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  1. Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.
  2. There must be something rotten in the very core of a social system which increases its wealth without diminishing its misery
  3. 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.
  4. Follow your own path, no matter what people say.
  5. The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.
  6. Social reforms are never carried out by the weakness of the strong; but always by the strength of the weak.
  7. 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
  8. The unity of the bourgeoisie can be shaken only by the unity of the proletariat.
  9. The last capitalist we hang shall be the one who sold us the rope.
  10. From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.

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From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs. — Karl Marx

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Democracy is the road to socialism. — Karl Marx

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History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. — Karl Marx

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Religion is the opium of the masses. — Karl Marx

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Without doubt, machinery has greatly increased the number of well-to-do idlers. — Karl Marx

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The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain. — Karl Marx

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The Jews of Poland are the smeariest of all races. — Karl Marx

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Men make their own history — Karl Marx

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The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs. — Karl Marx

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They don't know it, but they are doing it. — Karl Marx

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A heavy progressive or graduated income tax. — Karl Marx

Karl Marx Short Quotes

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  • Democracy is the road to socialism.
  • History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
  • 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.
  • Without doubt, machinery has greatly increased the number of well-to-do idlers.
  • The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain.
  • The Jews of Poland are the smeariest of all races.
  • Men make their own history
  • The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
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Karl Marx Quotes On Capitalism

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

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

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. — Karl Marx

As the variable capital always stays in the hands of the capitalist in some form or other, it cannot be claimed in any way that it converts itself into revenue for anyone . — Karl Marx

Private property has made us so stupid and partial that an object is only ours when we have it, when it exists for us as capital ... Thus all the physical and intellectual senses have been replaced by ... the sense of having. — Karl Marx

Although usury is itself a form of credit in its bourgeoisified form, the form adapted to capital , in its pre-bourgeois form it is rather the expression of the lack of credit . — Karl Marx

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

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. — Karl Marx

These numerous points at which money is withdrawn from circulation and accumulated in numerous individual hoards or potential money-capitals appears as so many obstacles to circulation, because they immobilise the money and deprive it of its capacity to circulate for a certain time. — Karl Marx

Capital brings forth living offspring, or at the least, lays the golden eggs. — Karl Marx

Karl Marx Quotes On Money

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Money degrades all the gods of man and converts them into commodities. — Karl Marx

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? — Karl Marx

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. — Karl Marx

Money plays the largest part in determining the course of history. — Karl Marx

Each piece of money is a mere coin, or means of circulation, only so long as it actually circulates. — Karl Marx

Although gold and silver are not by nature money, money is by nature gold and silver. — Karl Marx

The writer must earn money in order to be able to live and to write, but he must by no means live and write for the purpose of making money. — Karl Marx

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

[T]he task of abolishing the essence of Jewry is in truth the task of abolishing Jewry in civil society, abolishing the inhumanity of today's practice of life, the summit of which is the money system. — Karl Marx

Hence money may be dirt, although dirt is not money. — Karl Marx

Karl Marx Quotes On Love

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

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

Is a fixed income not a good thing? Does not everyone love to count on a sure thing? Especially every petty-bourgeois, narrow-minded Frenchman? the 'ever needy' man? — Karl Marx

The Communists have no need to introduce free love; it has existed almost from time immemorial. — Karl Marx

Karl Marx Quotes On Life

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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. — Karl Marx

The worker puts his life into the object; but now his life no longer belongs to him but to the object. — Karl Marx

Taxes are the source of life for the bureaucracy, the army and the court, in short, for the whole apparatus of the executive power. Strong government and heavy taxes are identical. — Karl Marx

Just as the savage must wrestle with nature to satisfy his wants, to maintain and reproduce life, so must civilised man, and he must do so in all social formations and under all possible modes of production. — Karl Marx

This young lady, who instantly overwhelmed me with her kindness, is the ugliest creature I have seen in my entire life, with repulsive Jewish facial features. — Karl Marx

