Karl Marx Quotes

karl marx quotesIf anything is certain, it is that I myself am not a Marxist.

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

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

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

The product of mental labor — science — always stands far below its value, because the labor-time necessary to reproduce it has no relation at all to the labor-time required for its original production.

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

Religious suffering is, at one and the same time, the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. 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.

Everyone who knows anything of history also knows that great social revolutions are impossible without the feminine ferment. Social progress may be measured precisely by the social position of the fair sex (plain ones included).

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

Private property has made us so stupid and partial that an object is only ours when we have it, when it exists for us as capital … Thus all the physical and intellectual senses have been replaced by … the sense of having.

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

The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.

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

The worker's existence is thus brought under the same condition as the existence of every other commodity. The worker has become a commodity, and it is a bit of luck for him if he can find a buyer, And the demand on which the life of the worker depends, depends on the whim of the rich and the capitalists.

We cannot always choose the vocation to which we believe we are called. Our social relations, to some extent, have already begun to form before we are in a position to determine them.

When we have chosen the vocation in which we can contribute most to humanity, burdens cannot bend us because they are only sacrifices for all. Then we experience no meager, limited, egotistic joy, but our happiness belongs to millions, our deeds live on quietly but eternally effective, and glowing tears of noble men will fall on our ashes.

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

Language comes into being, like consciousness, from the basic need, from the scantiest intercourse with other human.

Nothing can have value without being an object of utility.

It is in fact not the consciousness dominating life but the very life dominating consciousness.

Last words are for fools who haven't said enough.

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