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Karl Heinrich Marx (German: [maʁks]; 5 May 1818 – 14 March 1883) was a German philosopher, economist, historian, sociologist, political theorist, journalist and socialist revolutionary. Born in Trier, Germany, Marx studied law and philosophy at university. He married Jenny von Westphalen in 1843. Due to his political publications, Marx became stateless and lived in exile with his wife and children in London for decades, where he continued to develop his thought in collaboration with German thinker Friedrich Engels and publish his writings, researching in the reading room of the British Museum. His best-known titles are the 1848 pamphlet The Communist Manifesto and the three-volume Das Kapital (1867–1883). Marx's political and philosophical thought had enormous influence on subsequent intellectual, economic and political history. His name has been used as an adjective, a noun, and a school of social theory.

Marx's critical theories about society, economics, and politics, collectively understood as Marxism, hold that human societies develop through class conflict. In the capitalist mode of production, this manifests itself in the conflict between the ruling classes (known as the bourgeoisie) that control the means of production and the working classes (known as the proletariat) that enable these means by selling their labour-power in return for wages. Employing a critical approach known as historical materialism, Marx predicted that capitalism produced internal tensions like previous socioeconomic systems and that those would lead to its self-destruction and replacement by a new system known as the socialist mode of production.

For Marx, class antagonisms under capitalism, owing in part to its instability and crisis-prone nature, would eventuate the working class' development of class consciousness, leading to their conquest of political power and eventually the establishment of a classless, communist society constituted by a free association of producers. Marx actively pressed for its implementation, arguing that the working class should carry out organised proletarian revolutionary action to topple capitalism and bring about socio-economic emancipation.

Marx has been described as one of the most influential figures in human history and his work has been both lauded and criticised. His work in economics laid the basis for some current theories about labour and its relation to capital. Many intellectuals, labour unions, artists and political parties worldwide have been influenced by Marx's work, with many modifying or adapting his ideas. Marx is typically cited as one of the principal architects of modern social science.

Quote: Money is therefore not only the object but also the fountainhead of greed. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of black porsche 911 on road during daytime
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Money is therefore not only the object but also the fountainhead of greed.


Quote: Money plays the largest part in determining the course of history. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of black porsche 911 on road during daytime
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Money plays the largest part in determining the course of history.


Quote: Money is the alienated essence of man's work and existence; this essence dominates him and he worships it. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of red rose with droplets
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Money is the alienated essence of man's work and existence; this essence dominates him and he worships it.


Quote: Revolutions are the locomotives of history. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of white cat on white textile
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Revolutions are the locomotives of history.


Quote: The writer may very well serve a movement of history as its mouthpiece, but he cannot of course create it. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of two silver tabby kittens
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The writer may very well serve a movement of history as its mouthpiece, but he cannot of course create it.


Quote: The history of all previous societies has been the history of class struggles. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of sunset
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The history of all previous societies has been the history of class struggles.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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

Freeman and slave, patrician and plebeian, lord and serf, guildmaster and journeyman, in a word, oppressor and oppressed, stood in constant opposition to one another, carried on an uninterrupted, now hidden, now open fight, that each time ended, either in the revolutionary reconstitution of society at large, or in the common ruin of the contending classes.


Quote: The bureaucracy takes itself to be the ultimate purpose of the state. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

The bureaucracy takes itself to be the ultimate purpose of the state.


Quote: Junk food, empty calories and carbs are the big data of the masses. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Junk food, empty calories and carbs are the big data of the masses.


Quote: Capital is dead labour, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labour it sucks. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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


Quote: Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, just as it is the spirit of a spiritless situation. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, just as it is the spirit of a spiritless situation.


Quote: There comes a time in your life when you have to let go of all the pointless drama and the people who create it and surround yourself with people who make you laugh so hard that you forget the bad and focus solely on the good. After all, life is too short to be anything but happy. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of Karl Marx quote: There comes a time in your life when you have to let go of all the pointless drama and the people who create it and surround yourself with people who make you laugh so hard that you forget the bad and focus solely on the good. After all, life is too short to be anything but happy.- black text on quotes background

There comes a time in your life when you have to let go of all the pointless drama and the people who create it and surround yourself with people who make you laugh so hard that you forget the bad and focus solely on the good. After all, life is too short to be anything but happy.


