Property Quotes

Communism is inequality, but not as property is. Property is exploitation of the weak by the strong. Communism is exploitation of the strong by the weak. Pierre Joseph Proudhon

Property is theft. Pierre Joseph Proudhon

The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property. John Locke

So great moreover is the regard of the law for private property, that it will not authorize the least violation of it; no, not even for the general good of the whole community. Sir William Blackstone

Whenever there is a conflict between human rights and property rights, human rights must prevail. Abraham Lincoln

In fact, a fundamental interdependence exists between the personal right to liberty and the personal right in property. Potter Stewart

Property is the fruit of labor – property is desirable – is a positive good in the world. Abraham Lincoln

Property has its duties as well as its rights. Thomas Drummond

Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it. G K Chesterton

The personal right to acquire property, which is a natural right, gives to property, when acquired, a right to protection, as a social right. James Madison