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Karl Marx Quotes

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"The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them."

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

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

"The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs."

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

"Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form."

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

"I am not a Marxist."

"The burgeoisie, by the rapid improvement of all instruments of production, by the immensely facilitated means of communication, draws all nations into civilization."

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

"The bureaucracy is a circle from which one cannot escape. Its hierarchy is a hierarchy of knowledge. The top entrusts the understanding of detail to the lower levels, whilst the lower levels credit the top with understanding of the general, and so all are mutually deceived."

"Religion is the opium of the masses."

"From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs."

"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."

"Democracy is the road to socialism."

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

"Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks."

"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."

"A specter is haunting Europe - the specter of communism."

"All I know is I'm not a Marxist."

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