Karl Marx Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Karl Marx quotes, Karl Marx sayings, and Karl Marx proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. Karl Marx
History does nothing; it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this. Karl Marx
Social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex. Karl Marx
Religion is the opiate of the people. Karl Marx
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, just as it is the spirit of a spiritless situation. Karl Marx
The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain. Karl Marx
Democracy is the road to socialism. Karl Marx
The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain. Karl Marx
There comes a time in your life when you have to let go of all the pointless drama and the people who create it and surround yourself with people who make you laugh so hard that you forget the bad and focus solely on the good. After all, life is too short to be anything but happy. 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
The writer may very well serve a movement of history as its mouthpiece, but he cannot of course create it Karl Marx
I am greatly pleased with the public, authentic isolation in which we two, you and I, now find ourselves. It is wholly in accord with our attitude and our principles. Karl Marx
Beauty is the main positive form of the aesthetic assimilation of reality, in which aesthetic ideal finds it direct expression. Karl Marx
For capitalism, war and peace are business and nothing but business. Karl Marx
Medicine heals doubts as well as diseases. Karl Marx
Communism deprives no man of the ability to appropriate the fruits of his labour. The only thing it deprives him of is the ability to enslave others by means of such appropriations. Karl Marx
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property. Karl Marx
Communism is the riddle of history solved, and it knows itself to be this solution. Karl Marx
Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please. Karl Marx
Everyone of our relationships with nature and man must be a definite expression of our real, individual life. Karl Marx
Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form. Karl Marx
The way people get their living determines their social outlook. Karl Marx
Follow your own path, no matter what people say. Karl Marx
To be radical is to grasp things by the root. Karl Marx
The alienation of man thus appeared as the fundamental evil of capitalist society. Karl Marx
The bureaucracy is a circle from which no one can escape. Its hierarchy is a hierarchy of knowledge. Karl Marx
The bureaucracy takes itself to be the ultimate purpose of the state. Karl Marx
The development of civilization and industry in general has always shown itself so active in the destruction of forests that everything that has been done for their conservation and production is completely insignificant in comparison. Karl Marx
Mankind always sets itself only such tasks as it can solve; since, looking at the matter more closely, we will always find that the task itself arises only when the material conditions necessary for its solution already exist or are at least in the process of formation. Karl Marx
Exchange value forms the substance of money, and exchange value is wealth. Karl Marx