says: 'All men should have so much.'
Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden.
Despite a voluminous and often fervent literature on income distribution, the cold fact is that most income is not distributed: It is earned.
What kind of society isn't structured on greed? 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
While the miser is merely a capitalist gone mad, the capitalist is a rational miser