The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille.

Karl Marx

Karl Marx

Profession: Philosopher
Nationality: German

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

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.

Money is the alienated essence of man's work and existence; this essence dominates him and he worships it.

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.

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

The philosophers have only interpreted the world; the thing, however, is to change it.

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

Revolutions are the locomotives of history.

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 labourer.

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.

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.

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.

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

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