Behold the era of entrepreneurship! Behold capitalism! Read on the following famous quotes to know the popular opinion about capitalism in the form of famous quotations and sayings!

Capitalism Quotes

Capitalism is arguably the most successful economic policy of our times and this is also the policy that the developed world swears by. To define it in the simplest way, Capitalism is a system where enterprises or businesses are owned by private individuals and little government interference. It is also understood by many as investment of money and goods by individuals to gain huge amounts of profit. Several nations, governed by ideologies of communism, oppose such a system because they feel capitalism thinks very little of the welfare of the society as a whole. Many also criticize capitalism for paving way for economic inequality. In layman's words, the rich get richer and poor, poorer.

Despite all the criticism it faces, capitalism has its own benefits. The countries following this policy are rather liberal and give a lot of importance to freedom of speech. In capitalistic economies, an individual is respected and gratified financially for his work and performance unlike other economies, which are more based on altruism. Capitalism is an economic freedom which helps political freedom, increases the efficiency and helps in economic growth. Although capitalism is generally considered good, many feel that it results in monopoly which could be harmful to the society on the long run. Read these capitalism quotes to get a clear insight. 

Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men's stupidity, but your talent to their reason.

- Ayn Rand

Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.

- Karl Marx

Capital is money, capital is commodities. By virtue of it being value, it has acquired the occult ability to add value to itself. It brings forth living offspring, or, at the least, lays golden eggs.

- Karl Marx

Capital is reckless of the health or length of life of the laborer, unless under compulsion from society.

- Karl Marx

Capitalist production, therefore, develops technology, and the combining together of various processes into a social whole, only by sapping the original sources of all wealth - the soil and the labourer.

- Karl Marx

As soon as the land of any country has all become private property, the landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed, and demand a rent even for its natural produce.

- Adam Smith

Consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production; and the interest of the producer ought to be attended to, only so far as it may be necessary for promoting that of the consumer.

- Adam Smith

Labour was the first price, the original purchase - money that was paid for all things. It was not by gold or by silver, but by labour, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased.

- Adam Smith

The only point in making money is, you can tell some big shot where to go.

- Humphrey Bogart

Capitalism is using its money; we socialists throw it away.

- Fidel Castro

“They talk about the failure of socialism but where is the success of capitalism in Africa, Asia and Latin America?”

- Fidel Castro

I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating... because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition.

- Fidel Castro

I am like any other man. All I do is supply a demand.

- Al Capone

Capital is a result of labor, and is used by labor to assist it in further production. Labor is the active and initial force, and labor is therefore the employer of capital.

- Henry George

An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.

- Plutarch

I have said it already, I am convinced that the way to build a new and better world is not capitalism. Capitalism leads us straight to hell.

- Hugo Chavez

The problem of social organization is how to set up an arrangement under which greed will do the least harm, capitalism is that kind of a system.

- Milton Friedman

Capitalism has socialized production. It has brought thousands of people together in the factory and involved them in new social relationships.

- C. L. R. James

Fascism is nothing but capitalist reaction.

- Leon Trotsky

The home stands in contrast to all other capitalist institutions as the last stronghold of pre-capitalist isolation.

- C. L. R. James

Capital isn't that important in business. Experience isn't that important. You can get both of these things. What is important is ideas.

- Harvey S. Firestone

The left is back, and it's the only path we have to get out of the spot to which the right has sunken us. Socialism builds and capitalism destroys.

- Hugo Chavez

Conservatives have no understanding of modern capitalism. They have a distorted understanding of the traditional values they claim to defend.

- Christopher Lasch

There are people who don't like capitalism, and people who don't like PCs. But there's no-one who likes the PC who doesn't like Microsoft.

- Bill Gates

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