Karl Marx Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Karl Marx quotes, Karl Marx sayings, and Karl Marx proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.     

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History does nothing; it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.     

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

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Religion is the opiate of the people.     

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Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, just as it is the spirit of a spiritless situation.     

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The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain.     

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Democracy is the road to socialism.     

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The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain.     

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There comes a time in your life when you have to let go of all the pointless drama and the people who create it and surround yourself with people who make you laugh so hard that you forget the bad and focus solely on the good. After all, life is too short to be anything but happy.     

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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.     

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

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I am greatly pleased with the public, authentic isolation in which we two, you and I, now find ourselves. It is wholly in accord with our attitude and our principles.     

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Beauty is the main positive form of the aesthetic assimilation of reality, in which aesthetic ideal finds it direct expression.     

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For capitalism, war and peace are business and nothing but business.     

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Medicine heals doubts as well as diseases.     

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Communism deprives no man of the ability to appropriate the fruits of his labour. The only thing it deprives him of is the ability to enslave others by means of such appropriations.     

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The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property.     

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Communism is the riddle of history solved, and it knows itself to be this solution.     

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Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please.     

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Everyone of our relationships with nature and man must be a definite expression of our real, individual life.     

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

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