Quote: Everyone of our relationships with nature and man must be a definite expression of our real, individual life. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Everyone of our relationships with nature and man must be a definite expression of our real, individual life.


Quote: Fallen wood... has a little organic connection with the growing tree as the cast-off skin has with the snake. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Fallen wood... has a little organic connection with the growing tree as the cast-off skin has with the snake.




Quote: Consumption is also immediately production, just as in nature the consumption of the elements and chemical substances is the production of the plant. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Consumption is also immediately production, just as in nature the consumption of the elements and chemical substances is the production of the plant.


Quote: All I know is I'm not a Marxist. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

All I know is I'm not a Marxist.


Quote: Misery motivates, not utopia. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Misery motivates, not utopia.


Quote: All our invention and progress seem to result in endowing material forces with intellectual life, and stultifying human life into a material force. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

All our invention and progress seem to result in endowing material forces with intellectual life, and stultifying human life into a material force.


Quote: 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. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of Karl Marx quote: 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.- black text on quotes background

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.


Quote: Hitherto, every form of society has been based ... on the antagonism of oppressing and oppressed classes. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Hitherto, every form of society has been based ... on the antagonism of oppressing and oppressed classes.


Quote: There are no bigger donkeys than these workers.... Look at our 'craftsmen'; Sad that world history should be be made with such people. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

There are no bigger donkeys than these workers.... Look at our 'craftsmen'; Sad that world history should be be made with such people.


Quote: In short, competition has to shoulder the responsibility of explaining all the meaningless ideas of the economists, whereas it should rather be the economists who explain competition. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

In short, competition has to shoulder the responsibility of explaining all the meaningless ideas of the economists, whereas it should rather be the economists who explain competition.


Quote: Every provisional political set-up following a revolution requires a dictatorship, and an energetic dictatorship at that. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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


Quote: Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: A people without a heritage are easily persuaded. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

A people without a heritage are easily persuaded.


Quote: To call on them to give up their illusions about their condition is to call on them to give up a condition that requires illusions. The criticism of religion is therefore in embryo the criticism of that vale of tears of which religion is the halo. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

To call on them to give up their illusions about their condition is to call on them to give up a condition that requires illusions. The criticism of religion is therefore in embryo the criticism of that vale of tears of which religion is the halo.


Quote: Religion is only the illusory sun which revolves round man as long as he does not revolve round himself. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Religion is only the illusory sun which revolves round man as long as he does not revolve round himself.


Quote: But capital not only lives upon labour. Like a master, at once distinguished and barbarous, it drags with it into its grave the corpses of its slaves, whole hecatombs of workers, who perish in the crises. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

But capital not only lives upon labour. Like a master, at once distinguished and barbarous, it drags with it into its grave the corpses of its slaves, whole hecatombs of workers, who perish in the crises.


Quote: All commodities, as values, are realized human labours. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

All commodities, as values, are realized human labours.


Quote: The method of production of the material things of life generally determines the social, political and spiritual currents of life. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

The method of production of the material things of life generally determines the social, political and spiritual currents of life.


Quote: One basis for life and another basis for science is a priori a lie. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

One basis for life and another basis for science is a priori a lie.


Quote: Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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


Quote: The traditions of the dead generations weigh like a nightmare upon the living. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

The traditions of the dead generations weigh like a nightmare upon the living.


Quote: The consciousness of the past weighs like a nightmare on the brain of the living. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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


Quote: In every stockjobbing swindle every one knows that some time or other the crash must come, but every one hopes that it may fall on the head of his neighbor, after he himself has caught the shower of gold and placed it in safety. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

In every stockjobbing swindle every one knows that some time or other the crash must come, but every one hopes that it may fall on the head of his neighbor, after he himself has caught the shower of gold and placed it in safety.


Quote: Merely quantitative differences, beyond a certain point, pass into qualitative changes. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Merely quantitative differences, beyond a certain point, pass into qualitative changes.


Quote: 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. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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.


