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  • The burgeoisie, by the rapid improvement of all instruments of production, by the immensely facilitated means of communication, draws all nations into civilization.

    Karl Marx, David McLellan (2000). “Karl Marx: Selected Writings”, p.249, Oxford University Press, USA
  • From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.

    Critique of the Gotha Program pt. 1 (1875).
  • Scientific truth is always paradox, if judged by everyday experience, which catches only the delusive appearance of things.

    Karl Marx, Hugh Griffith, F. Engels (2009). “Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels”, p.105, Collector's Library
  • In bourgeois society capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and has no individuality.

    BookCaps, Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels (2012). “The Communist Manifesto in Plain and Simple English”, p.61, BookCaps Study Guides
  • The most interesting acquaintanceship I have struck up here is that of Colonel Lapinski. He is without doubt the cleverest Pole - besides being an homme d'action [man of action] - that I have ever met. His sympathies are all on the German side, though in manners and speech he is also a Frenchman. He cares nothing for the struggle of nationalities and only knows the racial struggle. He hates all Orientals, among whom he numbers Russians Turks, Greeks, Armenians, etc., with equal impartiality.... His aim now is to raise a German legion in London.

    Hate   Struggle   Men  
  • Communism is for us not a state of affairs which is to be established, an ideal to which reality [will] have to adjust itself. We call communism the real movement which abolishes the present state of things. The conditions of this movement result from the premises now in existence.

    Real   Movement   Affair  
    Karl Marx, Jon Elster (1986). “Karl Marx: A Reader”, p.182, Cambridge University Press
  • It is a bad thing to perform menial duties even for the sake of freedom; to fight with pinpricks, instead of with clubs. I have become tired of hypocrisy, stupidity, gross arbitrariness, and of our bowing and scraping, dodging, and hair-splitting over words. Consequently, the government has given me back my freedom.

    Tired   Fighting   Hair  
    Karl Marx (1975). “Karl Marx, Frederick Engels: Collected Works”, International Pub
  • When the labourer co-operates systematically with others, he strips off the fetters of his individuality, and develops the capabilities of his species.

    Karl Marx, Samuel Moore, Edward Aveling, Friedrich Engels (2011). “Capital, Volume I: A Critique of Political Economy”, p.361, Courier Corporation
  • I wish to avenge myself against the One who rules above.

    Wish   Atheism  
  • The development of civilization and industry in general has always shown itself so active in the destruction of forests that everything that has been done for their conservation and production is completely insignificant in comparison.

    Karl Marx, David Fernbach (1981). “Capital: a critique of political economy”
  • Very well then; emancipation from usury and money, that is, from practical, real Judaism, would constitute the emancipation of our time.

    Real   Usury   Judaism  
    Karl Marx (2015). “A World Without Jews”, p.35, Open Road Media
  • Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.

  • The method of production of the material things of life generally determines the social, political and spiritual currents of life.

  • I pre-suppose, of course, a reader who is willing to learn something new and therefore to think for himself.

    Karl Marx, David McLellan (2000). “Karl Marx: Selected Writings”, p.453, Oxford University Press, USA
  • For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him.

    Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels (1975). “Collected works”
  • Under the ideal measure of values there lurks the hard cash.

    Karl Marx (2012). “The Essential Marx”, p.72, Courier Corporation
  • No sooner is the exploitation of the labourer by the manufacturer, so far, at an end, that he receives his wages in cash, than he is set upon by the other portions of the bourgeoisie, the landlord, the shopkeeper, the pawnbroker, etc.

    Karl Marx (1950). “Communist Manifesto: The revolutionary text that changed the course of history”, p.1832, Harriman House Limited
  • Money does not arise by convention, any more than the state does. It arises out of exchange, and arises naturally out of exchange; it is a product of the same.

    Karl Marx (1973). “Grundrisse: Foundations of the critique of political economy”, Vintage Books USA
  • By means of the banking system the distribution of capital as a special business, a social function, is taken out of the hands of the private capitalists and usurers. But at the same time, banking and credit become the most effective means of driving captialist production beyond its own limits and one of the most effective vehicles of crises and swindle.

    Taken   Mean   Hands  
    Karl Marx (1975). “Karl Marx, Frederick Engels: Karl Marx: Capital, Vol. 3”, International Pub
  • The bureaucracy takes itself to be the ultimate purpose of the state

    Karl Marx (1975). “Karl Marx, Frederick Engels: Marx and Engels: 1843-44”
  • To discover the various use of things is the work of history.

    Use   Various  
    Karl Marx (2007). “Capital: A Critique of Political Economy - The Process of Capitalist Production”, p.42, Cosimo, Inc.
  • Although gold and silver are not by nature money, money is by nature gold and silver.

    Karl Marx (1999). “Capital: An Abridged Edition”, p.126, OUP Oxford
  • In a word, the free trade system hastens the social revolution. It is in this revolutionary sense alone, gentlemen, that I vote in favor of free trade.

    Karl Marx, David McLellan (2000). “Karl Marx: Selected Writings”, p.296, Oxford University Press, USA
  • In place of the old bourgeois society, with its classes and class antagonisms, we shall have an association in which the free development of each is the condition for the free development of all.

    Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Philip Gasper (2005). “The Communist Manifesto: A Road Map to History's Most Important Political Document”, p.71, Haymarket Books
  • There are no bigger donkeys than these workers.... Look at our 'craftsmen'; Sad that world history should be be made with such people.

    People   World   Looks  
  • Communism begins where atheism begins.

    Erich Fromm, Karl Marx (2013). “Marx's Concept of Man: Including 'Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts'”, p.105, Bloomsbury Publishing
  • The wealthy man is the man whois much, not the one who has much

  • The task is not just to understand the world but to change it.

    Tasks   World  
  • Money appears as measure (in Homer, e.g. oxen) earlier than as medium of exchange, because in barter each commodity is still its own medium of exchange. But it cannot be its own or its own standard of comparison.

    Karl Marx (1973). “Grundrisse: Foundations of the critique of political economy”, Vintage Books USA
  • Science and democracy are the right and left hands of what I'll refer to as the move from the realm of necessity to the realm of freedom.

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    Karl Marx

    • Born: May 5, 1818
    • Died: March 14, 1883
    • Occupation: Philosopher