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" Democracy is the road to socialism. "
" Natural science will in time incorporate into itself the science of man, just as the science of man will incorporate into itself natural science: there will be one science. "
" The product of mental labor - science - always stands far below its value, because the labor-time necessary to reproduce it has no relation at all to the labor-time required for its original production. "
" Machines were, it may be said, the weapon employed by the capitalists to quell the revolt of specialized labor. "
" The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas, i.e., the class which is the ruling material force of society, is at the same time its ruling intellectual force. "
" Revolutions are the locomotives of history. "
" Experience praises the most happy the one who made the most people happy. "
" 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. "
" Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity. "
" A specter is haunting Europe - the specter of communism. "
" The worker of the world has nothing to lose, but their chains, workers of the world unite. "
" 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. "
" The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property. "
" The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion. "
" Capital is money, capital is commodities. By virtue of it being value, it has acquired the occult ability to add value to itself. It brings forth living offspring, or, at the least, lays golden eggs. "
" 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. "
" The ruling ideas of each age have ever been the ideas of its ruling class. "
" Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand. "
" In bourgeois society capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and has no individuality. "
" 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. "
" Social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex. "
" On a level plain, simple mounds look like hills; and the insipid flatness of our present bourgeoisie is to be measured by the altitude of its great intellects. "
" A commodity appears at first sight an extremely obvious, trivial thing. But its analysis brings out that it is a very strange thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties. "
" Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form. "
" Men's ideas are the most direct emanations of their material state. "
" From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs. "
" Religion is the opium of the masses. "
" Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed. "
" 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. "
" For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him. "
" The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people. "