35+ Best Communist Manifesto Quotes: Exclusive Selection

The Communist Manifesto, originally the Manifesto of the Communist Party (German: Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei), is an 1848 political document by German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Profoundly inspirational Communist Manifesto quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Communist Manifesto Quotes

As the parson has ever gone hand in hand with the landlord, so has Clerical Socialism with Feudal Socialism. — Communist Manifesto

Communism deprives no man of the power to appropriate the products of society; all that is does is to deprive him of the power to subjugate the labor of others by means of such appropriation. — Communist Manifesto

The bourgeoisie cannot exist without constantly revolutionising the instruments of production, and thereby the relations of production, and with them the whole relations of society. — Communist Manifesto

In the most advanced countries, the following will be pretty generally applicable.. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.. Abolition of all right of inheritance.. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.. Centralisation of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.. Centralisation of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State.. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State; the bringing into cultivation of waste-lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.. Equal liability of all to labour. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equable distribution of the population over the country.. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labour in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, &c., &c. — Communist Manifesto

The executive of the modern State is but a committee for managing the common affairs of the whole bourgeoisie. — Communist Manifesto

The bourgeoisie has torn away from the family its sentimental veil, and has reduced the family relation to a mere money relation. — Communist Manifesto

A specter is haunting Europe—the specter of Communism. — Communist Manifesto

In place of the old bourgeois society, with its classes and class antagonisms, we shall have an association, in which the free development of each is the condition for the free development of all. — Communist Manifesto

In bourgeois society capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and has no individuality. — Communist Manifesto

…the theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property. — Communist Manifesto

The theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property. — Communist Manifesto

And your education! Is not that also social, and determined by the social conditions under which you educate, by the intervention, direct or indirect, of society, by means of schools, etc.? The Communists have not invented the intervention of society in education; they do but seek to alter the character of that intervention, and to rescue education from the influence of the ruling class. — Communist Manifesto

The Communists disdain to conceal their views and aims. They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions. — Communist Manifesto

The Communists are distinguished from the other working-class parties by this only: In the national struggles of the proletarians of the different countries, they point out and bring to the front the common interests of the entire proletariat, independently of all nationality. In the various stages of development which the struggle of the working class against the bourgeoisie has to pass through, they always and everywhere represent the interests of the movement as a whole. — Communist Manifesto

The Communists fight for the attainment of the immediate aims, for the enforcement of the momentary interests of the working class; but in the movement of the present, they also represent and take care of the future of that movement. — Communist Manifesto

Does it require deep intuition to comprehend that man’s ideas, views and conceptions, in one word, man’s consciousness, changes with every change in the conditions of his material existence, in his social relations and in his social life? — Communist Manifesto

What the bourgeoisie, therefore, produces, above all, is its own grave-diggers. Its fall and the victory of the proletariat are equally inevitable. — Communist Manifesto

The need of a constantly expanding market for its products chases the bourgeoisie over the whole surface of the globe. It must nestle everywhere, settle everywhere, establish connexions everywhere. — Communist Manifesto

[The bourgeoisie] is unfit to rule because it is incompetent to assure an existence to its slave within his slavery, because it cannot help letting him sink into such a state, that it has to feed him, instead of being fed by him. Society can no longer live under this bourgeoisie, in other words, its existence is no longer compatible with society. — Communist Manifesto

The history of all hitherto existing societies is the history of class struggles. — Communist Manifesto

Of all the classes that stand face to face with the bourgeoisie today, the proletariat alone is a really revolutionary class. — Communist Manifesto

Society as a whole is more and more splitting into two great hostile camps, into two great classes directly facing each other: Bourgeoisie and Proletariat. — Communist Manifesto

Society as a whole is more and more splitting up into two great hostile camps, into two great classes, directly facing each other: Bourgeoisie and Proletariat. — Communist Manifesto

Nothing is easier than to give Christian asceticism a Socialist tinge. Has not Christianity declaimed against private property, against marriage, against the State? Has it not preached in the place of these, charity and poverty, celibacy and mortification of the flesh, monastic life and Mother Church? Christian Socialism is but the holy water with which the priest consecrates the heart-burnings of the aristocrat. — Communist Manifesto

In proportion as the exploitation of one individual by another is put an end to, the exploitation of one nation by another will also be put an end to. In proportion as the antagonism between classes within the nation vanishes, the hostility of one nation to another will come to an end. — Communist Manifesto

The distinguishing feature of Communism is not the abolition of property generally, but the abolition of bourgeois property. — Communist Manifesto

Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. — Communist Manifesto

Constant revolutionizing of production, uninterrupted disturbance of all social conditions, everlasting uncertainty and agitation distinguish the bourgeois epoch from all earlier ones. — Communist Manifesto

The Communist revolution is the most radical rupture with traditional property relations; no wonder that its development involves the most radical rupture with traditional ideas. — Communist Manifesto

Political power, properly so called, is merely the organized power of one class for oppressing the other. — Communist Manifesto

The weapons with which the bourgeoisie felled feudalism… are now turned against… itself… [and] called into existence the men who are to wield those weapons—the… proletarians. — Communist Manifesto

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

Do you charge us with wanting to stop the exploitation of children by their parents? To this crime we plead guilty. — Communist Manifesto

The executive of the modern state is but a committee for the managing of the common affairs of the whole bourgeoisie. — Communist Manifesto

A specter is haunting Europe: the specter of Communism — Communist Manifesto

Working men have no country. — Communist Manifesto