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Quotes About Collectivism

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Basil the Great
“When someone steals another's clothes, we call them a thief. Should we not give the same name to one who could clothe the naked and does not? The bread in your cupboard belongs to the hungry; the coat unused in your closet belongs to the one who needs it; the shoes rotting in your closet belong to the one who has no shoes; the money which you hoard up belongs to the poor.”
Basil the Great

Jarod Kintz
“I collect collectivisms. I’ve already got socialism and communism, and all I need is fascism to complete the set. I’m looking to trade my dusty democracy, but Uncle Sam isn’t interested in a deal at this time. 
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Jarod Kintz, 99 Cents For Some Nonsense

Ayn Rand
“The age of the skyscraper is gone. This is the age of the housing project. Which is always a prelude to the age of the cave.”
Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

Ayn Rand
“No happy person can be quite so impervious to pain (Gail Wynand to Dominique Francon)”
Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

Jarod Kintz
“I gathered all my eggs in one basket, because I believe in collectivism, and I wanted a tyrannical omelet.
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Jarod Kintz, 99 Cents For Some Nonsense

Samuel P. Huntington
“Collective will supplants individual whim”
Samuel P. Huntington

Christopher Hitchens
“The matter on which I judge people is their willingness, or ability, to handle contradiction. Thus Paine was better than Burke when it came to the principle of the French revolution, but Burke did and said magnificent things when it came to Ireland, India and America. One of them was in some ways a revolutionary conservative and the other was a conservative revolutionary. It's important to try and contain multitudes. One of my influences was Dr Israel Shahak, a tremendously brave Israeli humanist who had no faith in collectivist change but took a Spinozist line on the importance of individuals. Gore Vidal's admirers, of whom I used to be one and to some extent remain one, hardly notice that his essential critique of America is based on Lindbergh and 'America First'—the most conservative position available. The only real radicalism in our time will come as it always has—from people who insist on thinking for themselves and who reject party-mindedness.”
Christopher Hitchens, Christopher Hitchens and His Critics: Terror, Iraq, and the Left

Ayn Rand
“He needed the people and the clamour around him. There was no questions and no doubts when he stood on a platform over a sea of faces; the air was heavy, compact, saturated with a single solvent-admiration; there was no room for anything else. He was great; great as the number of people who told him so. He was right; right as the number of people who believed it. He looked at the faces, at the eyes, he saw himself born in them, he saw himself granted the gift of life. That was Peter Keating, that, the reflection in those staring pupils, and his body was only it's reflection.”
Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

William F. Buckley Jr.
“I believe that the duel between Christianity and atheism is the most important in the world. I further believe that the struggle between individualism and collectivism is the same struggle reproduced on another level.”
William F. Buckley Jr., God and Man at Yale: The Superstitions of 'Academic Freedom'

Mario Vargas Llosa
“Porque a felicidade era temporária, individual, excepcionalmente dual, raríssimas vezes tripartida e nunca coletiva, municipal.”
Mario Vargas Llosa, In Praise of the Stepmother

Stefan Molyneux
“Tyranny is the wolf cast by the shadows of sheep.”
Stefan Molyneux

Bernard Werber
“He felt useless and degraded, as if he no longer lived for others but for himself alone.”
Bernard Werber, Empire of the Ants

Blaise Pascal
“If the foot had never realized it belonged to the body, & that there never was a body on which it depended, if it had only known & loved itself & then came to know that it really belonged to the body on which it depended, think of the regret & shame it would feel for its past existence. It would recognize how useless it had been to the body in spite of the life poured into it, & how it would have been destroyed if the body had rejected it & cut it off as the foot cut itself off from the body! How it would have desired earnestly to be kept on! How obediently it would let itself be governed by the will in charge of the body, to the point of being amputated if necessary! Otherwise it would cease to a member, for every member must be ready to perish for the sake of the whole, for whose sake alone exists.”
Blaise Pascal, The Mind on Fire: A Faith for the Skeptical and Indifferent

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