Favorite Karl Marx Quotes

  1. The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.
  2. The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.
  3. 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.
  4. To be radical is to grasp things by the root.
  5. It is not the consciousness of men that determines their being, but, on the contrary, their social being that determines their consciousness.
  6. Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living.
  10. The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.

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