Karl Marx Quotes

A quotes list created by Lee Sonog

Karl Marx was a spy - and even a danger to the left - eng.recentr.com

If I can write about Hitler, I certainly can do it for Karl Marx. Controversial for the reason of establishing the policies and law in communism theory. The Communist Manifest ignited a socialist revolution in his native home of Germany, years after his death in 1883. He was also a journalist, political theorist, historian, economist, and a sociologist.

  • “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
  • “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 less you eat, drink and read books; the less you go to the theatre, the dance hall, the public house; the less you think, love, theorize, sing, paint, fence, etc., the more you save-the greater becomes your treasure which neither moths nor dust will devour-your capital. The less you are, the more you have; the less you express your own life, the greater is your alienated life-the greater is the store of your estranged being.” ― Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
  • “Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing already, given and transmitted from the past. The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living. And just as they seem to be occupied with revolutionizing themselves and things, creating something that did not exist before, precisely in such epochs of revolutionary crisis they anxiously conjure up the spirits of the past to their service, borrowing from them names, battle slogans, and costumes in order to present this new scene in world history in time-honored disguise and borrowed language.” ― Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte
  • “But modern bourgeois private property is the final and most complete expression of the system of producing and appropriating products, that is based on class antagonisms, on the exploitation of the many by the few.” ― Karl Marx, Frederick Engels, The Communist Manifesto
  • “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, The Communist Manifesto
  • “Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand.” ― Karl Marx
  • “Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.” ― Karl Marx
  • “The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.” ― Karl Marx
  • “If you love without evoking love in return – if through the vital expression of yourself as a loving person you fail to become a loved person, then your love is impotent, it is a misfortune.” ― Karl Marx, Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844
  • “Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form.” ― Karl Marx
  • “There is no royal road to science, and only those who do not dread the fatiguing climb of its steep paths have a chance of gaining its luminous summits.” ― Karl Marx, Capital, Vol. 1: A Critical Analysis of Capitalist Production
  • “Society does not consist of individuals, but expresses the sum of interrelations, the relations within which these individuals stand.” ― Karl Marx, Grundrisse: Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy
  • “The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living.” ― Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte
  • “Capitalism: Teach a man to fish, but the fish he catches aren’t his. They belong to the person paying him to fish, and if he’s lucky, he might get paid enough to buy a few fish for himself.” ― 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, Economic & Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844
  • “I am a machine condemned to devour books.” ― Karl Marx
  • “If money is the bond binding me to human life, binding society to me, connecting me with nature and man, is not money the bond of all bonds? Can it not dissolve and bind all ties? Is it not, therefore, also the universal agent of separation?” ― Karl Marx, Economic & Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844
  • “The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles. Freeman and slave, patrician and plebeian, lord and serf, guildmaster and journeyman, in a word, oppressor and oppressed, stood in constant opposition to one another, carried on an uninterrupted, now hidden, now open fight, that each time ended, either in the revolutionary reconstitution of society at large, or in the common ruin of the contending classes.” ― Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto

Ideology speaking I do not agree with his very detailed thoughts leaning left in value, class conflict Marxist terminology and anti-capitalist rhetoric, this is still interest in learning from his words in a practical view. Overall the analogies of Karl Marx speak of extremes and some radical opinions, it proves the answers are usually close to the core of the centre.

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