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Quote of Karl Marx - Religion is the sigh of the...


Biography - Karl Marx:

German philosopher, economist and political theorist.
Born: 1818 - Died: 1883
Period:
19th century
Place of birth: Germany
Germany

Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
La religion est le soupir de la créature opprimée, l’âme d’un monde sans coeur, comme elle est l’esprit de conditions sociales d’où l’esprit est exclu. Elle est l’opium du peuple.

German
Die Religion ist der Seufzer der bedrängten Kreatur, das Gemüt einer herzlosen Welt, wie sie der Geist geistloser Zustände ist. Sie ist das Opium des Volkes.




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The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing.





Great thoughts come from the heart.





Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.





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Quotes for: soul


Quotes

Quotes about soul:


Science without conscience is only ruin of the soul.





They change the sky, not their soul, who run across the sea.





Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.





For souls nobly born valor doesn't await the passing of years.





Go, nothing is better for the soul
Than to dispel some sadness from a soul!






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Quotes

Karl Marx also said...


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





The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.





Our wants and pleasures have their origin in society; we therefore measure them in relation to society; we do not measure them in relation to the objects which serve for their gratification. Since they are of a social nature, they are of a relative nature.





When people speak of ideas that revolutionize society, they do but express the fact that within the old society, the elements of a new one have been created, and that the dissolution of the old ideas keeps even pace with the dissolution of the old conditions of existence.





It is not history which uses men as a means of achieving - as if it were an individual person - its own ends. History is nothing but the activity of men in pursuit of their ends.





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












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