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property Quotes

11 of the best book quotes about property
  1. #1
    “Land is the basis of an aristocracy, which clings to the soil that supports it; for it is not by privileges alone, nor by birth, but by landed property handed down from generation to generation, that an aristocracy is constituted. A nation may present immense fortunes and extreme wretchedness, but unless those fortunes are territorial there is no aristocracy, but simply the class of the rich and that of the poor.”
  2. #2
    “The distinguishing feature of Communism is not the abolition of property generally, but the abolition of bourgeois property.”
  3. #3
    “The theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property.”
  4. #4
    “The Communist revolution is the most radical rupture with traditional property relations; no wonder that its development involves the most radical rupture with traditional ideas.”
  5. #5
    “Communism deprives no man of the power to appropriate the products of society; all that it does is to deprive him of the power to subjugate the labour of others by means of such appropriation.”
  6. #6
    “I hate to be thought men’s property in that way—though possibly I shall be had some day.”
  7. #7
    “I asked him once why he had to go away, why the land was so important. He took my hand and said in his quiet way: “Look out there, Cassie girl. All that belongs to you. You ain’t never had to live on nobody’s place but your own and long as I live and the family survives, you’ll never have to. That’s important. You may not understand that now, but one day you will. Then you’ll see.”
  8. #8
    “Though the things of nature are given in common, yet man, by being master of himself, and proprietor of his own person, and the actions or labour of it, had still in himself the great foundation of property; and that, which made up the great part of what he applied to the support or comfort of his being, when invention and arts had improved the conveniencies of life, was perfectly his own, and did not belong in common to others.”
  9. #9
    “My family has property and I don’t know why I’m being treated like this.”
  10. #10
    “You weren’t mine to begin with.”
  11. #11
    “It is evident, then, that it is better for property to be private, but to make it common in use.”