57+ Best Karl Marx Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Karl Marx was a German philosopher, economist, historian, sociologist, political theorist, journalist and socialist revolutionary. Profoundly inspirational Karl Marx quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

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Famous Karl Marx Quotes

From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs. Karl Marx

The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.

The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism. Karl Marx

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

Moments are the elements of profit. Karl Marx

 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.

Experience praises the most happy the one who made the most people happy. Karl Marx

Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workingmen of all countries unite!

The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people. Karl Marx

 I am nothing but I must be everything.

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

I am nothing but I must be everything.

The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain. Karl Marx

 Last words are for fools who haven’t said enough!

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. Karl Marx

To be radical is to grasp things by the root

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

It is not the consciousness of men that determines their being, but, on the contrary, their social being that determines their consciousness.

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

Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand

To be radical is to grasp things by the root. Karl Marx

The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property

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

 History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce

Revolutions are the locomotives of history Karl Marx

From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs

It is not the consciousness of men that determines their being, but, on the contrary, their social being that determines their consciousness. Karl Marx

The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion

It is not history which uses men as a means of achieving  as if it were an individual person  its own ends. History is nothing but the activity of men in pursuit of their ends. Karl Marx

Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed

Change the economic base and you will change human beings. Karl Marx

 Labor in the white skin can never free itself as long as labor in the black skin is branded

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

Accumulate, accumulate! This is Moses and the Prophets!

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

While the miser is merely a capitalist gone mad, the capitalist is a rational miser

The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles. Karl Marx

The writer may very well serve a movement of History as its mouthpiece, but he cannot of course create it

Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form. Karl Marx

We should not say that one man’s hour is worth another man’s hour, but rather that one man during an hour is worth just as much as another man during an hour. Karl Marx

 Time is everything, man is nothing: He is at the most time’s carcass

Nothing can have value without being an object of utility. Karl Marx

The production of too many useful things r results in too many useless people

Democracy is the road to socialism. Karl Marx

 The production of too many useful things r results in too many useless people

The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them. Karl Marx

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

When the sufferers learn to think, then the thinkers will learn to suffer. Karl Marx

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. Karl Marx

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

The writer must earn money in order to be able to live and to write, but he must by no means live and write for the purpose of making money  Karl Marx

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

If you can cut the people off from their history, then they can be easily persuaded. Karl Marx

A heavy or progressive or graduated income tax is necessary for the proper development of Communism. Karl Marx

Social reforms are never carried out by the weakness of the strong; but always by the strength of the weak. Karl Marx

When the sufferers learn to think, then the thinkers will learn to suffer. Karl Marx