Imagine Rousseau,Voltaire, Holbach, Lessing, Heine, and Hegel united in one personI say united, not lumped togetherand you have Dr Marx.
Quoted in A J P Taylor's introduction to the Penguin edition of The Communist Manifesto (1967).
The focus of all life is its economy, the mode through which every living creature produces its material existence. I know no other criterion for the evaluation of social life except that of social economy. In society, just like anywhere else, the mode of production is the focus around which revolve all the modes of life: in the historical life of conscious beings, it is also the focus of all modes of consciousness.Moses Hess
We Germans are the most universal, the most European people of Europe.Moses Hess
He who wishes to study the barometric level of spiritual freedom must examine the relationship of the state to its Jewish subjects.Moses Hess