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Karl Marx Quotes

(1818-1883), German Political Theorist, Social Philosopher

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

Category: Capitalism

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.

Category: Capitalism

A specter is haunting Europe -- the specter of communism.

Category: Communism And Socialism

All I know is I'm not a Marxist.

Category: Communism And Socialism

In a higher phase of communist society... only then can the narrow horizon of bourgeois right be fully left behind and society inscribe on its banners: from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.

Category: Communism And Socialism

The theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property.

Category: Communism And Socialism

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.

Category: Culture

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.

Category: Ecology

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

Category: Experience

The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.

Category: History And Historians

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

Category: Individuality

Colonial system, public debts, heavy taxes, protection, commercial wars, etc., these offshoots of the period of manufacture swell to gigantic proportions during the period of infancy of large-scale industry. The birth of the latter is celebrated by a vast, Hero-like slaughter of the innocents.

Category: Industry

On a level plain, simple mounds look like hills; and the insipid flatness of our present bourgeoisie is to be measured by the altitude of its ''great intellects.''

Category: Intelligence And Intellectuals

I am greatly pleased with the public, authentic isolation in which we two, you and I, now find ourselves. It is wholly in accord with our attitude and our principles.

Category: Isolation

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.

Category: Judaism And Jews