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Marxism is the opium of the intellectuals.
- Edmund Wilson

Darwin himself, in his day, was unable to fight free
of the theoretical errors of which he was guilty.
It was the classics of Marxism that revealed those
errors and pointed them out.
- Trofim Lysenko

Marxism is a revolutionary worldview that must always
struggle for new revelations.
- Rosa Luxemburg

As the class struggle sharpens in the U.S.
Marxism will come into its own as a great popular study.
- C. L. R. James

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What guides Marxism, then, is a different model of society,
and a different conception of the function of the knowledge
that can be produced by society and acquired from it.
- Jean-Francois Lyotard

Marxism is always open, always critical,
always self-critical.
- Ernest Mandel

An excessive knowledge of Marxism is a sign of a misspent youth.
- John McCarthy

 

Marxism is essentially a product of the bourgeois mind.
- Joseph A. Schumpeter

The important part of Marxism was its demand for active,
constant, practical, class-war.
- Francis Parker Yockey

At the same time, of course, Marxism arose -
Rosa Luxembourg,
Leninism, anarchism - and art became political.
- Douglas Sirk

Marxism conceives of the new system of socialism as
the necessary outcome of all previous history made
possible and necessary only by that previous history.
- Earl Browder

For some years I deserted religion in favour of Marxism.
The republic of goodness seemed more attainable than the Kingdom of God.
- Lionel Blue

Marxism is like a classical building that followed the Renaissance;
beautiful in its way,
but incapable of growth.
- Harold MacMillan

If people don't like Marxism, they should blame the British Museum.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

There's something about Marxism that brings out warts;
the only kind of growth this economic system encourages.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Because of my Marxism, I was not into myths or miracles,
whether it was the virgin birth, the physical resurrection
or casting out demons from an epileptic.
- Lionel Blue

Beginning with adolescence, my political formation
was oriented in the ideological direction of Marxism.
It was natural, being that my thinking was influenced
by an atmosphere of active critical resistance.
That was the way it was during all of the dictatorship
and up to the Revolution of 1974.
- Jose Saramago

There are a few people, but a diminishing number,
who still believe that Marxism, as an economic system,
off era a coherent alternative to capitalism,
and socialism has, indeed, triumphed in one country.
- Herbert Read

The classics of Marxism, while fully appreciating the
significance of the Darwinian theory,
pointed out the errors of which Darwin was guilty.
Darwin's theory, though unquestionably materialist in its main features,
is not free from some serious errors.
- Trofim Lysenko

The relevance of Marxism to science is that it removes
it from its imagined position of complete detachment and shows it as a part,
but a critically important part, of economy and social development.
- John Desmond Bernal

As the egalitarianism of Marxism is attractive to many,
socialism could have attracted many followers in America,
anyway.
But there is no doubt that it could not possibly have
affected us so widely and so deeply as it has,
had it not been heavily financed.
- B. Carroll Reece

That is simply that Marxism has been tremendously fashionable in our time,
so it has infected a very large number of major institutions
in many countries of the world.
So I suppose that we shouldn't be too surprised that
it should infect the church as well.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

Marxism is an interpretation of history which explains
the progress of society as a product of the expansion
of the forces of production of the material means of life,
that is, the development of economy.
- Earl Browder

Very curious, at the age of about 13 years,
Oswald began to study Marxism and he kept on in his writing,
affirming that he was a Marxist.
Probably he did want to show himself as a great,
supreme Marxist.
- John Sherman Cooper

Of course, Marxism is an example of what Carl Popper
would have called a 'World Three' structure,
in that it's got immense power as an idea,
but you couldn't actually hold up anything in the world and say:
'this is Marxism'.
- Alan Moore

For us, Marxism is always open because there are always new xperiences,
there are always new facts, including facts about the past,
which have to be incorporated in the corpus of scientific socialism.
- Ernest Mandel

The expense of a war could be paid in time;
but the expense of opium,
when once the habit is formed, will only increase with time.
- Townsend Harris

If organized religion is the opium of the masses,
then disorganized religion is the marijuana of the lunatic fringe.
- Kerry Thornley

The East India Company established a monopoly over the production of opium,
shortly after taking over Bengal.
- Robert Trout

If you make a treaty first with the United States and
settle the matter of the opium trade,
England cannot change this, though she should desire to do so.
- Townsend Harris

Religion is the opium of the masses.
- Karl Marx

It is not opium which makes me work but its absence,
and in order for me to feel its absence it must from time to time be present.
- Antonin Artaud

