Friedrich Engels


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  • ''The state is not "abolished," it withers away.''
    Friedrich Engels (1820-1895), German social philosopher. Anti-Düring, pt. 3, ch. 2 (1878).
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  • ''Ireland still remains the Holy Isle whose aspirations must on no account be mixed with the profane class-struggles of the rest of the sinful world ... the Irish peasant must not on any account know that the Socialist workers are his sole allies in Europe.''
    Friedrich Engels (1820-1895), German social philosopher. letter, Dec. 9, 1869, to Karl Marx. Marx and Engels: Collected Works, vol. 43 (1988).
  • ''An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.''
    Friedrich Engels (1820-1895), German social philosopher. Quoted in Reg Groves, The Strange Case of Victor Grayson, ch. 2 (1975).
  • ''Freedom is the recognition of necessity.''
    Friedrich Engels (1820-1895), German social philosopher. Quoted in The Harvest of a Quiet Eye, Alan L. Mackay (1977).

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