„Some French socialist said that private property was theft … I say that private property is a nuisance.“

Referring to a famous statement by the French anarchist Pierre-Joseph Proudhon that "Property is theft!", as quoted in The Man Who Loved Only Numbers (1998) by Paul Hoffman, p. 7

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Paul Erdős Foto
Paul Erdős3
matemático húngaro 1913 - 1996

Citas similares

„Sufficient private property in users' commodities is dependent upon the abolition of private property in primary means of production and distribution.“

—  Kirby Page American clergyman 1890 - 1957

Property (1935)
Contexto: Sufficient private property in users' commodities is dependent upon the abolition of private property in primary means of production and distribution. With less private property, we may have more private property and make available plenty for everyone.

Oscar Wilde Foto

„It is immoral to use private property in order to alleviate the horrible evils that result from the institution of private property.“

—  Oscar Wilde, libro El alma del hombre bajo el socialismo

The Soul of Man Under Socialism (1891)

Adolf Hitler Foto

„We National Socialists see in private property a higher level of human economic development that according to the differences in performance controls the management of what has been accomplished enabling and guaranteeing the advantage of a higher standard of living for everyone. Bolshevism destroys not only private property but also private initiative and the readiness to shoulder responsibility.“

—  Adolf Hitler Führer and Reich Chancellor of Germany, Leader of the Nazi Party 1889 - 1945

Speech made at the Reichstag (21 May 1935) Found in Translation of Herr Hitler's Speech to the German Reichstag on May 21, 1935 https://books.google.com/books?id=r_-htwAACAAJ&dq=hitler+may+21+1935+speech&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwir0MTAmInWAhXPaCYKHaFIB2UQ6AEIJjAA Foreign Office Press. German version https://archive.org/stream/RedeDesFhrersUndReichskanzlersAdolfHitlerVorDemReichstagAm21.Mai/MicrosoftWord-Ah19350521#page/n11/mode/2up
1930s
Contexto: The Germany of today is a National Socialist State. The ideology that dominates us is in diametrical contradiction to that of Soviet Russia. National Socialism is a doctrine that has reference exclusively to the German people. Bolshevism lays stress on international mission. We National Socialists believe a man can, in the long run, be happy only among his own people. We are convinced the happiness and achievements of Europe are indissolubly tied up with the continuation of the system of independent and free national States. Bolshevism preaches the establishment of a world empire and recognizes only section of a central international. We National Socialists grant each people the right to its own inner life according to its needs and its own nature. Bolshevism, on the other hand, establishes doctrinal theories that are to be accepted by all peoples, regardless of their particular essence, their special nature, traditions, etc. National Socialism speaks up for the solution of social problems, issues and tensions in their own nation, with methods that are consistent with our common human, spiritual, cultural and economic beliefs, traditions and conditions. Bolshevism preaches the international class struggle, the international world revolution with the weapons of the terror and the violence. National Socialism fights for the reconciliation and consequent adjustment of the differences in life and the union of all for common benefits. Bolshevism teaches the overcoming of an alleged class rule by the dictatorship of the power of a different class. National Socialism does not attach importance to a only theoretical rule of the working class, but especially on the practical improvement of their living conditions and standard of living. Bolshevism fights for a theory and, for it, sacrifices millions of people, immense values of traditional culture and traditions, and achieves, compared with us, only a very low standard of living for all. As National Socialists, our hearts are full with admiration and respect for the great achievements of the past, not only in our own people but also far beyond. We are happy to belong to an European cultural community that has so tremendously embossed today's world with a stamp of its mind. Bolshevism rejects this cultural achievement of mankind, claiming that has found the beginning of the real cultural and human history in the year of birth of Marxism. We, National Socialists, do not want to be of the same opinion as our church organizations in this or that organizational question. But we never want a lack of belief in religion or any faith, and do not wish that our churches become club-houses or cinemas. Bolshevism teaches the godlessness and acts accordingly. We National Socialists see in private property a higher level of human economic development that according to the differences in performance controls the management of what has been accomplished enabling and guaranteeing the advantage of a higher standard of living for everyone. Bolshevism destroys not only private property but also private initiative and the readiness to shoulder responsibility. It has not been able to save millions of human beings from starvation in Russia, the greatest Agrarian State in the world. It would be unthinkable to transfer such a catastrophe into Germany, because, at the of the day, in Russia there are 10 city dwellers for every 90 country dwellers, but in Germany for only 25 farmers there are 75 city dwellers. National Socialists and Bolshevists both are convinced they are a world apart from each other and their differences can never be bridged. Apart from that, there were thousands of our people slain and maimed in the fight against Bolshevism. If Russia likes Bolshevism it is not our affair, but if Bolshevism casts its nets over to Germany, then we will fight it tooth and nail.

