Karl Marx Quotes

Force is the midwife of every old society pregnant with a new one.

From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need.

Philosophy is to the real world as masturbation is to sex.

The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point, however, is to change it.

A free press is in the eye of the people, always and everywhere open, the trust a people has in itself, the words that tie each person to the State and the world. It is a light for the people, a mirror in which a people sees itself.

Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.

From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.

The ruling ideas of each age have ever been the ideas of its ruling class.

Men’s ideas are the most direct emanations of their material state.

Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.