Karl Marx

Karl Marx

Karl Marx (5 May 1818 – 14 March 1883) was a Prussian-born philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist, and revolutionary socialist. Marx spent much of his life in London, England, where he continued to develop his thought in collaboration with German thinker Friedrich Engels and published various works, the most well-known being the 1848 pamphlet The Communist Manifesto. 

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History repeats itself first, as tragedy second as farce.

Capital is reckless of the health or length of life of the laborer, unless under compulsion from society.

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

Social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex.

Experience praises the most happy, the one who made the most people happy.

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

Greek philosophy seems to have met with something with which a good tragedy is not supposed to meet namely a dull ending.

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

Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included.

Capitalist production, therefore, develops technology and the combining together of various processes into a social whole only by sapping the original sources of all wealth - the soil and the labourer.

It is not history which uses men as a means of achieving - as if it were an individual person - its own ends. History is nothing but the activity of men in pursuit of their ends.

The English have all the material requisites for the revolution. What they lack is the spirit of generalization and revolutionary ardour.

The ruling ideas of each age have ever been the ideas of its ruling class.

Workers of the world unite, you have nothing to lose but your chains.

We should not say that one man's hour is worth another man's hour but rather that one man during an hour is worth just as much as another man during an hour. Time is everything man is nothing: he is at the most time's carcass.

Landlords like all other men love to reap where they never sowed.

The history of all previous societies has been the history of class struggles.

Society does not consist of individuals but expresses the sum of interrelations the relations within which these individuals stand.

A specter is haunting Europe - the specter of communism.

Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand.

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