18741965 - Winston Churchill
If you destroy a free market, you create a black market.
Socialism assails the pre-eminence of the individual.
You don't make the poor richer by making the rich poorer.
No socialist system can be established without a political police.
If you have 10,000 regulations, you destroy all respect for the law.
Socialism is inseparably interwoven with totalitarianism and the abject worship of the State.
Is it better to have equality at the price of poverty or well-being at the price of inequality?
All men are created equal' says the American Declaration of Independence. 'All men shall be kept equal' say the Socialists.
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
It is not alone that property, in all its forms, is struck at, but that liberty, in all its forms, is challenged by the fundamental conceptions of socialism.
Some see private enterprise as a predatory animal to be shot, others look on it as a cow to be milked but a few see it as a sturdy horse pulling a wagon.
The vice of capitalism is that it stands for the unequal sharing of blessings; whereas the virtue of socialism is that it stands for the equal sharing of misery.
The day will come when it will be recognized without doubt throughout the civilized world that the strangling of Bolshevism at birth would have been an untold blessing to the human race."
If I were asked the difference between Socialism and Communism, I could only reply that the Socialist tries to lead us to disaster by foolish words and the Communist could try to drive us there by violent deeds.
From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent. Behind that line lie all the capitals of the ancient states of Central and Eastern Europe. Warsaw, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest and Sofia, all these famous cities and the populations around them lie in what I must call the Soviet sphere, and all are subject in one form or another, not only to Soviet influence but to a very high and, in many cases, increasing measure of control from Moscow. From his Iron Curtain Speech in the gymnasium of Westminster College in Fulton, MO, on 3/05/1946
The flame of Christian ethics is still our best guide ... only on this basis can we reconcile the rights of the individual with the demands of society.