Karl Marx (1818 – 1883) was a German philosopher, economist, historian, political theorist, sociologist, journalist and revolutionary socialist.
1306. Capitalism: Teach a man to fish, but the fish he catches aren't his. They belong to the person paying him to fish, and if he's lucky, he might get paid enough to buy a few fish for himself.
1307. Education is free. Freedom of education shall be enjoyed under the condition fixed by law and under the supreme control of the state.
1308. Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
1309. To be radical is to go to the root of the matter. For man, however, the root is man himself.
1310. Political power, properly so called, is merely the organised power of one class for oppressing another.
1311. Just as man is governed, in religion, by the products of his own brain, so, in capitalist production, he is governed by the products of his own hand.
1012. It is not the consciousness of men that determines their being, but, on the contrary, their social being that determines their consciousness.
1013. Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand.
1014. The proletarians have nothing to loose but their chains. They have a world to win.
1015. Communism is the riddle of history solved, and it knows itself to be this solution.
1016. There is no royal road to science, and only those who do not dread the fatiguing climb of its steep paths have a chance of gaining its luminous summits.
1017. 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.
1018. The increase in value of the world of things is directly proportional to the decrease in value of the human world.
288. History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
289. The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property.
290. The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.
291. Social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex.
292. 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.
293. Revolutions are the locomotives of history.
294. The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain.
295. Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form. “