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.


Force is the midwife of every old society pregnant with a new one.     

Karl Marx

If anything is certain, it is that I myself am not a Marxist.     

Karl Marx

The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.     

Karl Marx

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

Karl Marx

Just as the savage must wrestle with nature to satisfy his wants, to maintain and reproduce life, so must civilised man, and he must do so in all social formations and under all possible modes of production.     

Karl Marx

Surround yourself with people who make you happy. People who make you laugh, who help you when you’re in need. People who genuinely care. They are the ones worth keeping in your life. Everyone else is just passing through.     

Karl Marx

In capitalist society spare time is acquired for one class by converting the whole life-time of the masses into labour-time.     

Karl Marx

Wages are determined by the bitter struggle between capitalist and worker.     

Karl Marx

Hence money may be dirt, although dirt is not money.     

Karl Marx

Society does not consist of individuals but expresses the sum of interrelations, the relations within which these individuals stand.     

Karl Marx

Junk food, empty calories and carbs are the big data of the masses.     

Karl Marx

Consumption is also immediately production, just as in nature the consumption of the elements and chemical substances is the production of the plant.     

Karl Marx

Work is external to the worker. . . . It is not part of his nature; consequently he does not fulfill himself in his work but denies himself. . . . The worker therefore feels himself at home only during his leisure time, whereas at work he feels homeless.     

Karl Marx

The french revolution gave rise to ideas which led beyond the ideas of the entire old world order. The revolutionary movement which began in 1789 gave rise to the communist idea which babeu's friend buonarroti re-introduced in france after the revolution of 1830. This idea, consistently developed, is the idea of the new world order.     

Karl Marx

Value, therefore, does not stalk about with a label describing what it is.     

Karl Marx

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

Karl Marx

A commodity appears at first sight an extremely obvious, trivial thing. But its analysis brings out that it is a very strange thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties     

Karl Marx

It is not the consciousness of men that determines their being, but, on the contrary, their social being that determines their consciousness.      

Karl Marx

Every emancipation is a restoration of the human world and of human relationships to a man himself.     

Karl Marx

Very well then; emancipation from usury and money, that is, from practical, real Judaism, would constitute the emancipation of our time.     

Karl Marx