Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.— Karl Marx
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There must be something rotten in the very core of a social system which increases its wealth without diminishing its misery
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.
Follow your own path, no matter what people say.
The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.
Surround yourself with people who make you happy.
People who make you laugh, who help you when you’re in need. People who genuinely care. They are the ones worth keeping in your life. Everyone else is just passing through.
Social reforms are never carried out by the weakness of the strong;
but always by the strength of the weak.
Accumulation of wealth at one pole is at the same time accumulation of misery, agony of toil, slavery, ignorance, brutality, mental degradation, at the opposite pole
The unity of the bourgeoisie can be shaken only by the unity of the proletariat.
The last capitalist we hang shall be the one who sold us the rope.
From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property.
Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex.
Be careful to trust a person who does not like wine.
The worker puts his life into the object; but now his life no longer belongs to him but to the object.
Religion is the opium of the masses.
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.
Without doubt, machinery has greatly increased the number of well-to-do idlers.
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.
Workers of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but your chains.
The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain.
The Jews of Poland are the smeariest of all races.
Men make their own history, but they do not make it just as they please;
they do not make it under circumstances chosen by themselves, but under circumstances directly encountered, given and transmitted from the past. The tradition of all the dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brain of the living.
Money degrades all the gods of man and converts them into commodities.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Men make their own history
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.
If money is the bond binding me to human life, binding society to me, binding me and nature and man, is not money the bond of all bonds? Can it not dissolve and bind all ties? Is it not, therefore, the universal agent of separation?
What the bourgeoisie therefore produces, above all, are its own grave-diggers.
Its fall and the victory of the proletariat are equally inevitable.
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
They don't know it, but they are doing it.
Machines were, it may be said, the weapon employed by the capitalists to quell the revolt of specialized labor.
A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
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.
Hazrat Mahal, Begum of Oudh, during the national liberation uprising of 1857-59 in India headed the rebels.
The national debt has given rise to joint stock companies, to dealings in negotiable effects of all kinds, and to agiotage , in a word to stock-exchange gambling and the modern bankocracy .
In bourgeois society capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and has no individuality.
Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form.
Even an entire society, a nation, or all simultaneously existing societies taken together, are not owners of the earth. They are simply its possessors, its beneficiaries, and have to bequeath it in an improved state to succeeding generations.
Religious distress is at the same time the expression of the real distress and also the protest against real distress. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, just as it is the spirit of the spiritless condition. It is the opium of the people.
Without the presence of class warfare, trade unions would be hard put to justfy their existence.
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.
We have no compassion and we ask no compassion from you.
When our turn comes, we shall not make excuses for the terror.
All I know is that I am not a Marxist.
Do not be deluded by the abstract word Freedom.
Whose freedom? Not the freedom of one individual in relation to another, but freedom of Capital to crush the worker.
The class struggle necessarily leads to the dictatorship of the proletariat.