Quote: The essence of the free press is the reliable, reasonable and moral nature of freedom. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

The essence of the free press is the reliable, reasonable and moral nature of freedom.


Quote: If production be capitalistic in form, so, too, will be reproduction. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

If production be capitalistic in form, so, too, will be reproduction.


Quote: Everyone who knows anything of history also knows that great social revolutions are impossible without the feminine ferment. Social progress may be measured precisely by the social position of the fair sex (plain ones included). by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Everyone who knows anything of history also knows that great social revolutions are impossible without the feminine ferment. Social progress may be measured precisely by the social position of the fair sex (plain ones included).


Quote: The Proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

The Proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains.


Quote: We will hang the capitalists with the rope that they sell us. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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


Quote: The way people get their living determines their social outlook. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

The way people get their living determines their social outlook.


Quote: 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. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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.


Quote: Surplus-value and the rate of surplus-value are... the invisible essence to be investigated, whereas the rate of profit and hence the form of surplus-value as profit are visible surface phenomena. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Surplus-value and the rate of surplus-value are... the invisible essence to be investigated, whereas the rate of profit and hence the form of surplus-value as profit are visible surface phenomena.


Quote: Nothing is more tedious than the dreaming platitude. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Nothing is more tedious than the dreaming platitude.


Quote: If I negate powdered wigs, I am still left with unpowdered wigs. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

If I negate powdered wigs, I am still left with unpowdered wigs.


Quote: Wages are determined by the bitter struggle between capitalist and worker. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Wages are determined by the bitter struggle between capitalist and worker.


Quote: The economic concept of value does not occur in antiquity . by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

The economic concept of value does not occur in antiquity .


Quote: Value, therefore, does not stalk about with a label describing what it is. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Value, therefore, does not stalk about with a label describing what it is.


Quote: Communism deprives no man of the ability to appropriate the fruits of his labour. The only thing it deprives him of is the ability to enslave others by means of such appropriations. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Communism deprives no man of the ability to appropriate the fruits of his labour. The only thing it deprives him of is the ability to enslave others by means of such appropriations.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Communism deprives no man of the power to appropriate the products of society: all that it does is to deprive him of the power to subjugate the labor of others by means of such appropriation.

It has been objected, that upon the abolition of private property all work will cease, and universal laziness will overtake us.

According to this, bourgeois society ought long ago to have gone to the dogs through sheer idleness; for those of its members who work, acquire nothing, and those who acquire anything, do not work.


Quote: When commercial capital occupies a position of unquestioned ascendancy, it everywhere constitutes a system of plunder. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

When commercial capital occupies a position of unquestioned ascendancy, it everywhere constitutes a system of plunder.




Quote: 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. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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.


Quote: It would be very difficult, if not altogether impossible, to establish any principle upon which the justice or expedience of capital punishment could be founded in a society glorying in its civilization. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

It would be very difficult, if not altogether impossible, to establish any principle upon which the justice or expedience of capital punishment could be founded in a society glorying in its civilization.


Quote: The introduction of free competition is thus public declaration that from now on the members of society are unequal only to the extent that their capitals are unequal, that capital is the decisive power, and that therefore the capitalists, the bourgeoisie, have become the first class in society. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of Karl Marx quote: The introduction of free competition is thus public declaration that from now on the members of society are unequal only to the extent that their capitals are unequal, that capital is the decisive power, and that therefore the capitalists, the bourgeoisie, have become the first class in society.- black text on quotes background

The introduction of free competition is thus public declaration that from now on the members of society are unequal only to the extent that their capitals are unequal, that capital is the decisive power, and that therefore the capitalists, the bourgeoisie, have become the first class in society.


Quote: The bourgeois during its rule of scarce one hundred years, has created more massive and more colossal productive forces than have all preceding generations together. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

The bourgeois during its rule of scarce one hundred years, has created more massive and more colossal productive forces than have all preceding generations together.




Quote: Anyone wanting a new house picks one from among those built on speculation or still in process of construction. The builder no longer works for his customers but for the market. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Anyone wanting a new house picks one from among those built on speculation or still in process of construction. The builder no longer works for his customers but for the market.


Quote: The 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. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

The 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.




