Communism is the anti-thesis of capitalism. Communism advocates common ownership and a stateless society as against private ownership and profit, which are the basis of capitalism. This economic theory was first propounded by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. What has been portrayed of communism in theory has rarely been successful in practice. The concept of communism was made to remove inequality and to deliver the basic necessities of health, education and employment to the citizens. This concept Is not practical as it hampers personal growth of the individual, leads to dictatorship and does not give financial freedom to the people. The communist governments,at least in a few countries, have resorted to suppression, human right abuse and victimization of the workers they represent.
Although the works of Marx, such as 'Das Kapital' have been applauded across the world, many countries across the world have shunned communism. The era of great dictators like Vladimir Lenin and Josef Stalin, the brutal regime of Pol Pot, the governance in North Korea since decades and several other examples from history have got people intimidated by the ideology. The following communism quotes will help you get a clear idea of it.