In capitalist society spare time is acquired for one class by converting the whole life-time of the masses into labour-time. — Karl Marx

All social life is essentially practical. All mysterious which lead theory to mysticism find their rational solution in human practice and in the comprehension of the practice. — Karl Marx

The state is based on this contradiction. It is based on the contradiction between public and private life, between universal and particular interests. For this reason, the state must confine itself to formal, negative activities. — Karl Marx

As individuals express their life, so they are. What they are, therefore, coincides with their production, both with what they produce and with how they produce. The nature of individuals thus depends on the material conditions determining their production. — Karl Marx

Life is not determined by consciousness, but consciousness by life. — Karl Marx

Karl Marx Quotes On Education

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The education of all children, from the moment that they can get along without a mother's care, shall be in state institutions. — Karl Marx

We know that violent measures against religion are nonsense; but this is an opinion: as socialism grows, religion will disappear. Its disappearance must be done by social development, in which education must play a part. — Karl Marx

Free education for all children in public schools... Combination of education with industrial production — Karl Marx

The materialist doctrine that men are products of circumstances and upbringing, and that, therefore, changed men are products of other circumstances and changed upbrinding, forgets that it is men that change circumstances and that the educator himself needs educating. — Karl Marx

Karl Marx Quotes On World

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Workers of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but your chains. — Karl Marx

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. — Karl Marx

The class struggle necessarily leads to the dictatorship of the proletariat. — Karl Marx

For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him. — Karl Marx

Philosophy is to the real world as masturbation is to sex. — Karl Marx

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

Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workingmen of all countries, unite! — Karl Marx

Hegel remarks somewhere that all great, world-historical facts and personages occur, as it were, twice. He has forgotten to add: the first time as tragedy, the second as farce. — Karl Marx

Religion is the sign of the oppressed creature, the sentiment of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people. — Karl Marx

Usury lives in the pores of production, as it were, just as the gods of Epicurus lived in the space between the worlds. — Karl Marx

Karl Marx Quotes On Society

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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. — Karl Marx

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. — Karl Marx

Between capitalist and communist society there lies the period of the revolutionary transformation of the one into the other. Corresponding to this is also a political transition period in which the state can be nothing but the revolutionary dictatorship of the proletariat. — Karl Marx

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

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. — Karl Marx

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

The alienation of man thus appeared as the fundamental evil of capitalist society. — Karl Marx

Force is the midwife of every old society pregnant with a new one. — Karl Marx

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. — Karl Marx

...the very cannibalism of the counterrevolution will convince the nations that there is only one way in which the murderous death agonies of the old society and the bloody birth throes of the new society can be shortened, simplified and concentrated, and that way is revolutionary terror. — Karl Marx

Karl Marx Quotes On Production

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If this labourer were in possession of his own means of production, and was satisfied to live as a labourer, he need not work beyond beyond the time necessary for the reproduction of his means of subsistence, say 8 hours a day. — Karl Marx

It appears then, that capitalist production comprises conditions independent of good or bad will, conditions which permit the working-class to enjoy that relative prosperity only momentarily, and at that always only as the harbinger of a coming crisis. — Karl Marx

An organised system of machines, to which motion is communicated by the transmitting mechanism from a central automation, is the most developed form of production by machinery. — Karl Marx

Mankind always sets itself only such tasks as it can solve; since, looking at the matter more closely, we will always find that the task itself arises only when the material conditions necessary for its solution already exist or are at least in the process of formation. — Karl Marx

The bourgeoisie cannot exist without constantly revolutionizing the instruments of production, and thereby the relations of production, and with them the whole relations of society. — Karl Marx

The directing motive, the end and aim of capitalist production, is to extract the greatest possible amount of surplus value, and consequently to exploit labor-power to the greatest possible extent. — Karl Marx