Quote: They don't know it, but they are doing it. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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


Quote: In all of human history no country or no people have suffered such terrible slavery, conquest and foreign oppression and no country and no people have struggled so strenuously for their emancipation than Sicily and the Sicilians. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

In all of human history no country or no people have suffered such terrible slavery, conquest and foreign oppression and no country and no people have struggled so strenuously for their emancipation than Sicily and the Sicilians.


Quote: 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. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of Karl Marx quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: 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. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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.


Quote: Titles of property, for instance railway shares, may change hands every day, and their owner may make a profit by their sale even in foreign countries, so that titles to property are exportable, although the railway itself is not. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Titles of property, for instance railway shares, may change hands every day, and their owner may make a profit by their sale even in foreign countries, so that titles to property are exportable, although the railway itself is not.


Quote: With disdain I will throw my gauntlet full in the fact of the world and see the collapse of this pygmy giant. Then will I wander god-like and victorious through the ruins of the world. And giving my words an active force, I will feel equal to the Creator. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

With disdain I will throw my gauntlet full in the fact of the world and see the collapse of this pygmy giant. Then will I wander god-like and victorious through the ruins of the world. And giving my words an active force, I will feel equal to the Creator.


Quote: The Communists have no need to introduce free love; it has existed almost from time immemorial. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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


Quote: The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille.


Quote: 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. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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.


Quote: Those dogs of democrats and liberal riff-raff will see that we're the only chaps who haven't been stultified by the ghastly period of peace. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Those dogs of democrats and liberal riff-raff will see that we're the only chaps who haven't been stultified by the ghastly period of peace.




Quote: The executive of the modern state is but a committee for managing the common affairs of the whole bourgeoisie. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

The executive of the modern state is but a committee for managing the common affairs of the whole bourgeoisie.


Quote: A heavy progressive or graduated income tax. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.


Quote: 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. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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.


Quote: Since only what is material is perceptible, knowable, nothing is known of the existence of God. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Since only what is material is perceptible, knowable, nothing is known of the existence of God.




Quote: The labour-power is a commodity , not capital, in the hands of the labourer, and it constitutes for him a revenue so long as he can continuously repeat its sale; it functions as capital after its sale, in the hands of the capitalist, during the process of production itself. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of Karl Marx quote; white text on black background

The labour-power is a commodity , not capital, in the hands of the labourer, and it constitutes for him a revenue so long as he can continuously repeat its sale; it functions as capital after its sale, in the hands of the capitalist, during the process of production itself.


Quote: In reality, the labourer belongs to capital before he has sold himself to capital. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

In reality, the labourer belongs to capital before he has sold himself to capital.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

In reality, the laborer belongs to capital before he has sold himself to capital. His economic bondage is both brought about and concealed by the periodic sale of himself, by his change of masters, and by the oscillation in the market price of labor power. Capitalist production, therefore, under its aspect of a continuous connected process, of a process of reproduction, produces not only commodities, not only surplus value, but it also produces and reproduces the capitalist relation; on the one side the capitalist, on the other the wage-laborer.


Quote: When the labourer co-operates systematically with others, he strips off the fetters of his individuality, and develops the capabilities of his species. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

When the labourer co-operates systematically with others, he strips off the fetters of his individuality, and develops the capabilities of his species.


Quote: If the labourer consumes his disposable time for himself, he robs the capitalist. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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.


Quote: Last words are for fools who haven't said enough. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Last words are for fools who haven't said enough.


Quote: Go on, get out! Last words are for fools who haven't said enough! by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Go on, get out! Last words are for fools who haven't said enough!


Quote: 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? by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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?


Quote: Philosophy stands in the same relation to the study of the actual world as masturbation to sexual love. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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


Quote: The burgeoisie, by the rapid improvement of all instruments of production, by the immensely facilitated means of communication, draws all nations into civilization. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

The burgeoisie, by the rapid improvement of all instruments of production, by the immensely facilitated means of communication, draws all nations into civilization.


Quote: Free education for all children in public schools... Combination of education with industrial production. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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.


Quote: There is a physical relation between physical things. But it is different with commodities. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

There is a physical relation between physical things. But it is different with commodities.


