History does nothing; it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.
The human being is in the most literal sense a political animal, not merely a gregarious animal, but an animal which can individuate itself only in the midst of society.
Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form.
The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion.
Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.
Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included.
The country that is more developed industrially only shows, to the less developed, the image of its own future.
In a higher phase of communist society… only then can the narrow horizon of bourgeois right be fully left behind and society inscribe on its banners: from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
The English have all the material requisites for the revolution. What they lack is the spirit of generalization and revolutionary ardour.