From the first day to this, sheer greed was the driving spirit of civilization.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
Ignorance is the primary source of all misery and vice.
When I tell the truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do.
Just as Darwin discovered the law of development of organic nature, so Marx discovered the law of development of human history: the simple fact, hitherto concealed by an overgrowth of ideology, that mankind must first of all eat, drink, have shelter and clothing, before it can pursue politics, science, art, religion, etc.
The true method of knowledge is experiment.
If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
To the eyes of a miser a guinea is more beautiful than the sun, and a bag worn with the use of money has more beautiful proportions than a vine filled with grapes.
The soul of sweet delight, can never be defiled.
Can I see another’s woe, and not be in sorrow too? Can I see another’s grief, and not seek for kind relief?