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Karl Marx
(1818-1883) born on
May 05
German socialist leader, philosopher. He originated the idea of modern communism (Marxism); wrote "Communist Manifesto," 1848.
         
   
F
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."

R
The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it.
A
All our inventions have endowed material forces with intellectual life, and degraded human life into a material force.
N
The writer must earn money in order to be able to live and to write, but he must by no means live and write for the purpose of making money.
K
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.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Capital," vol. 1, ch. 16, 1867.
R: "Theses on Feuerbach," no. 11, 1845; published 1888.
A: Speech, 14 Apr 1856.
N: In "Wisdom of the Ages at Your Fingertips," MCR software, 1995.
K: "Capital," vol. 1, ch. 1, 1867.
   


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