Karl Marx quotes:

  • Russian Communism is the illegitimate child of Karl Marx and Catherine the Great. -- Clement Attlee
  • Karl Marx was in favor of socialist and communist-socialist revolutions, but he had a pretty nuanced view about it. -- Noam Chomsky
  • Hillary Clinton bothers me a lot. I realized the other day that her thoughts sound a lot like Karl Marx. She hangs around a lot of Marxists. All her friends are Marxists. -- Dick Armey
  • Our tradition of political thought had its definite beginning in the teachings of Plato and Aristotle. I believe it came to a no less definite end in the theories of Karl Marx. -- Hannah Arendt
  • I never read Karl Marx. -- Jean-Luc Godard
  • What does Karl Marx put on his pasta? Communist Manipesto! -- Stephen Colbert
  • The real 19th century prophet was Dostoevsky, not Karl Marx. -- Albert Camus
  • I can't understand Karl Marx, so how can I be a Communist? -- Charlie Chaplin
  • Russian Communism is the illegitimate child of Karl Marx and Catherine the Great -- Clement Attlee
  • On the mound is Randy Jones, the left-hander with the Karl Marx hairdo. -- Jerry Coleman
  • Karl Marx was right, socialism works, it is just that he had the wrong species -- E. O. Wilson
  • Those people upstairs think that Karl Marx was somebody who wrote a good anti-trust law. -- Warren Beatty
  • If being rightwing is thinking that Karl Marx's doctrine was a catastrophe for humanity, then I'm rightwing. -- Niall Ferguson
  • The religion of that prophet [Karl Marx] who knew not the truth, is founded upon equality of the belly. -- Muhammad Iqbal
  • Karl Marx himself preferred a glass of claret to the mug of tea affected by some of his recent converts. -- Denis Healey
  • Karl Marx, a visionary, figured out that you can control a slave much better by convincing him he is an employee. -- Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • I'm one of those people that think Thomas Edison and the light bulb changed the world more than Karl Marx ever did. -- Steve Jobs
  • Freedom is slavery some poets tell us. Enslave yourself to the right leader's truth, Christ's or Karl Marx', and it will set you free. -- Robert Frost
  • This kind of collective society - giving to each according to his need - existed in Africa not only before Karl Marx, but also before Europe. -- John Henrik Clarke
  • The great trouble with you Americans is that you are still under the influence of that second-rate - shall I say third-rate? - mind, Karl Marx. -- H. G. Wells
  • Could there be a better answer to the stupidity of Karl Marx than millions of workers individually sharing in the ownership of the means of production. -- Ronald Reagan
  • Footman. Karl Marx, living in chronic indebtedness in Soho and often barely able to put food on the table, employed a housekeeper and a personal secretary. -- Bill Bryson
  • Your eyes flashed fire into my soul. I immediately read the words of Dostoyevsky and Karl Marx, and in the words of Albert Schweitzer, I FANCY YOU! -- Eddie Izzard
  • I love cell phones. I see people so happy and proud, walking around. Gesturing, you know. I'm like Karl Marx, I'm up for anything that makes people happy. -- Kurt Vonnegut
  • From the days of Weishaupt to those of Karl Marx... this world-wide conspiracy for the overthrow of civilization and for the reconstitution of society... has been steadily growing. -- Winston Churchill
  • The substitution of meaning accounts for the grasping of misers as well as the extravagance of spendthrifts. Karl Marx well understood this peculiar transformation of flesh into coin. -- Lewis H. Lapham
  • I want to get totally rid of class distinction. As someone put it one of the papers this morning: Marks and Spencer have triumphed over Karl Marx and Engels. -- Margaret Thatcher
  • Calvin:"It says here that 'religion is the opiate of the masses.'...what do you suppose that means?" Television: "...it means that Karl Marx hadn't seen anything yet -- Bill Watterson
  • There are certain books in the world which every searcher for truth must know: the Bible, the Critique of Pure Reason, the Origin of Species, and Karl Marx's Capital. -- Al Capp
  • The communism of Karl Marx would probably be actually the best for everybody as a whole. But what he didn't figure into was human nature, and that's what corrupts it. -- Jesse Ventura
  • [.....] most of the environmental hype [regarding global warming] is really to help bring about Karl Marx's dream (nightmare) of a Communist world." [by reduction, and ultimately elimination of private property rights -- Kent Hovind
  • Karl Marx made a great contribution to the liberation cause of mankind, and because of his immortal exploits his name is still enshrined in the hearts of the working class and peoples of all countries. -- Kim Jong Il
  • The founder of every creed from Jesus Christ to Karl Marx, would be appalled to return to earth and see what has been made of that creed, not by its enemies, but by its most devoted adherents. -- Sydney J. Harris
  • Kant was probably the worst writer ever heard of on earth before Karl Marx. Some of his ideas were really quite simple, but he always managed to make them seem unintelligible. I hope he is in Hell. -- H. L. Mencken
  • Do you know who Karl Marx is? He is this strange little man, long dead, who lived his narrow little life, and somehow managed by the power of his wayward brain to lay hold upon millions of human lives! -- Anchee Min
  • Shouldn't someone tag Mr. Kennedy's bold new imaginative program with its proper age? Under the tousled boyish haircut is still old Karl Marx-first launched a century ago. There is nothing new in the idea of a government being Big Brother. -- Ronald Reagan
  • Karl Marx, himself a denizen of one of the most congested of all London districts, was equally impressed by the dismal conditions of the new proletariat. he sent Darwin a copy of 'Das Kapital' (which was found unread after his death)." -- Steve Jones
  • The capitalist system was termed "capitalism" not by a friend of the system, but by an individual who considered it to be the worst of all historical systems, the greatest evil that had ever befallen mankind. That man was Karl Marx. -- Ludwig von Mises
