65 Karl Marx Quotes On Success In Life

Karl Marx, in full Karl Heinrich Marx, revolutionary, sociologist, historian, and economist. He published (with Friedrich Engels) Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei (1848), commonly known as The Communist Manifesto, the most celebrated pamphlet in the history of the socialist movement. He also was the author of the movement’s most important book, Das Kapital. These writings and others by Marx and Engels form the basis of the body of thought and belief known as Marxism. This Karl Marx quotes will motivate you.

Best Karl Marx Quotes

  1. “Keep people from their history, and they are easily controlled.” ~ Karl Marx
  2. “My object in life is to dethrone God and destroy capitalism.” ~ Karl Marx
  3. “Take away a nation’s heritage and they are more easily persuaded.” ~ Karl Marx
  4. “Accumulation of wealth at one pole is at the same time accumulation of misery, agony of toil, slavery, ignorance, brutality, mental degradation, at the opposite pole” ~ Karl Marx
  5. “We have no compassion and we ask no compassion from you. When our turn comes, we shall not make excuses for the terror.” ~ Karl Marx
  6. “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
  7. “The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.” ~ Karl Marx
  8. “Communism begins where atheism begins.” ~ Karl Marx

  9. The education of all children, from the moment that they can get along without a mother’s care, shall be in state institutions.” ~ Karl Marx
  10. “The democratic concept of man is false because it is Christian. The democratic concept holds that . . . each man is a sovereign being. This is the illusion, dream, and postulate of Christianity.” ~ Karl Marx
  11. “…the Communists everywhere support every revolutionary movement against the existing social and political order of things… They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions.” ~ Karl Marx
  12. “If you can cut the people off from their history, then they can be easily persuaded.” ~ Karl Marx

  13. “There are, besides, eternal truths, such as Freedom, , etc., that are common to all states of society. But Communism abolishes eternal truths, it abolishes all religion, and all morality, instead of constituting them on a new basis; it therefore acts in contradiction to all past historical experience.” ~ Karl Marx
  14. “The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property.” ~ Karl Marx, Karl Marx quotes on communism
  15. “A heavy or progressive or graduated income tax is necessary for the proper development of Communism.” ~ Karl Marx
  16. “Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.” ~ Karl Marx
  17. “When the sufferers learn to think, then the thinkers will learn to suffer.” ~ Karl Marx
  18. “The last capitalist we hang shall be the one who sold us the rope.” ~ Karl Marx

  19. “Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included.” ~ Karl Marx
  20. “From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.” ~ Karl Marx
  21. “There must be something rotten in the very core of a social system which increases its wealth without diminishing its misery” ~ Karl Marx
  22. “This young lady, who instantly overwhelmed me with her kindness, is the ugliest creature I have seen in my entire life, with repulsive Jewish facial features.” ~ Karl Marx
  23. “The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion.” ~ Karl Marx

  24. “Owners of capital will stimulate working class to buy more and more of expensive goods, houses and technology, pushing them to take more and more expensive credits, until their debt becomes unbearable. The unpaid debt will lead to bankruptcy of banks which will have to be nationalized and State will have to take the road which will eventually lead to communism.” ~ Karl Marx
  25. “Democracy is the road to socialism.” ~ Karl Marx

  26. “Is it a misfortune that magnificent California was seized from the lazy Mexicans who did not know what to do with it.” ~ Karl Marx
  27. “Religion is the opium of the masses.” ~ Karl Marx
  28. “Under no pretext should arms and ammunition be surrendered; any attempt to disarm the workers must be frustrated, by force if necessary.” ~ Karl Marx
  29. “Workers of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but your chains.” ~ Karl Marx
  30. “Follow your own path, no matter what people say.” ~ Karl Marx
  31. “The Jews of Poland are the smeariest of all races.” ~ Karl Marx
  32. “I wish to avenge myself against the One who rules above.” ~ Karl Marx

