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Karl Marx

1818-1883. German philosopher, political economist and socialist revolutionary.

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Philosophy stands in the same relation to the study of the actual world as masturbation to sexual love.

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

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

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From the outset, the Christian was the theorizing Jew, the Jew is therefore the practical Christian, and the practical Christian has become a Jew again.

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

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In a higher phase of communist society... only then can the narrow horizon of bourgeois right be fully left behind and society inscribe on its banners: from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.

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The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain.

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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.

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

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

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