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Top 47 Karl Marx Quotes (PHILOSOPHER)

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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 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.
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.
The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.
The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
Although gold and silver are not by nature money, money is by nature gold and silver.
Although gold and silver are not by nature money, money is by nature gold and silver.
Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.
Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.
Workers of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but your chains.
Workers of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but your chains.
The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.
The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.
Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form.
Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form.
Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.
Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.

10 Wise Karl Marx Quotes That Will Make You Think (WISDOM)

“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
The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain.
The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain.
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.
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.
The writer may very well serve a movement of history as its mouthpiece, but he cannot of course create it.
The writer may very well serve a movement of history as its mouthpiece, but he cannot of course create it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our mutual value is for us the value of our mutual objects. Hence for us man himself is mutually of no value.
Our mutual value is for us the value of our mutual objects. Hence for us man himself is mutually of no value.
It is absolutely impossible to transcend the laws of nature. What can change in historically different circumstances is only the form in which these laws expose themselves.
It is absolutely impossible to transcend the laws of nature. What can change in historically different circumstances is only the form in which these laws expose themselves.
Nothing can have value without being an object of utility.
Nothing can have value without being an object of utility.

“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

6 Inspirational Karl Marx Quotes About Life

“If we have chosen the position in life in which we can most of all work for mankind, no burdens can bow us down, because they are sacrifices for the benefit of all; then we shall experience no petty, limited, selfish joy, but our happiness will belong to millions, our deeds will live on quietly but perpetually at work, and over our ashes will be shed the hot tears of noble people.”

Karl Marx
Men make their own history.
Men make their own history.
I am nothing but I must be everything.
I am nothing but I must be everything.
To be radical is to grasp things by the root.
To be radical is to grasp things by the root.
From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.
From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.

“History calls those men the greatest who have ennobled themselves by working for the common good; experience acclaims as happiest the man who has made the greatest number of people happy.”

Karl Marx

3 Karl Marx Quotes on Freedom

“A nation cannot become free and at the same time continue to oppress other nations. The liberation of Germany cannot therefore take place without the liberation of Poland from German oppression.”

Karl Marx
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.
The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.

9 Karl Marx Quotes on Capitalism

Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
The last capitalist we hang shall be the one who sold us the rope.
The last capitalist we hang shall be the one who sold us the rope.
While the miser is merely a capitalist gone mad, the capitalist is a rational miser.
While the miser is merely a capitalist gone mad, the capitalist is a rational miser.

Karl Marx Quotes on Bureaucracy

The bureaucracy is a circle from which no one can escape. Its hierarchy is a hierarchy of knowledge.
The bureaucracy is a circle from which no one can escape. Its hierarchy is a hierarchy of knowledge.
The bureaucrat has the world as a mere object of his action.
The bureaucrat has the world as a mere object of his action.
The hand-mill gives you society with the feudal lord; the steam-mill society with the industrial capitalist.
The hand-mill gives you society with the feudal lord; the steam-mill society with the industrial capitalist.
In general, it is always empirical businessmen we are talking about when we refer to political economists, (who represent) their scientific creed and form of existence.
In general, it is always empirical businessmen we are talking about when we refer to political economists, (who represent) their scientific creed and form of existence.
Machines were, it may be said, the weapon employed by the capitalist to quell the revolt of specialized labor.
Machines were, it may be said, the weapon employed by the capitalist to quell the revolt of specialized labor.
Capital is reckless of the health or length of life of the laborer, unless under compulsion from society.
Capital is reckless of the health or length of life of the laborer, unless under compulsion from society.

3 Karl Marx Quotes on Socialism and Democracy

The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.
The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
All forms of the state have democracy for their truth, and for that reason are false to the extent that they are not democracy.
All forms of the state have democracy for their truth, and for that reason are false to the extent that they are not democracy.

6 Karl Marx Quotes on Religion and Communism

“The entire movement of history, as simply communism’s actual act of genesis — the birth act of its empirical existence — is, therefore, for its thinking consciousness the comprehended and known process of its becoming.”

Karl Marx
The theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property.
The theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property.
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.
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.
Communism is the riddle of history solved, and it knows itself to be this solution.
Communism is the riddle of history solved, and it knows itself to be this solution.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand.

“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

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