All that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned, and man is at last compelled to face with sober senses, his real conditions of life, and his relations with his kind.
Communism deprives no man of the power to appropriate the products of society; all that it does is to deprive him of the power to subjugate the labour of others by means of such appropriation.
Natural science will in time incorporate into itself the science of man, just as the science of man will incorporate into itself natural science: there will be one science.
We should not say that one man's hour is worth another man's hour, but rather that one man during an hour is worth just as much as another man during an hour. Time is everything, man is nothing: he is at the most time's carcass.
Every emancipation is a restoration of the human world and of human relationships to a man himself.
A man cannot become a child again, or he becomes childish.
Is a fixed income not a good thing? Does not everyone love to count on a sure thing? Especially every petty-bourgeois, narrow-minded Frenchman? The 'ever needy' man?
Wherever the want of clothing forced them to it, the human race made clothes for thousands of years, without a single man becoming a tailor.
- man's heart is a wonderful thing, especially when carried in the purse -