The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point, however, is to change it.
Karl Marx
Religion is the opium of the masses.
Karl Marx
History is the judge — its executioner, the proletarian.
Karl Marx
Men make their own history.
Karl Marx
We should not say that one man’s hour is worth another man’s hour, but rather that one man during an hour is worth just as much as another man during an hour. Time is everything, man is nothing: he is at the most time’s carcass.
Karl Marx
It is absolutely impossible to transcend the laws of nature. What can change in historically different circumstances is only the form in which these laws expose themselves.
Karl Marx
The theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property.
Karl Marx
Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form.
Karl Marx
The hand-mill gives you society with the feudal lord; the steam-mill society with the industrial capitalist.
Karl Marx

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Political power, properly so called, is merely the organised power of one class for oppressing another.
Karl Marx
The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.
Karl Marx
History calls those men the greatest who have ennobled themselves by working for the common good; experience acclaims as happiest the man who has made the greatest number of people happy.
Karl Marx
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Karl Marx
Revolutions are the locomotives of history.
Karl Marx
The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.
Karl Marx
Civil servants and priests, soldiers and ballet-dancers, schoolmasters and police constables, Greek museums and Gothic steeples, civil list and services list – the common seed within which all these fabulous beings slumber in embryo is taxation.
Karl Marx
The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.
Karl Marx
The bureaucracy is a circle from which no one can escape. Its hierarchy is a hierarchy of knowledge.
Karl Marx
Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workingmen of all countries unite!
Karl Marx
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
Karl Marx
While the miser is merely a capitalist gone mad, the capitalist is a rational miser.
Karl Marx
A nation cannot become free and at the same time continue to oppress other nations. The liberation of Germany cannot therefore take place without the liberation of Poland from German oppression.
Karl Marx
There is a specter haunting Europe, the specter of Communism.
Karl Marx
The history of all previous societies has been the history of class struggles.
Karl Marx
Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please.
Karl Marx
Last words are for fools who haven't said enough.
Karl Marx
The writer may very well serve a movement of history as its mouthpiece, but he cannot of course create it.
Karl Marx
Revolutions are the locomotives of history.
Karl Marx
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
Karl Marx
The ruling ideas of each age have ever been the ideas of its ruling class.
Karl Marx
Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.
Karl Marx
Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.
Karl Marx
Experience praises the most happy the one who made the most people happy.
Karl Marx
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Karl Marx
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
Karl Marx
The human being is in the most literal sense a political animal, not merely a gregarious animal, but an animal which can individuate itself only in the midst of society.
Karl Marx
Capital is money, capital is commodities. By virtue of it being value, it has acquired the occult ability to add value to itself. It brings forth living offspring, or, at the least, lays golden eggs.
Karl Marx
The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain.
Karl Marx
The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas, i.e., the class which is the ruling material force of society, is at the same time its ruling intellectual force.
Karl Marx
Surround yourself with people who make you happy. People who make you laugh, who help you when you’re in need. People who genuinely care. They are the ones worth keeping in your life. Everyone else is just passing through.
Karl Marx
The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.
Karl Marx
Democracy is the road to socialism.
Karl Marx
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
Karl Marx
The country that is more developed industrially only shows, to the less developed, the image of its own future.
Karl Marx
Nothing can have value without being an object of utility.
Karl Marx
The history of all previous societies has been the history of class struggles.
Karl Marx
History does nothing, it ‘possesses no immense wealth’, it ‘wages no battles’. It is man, real, living man who does all that, who possesses and fights; ‘history’ is not, as it were, a person apart, using man as a means to achieve its own aims; history is nothing but the activity of man pursuing his aims.
Karl Marx
Social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex.
Karl Marx
Surround yourself with people who make you happy. People who make you laugh, who help you when you’re in need. People who genuinely care. They are the ones worth keeping in your life. Everyone else is just passing through.
Karl Marx
History does nothing, it ‘possesses no immense wealth’, it ‘wages no battles’. It is man, real, living man who does all that, who possesses and fights; ‘history’ is not, as it were, a person apart, using man as a means to achieve its own aims; history is nothing but the activity of man pursuing his aims.
Karl Marx
Social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex.
Karl Marx
Society does not consist of individuals, but expresses the sum of interrelations, the relations within which these individuals stand.
Karl Marx
The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living.
Karl Marx
The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.
Karl Marx
The ruling ideas of each age have ever been the ideas of its ruling class.
Karl Marx
To be radical is to go to the root of the matter. For man, however, the root is man himself.
Karl Marx
I am nothing but I must be everything.
Karl Marx
To be radical is to grasp things by the root.
Karl Marx
Favourite motto … De omnibus dubitandum [Everything must be doubted].
Karl Marx
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Karl Marx
I am a machine condemned to devour books.
Karl Marx
The question whether objective truth can be attributed to human thinking is not a question of theory but is a practical question.
Karl Marx
The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.
Karl Marx
The demand to give up the illusions about its condition is the demand to give up a condition that needs illusions.
Karl Marx
The last capitalist we hang shall be the one who sold us the rope.
Karl Marx
Moments are the elements of profit.
Karl Marx
You must be aware that the reward for labour, and quantity of labour, are quite disparate things.
Karl Marx
The increase in value of the world of things is directly proportional to the decrease in value of the human world.
Karl Marx
The less you eat, drink, buy books, go to the theatre or to balls, or to the pub, and the less you think, love, theorize, sing, paint, fence, etc., the more you will be able to save and the greater will become your treasure which neither moth nor rust will corrupt—your capital. The less you are, the less you express your life, the more you have, the greater is your alienated life and the greater is the saving of your alienated being.
Karl Marx
Accumulate, accumulate! This is Moses and the Prophets!
Karl Marx
Capital is dead labour, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labour, and lives the more, the more labour it sucks.
Karl Marx
Political Economy regards the proletarian … like a horse, he must receive enough to enable him to work. It does not consider him, during the time when he is not working, as a human being. It leaves this to criminal law, doctors, religion, statistical tables, politics, and the beadle.
Karl Marx
Machines were, it may be said, the weapon employed by the capitalist to quell the revolt of specialized labour.
Karl Marx
The theory of Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property.
Karl Marx
Communism is the riddle of history solved, and it knows itself to be this solution.
Karl Marx

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