Quote: Language is as old as consciousness, language is practical, real consciousness that exists for other men as well, and only therefore does it also exist for me; language, like consciousness, only arises from the need, the necessity, of intercourse with other men. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Language is as old as consciousness, language is practical, real consciousness that exists for other men as well, and only therefore does it also exist for me; language, like consciousness, only arises from the need, the necessity, of intercourse with other men.


Quote: A commodity has a value because it is a crystallization of social labor. The greatness of its value, or its relative value, depends upon the greater or less amount of that social substance contained in it; that is to say, on the relative mass of labor necessary for its production. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of Karl Marx quote: A commodity has a value because it is a crystallization of social labor. The greatness of its value, or its relative value, depends upon the greater or less amount of that social substance contained in it; that is to say, on the relative mass of labor necessary for its production.- black text on quotes background

A commodity has a value because it is a crystallization of social labor. The greatness of its value, or its relative value, depends upon the greater or less amount of that social substance contained in it; that is to say, on the relative mass of labor necessary for its production.


Quote: Religion is the opiate of the people. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Religion is the opiate of the people.


Quote: It has created enormous cities, has greatly increased the urban population as compared with the rural, and has thus rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

It has created enormous cities, has greatly increased the urban population as compared with the rural, and has thus rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life.


Quote: No sooner is the exploitation of the labourer by the manufacturer, so far, at an end, that he receives his wages in cash, than he is set upon by the other portions of the bourgeoisie, the landlord, the shopkeeper, the pawnbroker, etc. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

No sooner is the exploitation of the labourer by the manufacturer, so far, at an end, that he receives his wages in cash, than he is set upon by the other portions of the bourgeoisie, the landlord, the shopkeeper, the pawnbroker, etc.




Quote: The social revolution...cannot draw its poetry from the past, but only from the future. It cannot begin with itself before it has stripped itself of all superstitions concerning the past. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

The social revolution...cannot draw its poetry from the past, but only from the future. It cannot begin with itself before it has stripped itself of all superstitions concerning the past.


Quote: There must be something rotten in the very core of a social system which increases its wealth without diminishing its misery. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

There must be something rotten in the very core of a social system which increases its wealth without diminishing its misery.


Quote: In the various stages of development which the struggle of working class against the bourgeoisie has to pass through, they always and everywhere represent the interests of the movement as a whole. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

In the various stages of development which the struggle of working class against the bourgeoisie has to pass through, they always and everywhere represent the interests of the movement as a whole.


Quote: When the sufferers learn to think, then the thinkers will learn to suffer. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

When the sufferers learn to think, then the thinkers will learn to suffer.


Quote: The leading princes are the most servile tools of English despotism... The native princes are the stronghold of the present abominable English system. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

The leading princes are the most servile tools of English despotism... The native princes are the stronghold of the present abominable English system.


Quote: Napoleon swept away everywhere the establishments of feudality. ... He was Caesar himself. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Napoleon swept away everywhere the establishments of feudality. ... He was Caesar himself.






Quote: Society does not consist of individuals but expresses the sum of interrelations, the relations within which these individuals stand. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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.


Quote: Very well then; emancipation from usury and money, that is, from practical, real Judaism, would constitute the emancipation of our time. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Very well then; emancipation from usury and money, that is, from practical, real Judaism, would constitute the emancipation of our time.


Quote: Usury lives in the pores of production, as it were, just as the gods of Epicurus lived in the space between the worlds. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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.


Quote: Since the working-class lives from hand to mouth,it buys as long as it has the means to buy. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Since the working-class lives from hand to mouth,it buys as long as it has the means to buy.


Quote: 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. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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.


Quote: Labor in the white skin can never free itself as long as labor in the black skin is branded. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Labor in the white skin can never free itself as long as labor in the black skin is branded.


Quote: Philosophers have hitherto interpreted the world in various way; the point, however, is to change it. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Philosophers have hitherto interpreted the world in various way; the point, however, is to change it.


Quote: Philosophers have hitherto interpreted the world in various ways; the point, however, is to change it. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Philosophers have hitherto interpreted the world in various ways; the point, however, is to change it.