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

The need of a constantly expanding market for its products chases the bourgeoisie over the entire surface of the globe. — Karl Marx

But capitalist production begets,with the inexorability of a law of Nature,its own negation. It is the negation of negation. — Karl Marx

The individual produces an object and, by consuming it, returns to himself, but returns as a productive and self reproducing individual. Consumption thus appears as a moment of production. — Karl Marx

Karl Marx Quotes On Religion

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

The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion. — Karl Marx

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Religion is the opium of the masses. — Karl Marx

Religion is the opium of the people translated from the German Die Religion ... ist das Opium des Volkessometimes misquoted as opiate of the people. — Karl Marx

Religion is the opiate of the people. — Karl Marx

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. — Karl Marx

Man makes religion, religion does not make man — Karl Marx

Political economy regards the proletarian like a horse, he must receive enough to enable him to work. It does not consider him, during the time when he is not working, as a human being. It leaves this to criminal law, doctors, religion, statistical tables, politics, and the beadle. — Karl Marx

The criticism of Religion is the beginning of all criticism — Karl Marx

Religion is the balm of the people. — Karl Marx

Karl Marx Quotes On Time

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In my free time I do differential and integral calculus. — Karl Marx

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. — Karl Marx

Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time. — Karl Marx

If the labourer consumes his disposable time for himself, he robs the capitalist. — Karl Marx

Work is external to the worker. . . . It is not part of his nature; consequently he does not fulfill himself in his work but denies himself. . . . The worker therefore feels himself at home only during his leisure time, whereas at work he feels homeless. — Karl Marx

Natural science will in time incorporate into itself the science of man, just as the science of man will incorporate into itself natural science: there will be one science. — Karl Marx

Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce. — Karl Marx

The product of mental labor -- science -- always stands far below its value, because the labor-time necessary to reproduce it has no relation at all to the labor-time required for its original production. — Karl Marx

In the eyes of dialectical philosophy, nothing is established for all times, nothing is absolute or sacred. — Karl Marx

The values of commodities are directly as the times of labor employed in their production, and are inversely as the productive powers of the labor employed. — Karl Marx

Karl Marx Famous Quotes And Sayings

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From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs. — Karl Marx

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History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. — Karl Marx

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Religion is the opium of the masses. — Karl Marx

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Without doubt, machinery has greatly increased the number of well-to-do idlers. — Karl Marx

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. — Karl Marx

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The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain. — Karl Marx

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The Jews of Poland are the smeariest of all races. — Karl Marx

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. — Karl Marx

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Men make their own history — Karl Marx

What the bourgeoisie therefore produces, above all, are its own grave-diggers. Its fall and the victory of the proletariat are equally inevitable. — Karl Marx

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The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs. — Karl Marx

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They don't know it, but they are doing it. — Karl Marx

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A heavy progressive or graduated income tax. — Karl Marx

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

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. — Karl Marx

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 . — Karl Marx

Hazrat Mahal, Begum of Oudh, during the national liberation uprising of 1857-59 in India headed the rebels. — Karl Marx

Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form. — Karl Marx

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. — Karl Marx

Without the presence of class warfare, trade unions would be hard put to justfy their existence. — Karl Marx

We have no compassion and we ask no compassion from you. When our turn comes, we shall not make excuses for the terror. — Karl Marx

All I know is that I am not a Marxist. — Karl Marx

Only in community with others has each individual the means of cultivating his gifts in all directions; only in the community, therefore, is personal freedom possible. — Karl Marx

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. — Karl Marx

Accumulate, accumulate! This is Moses and the Prophets! — Karl Marx

Communism... is the genuine resolution of the antagonism between man and nature and between man and man; it is the true resolution of the conflict between existence and essence, objectification and self-affirmation, freedom and necessity, individual and species. It is the riddle of history solved and knows itself as the solution. — Karl Marx

