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German philosopher, Birth: 5-5-1818 Karl Marx Quotes
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.
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Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.
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Provide a person with the skills to succeed, and you eliminate a potential source of income.
My object in life is to dethrone God and destroy capitalism.
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My aim in life is to overthrow divinity and annihilate capitalism.
If you can cut the people off from their history, then they can be easily persuaded.
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If you can sever the people from their past, then they can be easily manipulated.
Owners of capital will stimulate working class to buy more and more of expensive goods, houses and technology, pushing them to take more and more expensive credits, until their debt becomes unbearable. The unpaid debt will lead to bankruptcy of banks which will have to be nationalized and State will have to take the road which will eventually lead to communism.
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There must be something rotten in the very core of a social system which increases its wealth without diminishing its misery
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There must be something fundamentally flawed in the very basis of a social system which augments its affluence without abating its wretchedness.
When the sufferers learn to think, then the thinkers will learn to suffer.
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When the downtrodden gain insight, then the wise will acquire distress.
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.
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Religion is the breath of the subjugated being, the core of an unfeeling universe, and the essence of spiritless conditions. It is the balm of mankind.
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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
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Amassing of fortune at one end is concurrently amassment of wretchedness, hardship of labor, servitude, illiteracy, barbarity, intellectual debasement at the other end.
Social reforms are never carried out by the weakness of the strong; but always by the strength of the weak.
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Political advancements are never achieved by the passivity of the powerful; but always by the tenacity of the powerless.
Follow your own path, no matter what people say.
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Forge your own way, regardless of what others may advise.
The last capitalist we hang shall be the one who sold us the rope.
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The final merchant we string up shall be the one who supplied us with the cord.
The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.
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The full man does not understand the wants of the hungry
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The satiated do not comprehend the needs of the famished.
The unity of the bourgeoisie can be shaken only by the unity of the proletariat.
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The solidarity of the working class can be disrupted only by the cohesion of the capitalist class.
From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.
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"Provide based on capacity, receive based on requirement."
The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille
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The spiritual precepts of Christianity teach timidity, self-disdain, debasement, obedience, meekness - in a nutshell, all the characteristics of the rabble.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand.
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The incapacity of the human intellect to grapple with occurrences beyond its comprehension.
Keep people from their history, and they are easily controlled.
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Prevent people from their past, and they are effortlessly managed.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
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Egalitarianism is the path to collectivism.
The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion.
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The initial requirement for the contentment of the populace is the elimination of faith.
The task is not just to understand the world but to change it.
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History repeats itself, the first as tragedy, then as farce.
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The less you eat, drink and read books; the less you go to the theatre, the dance hall, the public house; the less you think, love, theorize, sing, paint, fence, etc., the more you save-the greater becomes your treasure which neither moths nor dust will devour-your capital. The less you are, the more you have; the less you express your own life, the greater is your alienated life-the greater is the store of your estranged being.
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The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property.
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A heavy or progressive or graduated income tax is necessary for the proper development of Communism.
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Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex.
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Last words are for those fools who believe they have not yet said enough.
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Be careful to trust a person who does not like wine.
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Without doubt, machinery has greatly increased the number of well-to-do idlers.
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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.
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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.
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Religion is the opium of the masses.
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Workers of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but your chains.
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The Jews of Poland are the smeariest of all races.
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I am nothing but I must be everything.
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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.
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In every revolution there intrude, at the side of its true agents, men of a different stamp; some of them survivors of and devotees to past revolutions, without insight into the present movement, but preserving popular influence by their known honesty and courage, or by the sheer force of tradition; others mere brawlers, who, by dint of repeating year after year the same set of stereotyped declamations against the government of the day, have sneaked into the reputation of revolutionists of the first water They are an unavoidable evil: with time they are shaken off.
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The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain.
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Money degrades all the gods of man and converts them into commodities.
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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.
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What I did that was new was to prove that the existence of classes is only bound up with particular, historical phases in the development of production; that the class struggle necessarily leads to the dictatorship of the proletariat; and that dictatorship itself only constitutes the transition to the abolition of all classes and to a classless society.
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The method of production of the material things of life generally determines the social, political and spiritual currents of life.
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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?
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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.
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Men make their own history
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What the bourgeoisie therefore produces, above all, are its own grave-diggers. Its fall and the victory of the proletariat are equally inevitable.
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They don't know it, but they are doing it.
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A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
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Machines were, it may be said, the weapon employed by the capitalists to quell the revolt of specialized labor.
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