51 Karl Marx Quotes:

 

1. “All I know is that I am not a Marxist.” — KARL MARX

 

2. “I do not like money, money is the reason we fight.” — KARL MARX

 

3. “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

 

4. “The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.” — KARL MARX

 

5. “Social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex.” — KARL MARX

 



 

6. “I laugh at the so-called ‘practical’ people and their wisdom. If one wants to live like a beast, it could naturally do, to turn its back on humanity’s suffering and only care about its own pelt.” — KARL MARX

7. “There must be something rotten in the very core of a social system which increases its wealth without diminishing its misery.” — KARL MARX

 

8. “Social reforms are never carried out by the weakness of the strong; but always by the strength of the weak.” — KARL MARX

 

9. “As individuals express their life, so they are.” — KARL MARX

 

10. “The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is the demand for their real happiness.” — KARL MARX

 

11. “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.” — KARL MARX

 

12. “Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form.” — KARL MARX

 

13. “My object in life is to dethrone God and destroy capitalism.” — KARL MARX

 

14. “Machines were, it may be said, the weapon employed by the capitalists to quell the revolt of specialized labor.” — KARL MARX

 

15. “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.” — KARL MARX

 

16. “Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form.” — KARL MARX

 

17. “Nothing can have value without being an object of utility.” — KARL MARX

 

18. “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.” — KARL MARX

 

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19. “Communism is the riddle of history solved, and it knows itself to be this solution.” — KARL MARX

 

20. “The last capitalist we hang shall be the one who sold us the rope.” — KARL MARX

 

21. “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.” — KARL MARX

 

22. “The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.” — KARL MARX

 

23. “The wealthy man is the man who is much, not the one who has much.” — KARL MARX

 



 

24. “The will of the capitalist is certainly to take as much as possible. What we have to do is not to talk about his will, but to enquire about his power, the limits of that power, and the character of those limits.” — KARL MARX

 

25. “Misery motivates, not utopia.” — KARL MARX

 

26.“The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways: the point, however, is
to change it.” — KARL MARX

 

27. “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

 

28 “The past lies like a nightmare upon the present.” — KARL MARX

 

29. “Man makes his own history, but he does not make it out of the whole cloth; he does not make it out of conditions chosen by himself, but out of such as he finds close at hand.” — KARL MARX

 

30. “Sell a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man how to fish, you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.” — KARL MARX

 

31. “The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.” — KARL MARX

 

32. “Change the economic base and you will change human beings.” — KARL MARX

 

33. “In proportion therefore, as the repulsiveness of the work increases, the wage decreases.” — KARL MARX

 

34. “The writer may very well serve a movement of history as its mouthpiece, but he cannot of course create it.” — KARL MARX

 

35. “It is not the consciousness of men that determines their being, but, on the contrary,
their social being that determines their consciousness.” — KARL MARX

 

36. “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

 

37. “From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.” — KARL MARX

 

38. “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

 

39. “For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him.” — KARL MARX

 



 

40. “Religion is the opiate of the masses.” — KARL MARX

 

41. “You are horrified at our intending to do away with private property. But in your existing society, private property is already done away with for nine-tenths of the population.” — KARL MARX

 

42. “Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.” — KARL MARX

 

43. “Workers of the world unite! You have nothing to lose but your chains.” — KARL MARX

 

44. “A people without a heritage are easily persuaded.” — KARL MARX

 

45. “Experience praises the most happy the one who made the most people happy.” — KARL MARX

 

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

 

47. “The history of all hitherto existing societies is the history of class struggles.” — KARL MARX

 

48. “Democracy is the road to socialism.” — KARL MARX

 

49. “We cannot tell by looking at the diamond that it is a commodity. When it serves as a use-value, aesthetic or mechanical, on the breast of a harlot, or in the hand of a glass cutter, it is a diamond and not a commodity.” — KARL MARX

 

50. “The full man does not understand the wants of the hungry.” — KARL MARX

 

51. “Revolutions are the locomotives of history.” — KARL MARX

 

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