There is love enough in this world for everybody, if people will just look.
If people think nature is their friend, then they sure don't need an enemy.
The proletarians have nothing to loose but their chains. They have a world to win.
In proportion therefore, as the repulsiveness of the work increases, the wage decreases.
Communism is the riddle of history solved, and it knows itself to be this solution.
On a level plain, simple mounds look like hills; and the insipid flatness of our present bourgeoisie is to be measured by the altitude of its great intellects.
The english have all the material requisites for the revolution. What they lack is the spirit of generalization and revolutionary ardour.
The writer may very well serve a movement of history as its mouthpiece, but he cannot of course create it.
there is a specter haunting europe, the specter of communism.
Machines were, it may be said, the weapon employed by the capitalists to quell the revolt of specialized labor.
Without doubt, machinery has greatly increased the number of well-to-do idlers.
The executive of the modern state is but a committee for managing the common affairs of the whole bourgeoisie.
Capitalist production, therefore, develops technology, and the combining together of various processes into a social whole, only by sapping the original sources of all wealth - the soil and the labourer.
Experience praises the most happy the one who made the most people happy.
If anything is certain, it is that I myself am not a marxist.
In a higher phase of communist society... only then can the narrow horizon of bourgeois right be fully left behind and society inscribe on its banners: from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.
Revolutions are the locomotives of history.
The worker of the world has nothing to lose, but their chains, workers of the world unite.
The more the division of labor and the application of machinery extend, the more does competition extend among the workers, the more do their wages shrink together.
The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.
The country that is more developed industrially only shows, to the less developed, the image of its own future.
Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.
The human being is in the most literal sense a political animal, not merely a gregarious animal, but an animal which can individuate itself only in the midst of society.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time.
The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas, I.E., the class which is the ruling material force of society, is at the same time its ruling intellectual force.
Greek philosophy seems to have met with something with which a good tragedy is not supposed to meet, namely, a dull ending.
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.
History does nothing; it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.
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.
Workers of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but your chains.