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

Karl Marx

Profession: Philosopher
Nationality: German

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To be radical is to grasp things by the root.

Experience praises the most happy the one who made the most people happy.

The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

A specter is haunting Europe - the specter of communism.

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

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

All social rules and all relations between individuals are eroded by a cash economy, avarice drags Pluto himself out of the bowels of the earth.

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

Go on, get out. Last words are for fools who haven't said enough.