127 Total Quotes

Karl Marx Quotes

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

Karl Marx
All I know is I'm not a Marxist.
Karl Marx
#Communism

Karl Marx
I am not a Marxist.
Karl Marx
#German Philosopher

Karl Marx
Sell a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man how to fish, you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.
Karl Marx
#German Philosopher #Business

Karl Marx
Constant labor of one uniform kind destroys the intensity and flow of a man's animal spirits, which find recreation and delight in mere change of activity
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#Labor #Change

Karl Marx
Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose, but their chains. .Workers of the world unite!
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#Revolution

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A commodity appears at first sight an extremely obvious, trivial thing. But its analysis brings out that it is a very strange thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties.
Karl Marx
#German Philosopher #Analysis

Karl Marx
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
Karl Marx
#Communism

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

Karl Marx
The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.
Karl Marx
#German Philosopher

Karl Marx
The bureaucracy is a circle from which one cannot escape. Its hierarchy is a hierarchy of knowledge. The top entrusts the understanding of detail to the lower levels, whilst the lower levels credit the top with understanding of the general, and so all are mutually deceived.
Karl Marx
#Bureaucracy

Karl Marx
Philosophy stands in the same relation to the study of the actual world as masturbation to sexual love.
Karl Marx
#Philosophers And Philosophy #Love

Karl Marx
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.
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#Politicians And Politics

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

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

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

Karl Marx
Religion is the opium of the masses.
Karl Marx
#German Philosopher

Karl Marx
The human being is in the most literal sense a political animal, not merely a gregarious animal, but an animal which can individuate itself only in the midst of society.
Karl Marx
#German Philosopher

Karl Marx
From the outset, the Christian was the theorizing Jew, the Jew is therefore the practical Christian, and the practical Christian has become a Jew again.
Karl Marx
#Judaism And Jews #Christian

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

Karl Marx
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Karl Marx
#German Philosopher #Consciousness