Friedrich Engels

Friedrich Engels

The founders of socialism, Marx's friend and collaborator
The way in which the vast mass of the poor are treated by modern society is truly scandalous. They are herded into great cities where they breathe a fouler air than in the countryside which they have left.More Friedrich Engels quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Look at the Paris Commune. That was the Dictatorship of the Proletariat.More Friedrich Engels quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Labour is the source of all wealth, the political economists assert. And it really is the source -- next to nature, which supplies it with the material that it converts into wealth. But it is even infinitely more than this. It is the prime basic condition for all human existence, and this to such an extent that, in a sense, we have to say that labour created man himself.More Friedrich Engels quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Competition permits the capitalist to deduct from the price of labour power that which the family earns from its own little garden or field; the workers are compelled to accept any piece wages offered to them, because otherwise they would get nothing at all, and they could not live from the products of their small-scale agriculture alone, and because, on the other hand, it is just this agriculture and landownership which chains them to the spot and prevents them from looking around for other employment.More Friedrich Engels quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The society that will organize production on the basis of a free and equal association of the producers will put the whole machinery of the state where it will then belong: into the museum of antiquities, by the side of the spinning wheel and the bronze axe.More Friedrich Engels quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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