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Karl Marx Quotes

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“Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form.”

“I make friends with very few people but I highly value them.”

“Ignorance never yet helped anybody.”

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Motivational quotes by Karl Marx

“History is not like some individual person, which uses men to achieve its ends. History is nothing but the actions of men in pursuit of their ends.”

“Man makes his own history, but he does not make it out of the whole cloth; he does not make it out of conditions chosen by himself, but out of such as he finds close at hand.”

“Merely quantitative differences, beyond a certain point, pass into qualitative changes.”

“Machinery which is not used is not capital.”

“Last words are for fools who haven’t said enough.”

“Moments are the elements of profit.”

“The best thing for rich people to do is become Batman.”

“Labor in white skin can never free itself as long as labor in the black skin is branded.”

Karl Marx Quotes
Best Karl Marx Quotes

“Keep people from their history and they are easily controlled.”

“I am a machine condemned to devour books.”

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“Political power, properly so called, is merely the organized power of one class for oppressing another.”

“It is not the consciousness of men that determines their being, but, on the contrary, their social being that determines their consciousness.”

“The past lies like a nightmare upon the present.”

“Sell a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man how to fish, you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.”

“The less you are, the less you express your life. The more you have the greater is your alienated life.”

“The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.”

“To be radical is to grasp things by root.”

“The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.”

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Famous Quotes By Karl Marx

“The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways: the point, however, is to change it.”

“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.”

“The last capitalist we hang shall be the one who sold us the rope.”

“History repeats itself first as tragedy, second as farce.”

“If anything is certain, it is that I myself am not a Marxist.”

“Workers of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but your chains.”

“In bourgeois society capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and has no individuality.”

“Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workingmen of all countries, unite!”

“We don’t let them have ideas. Why would we let them have guns?”

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“History does nothing; it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, it is real, it is living, who do all this.”

“Society does not consist of individuals but expresses the sum of interrelations within which these individuals stand.”

“The theory of communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property.”

“Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.”

“Capital is dead labor, which vampire like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.”

“Capital is reckless of the health or length of life of the laborer, unless under compulsion from society.”

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Karl Marx Sayings

“Medicine heals doubts as well as diseases.”

“Nothing can have value without being an object of utility.”

“A specter is haunting Europe – the specter of communism.”

“The history of all previous societies has been the history of class struggles.”

“The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain.”

“Democracy is the road to socialism.”

“Men’s ideas are the most direct emanations of their material state.”

“The ruling ideas of each age have ever been the ideas of its ruling class.”

“From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.”

“Without doubt, machinery has greatly increased the number of well-to-do idlers.”

“Experience praises the most happy the one who made the most people happy.”

“The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.”

“The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.”

“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.”

“Revolutions are the locomotives of history.”

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