Quotes About Private Property

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Quotes About Private Property

For the recognition of private property has really harmed Individualism, and obscured it, by confusing a man with what he possesses.
— Oscar Wilde —

If history could teach us anything, it would be that private property is inextricably linked with civilization

— Ludwig Von Mises

The sun is pure communism everywhere but in cities, where it's private property.

— Malcolm De Chazal

By virtue of our private property society, we have disconnected individuals from the land. We have put them in high rises and asked them to live their lives in urban settings, disconnected from the land.

— Adam Dell

[O]ne of the greatest difficulties encountered in bringing about favorable change is this almost inescapable illusion that there is a perduring, unique, simple existent self, [which is] in some strange fashion, the patient's, or the subject person's, private property.

— Harry Stack Sullivan

One of the most extraordinary examples in recent decades [of unitary visions of constitutional enterprise] is found in a book called "Takings" ... Epstein makes an extremely clever but stunningly reductionist argument that the whole Constitution is really designed to protect private property ... Can a constitution reflecting as diverse an array of visions and aspirations as ours really be reducible to such as sadly single-minded vision as that?

— Laurence Tribe

It is true that the welfare-statists are not socialists, that they never advocated or intended the socialization of private property, that they want to 'preserve' private property-with government control of its use and disposal. But that is the fundamental characteristic of fascism.

— Ayn Rand

Any material element or resource which, in order to become of use or value to men, requires the application of human knowledge and effort, should be private property-by the right of those who apply the knowledge and effort.

— Ayn Rand

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