Capitalist agricultural production prevents the return to the soil of its elements consumed by man in the form of food and clothing; it therefore violates the conditions necessary to lasting fertility of the soil. By this action it destroys at the same time the health of the town labourer and the intellectual life of the rural labourer. — Karl Marx

The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism. — Karl Marx

Under no pretext should arms and ammunition be surrendered; any attempt to disarm the workers must be frustrated, by force if necessary. — Karl Marx

Revolutions are the locomotives of history. — Karl Marx

The consciousness of the past weighs like a nightmare on the brain of the living. — Karl Marx

Misery motivates, not utopia. — Karl Marx

Experience praises the most happy the one who made the most people happy. — Karl Marx

Private property has made us so stupid and one-sided that an object is only ours when we have it — Karl Marx

There are no circumstances imaginable, not even victory, under which the proletariat should give up its possession of arms. — Karl Marx

Labour is ... not the only source of material wealth, i.e, of the use-values it produces. As William Petty says, Labour is the father of material wealth, the earth is its mother. — Karl Marx

There is only one effective antidote for mental suffering and that is physical pain. — Karl Marx

In proportion as the exploitation of one individual by another is put an end to, the exploitation of one nation by another will also be put an end to. In proportion as the antagonism between classes within the nation vanishes, the hostility of one nation to another will come to an end. — Karl Marx

We will hang the capitalists with the rope that they sell us. — Karl Marx

Nothing is easier than to give Christian asceticism a Socialist tinge. — Karl Marx

Civil servants and priests, soldiers and ballet-dancers, schoolmasters and police constables, Greek museums and Gothic steeples, civil list and services list -- the common seed within which all these fabulous beings slumber in embryo is taxation. — Karl Marx

Every provisional political set-up following a revolution requires a dictatorship, and an energetic dictatorship at that. — Karl Marx

There are, besides, eternal truths, such as Freedom, , etc., that are common to all states of society. But Communism abolishes eternal truths, it abolishes all religion, and all morality, instead of constituting them on a new basis; it therefore acts in contradiction to all past historical experience. — Karl Marx

The bourgeoisie, wherever it has got the upper hand, has put an end to all feudal, patriarchal, idyllic relations. It has pitilessly torn asunder the motley of ties that bound man to his "natural superiors," and left remaining no other nexus between man and man than naked self-interest, than callous "cash payment. — Karl Marx

...the French Revolution gave rise to ideas which led beyond the ideas of the entire old world order. The revolutionary movement which began in 1789... gave rise to the communist idea which Babeuf's friend Buonarroti re-introduced in France after the Revolution of 1830. This idea, consistently developed, is the idea of the new world order. — Karl Marx

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. — Karl Marx

Beauty is the main positive form of the aesthetic assimilation of reality, in which aesthetic ideal finds it direct expression. — Karl Marx

When the train of history hits a curve, the intellectuals fall off. — Karl Marx

Perseus wore a magic cap that the monsters he hunted down might not see him. We draw the magic cap down over eyes and ears as a make-believe that there are no monsters. — Karl Marx

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

The Communist revolution is the most radical rupture with traditional property relations; no wonder that its development involves the most radical rupture with traditional ideas. — Karl Marx

Our epoch, the epoch of the bourgeoisie, posses however, this distinctive feature; it has simplified the class antagonisms. Society as a whole is more and more splitting up into two great hostile camps, into two great classes directly facing each other. — Karl Marx

The more the division of labor and the application of machinery extend, the more does competition extend among the workers, the more do their wages shrink together. — Karl Marx

Life Lessons by Karl Marx

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  1. Karl Marx taught that the only way to achieve true freedom is to fight for it, and that it is the responsibility of the working class to challenge the oppressive capitalist system.
  2. He also argued that the only way to achieve a fair and equal society is through collective action and solidarity.
  3. Finally, Marx believed that a society should be judged by how it treats its most vulnerable members, and that everyone should have access to the same opportunities and resources.

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