The economic anarchy of capitalist society as it exists today is, in my opinion, the real source of the evil… I am convinced there is only one way to eliminate these grave evils, namely through the establishment of a socialist economy, accompanied by an educational system which would be oriented toward social goals. In such an economy, the means of production are owned by society itself and are utilized in a planned fashion. A planned economy, which adjusts production to the needs of the community, would distribute the work to be done among all those able to work and would guarantee a livelihood to every man, woman, and child. The education of the individual, in addition to promoting his own innate abilities, would attempt to develop in him a sense of responsibility for his fellow men in place of the glorification of power and success in our present society.
Albert Einstein, Why Socialism? 1949
Capitalism is the way of the devil and exploitation. If you really want to look at things through the eyes of Jesus Christ — who I think was the first socialist — only socialism can really create a genuine society.
Уго Чавес, Time. 2006
„Социализмът не може да съществува без промяна в съзнанието, която ще доведе до нови братски отношения между хората, както на индивидуално равнище в рамките на обществата, където социализма се изгражда или вече е изграден, така и в световен мащаб, по отношение на всички хора, страдащи отимпериалистическото потисничество.
Че Гевара, реч от 24 февруари 1965