Quote: The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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


Quote: No revolution is made out of shame. I reply: Shame is already revolution of a kind. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

No revolution is made out of shame. I reply: Shame is already revolution of a kind.


Quote: Society as a whole is more and more splitting up into two great hostile camps. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Society as a whole is more and more splitting up into two great hostile camps.


Quote: Society is undergoing a silent revolution, which must be submitted to, and which takes no more notice of the human existences it breaks down than an earthquake regards the houses it subverts. The classes and the races, too weak to master the new conditions of life, must give way. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of Karl Marx quote; white text on black background

Society is undergoing a silent revolution, which must be submitted to, and which takes no more notice of the human existences it breaks down than an earthquake regards the houses it subverts. The classes and the races, too weak to master the new conditions of life, must give way.


Quote: 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. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of Karl Marx quote: 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.- black text on quotes background

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.


Quote: Every emancipation is a restoration of the human world and of human relationships to a man himself. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Every emancipation is a restoration of the human world and of human relationships to a man himself.


Quote: Modern society, which, soon after its birth, pulled Plutus by the hair of his head from the bowels of the earth, greets gold as its Holy Grail, as the glittering incarnation of the very principle of its own life. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Modern society, which, soon after its birth, pulled Plutus by the hair of his head from the bowels of the earth, greets gold as its Holy Grail, as the glittering incarnation of the very principle of its own life.


Quote: Private property has made us so stupid and one-sided that an object is only ours when we have it. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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




Quote: The discovery of gold and silver in America, the extirpation, enslavement and entombment in mines of the aboriginal population, the turning of Africa into a warren for the commercial hunting of black-skins, signalised the rosy dawn of the era of capitalist production. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of Karl Marx quote; white text on black background

The discovery of gold and silver in America, the extirpation, enslavement and entombment in mines of the aboriginal population, the turning of Africa into a warren for the commercial hunting of black-skins, signalised the rosy dawn of the era of capitalist production.


Quote: Money appears as measure (in Homer, e.g. oxen) earlier than as medium of exchange, because in barter each commodity is still its own medium of exchange. But it cannot be its own or its own standard of comparison. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Money appears as measure (in Homer, e.g. oxen) earlier than as medium of exchange, because in barter each commodity is still its own medium of exchange. But it cannot be its own or its own standard of comparison.


Quote: It might otherwise appear paradoxical that money can be replaced by worthless paper; but that the slightest alloying of its metallic content depreciates it. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

It might otherwise appear paradoxical that money can be replaced by worthless paper; but that the slightest alloying of its metallic content depreciates it.


Quote: But capitalist production begets,with the inexorability of a law of Nature, its own negation. It is the negation of negation. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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




Quote: 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. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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.


Quote: Representative government is deciding once in three or six years which member of the ruling class was to misrepresent the people in Parliament,. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Representative government is deciding once in three or six years which member of the ruling class was to misrepresent the people in Parliament,.


Quote: 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. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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.




Quote: It is all the more clear what we have to accomplish at present: I am referring to ruthless criticism of all that exists, ruthless both in the sense of not being afraid of the results it arrives at and in the sense of being just as little afraid of conflict with the powers that be. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of Karl Marx quote: It is all the more clear what we have to accomplish at present: I am referring to ruthless criticism of all that exists, ruthless both in the sense of not being afraid of the results it arrives at and in the sense of being just as little afraid of conflict with the powers that be.- black text on quotes background

It is all the more clear what we have to accomplish at present: I am referring to ruthless criticism of all that exists, ruthless both in the sense of not being afraid of the results it arrives at and in the sense of being just as little afraid of conflict with the powers that be.




Quote: The bourgeoisie, in truth, is bound to fear the stupidity of the masses so long as they remain conservative, and the insight of the masses as soon as they become revolutionary. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

The bourgeoisie, in truth, is bound to fear the stupidity of the masses so long as they remain conservative, and the insight of the masses as soon as they become revolutionary.


Quote: The unity of the bourgeoisie can be shaken only by the unity of the proletariat. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

The unity of the bourgeoisie can be shaken only by the unity of the proletariat.


