Men's ideas are the most direct emanations of their material state.
Experience praises the most happy the one who made the most people happy.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him.
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.
Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form.
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.
Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.
The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille.
I am not a Marxist.
Sell a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man how to fish, you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.
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.
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
If anything is certain, it is that I myself am not a Marxist.
The philosophers have only interpreted the world; the thing, however, is to change it.
Machines were, it may be said, the weapon employed by the capitalists to quell the revolt of specialized labor.
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!
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.
Capital is reckless of the health or length of life of the laborer, unless under compulsion from society.