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

Karl Marx

Profession: Philosopher
Nationality: German

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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.

Nothing can have value without being an object of utility.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

The English have all the material requisites for the revolution. What they lack is the spirit of generalization and revolutionary ardour.

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