communism

A Quote by Martin Niemoller on catholicism, communism, judaism, protestantism, time, and trade

In Germany they first came for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me--and by that time no one was left to speak up.

Martin Niemoller (1892 - 1984)

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A Quote by Mao Tse-tung on communism, enemies, and love

Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy.

Mao Tse-tung (1893 - 1976)

Source: 1950 quoted in Time

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A Quote by Lech Walesa on communism and television

"It all came from there," Lech Walesa said, pointing to a TV when a reporter asked him why communism fell.

Lech Walesa (1943 -)

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A Quote by John Newton Mitchell on birds, communism, and country

The conservation movement is a breeding ground of Communists and other subversives. We intend to clean them out, even if it means rounding up every bird watcher in the country.

John Newton Mitchell (1969 - 1972)

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A Quote by John Foster Dulles on communism, defense, power, and world

Local defense will always be important. But there is no local defense which alone will contain the mighty land power of the Communist world. Local defense must be reinforced by the further deterrent of massive retaliatory power.

John Foster Dulles (1888 - 1959)

Source: Address to the Council on Foreign Relations, January 12, 1954

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A Quote by Hadley Read on communism, daughters, democracy, earth, fatherhood, labor, management, motherhood, and sons

We have developed communications systems to permit man on earth to talk with man on the moon. Yet mother often cannot talk with daughter, father to son, black to white, labor with management or democracy with communism.

Hadley Read

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A Quote by Henry Graham Greene on catholicism, communism, faith, indifference, society, and water

Catholics and Communists have committed great crimes, but at least they have not stood aside, like an established society, and been indifferent. I would rather have blood on my hands than water like Pilate . . . if you have abandoned one faith, do not abandon all faith. There is always an alternative to the faith we lose. Or is it the same faith under another name?

Graham Greene (1904 - 1991)

Source: The Comedians, 1966

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A Quote by George H. Allen on communism, dictatorship, people, power, and trust

Today the primary threat to the liberties of the American people comes not from communism, foreign tyrants or dictators. It comes from the tendency on our own shores to centralize power, to trust bureaucracies rather than people.

George H. Allen (1922 - 1990)

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A Quote by Earl Clement Richard Attlee on action, communism, democracy, failure, fascism, judgment, people, power, simplicity, and world

The criterion by which these people judge their action is a simple one. If in any part of the world the Communist Party, by no matter what means, is in power, that is democracy. If anywhere the Communists fail, then, however fair the conditions, it is regarded as Fascism.

Earl Clement Richard Attlee (1883 - 1967)

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A Quote by E. B. White on communism, control, health, loyalty, needs, praise, security, testing, and thought

Security, for me, took a tumble not when I read that there were Communists in Hollywood but when I read your editorial in praise of loyalty testing and thought control. If a man is in health, he doesn't need to take anybody else's temperature to know where he is going.

E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

Source: Letter to the New York Herald Tribune, November 29, 1947

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