Karl Marx Quotes On Love, Socialism, Democracy, Politics, Proletariat

The full name of Karl Marx is Karl Heinrich Marx. He was a German philosopher, economist, historian, sociologist, political theorist, journalist, and socialist revolutionary. Here we have shared Karl Marx quotes on love, socialism, democracy, politics, proletariat, religion, capitalism, communism, inspiration, and motivation.

Karl Marx was born on May 5, 1818, in Trier, Germany, and died on March 14, 1883, in London, United Kingdom. His father’s name Heinrich Marx and his mother’s name Henriette Pressburg. His wife’s name is Jenny von Westphalen.

Karl Marx quotes

Art is always and everywhere the secret confession and at the same time the immortal movement of its time. – Karl Marx

While the miser is merely a capitalist gone mad, the capitalist is a rational miser. – Karl Marx

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

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

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

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The ruling ideas of each age have ever been the ideas of its ruling class. – Karl Marx

In a higher phase of communist society… only then can the narrow horizon of bourgeois right be fully left behind and society inscribes on its banners: from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs. – Karl Marx

We should not say that one man’s hour is worth another man’s hour, but rather that one man for an hour is worth just as much as another man for an hour. Time is everything, man is nothing: he is at the most time’s carcass. – Karl Marx

History does nothing; it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this. – Karl Marx

Religion is the opium of the masses. – 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

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

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The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism. – Karl Marx

The country that is more developed industrially only shows, to the less developed, the image of its own future. – Karl Marx

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

Democracy is the road to socialism. – Karl Marx

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

Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workingmen of all countries, unite! – Karl Marx

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Nothing can have value without being an object of utility. – Karl Marx

Workers of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but your chains. – Karl Marx

Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand. – Karl Marx

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

The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion. – Karl Marx

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

The reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form. – Karl Marx

Medicine heals doubts as well as diseases. – Karl Marx

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. – Karl Marx

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History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. – Karl Marx

Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed. – Karl Marx

From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs. – Karl Marx

For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him. – Karl Marx

If anything is certain, it is that I myself am not a Marxist. – Karl Marx

In bourgeois society, capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and has no individuality. – Karl Marx

Social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex. – Karl Marx

The writer must earn money in order to be able to live and to write, but he must by no means live and write for the purpose of making money. – Karl Marx

There is a specter haunting Europe, the specter of Communism. – Karl Marx

It is absolutely impossible to transcend the laws of nature. What can change in historically different circumstances is only the form in which these laws expose themselves. – Karl Marx

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Revolutions are the locomotives of history. – Karl Marx

Men’s ideas are the most direct emanations of their material state. – Karl Marx

Experience praises the happiest the one who made the most people happy. – Karl Marx

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

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

The history of all previous societies has been the history of class struggles. – Karl Marx

The writer may very well serve a movement of history as its mouthpiece, but he cannot of course create it. – Karl Marx

Without a doubt, machinery has greatly increased the number of well-to-do idlers. – Karl Marx

A specter is haunting Europe – the specter of communism. – Karl Marx

Greek philosophy seems to have met with something with which a good tragedy is not supposed to meet, namely, a dull ending. – Karl Marx

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

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

It is not history which uses men as a means of achieving – as if it were an individual person – its own ends. History is nothing but the activity of men in pursuit of their ends. – 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

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

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

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

Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included. – Karl Marx

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 laborer. – Karl Marx

Natural science will in time incorporate into itself the science of man, just as the science of man will incorporate into itself natural science: there will be one science. – Karl Marx

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

The English have all the material requisites for the revolution. What they lack is the spirit of generalization and revolutionary ardor. – Karl Marx

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