Karl Marx

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Karl Marx (/mɑːrks/; German pronunciation: [ˈkaɐ̯l ˈmaɐ̯ks]; 5 May 1818 – 14 March 1883) was a philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist, and revolutionary socialist. Born in Prussia to a middle-class family, he later studied political economy and Hegelian philosophy. As an adult, Marx became stateless and spent much of his life in London, England, where he continued to develop his thought in collaboration with German thinker Friedrich Engels and published various works, the most well-known being the 1848 pamphlet The Communist Manifesto. His work has since influenced subsequent intellectual, economic, and political history. Marx's theories about society, economics and politics—collectively understood as Marxism—hold that human societies develop through class struggle: a conflict between ruling classes (known as the bourgeoisie) that control the means of production and working c... More

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Karl Marx #Age

Photo of Karl Marx The ruling ideas of each age have ever been the ideas of its ruling class.
Karl Marx #Society

Photo of Karl Marx 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.
Karl Marx #Society

Photo of Karl Marx Society does not consist of individuals but expresses the sum of interrelations, the relations within which these individuals stand.
Karl Marx #Society #Time

Photo of Karl Marx The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas, i.e., the class which is the ruling material force of society, is at the same time its ruling intellectual force.
Karl Marx #Art #Time

Photo of Karl Marx Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time.
Karl Marx #Experience

Photo of Karl Marx Experience praises the most happy the one who made the most people happy.
Karl Marx #Freedom

Photo of Karl Marx Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Karl Marx #Future

Photo of Karl Marx The country that is more developed industrially only shows, to the less developed, the image of its own future.
Karl Marx #Good

Photo of Karl Marx Greek philosophy seems to have met with something with which a good tragedy is not supposed to meet, namely, a dull ending.
Karl Marx #Happiness #Religion

Photo of Karl Marx The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion.
Karl Marx #Health #Society

Photo of Karl Marx Capital is reckless of the health or length of life of the laborer, unless under compulsion from society.
Karl Marx #Change #Nature

Photo of Karl Marx 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.
Karl Marx #History

Photo of Karl Marx History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
Karl Marx #History #Men

Photo of Karl Marx 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 #History

Photo of Karl Marx The history of all previous societies has been the history of class struggles.
Karl Marx #History

Photo of Karl Marx Revolutions are the locomotives of history.
Karl Marx #History

Photo of Karl Marx The writer may very well serve a movement of history as its mouthpiece, but he cannot of course create it.
Karl Marx #Men

Photo of Karl Marx Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.
Karl Marx #Men

Photo of Karl Marx Men's ideas are the most direct emanations of their material state.
Karl Marx #Money

Photo of Karl Marx 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.
Karl Marx #Peace

Photo of Karl Marx The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.
Karl Marx #Religion

Photo of Karl Marx Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand.
Karl Marx #Religion

Photo of Karl Marx Religion is the opium of the masses.
Karl Marx #Society

Photo of Karl Marx In bourgeois society capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and has no individuality.
Karl Marx #Society

Photo of Karl Marx The human being is in the most literal sense a political animal, not merely a gregarious animal, but an animal which can individuate itself only in the midst of society.