Nowadays, socialism has become synonymous with progress; anybody who craves for any type of change is a socialist.
There is only one thing the public doesn’t want to deal with, and that is public affairs.
It is really difficult for our prejudices to allow us, not only to judge correctly, but even to see the facts as they are.
I have never doubted that the socialists have led astray many generous hearts and sincere minds.
There is a fundamental difference between the physiological capacity for reproduction and actual reproduction.
Let moralists no longer be dismayed by this consideration.
For the moment, one would have thought that the human heart itself was about to undergo a great transformation and, shaking off the yoke of self-interest, would henceforth be guided by nothing less than the purest forms of self-sacrifice.
Without perceiving what is happening, he will permit himself to be carried along, content merely to consider effects, obstacles, the interests of the producer, and worse yet, to confuse those interests with the public interest. This, in fact, amounts to choosing the ills instead of the benefits…
When we compare the height of two trees, their heights and the difference between their heights are distinct from our evaluation of them.
If there were no more thieves among us, we would all be upright and happy! This is socialism’s statement of principles!
When it is a question of examining the general laws that society obeys, the way men behave universally carries more weight than a few utterances.
The law says: Do not unto others as you would not have them do unto you.
And I say to you: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
However, it is not the goodness of the intention that makes the goodness of the medicine.
For me there is just one truth and one justice, and equality takes the same form everywhere. I also think that liberty always produces the same results everywhere and that a fraternal and friendly link should unite the weak and oppressed in all countries.