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Karl Marx Quotes

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

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

Category: Landlords

Machines were, it may be said, the weapon employed by the capitalists to quell the revolt of specialized labor.

Category: Machinery

Medicine heals doubts as well as diseases.

Category: Medicine

While the miser is merely a capitalist gone mad, the capitalist is a rational miser.

Category: Misers And Misery

All social rules and all relations between individuals are eroded by a cash economy, avarice drags Pluto himself out of the bowels of the earth.

Category: Money

The policy of Russia is changeless. Its methods, its tactics, its maneuvers may change, but the polar star of its policy, world domination, is a fixed star. [About Russia]

Category: Nations

It is absolutely impossible to transcend the laws of nature. What can change in historically different circumstances is only the form in which these laws expose themselves.

Category: Nature

Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.

Category: Necessity

Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.

Category: Opportunity

The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain.

Category: Pain

The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point, however, is to change it.

Category: Philosophers And Philosophy

Philosophy stands in the same relation to the study of the actual world as masturbation to sexual love.

Category: Philosophers And Philosophy

As in private life one differentiates between what a man thinks and says of himself and what he really is and does, so in historical struggles one must still more distinguish the language and the imaginary aspirations of parties from their real organism and their real interests, their conception of themselves from their reality.

Category: Politicians And Politics

The Tories in England had long imagined that they were enthusiastic about the monarchy, the church and beauties of the old English Constitution, until the day of danger wrung from them the confession that they are enthusiastic only about rent.

Category: Politicians And Politics

The human being is in the most literal sense a political animal, not merely a gregarious animal, but an animal which can individuate itself only in the midst of society.

Category: Politicians And Politics