Friedrich Engels (1820-1895) quotes


  • All history has been a history of class struggles between dominated classes at various stages of social development.
  • Everything must justify its existence before the judgment seat of reason, or give up existence.
  • Freedom is the recognition of necessity.
  • From the first day to this, sheer greed was the driving spirit of civilization.
  • Look at the Paris Commune. That was the Dictatorship of the Proletariat.
  • Some laws of state aimed at curbing crime are even more criminal.
  • The state is not abolished, it withers away.
  • The state is nothing but an instrument of opression of one class by another - no less so in a democratic republic than in a monarchy.

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