FOR ALL AGES

21 Important Communist Manifesto Quotes From Karl Marx

Karl Marx is a famous communist thinker

In this article, we have listed influential Karl Marx 'The Communist Manifesto' quotes.

Karl Marx was a philosopher, author, social theorist, and economist. Marx’s theories about capitalism and communism are extremely popular.

'The Communist Manifesto' was originally the 'Manifesto Of The Communist Party'. It is a political document written in 1848 by German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. The Communist League commissioned it and was originally published in London just as the Revolutions of 1848 began to erupt, 'The Communist Manifesto' was later recognized as one of the world’s most influential political documents.

'The Communist Manifesto' holds some compelling quotes by Karl Marx. Marx opens with "A spectre is haunting Europe, the spectre of communism". Please ensure to check them out down below, especially if you are studying!

If you like this article, make sure you also check out Kant quotes and Ludwig Wittgenstein as you finish with this one.

Important Communist Manifesto Quotes From Karl Marx

One of the most famous quotes from 'The Communist Manifesto' is "working men of all countries, unite!", and this motto still  enjoys great popularity among followers of the great communist thinker. Communist thinking typically concerns the abolition of private property and the redistribution of wealth. Here are a few 'Communist Manifesto' quotes from Karl Marx pertaining to the class struggle and class conflict prevailing in the society.

1. “Modern productive forces are revolting against the modern conditions of production. Commercial crises, due, ironically, to over-production, are threatening the existence of bourgeois society. Productive forces are now fettered by bourgeois society, and these crises represent this tension."

- Karl Marx.

2. “The bourgeoisie cannot exist without constantly revolutionizing the instruments of production, and thereby the relations of production, and with them the whole relations of society.”

- Karl Marx.

3. “The immediate aim of the Communists is the same as that of all the other proletariat parties: formation of the proletariat into a class, the overthrow of the bourgeois supremacy, conquest of political power by the proletariat.”

- Karl Marx.

4. “Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win.

Working men of all countries unite!”

- Karl Marx.

5. “The bourgeoisie, wherever it has got the upper hand, has put an end to all feudal, patriarchal, idyllic relations. It has pitilessly torn asunder the motley feudal ties that bound man to his ‘natural superiors,’ and has left remaining no other nexus between man and man than naked self-interest, callous ‘cash payment.’ It has drowned the most heavenly ecstasies of religious fervour, of chivalrous enthusiasm, of philistine sentimentalism, in the icy water of egotistical calculation.”

- Karl Marx.

6. “Thy has resolved personal worth into exchange value, and in place of the numberless indefeasible chartered freedoms, has set up that single, unconscionable freedom—Free Trade. In one word, for exploitation, veiled by religious and political illusions, it has substituted naked, shameless, direct, brutal exploitation.”

- Karl Marx.

7. “The bourgeoisie has stripped of its halo every occupation hitherto honoured and looked up to with reverent awe. It has converted the physician, the lawyer, the priest, the poet, the man of science, into its paid wage laborers.”

- Karl Marx.

8. “The bourgeoisie has torn away from the family its sentimental veil, and has reduced the family relation to a mere money relation.”

- Karl Marx.

Karl Marx Communist Manifesto Quotes

Views of Karl Mark are still popular in various parts of Europe and Asia. He propagated the distribution of political power properly. This led to creation of various working class parties across the world. Karl Marx, in The Communist Manifesto, believes that capitalism will eventually self-destruct. Here are some of the best Karl Marx quotes from 'The Communist Manifesto'.

9. “Modern bourgeois society with its relations of production, of exchange, and of property, a society that has conjured up such gigantic means of production and of exchange, is like the sorcerer, who is no longer able to control the powers of the nether world whom he has called up by his spells.”

- Karl Marx.

10. “The ruling ideas of each age have ever been the ideas of its ruling class.”

- Karl Marx.

11. “Communism deprives no man of the power to appropriate the products of society; all that is does is to deprive him of the power to subjugate the labour of others by means of such appropriation.”

- Karl Marx.

12. “You are horrified at our intending to do away with private property. But in your existing society, private property is already done away with for nine-tenths of the population; its existence for the few is solely due to its non-existence in the hands of those nine-tenths.”

- Karl Marx.

13. “You reproach us, therefore, with intending to do away with a form of property, the necessary condition for whose existence is the non-existence of any property for the immense majority of society.”

- Karl Marx.

14. “Society as a whole is more and more splitting up into two great hostile camps, into two great classes directly facing each other—Bourgeoisie and Proletariat.”

- Karl Marx.

15. “In proportion as the exploitation of one individual by another is put an end to, the exploitation of one nation by another will also be put an end to. In proportion as the antagonism between classes within the nation vanishes, the hostility of one nation to another will come to an end.”

- Karl Marx.

16. “The distinguishing feature of Communism is not the abolition of property generally, but the abolition of bourgeois property. But modern bourgeois private property is the final and most complete expression of the system of producing and appropriating products, that is based on class antagonisms, on the exploitation of the many by the few.”

- Karl Marx.

Quotes From Communist Manifesto

Karl Marx is one of the most well known thinkers in the world. His class quotes and quotes about the bourgeoisie still hold value for many. Here are some of the best quotes from 'The Communist Manifesto from the famous Karl Marx.

17. “Constant revolutionizing of production, uninterrupted disturbance of all social conditions, everlasting uncertainty and agitation distinguish the bourgeois epoch from all earlier ones.”

- Karl Marx.

18. “It is not the consciousness of men that determines their being, but, on the contrary, their social being that determines their consciousness.”

- Karl Marx.

19. “The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.”

- Karl Marx.

20. “When, in the course of development, class distinctions have disappeared, and all production has been concentrated in the hands of a vast association of the whole nation, the public power will lose its political character. Political power, properly so called, is merely the organised power of one class for oppressing another.”

- Karl Marx.

21. “The essential condition for the existence, and for the sway of the bourgeois class, is the formation and augmentation of capital; the condition for capital is wage-labour. Wage-labour rests exclusively on competition between the laborers. The advance of industry, whose involuntary promoter is the bourgeoisie, replaces the isolation of the laborers, due to competition, by their revolutionary combination, due to association. The development of modern industry, therefore, cuts from under its feet the very foundation on which the bourgeoisie produces and appropriates products. What the bourgeoisie therefore produces, above all, are its own grave diggers. Its fall and the victory of the proletariat are equally inevitable.”

- Karl Marx.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 'The Communist Manifesto' quotes, then why not take a look at [Freud quotes], or [Schopenhauer quotes].

Author

Written By

Kidadl Team

The Kidadl Team is made up of people from different walks of life, from different families and backgrounds, each with unique experiences and nuggets of wisdom to share with you. From lino cutting to surfing to children’s mental health, their hobbies and interests range far and wide. They are passionate about turning your everyday moments into memories and bringing you inspiring ideas to have fun with your family.

Share this article

FACEBOOK

TWITTER

COPY LINK

Subscribe_Hero
Get The Kidadl Newsletter
1,000's of inspirational ideas direct to your inbox for things to do with your kids.

By joining Kidadl you agree to Kidadl’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and consent to receiving marketing communications from Kidadl.