Karl Marx quotes

Born
5 May 1818 Trier, Kingdom of Prussia.

Died
14 March 1883.

Occupation
Philosopher, economist, historian.

Karl Marx was a German philosopher, economist, historian, political theorist, sociologist, journalist and revolutionary socialist. 

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

Religion is the opium of the masses.
– Karl Marx

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

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

Democracy is the road to socialism.
– Karl Marx

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Revolutions are the locomotives of history.
– 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

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

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

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

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

Medicine heals doubts as well as diseases.
– Karl Marx

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

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