History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
The worker puts his life into the object; but now his life no longer belongs to him but to the object.
Society has arisen out of the works of peace; the essence of society is peacemaking.
Philosophy is to the real world as masturbation is to sex.
The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point, however, is to change it.
More die in the United States from too much food that from too little.
If you wish to prosper, let you customer prosper.
The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.
In the United States, though power corrupts, the expectation of power paralyzes.
Ideas shape the course of history.
Religion is the opium of the masses.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
It may be those who do most, dream most.
I only have two thing in my life, my family and work. If there's any time left over, then I play sports.
The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain.
There's no such thing as a free lunch.
Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.
There are times in politics when you must be on the right side and lose.
Wealth, in even the most improbable cases, manages to convey the aspect of intelligence.
In any great organization it is far, far safer to be wrong with the majority than to be right alone.
Find your spirit, and no challenge will keep you from achieving your goals.
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.
Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.
People who are in a fortunate position always attribute virtue to what makes them so happy.
Nothing can have value without being an object of utility.
The power to do good is also the power to do harm.
The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.
Man, an animal that makes bargains.
The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communist revolution.
The proletarians have nothing to lose, but their chains. .Workers of the world unite!
Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse.
Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.
Nothing mattered except states of mind, chiefly our own.
The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
More die in the United States of too much food than of too little.
There's a certain part of the contented majority who love anybody who is worth a billion dollars.
Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.
Medicine heals doubts as well as diseases.
In bourgeois society capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and has no individuality.
Mankind are animals that makes bargains, no other animal does this.
Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect.
In the long run we are all dead.
I do not know which makes a man more conservative -- to know nothing but the present, or nothing but the past.
There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting.
Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.
Revolutions are the locomotives of history.
The problem of social organization is how to set up an arrangement under which greed will do the least harm, capitalism is that kind of a system.
It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.
Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assaults of thought on the unthinking.
Society does not consist of individuals but expresses the sum of interrelations, the relations within which these individuals stand.
Politics is not the art of the possible.
It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.