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Karl Marx
May 5, 1818 - March 14, 1883
Nationality: German
Category: Philosopher
Subcategory: German Philosopher

Nothing can have value without being an object of utility.


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


Capital is reckless of the health or length of life of the laborer, unless under compulsion from society.


Social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex.


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


I am not a Marxist.


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


Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand.


Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.


We should not say that one man's hour is worth another man's hour, but rather that one man during an hour is worth just as much as another man during an hour. Time is everything, man is nothing: he is at the most time's carcass.


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


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.


Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.


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


Democracy is the road to socialism.


A specter is haunting Europe - the specter of communism.


Medicine heals doubts as well as diseases.


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


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.


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.


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