Quote: 2 is a proletariat prime, but 4, 6 and 8 are also composite proletariats. Composites of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but your chains! by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

2 is a proletariat prime, but 4, 6 and 8 are also composite proletariats. Composites of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but your chains!


Quote: In the national struggles of the proletarians of the different countries, they point out and bring to the front the common interest of the entire proletariat, independently of all nationality. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

In the national struggles of the proletarians of the different countries, they point out and bring to the front the common interest of the entire proletariat, independently of all nationality.


Quote: There are no circumstances imaginable, not even victory, under which the proletariat should give up its possession of arms. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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


Quote: The first step in the revolution by the working class, is to raise the proletariat to the position of ruling class, to win the battle for democracy. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

The first step in the revolution by the working class, is to raise the proletariat to the position of ruling class, to win the battle for democracy.




Quote: In place of the old bourgeois society, with its classes and class antagonisms, we shall have an association in which the free development of each is the condition for the free development of all. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

In place of the old bourgeois society, with its classes and class antagonisms, we shall have an association in which the free development of each is the condition for the free development of all.


Quote: What the bourgeoisie therefore produces, above all, are its own grave-diggers. Its fall and the victory of the proletariat are equally inevitable. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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


Quote: The more a ruling class is able to assimilate the most prominent men of a ruled class, the more solid and dangerous its rule. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

The more a ruling class is able to assimilate the most prominent men of a ruled class, the more solid and dangerous its rule.




Quote: 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. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of Karl Marx quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: History is not like some individual person, which uses men to achieve its ends. History is nothing but the actions of men in pursuit of their ends. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

History is not like some individual person, which uses men to achieve its ends. History is nothing but the actions of men in pursuit of their ends.




Quote: In this sense, the theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

In this sense, the theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property.


Quote: Scientific truth is always paradox, if judged by everyday experience, which catches only the delusive appearance of things. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Scientific truth is always paradox, if judged by everyday experience, which catches only the delusive appearance of things.


Quote: 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. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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.


Quote: There is no royal road to science, and only those who do not dread the fatiguing climb of its steep paths have a chance of gaining its luminous summits. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

There is no royal road to science, and only those who do not dread the fatiguing climb of its steep paths have a chance of gaining its luminous summits.


Quote: Wherever the want of clothing forced them to it, the human race made clothes for thousands of years, without a single man becoming a tailor. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Wherever the want of clothing forced them to it, the human race made clothes for thousands of years, without a single man becoming a tailor.


Quote: Constant revolutionizing of production, uninterrupted disturbance of all social conditions, everlasting uncertainty and agitation distinguish the bourgeosis epoch from all earlier ones. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Constant revolutionizing of production, uninterrupted disturbance of all social conditions, everlasting uncertainty and agitation distinguish the bourgeosis epoch from all earlier ones.


Quote: 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 . by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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 .


Quote: So long as the product is sold, everything is taking its regular course from the standpoint of the capitalist producer. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

So long as the product is sold, everything is taking its regular course from the standpoint of the capitalist producer.


Quote: 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. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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.


Quote: Man makes religion, religion does not make man. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Man makes religion, religion does not make man.






Quote: Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win.
Workingmen of all countries unite! by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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


Quote: The proletarians have nothing to loose but their chains. They have a world to win. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

The proletarians have nothing to loose but their chains. They have a world to win.


Quote: A circuit performed by a capital and meant to be a periodical process, not an individual act, is called its turnover. The duration of this turnover is determined by the sum of its time of production and its time of circulation. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

A circuit performed by a capital and meant to be a periodical process, not an individual act, is called its turnover. The duration of this turnover is determined by the sum of its time of production and its time of circulation.


Quote: The bourgeoisie of the whole world, which looks complacently upon the wholesale massacre after the battle, is convulsed by horror at the desecration of brick and mortar. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

The bourgeoisie of the whole world, which looks complacently upon the wholesale massacre after the battle, is convulsed by horror at the desecration of brick and mortar.


Quote: The working men have no country. We cannot take away from them what they have not got. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

The working men have no country. We cannot take away from them what they have not got.


