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Socialism

  • The fundamental point that democratic socialists have always made remains as true today and as relevant as ever: That human needs must come first, that people are more important than profits, and that some things — health, housing, food, education — which are essential to human survival and dignity must be guaranteed as human rights.

  • Consider the standard two-person married couple. ... They will share a VCR, a microwave, etc. This is not a matter of ideology or even personal inclination. It is practically the definition of marriage. Marriage is socialism among two people.

  • The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money.

    • Margaret Thatcher,
    • in Iain Dale and Grant Tucker, eds., The Margaret Thatcher Book of Quotations ()
  • To me there can be no liberation without socialism. And conversely, there can be no socialism without liberation for everybody.

  • Scratch a socialist and you find a snob.

  • ... in a socialist country you can get rich by providing necessities, while in a capitalist country you can get rich by providing luxuries.