Capitalism Quotes

All fingers are not alike, If you cut bigger ones to make all equal it is communism, If you stretch smaller ones to make all equal it is socialism, If you do nothing to make all equal it is capitalism.

B. J. Gupta

The fundamental idea of modern capitalism is not the right of the individual to possess and enjoy what he has earned, but the thesis that the exercise of this right redounds to the general good.

Ralph B. Perry

Socialism is nothing but the capitalism of the lower classes

Oswald Spengler

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

Christopher Hampton

Capitalism is founded on greed and envy

Charles Long

Capitalism needs to function like a game of tug-of-war. Two opposing sides need to continually struggle for dominance, but at no time can either side be permitted to walk away with the rope.

Pete Holiday

Under capitalism man exploits man; under socialism the reverse is true

Polish Proverb

Capitalism is the bastard child of democracy.

Doug Moody

Fascism is capitalism plus murder.

Upton Sinclair

Doing well is the result of doing good. That's what capitalism is all about.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The dynamics of capitalism is postponement of enjoyment to the constantly postponed future.

Norman O. Brown

The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism, and become lesbians.

Pat Robertson

Publicity is the life of this culture - in so far as without publicity capitalism could not survive - and at the same time publicity is its dream.

John Berger

Capitalism is at its liberating best in a noncapitalist environment. The crypto-businessman is the true revolutionary in a Communist country.

Eric Hoffer

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.

Bertrand Russell

Predatory capitalism created a complex industrial system and an advanced technology; it permitted a considerable extension of democratic practice and fostered certain liberal values, but within limits that are now being pressed and must be overcome. It is not a fit system for the mid-twentieth century.

Noam Chomsky

The Internet will help achieve "friction free capitalism" by putting buyer and seller in direct contact and providing more information to both about each other.

Bill Gates

I was guilty of judging capitalism by its operations and socialism by its hopes and aspirations; capitalism by its works and socialism by its literature

Sidney Hook

I am going to fight capitalism even if it kills me. It is wrong that people like you should be comfortable and well fed while all around you people are starving.

Sylvia Pankhurst

There is a serious tendency toward capitalism among the well-to-do peasants

Mao Tse-Tung

Capitalism justified itself and was adopted as an economic principle on the express ground that it provides selfish motives for doing good, and that human beings will do nothing except for selfish motives

George Bernard Shaw

With the exception of capitalism, there is nothing so revolting as revolution

George Bernard Shaw

Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.

George Bernard Shaw

Natural capitalism is not about making sudden changes, uprooting institutions, or fomenting upheaval for a new social order. Natural capitalism is about making small, critical choices that can tip economic and social factors in positive ways.

Paul Hawken
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