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149 37
Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity. Karl Marx

136 35
Men make their own history Karl Marx

110 32
Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose, but their chains. .Workers of the world unite! Karl Marx

80 17
The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point, however, is to change it. Karl Marx

75 15
The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people. Karl Marx

98 33
Religion is the opium of the masses. Karl Marx

29 3
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. Karl Marx

49 13
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs. Karl Marx

33 5
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. Karl Marx

45 13
Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed. Adam Smith

49 17
Society does not consist of individuals but expresses the sum of interrelations, the relations within which these individuals stand. Karl Marx

38 11
Medicine heals doubts as well as diseases. Karl Marx

29 5
Philosophy stands in the same relation to the study of the actual world as masturbation to sexual love. Karl Marx

27 5
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. Karl Marx

26 6
The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles. Karl Marx

23 4
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

25 6
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. Karl Marx

28 9
The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain. Karl Marx

28 9
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks. Karl Marx

22 5
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

49 28
All I know is I'm not a Marxist. Karl Marx

31 13
The worker of the world has nothing to lose, but their chains, workers of the world unite. Karl Marx

20 5
A specter is haunting Europe -- the specter of communism. Karl Marx

29 13
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. Karl Marx

18 4
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity. Karl Marx