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. Time is everything man is nothing: he is at the most time’s carcass.
The ruling ideas of each age have ever been the ideas of its ruling class.
The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.
The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion.
The country that is more developed industrially only shows to the less developed the image of its own future.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
It is absolutely impossible to transcend the laws of nature. What can change in historically different circumstances is only the form in which these laws expose themselves.
Experience praises the most happy the one who made the most people happy.
Capital is reckless of the health or length of life of the laborer unless under compulsion from society.
Capitalist production therefore develops technology and the combining together of various processes into a social whole only by sapping the original sources of all wealth – the soil and the labourer.