"The writer may very well serve a movement of history as its mouthpiece, but he cannot of course create it."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Karl Marx on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Karl Marx on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Karl Marx on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Karl Marx on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Karl Marx on Thomas Jefferson
"The ruling ideas of each age have ever been the ideas of its ruling class."
"Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time."
"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."
"Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity."