Engels Quotes

Below are some quotes from Friedrich Engels that I grabbed from here.

All history has been a history of class struggles between dominated classes at various stages of social development.

By bourgeoisie is meant the class of modern capitalists, owners of the means of social production and employers of wage labor. By proletariat, the class of modern wage laborers who, having no means of production of their own, are reduced to selling their labor power in order to live.

Everything must justify its existence before the judgment seat of Reason, or give up existence.

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 proletariat uses the State not in the interests of freedom but in order to hold down its adversaries, and as soon as it becomes possible to speak of freedom the State as such ceases to exist.

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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