  33. “We know that violent measures against religion are nonsense, but this is an opinion: as socialism grows, religion will disappear. Its disappearance must be done by social development, in which education must play a part.” ~ Karl Marx
  34. “Taxes are the source of life for the bureaucracy, the army and the court, in short, for the whole apparatus of the executive power. Strong government and heavy taxes are identical.” ~ Karl Marx
  35. “There is no greater stupidity than for people…to marry and so surrender themselves to the small miseries of domestic and private life.” ~ Karl Marx
  36. “The existence of the state is inseparable from the existence of slavery.” ~ Karl Marx
  37. “Change the economic base and you will change human beings.” ~ Karl Marx

  38. “The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.” ~ Karl Marx
  39. “Social reforms are never carried out by the weakness of the strong; but always by the strength of the weak.” ~ Karl Marx
  40. “May the devil take these peoples movements, especially when they are ‘peaceful’.” ~ Karl Marx
  41. “To destroy Christianity, we must first destroy the British Empire.” ~ Karl Marx
  42. “Do not be deluded by the abstract word Freedom. Whose freedom? Not the freedom of one individual in relation to another, but freedom of Capital to crush the worker.” ~ Karl Marx
  43. “Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand.” ~ Karl Marx
  44. “A people without a heritage are easily persuaded.” ~ Karl Marx

  45. “The full man does not understand the wants of the hungry” ~ Karl Marx
  46. “The unity of the bourgeoisie can be shaken only by the unity of the proletariat.” ~ Karl Marx
  47. “With disdain I will throw my gauntlet full in the fact of the world and see the collapse of this pygmy giant. Then will I wander god-like and victorious through the ruins of the world. And giving my words an active force, I will feel equal to the Creator.” ~ Karl Marx
  48. “The less you eat, drink and read books; the less you go to the theatre, the dance hall, the public house; the less you think, love, theorize, sing, paint, fence, etc., the more you save-the greater becomes your treasure which neither moths nor dust will devour-your capital. The less you are, the more you have; the less you express your own life, the greater is your alienated life-the greater is the store of your estranged being.” ~ Karl Marx, Karl Marx quotes on alienation
  49. “If anything is certain, it is that I myself am not a Marxist.” ~ Karl Marx

  50. “Let us consider the actual, worldly Jew – not the Sabbath Jew, as Bauer does, but the everyday Jew. … What is the worldly religion of the Jew? Huckstering. What is his worldly God? Money. Money is the jealous god of Israel, in face of which no other god may exist. Money degrades all the gods of man – and turns them into commodities. The bill of exchange is the real god of the Jew. His god is only an illusory bill of exchange. The chimerical nationality of the Jew is the nationality of the merchant, of the man of money in general.” ~ Karl Marx
  51. “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, Karl Marx quotes on religion
  52. “Private property has made us so stupid and partial that an object is only ours when we have it, when it exists for us as capital … Thus all the physical and intellectual senses have been replaced by … the sense of having.” ~ Karl Marx
  53. “History repeats itself, the first as tragedy, then as farce.” ~ Karl Marx

  54. “The task is not just to understand the world but to change it.” ~ Karl Marx
  55. “The class struggle necessarily leads to the dictatorship of the proletariat.” ~ Karl Marx, Karl Marx quotes on class struggle
  56. “Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex.” ~ Karl Marx
  57. “The state is the executive committee of the ruling class.” ~ Karl Marx
  58. “Be careful to trust a person who does not like wine.” ~ Karl Marx
  59. “The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille” ~ Karl Marx
  60. “I do not like money, money is the reason we fight.” ~ Karl Marx

  61. “The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.” ~ Karl Marx
  62. “The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain.” ~ Karl Marx
  63. “In the eyes of dialectical philosophy, nothing is established for all times, nothing is absolute or sacred.” ~ Karl Marx
  64. “Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.” ~ Karl Marx
  65. “The history of all previous societies has been the history of class struggles.” ~ Karl Marx

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