  • Karl Marx once said, 'The last capitalist we hang shall be the one who sold us the rope.' Marx was wrong. The last capitalist to be hanged shall be the one who donated the rope, and then lobbied for his own hanging. -- Amy Ridenour
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  • Karl Marx did not call for an opposition to the forces of history. On the contrary he accepted all of them, the drive of technology, the revolutionizing effects of democratic striving, even the vagaries of capitalism, as being indeed the carriers of a brighter future. -- Robert Heilbroner
  • In 1844, Karl Marx said, "Religion is the opiate of the masses." He said this at a time when opium and opium derivatives were the only painkillers. And he said it helped a little. He might as well have said, "Religion is the aspirin of the people." -- Kurt Vonnegut
  • Even as rigorous a determinist as Karl Marx, who at times described the social behaviour of the bourgeoisie in terms which suggested a problem in social physics, could subject it at other times to a withering scorn which only the presupposition of moral responsibility could justify." -- Reinhold Niebuhr
  • Even as rigorous a determinist as Karl Marx, who at times described the social behaviour of the bourgeoisie in terms which suggested a problem in social physics, could subject it at other times to a withering scorn which only the presupposition of moral responsibility could justify. -- Reinhold Niebuhr
  • Eleanor Marx was her father's first biographer. All subsequent biographies of Karl Marx, and most of Engels, draw on her work as their primary sources for the family history, often without knowing it. I think if she'd been a son, she would have been referenced more. -- Rachel Holmes
  • Karl Marx predicted the eventual withering away of the state and the 'dictatorship of the proletariat,' when the people would rule, which was sheer fantasy because it was sheer fantasy because it was based on grossly erroneous assumptions about human nature, as history would repeatedly demonstrate. -- David Limbaugh
  • Karl Marx recognized that workers without a choice are workers in chains. But his idea of breaking chains was for us to depose the pharaohs and then build the pyramids for ourselves, as if building pyramids is something we just can't stop doing, we love it so much. -- Daniel Quinn
  • We have to unmask this man [POTUS Obama]. This is a man that seeks to destroy all concept of God - and I will tell you what, this is classical Marxist philosophy. Karl Marx very clearly said Marxism requires that we destroy God because government must become God. -- Rafael
  • I'm signing on to be an athlete, and it's almost like Karl Marx's theory on capitalism. I am both the worker and the product. I'm choosing to be a part of this system, thus I'm choosing to be part of the conditions that are set in this system. -- Lawrence Jackson
  • Communism is as Jewish as the Mafia is Italian. It's a fact that almost all of the convicted spies for communism have been atheist Jews like the Rosenbergs. And international communism was invented by the Jew Karl Marx and has since been led mostly by Jews - like Trotsky. -- George Lincoln Rockwell
  • Librarians are wonderful people, partly because they are, on the whole, unaware of how dangerous knowledge is. Karl Marx upended the political landscape of the twentieth century sitting at a library table. Still, modern librarians are more afraid of ingnorance than they are of the potential devastation that knowledge can bring. (p. 192) -- Walter Mosley
  • As Karl Marx once noted: 'Hegel remarks somewhere that all great, world-historical facts and personages occur, as it were, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second as farce.' William Jennings Bryan and the Scopes trial was a tragedy. The creationists and intelligent design theorists are a farce. -- Michael Shermer
  • The greatest horrors in the history of mankind are not due to the ambition of the Napoleons or the vengeance of the Agamemnons, but to the doctrinaire philosophers. The theories of the sentimentalist Rousseau inspired the integrity of the passionless Robespierre. The cold-blooded calculations of Karl Marx led to the judicial and business-like operations of the Cheka. -- Aleister Crowley
  • Karl Marx was the foremost hater and most incessant whiner in the history of Western Civilization. He was a spoiled, overeducated brat who never grew up; he just grew more shrill as he grew older. His lifelong hatred and whining have led to the deaths (so far) of perhaps a hundred million people, depending on how many people perished under Mao's tyranny. We will probably never know. -- Gary North
  • President Obama inherited a one trillion dollar deficit courtesy of George Bush and turned it into a three trillion dollar deficit courtesy of Karl Marx! -- Michael Savage
  • The socialist tradition....goes back to Jesus Christ, not (Karl) Marx. -- Mikhail Gorbachev
  • The economic answer to the world's problems is John Adams, not [Karl] Marx. -- John Ringo
  • The world would not be in such a snarl, had Marx been Groucho instead of Karl. -- Irving Berlin
  • National self-sufficiency or "autarchy" is the ideal of [Adolf] Hitler, not of [Karl] Marx and [Vladimir] Lenin. -- Leon Trotsky
  • This Marxian sentence, repeated to the point of boredom, is misinterpreted. In reality [Karl] Marx was a "religious" man. -- Erich Fromm
  • For [Karl] Marx it is socialist society which realizes "concretely" the religious principles of equality, brotherly love, and freedom. -- Erich Fromm
  • I think [Karl] Marx, Pope John XXIII or Rosa Luxemburg [had achieved the mode of existence].But it would be useless to look at a list of illustrious names. -- Erich Fromm
  • I'm less influenced by any of [Karl] Marx's ideas today than I've ever been in my life, and most significantly Marx's theory of historical materialism, which I think is virtually a debris of despotism. -- Murray Bookchin
  • In his condemnation [Karl] Marx referred to institutionalized religion,that has precisely the function of anesthetizing men till they do not notice the in- justice of which they are the perpetrators and the victims. -- Erich Fromm