Quote: As the chosen people bore in their features the sign manual of Jehovah , so the division of labour brands the manufacturing workman as the property of capital . by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

As the chosen people bore in their features the sign manual of Jehovah , so the division of labour brands the manufacturing workman as the property of capital .


Quote: 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. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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.


Quote: When people speak of ideas that revolutionize society, they do but express the fact that within the old society, the elements of a new one have been created, and that the dissolution of the old ideas keeps even pace with the dissolution of the old conditions of existence. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of Karl Marx quote; white text on black background

When people speak of ideas that revolutionize society, they do but express the fact that within the old society, the elements of a new one have been created, and that the dissolution of the old ideas keeps even pace with the dissolution of the old conditions of existence.


Quote: The unity is brought about by force . by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

The unity is brought about by force .


Quote: 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. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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.


Quote: Modern bourgeois society with its relations of production, of exchange, and of property, a society that has conjured up such gigantic means of production and of exchange, is like the sorcerer, who is no longer able to control the powers of the nether world whom he has called up by his spells. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of Karl Marx quote: Modern bourgeois society with its relations of production, of exchange, and of property, a society that has conjured up such gigantic means of production and of exchange, is like the sorcerer, who is no longer able to control the powers of the nether world whom he has called up by his spells.- black text on quotes background

Modern bourgeois society with its relations of production, of exchange, and of property, a society that has conjured up such gigantic means of production and of exchange, is like the sorcerer, who is no longer able to control the powers of the nether world whom he has called up by his spells.


Quote: Although gold and silver are not by nature money, money is by nature gold and silver. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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


Quote: So far no chemist has ever discovered exchange-value either in a pearl or a diamond. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

So far no chemist has ever discovered exchange-value either in a pearl or a diamond.


Quote: When the train of history hits a curve, the intellectuals fall off. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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


Quote: The Jews of Poland are the smeariest of all races. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

The Jews of Poland are the smeariest of all races.


Quote: The religious world is but a reflex of the real world. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

The religious world is but a reflex of the real world.


Quote: The past lies like a nightmare upon the present. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

The past lies like a nightmare upon the present.


Quote: Music is the mirror of reality. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Music is the mirror of reality.


Quote: Fascism in power is the open, terroristic dictatorship of the most reactionary, the most chauvinistic, the most imperialistic elements of finance capitalism. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Fascism in power is the open, terroristic dictatorship of the most reactionary, the most chauvinistic, the most imperialistic elements of finance capitalism.


Quote: The true law of economics is chance, and we learned people arbitrarily seize on a few moments and establish them as laws. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

The true law of economics is chance, and we learned people arbitrarily seize on a few moments and establish them as laws.


Quote: There is only one effective antidote for mental suffering and that is physical pain. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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


Quote: Be careful to trust a person who does not like wine. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

Be careful to trust a person who does not like wine.


Quote: The alienation of man thus appeared as the fundamental evil of capitalist society. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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


Quote: In my free time I do differential and integral calculus. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

In my free time I do differential and integral calculus.


Quote: To be radical is to grasp things by the root. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

To be radical is to grasp things by the root.


Quote: There is only one way to kill capitalism -- by taxes, taxes, and more taxes. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

There is only one way to kill capitalism -- by taxes, taxes, and more taxes.


Quote: The entire so-called history of the world is nothing but the creation of man through human labor. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

The entire so-called history of the world is nothing but the creation of man through human labor.


Quote: We have no compassion and we ask no compassion from you. When our turn comes, we shall not make excuses for the terror. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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


Quote: Money degrades all the gods of man and converts them into commodities. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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


Quote: I am nothing but I must be everything. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

I am nothing but I must be everything.


Quote: The last capitalist we hang shall be the one who sold us the rope. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

The last capitalist we hang shall be the one who sold us the rope.


Quote: 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. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

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.




Quote: A commodity appears, at first sight, a very trivial thing, and easily understood. Its analysis shows that it is, in reality, a very queer thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties. by author Karl Marx overlaid on photo of photo of author Karl Marx with quote

A commodity appears, at first sight, a very trivial thing, and easily understood. Its analysis shows that it is, in reality, a very queer thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties.


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