Karl Marx Quotes

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

Karl Marx

Philosophy stands in the same relation to the study of the actual world as masturbation to sexual love.

Karl Marx

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

Karl Marx

For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him.

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For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him.

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Nothing can have value without being an object of utility.

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A commodity appears at first sight an extremely obvious, trivial thing. But its analysis brings out that it is a very strange thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties.

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Between capitalist and communist society there lies the period of the revolutionary transformation of the one into the other. Corresponding to this is also a political transition period in which the state can be nothing but the revolutionary dictatorship of the proletariat.

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While the miser is merely a capitalist gone mad, the capitalist is a rational miser.

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Constant labor of one uniform kind destroys the intensity and flow of a man's animal spirits, which find recreation and delight in mere change of activity.

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

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

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

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While the miser is merely a capitalist gone mad, the capitalist is a rational miser

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

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