Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.
In a higher phase of communist society, after the enslaving subordination of the individual to the division of labor, and therewith also the antithesis between mental and physical labor, has vanished; after labor has become not only a means of life but life's prime want; after the productive forces have also increased with the all-around development of the individual, and all the springs of co-operative wealth flow more abundantly—only then can the narrow horizon of bourgeois right be crossed in its entirety and society inscribe on its banners: From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs!
The first duty of a man is to think for himself
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
The Revolution introduced me to art, and in turn, art introduced me to the Revolution!
The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end.
The only way we'll get freedom for ourselves is to identify ourselves with every oppressed people in the world. We are blood brothers to the people of Brazil, Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba -- yes Cuba too.
Despair is typical of those who do not understand the causes of evil, see no way out, and are incapable of struggle.
Civil government, so far as it is instituted for the security of property, is in reality instituted for the defense of the rich against the poor, or of those who have some property against those who have none at all.
Any war that requires the suspension of reason as a necessity for support is a bad war.
A child who does not think about what happens around him and is content with living without wondering whether he lives honestly is like a man who lives from a scoundrel's work and is on the road to being a scoundrel.
Everything is relative in this world, where change alone endures.
I knew I was alone in a way that no earthling has ever been before.
But love, like the sun that it is, sets afire and melts everything. what greed and privilege to build up over whole centuries the indignation of a pious spirit, with its natural following of oppressed souls, will cast down with a single shove.
It is easy to be conspicuously 'compassionate' if others are being forced to pay the cost.
Unity is a great thing and a great slogan. But what the workers’ cause needs is the unity of Marxists, not unity between Marxists, and opponents and distorters of Marxism.
If you can convince people that freedom is injustice, they will then believe that slavery is freedom.
The world, viewed philosophically, remains a series of slave camps, where citizens – tax livestock – labor under the chains of illusion in the service of their masters.
Communism is the final logic of the dehumanization of man.