Karl Marx

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  • ''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 (1818-1883), German political theorist, social philosopher. "Hobbes on Labor, on Value and on the Economic Role of Science," vol. 1, addendum, Theories of Surplus Value (1862-1863).
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  • ''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 (1818-1883), German political theorist, social philosopher. Letter, July 11, 1868, to Dr. Kugelmann. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels: Collected Works, vol. 38 (1982).
  • ''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.''
    Karl Marx (1818-1883), German political theorist, social philosopher. Letter, February 11, 1851, to Engels. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels: Collected Works, vol. 38 (1982). Marx referred to the strains of party politics after the collapse of the Communist League of which he was a leading member. He added, "The system of mutual concessions, half- measures tolerated for decency's sake, and the obligation to bear one's share of public ridicule in the party with all these jack- asses, is now over."
  • ''Civil servants and priests, soldiers and ballet-dancers, schoolmasters and police constables, Greek museums and Gothic steeples, civil list and services list—the common seed within which all these fabulous beings slumber in embryo is taxation.''
    Karl Marx (1818-1883), German political theorist, social philosopher. repr. In Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels: Collected Works, vol. 6 (1976). Moralizing Criticism and Critical Morality (1847).
  • ''The writer may very well serve a movement of history as its mouthpiece, but he cannot of course create it.''
    Karl Marx (1818-1883), German political theorist, social philosopher. repr. In Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels: Collected Works, vol. 6 (1976). Moralizing Criticism and Critical Morality (1847).
  • ''Society does not consist of individuals but expresses the sum of interrelations, the relations within which these individuals stand.''
    Karl Marx (1818-1883), German political theorist, social philosopher. "Notebook 2," Grundrisse (written 1857-1858, publ. 1939). The Grundrisse or outline, is a rough draft of Marx's master work, Das Capital. It was unknown until its publication in 1939, when it caused great controversy amongst academics, revealing as it does (along with other previously lost works) an apparently more philosophical and humanist Marx.
  • ''History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.''
    Karl Marx (1818-1883), German political theorist, social philosopher. repr. In Karl Marx: Selected Works, vol. 2 (1942). Paraphrase of the opening sentences of The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte (1852). The actual words were: "Hegel remarks somewhere that all great, world-historical facts and personages occur, as it were, twice. He has forgotten to add: the first time as tragedy, the second as farce."
  • ''All I know is I'm not a Marxist.''
    Karl Marx (1818-1883), German political theorist, social philosopher. Engels in letter Aug. 5, 1890, to Conrad Schmidt. Quoted in Correspondence, Marx and Engels (1934). Engels had earlier quoted the same remark in French in a letter Nov. 2-3, 1882, to Eduard Bernstein "Ce qu'il y a de certain, c'est que moi je ne suis pas Marxiste" recalling Marx's words to his son-in-law, French socialist Paul Lafargue, when he rejected the French "Marxists" of the late 1870s.
  • ''The history of all previous societies has been the history of class struggles.''
    Karl Marx (1818-1883), German founder of Communist philosophy, and Friedrich Engels (1820-1895), German founder of Communist philosophy. The Communist Manifesto, sec. 1, p. 22, Handbook of Marxism, International Publishers, New York (1935). Marx's & Engels' theory of history.
  • ''The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.''
    Karl Marx (1818-1883), German political theorist, social philosopher, and Friedrich Engels (1820-1895), German political theorist, social philosopher. repr. In Karl Marx: Selected Works, vol. 1 (1942). The Communist Manifesto, sct. 1 (1848).

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ni sumirme en la inmovilidad,
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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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