The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point, however, is to change it
The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point, however, is to change it.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
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.
Capital is reckless of the health or length of life of the laborer, unless under compulsion from society
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
Philosophy is to the real world as masturbation is to sex
Philosophy stands in the same relation to the study of the actual world as masturbation to sexual love.
The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them
Fascism in power is the open, terroristic dictatorship of the most reactionary, the most chauvinistic, the most imperialistic elements of finance capitalism.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him.
The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.
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.
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.