The ballot is stronger than bullets.
For the duration of its collective life, or the time during which its identity may be assumed, each class resembles a hotel or an omnibus, always full, but always of different people.
In economic life competition is never completely lacking, but hardly ever is it perfect.
Our poverty will be brought home to us to its full extent only after the war.
Lack of outlets, excess capacity, complete deadlock, in the end regular recurrence of national bankruptcies and other disasters-perhaps world wars from sheer capitalist despair-may confidently be anticipated. History is as simple a that.
For one thing, to predict the advent of big business was considering the conditions of Marx's day an achievement in itself.
Any existing structures and all the conditions of doing business are always in a process of change. Every situation is being upset before it has had time to work itself out. Economic progress, in a capitalist society, means turmoil.
Democracy is a political method, that is to say, a certain type of institutional arrangement for arriving at political - legislative and administrative - decisions and hence incapable of being an end in itself.
Capitalism stands its trial before judges who have the sentence of death in their pockets. They are going to pass it, whatever the defense they may hear; the only success victorious defense can possibly produce is a change in the indictment.
Economic progress, in capitalist society, means turmoil.
To realize the relative validity of one's convictions and yet stand for them unflinchingly is what distinguishes a civilized man from a barbarian.
I felt it my duty to take,and to inflict upon the reader, considerable trouble in order to lead up effectively to my paradoxical conclusion: capitalism is being killed by its achievements.
Marxism is essentially a product of the bourgeois mind.
The trouble with Russia is not that she is socialist but that she is Russia.
Want and effective demand are not the same thing. If they were, the poorest nations would be the ones to display the most vigorous demand.