In proportion therefore, as the repulsiveness of the work increases, the wage decreases.
The directing motive, the end and aim of capitalist production, is to extract the greatest possible amount of surplus value, and consequently to exploit labor-power to the greatest possible extent.
The product of mental labor - science - always stands far below its value, because the labor-time necessary to reproduce it has no relation at all to the labor-time required for its original production.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Machines were, it may be said, the weapon employed by the capitalists to quell the revolt of specialized labor.
The more the division of labor and the application of machinery extend, the more does competition extend among the workers, the more do their wages shrink together.
Capital is dead labor, that vampire-like, only lives by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.