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About Karl Marx
Karl Marx was an influential revolutionary socialist.
Karl Marx is best remembered for his philosophy called Marxism. He believed that the working class could gain power over the ruling class, leading to a classless society called communism.
Marx has published many books. They include his famous Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital. Marx also wrote articles for newspapers, including the New York Tribune.
Many countries have had revolutions that they self labeled as Marxist. The most notable of these is the Russian Revolution which led to the creation of the USSR. Leaders such as Vladimir Lenin and Fidel Castro cite Marx as an influence.
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Famous quotes by Karl Marx
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.Karl Marx
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time.Karl Marx
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.Karl Marx
Capital is reckless of the health or length of life of the laborer, unless under compulsion from society.Karl Marx
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.Karl Marx
Experience praises the most happy the one who made the most people happy.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
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 repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.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
In bourgeois society capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and has no individuality.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
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.Karl Marx
Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.Karl Marx
Men's ideas are the most direct emanations of their material state.Karl Marx
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.Karl Marx
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.Karl Marx
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.Karl Marx
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand.Karl Marx
Religion is the opium of the masses.Karl Marx
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.Karl Marx
Revolutions are the locomotives of history.Karl Marx
Society does not consist of individuals but expresses the sum of interrelations, the relations within which these individuals stand.Karl Marx
The country that is more developed industrially only shows, to the less developed, the image of its own future.Karl Marx
The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion.Karl Marx
The history of all previous societies has been the history of class struggles.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.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
The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.Karl Marx
The product of mental labor - science - always stands far below its value, because the labor-time necessary to reproduce it has no relation at all to the labor-time required for its original production.Karl Marx
The ruling ideas of each age have ever been the ideas of its ruling class.Karl Marx
The writer may very well serve a movement of history as its mouthpiece, but he cannot of course create it.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
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.Karl Marx
Karl Marx's Popularity
Karl Marx was a famous German philosopher, who was born on May 5, 1818. As a person born on this date, Karl Marx is listed in our database as the 5th most popular celebrity for the day (May 5) and the 1st most popular for the year (1818).
People born on May 5 fall under the Zodiac sign of Taurus, the Bull. Karl Marx is the 58th most popular Taurus.
Aside from information specific to Karl Marx's birthday, Karl Marx is the 5th most famous German.
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