George Fitzhugh Foto

„Private property destroys liberty and equality.“

—  George Fitzhugh American activist 1806 - 1881

Fuente: Cannibals All!, or Slaves Without Masters (1857), p. 323

Karl Marx Foto

„The knell of capitalist private property sounds.“

—  Karl Marx, libro Das Kapital

Vol. I, Ch. 32, p. 837.
Das Kapital (Buch I) (1867)
Contexto: The monopoly of capital becomes a fetter upon the mode of production, which has sprung up and flourished along with, and under it. Centralisation of the means of production and socialisation of labour at last reach a point where they become incompatible with their capitalist integument. This integument is burst asunder. The knell of capitalist private property sounds. The expropriators are expropriated.

Michael von Faulhaber Foto
Herbert Marcuse Foto

„In conditions of private property … “life-activity” stands in the service of property instead of property standing the service of free life-activity.“

—  Herbert Marcuse German philosopher, sociologist, and political theorist 1898 - 1979

"The Foundations of Historical Materialism," Studies in Critical Philosophy (1972), p. 32

Charles Coughlin Foto

„I believe in upholding the right to private property but in controlling it for the public good.“

—  Charles Coughlin Catholic priest, radio commentator 1891 - 1979

Broadcast speech (Nov. 11, 1934)

Karl Marx Foto
Margaret Thatcher Foto

„If a Tory does not believe that private property is one of the main bulwarks of individual freedom, then he had better become a socialist and have done with it.“

—  Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013

Article for Daily Telegraph ("My Kind of Tory Party") (30 January 1975) http://www.margaretthatcher.org/speeches/displaydocument.asp?docid=102600
Shadow Secretary for Environment

Friedrich Engels Foto
Fernando Pessoa Foto

„Property isn't theft: it's nothing.“

—  Fernando Pessoa, libro Libro del desasosiego

Ibid.
The Book of Disquiet
Original: A propriedade não é roubo: não é nada.

Oscar Wilde Foto

„When private property is abolished there will be no necessity for crime, no demand for it; it will cease to exist.“

—  Oscar Wilde, libro El alma del hombre bajo el socialismo

The Soul of Man Under Socialism (1891)

Karl Marx Foto

„The theory of Communism may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property.“

—  Karl Marx German philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist and revolutionary socialist 1818 - 1883

Fuente: The Manifesto of the Communist Party (1848), Section 2, paragraph 13.

Friedrich Engels Foto
Alan Charles Kors Foto
Friedrich Engels Foto
Ilana Mercer Foto

„Anti-discrimination law is inconsistent with freedom of association and the right of private property.“

—  Ilana Mercer South African writer

“The right to discriminate is the essence of liberty,” https://jungefreiheit.de/kolumne/2015/das-recht-auf-diskriminierung-ist-die-essenz-der-freiheit/ Junge Freiheit, April 9, 2015.
2010s, 2015

„Three-fifths to two-thirds of the federal budget consists of taking property from one American and giving it to another. Were a private person to do the same thing, we'd call it theft.“

—  Walter E. Williams American economist, commentator, and academic 1936

When government does it, we euphemistically call it income redistribution, but that's exactly what thieves do -- redistribute income. Income redistribution not only betrays the founders' vision, it's a sin in the eyes of God.
On Bogus Right http://econfaculty.gmu.edu/wew/articles/06/bogus.html (8 February 2006)
2000s

Jacques Pierre Brissot Foto

„Exclusive property is a theft against nature.“

—  Jacques Pierre Brissot French revolutionary 1754 - 1793

Original: (fr) La propriété exclusive est un vol dans la nature.

Quoted in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 615.

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