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Karl Marx
Society does not consist of individuals but expresses the sum of interrelations, the relations within which these individuals stand.
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#German Philosopher #Society

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For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him.
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#German Philosopher

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The ruling ideas of each age have ever been the ideas of its ruling class.
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#German Philosopher

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From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.
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#German Philosopher

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Without doubt, machinery has greatly increased the number of well-to-do idlers
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#Doubt

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Medicine heals doubts as well as diseases.
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#German Philosopher #Medicine

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Men's ideas are the most direct emanations of their material state
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#Ideas

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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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#Revolutions And Revolutionaries

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Capital is money, capital is commodities. By virtue of it being value, it has acquired the occult ability to add value to itself. It brings forth living offspring, or, at the least, lays golden eggs.
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#German Philosopher

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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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#Present

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A spectre is haunting Europe - the spectre of Communism.
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#Communism

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The writer may very well serve a movement of history as its mouthpiece, but he cannot of course create it.
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#German Philosopher #History

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Nothing can have value without being an object of utility
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#Value

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In bourgeois society capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and has no individuality.
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#German Philosopher

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Mankind always sets itself only such tasks as it can solve; since, looking at the matter more closely, we will always find that the task itself arises only when the material conditions necessary for its solution already exist or are at least in the process of formation.
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#Projects

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Experience praises the most happy the one who made the most people happy.
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#German Philosopher

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The development of civilization and industry in general has always shown itself so active in the destruction of forests that everything that has been done for their conservation and production is completely insignificant in comparison.
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#German Philosopher

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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.
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#German Philosopher

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While the miser is merely a capitalist gone mad, the capitalist is a rational miser
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#Capitalism

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Capitalist production, therefore, develops technology, and the combining together of various processes into a social whole, only by sapping the original sources of all wealth - the soil and the labourer.
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#German Philosopher #Technology

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In communist society, where nobody has one exclusive sphere of activity but each can become accomplished in any branch he wishes, society regulates the general production and thus makes it possible for me to do one thing today and another tomorrow, to hunt in the morning, fish in the afternoon, rear cattle in the evening, criticize after dinner, just as I have a mind, without ever becoming hunter, fisherman, shepherd or critic.
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#Work #Society

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As in private life one differentiates between what a man thinks and says of himself and what he really is and does, so in historical struggles one must still more distinguish the language and the imaginary aspirations of parties from their real organism and their real interests, their conception of themselves from their reality.
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#Politicians And Politics

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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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#German Philosopher

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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.
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#Industry

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In the domain of Political Economy, free scientific inquiry meets not merely the same enemies as in all other domains. The peculiar nature of the material it deals with, summons as foes into the field of battle the most violent, mean and malignant passions of the human breast, the Furies of private interest.
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#Politicians And Politics