Karl Marx

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  • ''The English have all the material requisites for the revolution. What they lack is the spirit of generalization and revolutionary ardour.''
    Karl Marx (1818-1883), German political theorist, social philosopher. Pamphlet, January 1870, against the Bakuninists.
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  • ''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 (1818-1883), German political theorist, social philosopher. A Contribution to the Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right, preface (1844). The formulation has invited many variations, including the observation by Edmund Wilson in Letters on Literature and Politics (1977): "Marxism is the opium of the intellectuals," and, according to psychiatrist Thomas Szasz writing about drugs in The Second Sin (1973): "In the United States today, opiates are the religion of the people."
  • ''Mankind always sets itself only such tasks as it can solve; since, looking at the matter more closely, we will always find that the task itself arises only when the material conditions necessary for its solution already exist or are at least in the process of formation.''
    Karl Marx (1818-1883), German political theorist, social philosopher. repr. In Selected Works, vol. 1 (1942). A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy, preface (1859).
  • ''The bourgeoisie of the whole world, which looks complacently upon the wholesale massacre after the battle, is convulsed by horror at the desecration of brick and mortar.''
    Karl Marx (1818-1883), German political theorist, social philosopher. Address of the General Council of the International Working Men's Association on "The Civil War in France," (1871), repr. In Selected Works, vol. 2 (1942).
  • ''The bourgeoisie of the whole world, which looks complacently upon the wholesale massacre after the battle, is convulsed by horror at the desecration of brick and mortar.''
    Karl Marx (1818-1883), German political theorist, social philosopher. Selected Works, vol. 2 (1942). "Address of the General Council of the International Working Men's Association on The Civil War in France," (1871).
  • ''The animal is one with its life activity. It does not distinguish the activity from itself. It is its activity. But man makes his life activity itself an object of his will and consciousness. He has a conscious life activity. It is not a determination with which he is completely identified.''
    Karl Marx (1818-1883), German political theorist. "Alienated Labor," Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts (1844).
  • ''The country that is more developed industrially only shows, to the less developed, the image of its own future.''
    Karl Marx (1818-1883), German political theorist, social philosopher. Capital, preface (first edition, 1867).
  • ''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 (1818-1883), German political theorist, social philosopher. Capital, vol. 1, ch. 4 (1867).
  • ''Colonial system, public debts, heavy taxes, protection, commercial wars, etc., these offshoots of the period of manufacture swell to gigantic proportions during the period of infancy of large-scale industry. The birth of the latter is celebrated by a vast, Herod-like slaughter of the innocents.''
    Karl Marx (1818-1883), German political theorist, social philosopher. Capital, vol. 1, ch. 31 (1867).
  • ''Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.''
    Karl Marx (1818-1883), German political theorist and social philosopher. Capital, vol. 1, ch. 10 (1867).

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No puedo hacer con parsimonia
lo que sacude el alma y la estremece
ni sumirme en la inmovilidad,
y sin cesar me lanzo hacia adelante.

Quiero hacerlo todo mío,
hasta el más alto favor de los dioses,

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