Karl Marx Quotes

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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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 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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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.

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From the outset, the Christian was the theorizing Jew, the Jew is therefore the practical Christian, and the practical Christian has become a Jew again.

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The writer must earn money in order to be able to live and to write, but he must by no means live and write for the purpose of making money.

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Medicine heals doubts as well as diseases.

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

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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.

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