Among the remedies which it has pleased Almighty God
to give to man to relieve his sufferings,
none is so universal and so efficacious as opium.
- Thomas Sydenham

The President wishes the Japanese to be very prudent
about the introduction of opium,
and if a treaty is made, he wishes that opium may be strictly prohibited.
- Townsend Harris

We have used the Bible as if it were a mere special constable's handbook,
an opium dose for keeping beasts of burden patient
while they are overloaded.
- Charles Kingsley

Thought is a kind of opium; it can intoxicate us,
while still broad awake; it can make transparent the
mountains and everything that exists.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Nobody will laugh long who deals much with opium:
its pleasures even are of a grave and solemn complexion.
- Thomas de Quincey

The President of the United States thinks that for
the Japanese opium is more dangerous than war.
- Townsend Harris

There is always a need for intoxication:
China has opium,
Islam has hashish, the West has woman.
- Andre Malraux

Optimism is the opium of the people.
- Milan Kundera

Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature,
the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions.
It is the opium of the people.
- Karl Marx

Opium teaches only one thing, which is that aside from physical suffering,
there is nothing real.
- Andre Malraux

Although the Chinese had used opium as a medicine,
there was no widespread addiction before the British arrived.
- Robert Trout

It appears that the English think the Japanese...
are fond of opium, and they want to bring it here also.
- Townsend Harris

Many Chinese saw opium as a poison introduced by foreign enemies.
- Robert Trout

Confucianism strongly condemned the use of drugs like opium.
- Robert Trout

Religion is not merely the opium of the masses,
it's the cyanide.
- Tom Robbins

Everything one does in life, even love,
occurs in an express train racing toward death.
To smoke opium is to get out of the train while it is still moving.
It is to concern oneself with something other than life or death.
- Jean Cocteau

The book can produce an addiction as fierce as heroin or nicotine,
forcing us to spend much of our lives,
like junkies, in book shops and libraries,
those literary counterparts to the opium den.
- Phillip Adams

Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition,
men have at all times, and in all countries,
called in some physical aid to their moral consolations -
wine,
beer, opium, brandy, or tobacco.
- Edmund Burke

Religious suffering is at once the expression of real
suffering and a protest against real suffering.
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature,
the sentiment of the heartless world,
as it is the soul of soulless condition.
It is the opium of the people.
- John Desmond Bernal

The British seizure of Hongkong was an aspect of one
of the most ugly crimes of the British Empire:
the takeover and destruction of India,
and the use of India to flood China with opium.
- Robert Trout

In the struggle for survival,
the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals
because they succeed in adapting
themselves best to their environment.
- Charles Darwin

In law, nothing is certain but the expense.
- Samuel Butler

Forgiveness is the economy of the heart...
forgiveness saves the expense of anger,
the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.
- Hannah More

Remind people that profit is the difference between revenue and expense.
This makes you look smart.
- Scott Adams

War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain
advantage at the expense of his fellow man.
- Napoleon Hill

Cuban cigars is a big expense because I do smoke a lot of them,
eight to 12 a day, so that would be almost as bad as a cocaine habit,
a hundred bucks a day.
- Kinky Friedman

Military officers from different countries,
when they meet each other, tend to sort of fall in love,
become mutual admiration societies, at the expense of realities.
- William Odom

No expense has been incurred but what has been approved
of and provided for by Parliament.
- Robert Walpole

Sex: the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous,
and the expense damnable.
- Lord Chesterfield

Learning to dislike children at an early age saves
a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.
- Robert Byrne

There is no happiness for people at the expense of other people.
- Anwar Sadat

The state is the great fictitious entity by which everyone
seeks to live at the expense of everyone else.
- Frederic Bastiat

In fact, this is a blackmail of the terrorists at the
expense of the suffering of the hostages.
- Alberto Fujimori

Most economic fallacies derive from the tendency to
assume that there is a fixed pie,
that one party can gain only at the expense of another.
- Milton Friedman

Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world,
and ten to one but she has the means of settling well,
without further expense to anybody.
- Jane Austen

The objective is to enlarge the scope of your advantage
which can only happen at someone else's expense.
- Bruce Henderson

At the same time, I definitely want to expand my fan
base but not at the expense of prostituting my music or heart.
- George Duke

Any seeming deception in a statement is costly,
not only in the expense of the advertising but in the
detrimental effect produced upon the customer,
who believes she has been misled.
- John Wanamaker

Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state.
They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone.
- Frederic Bastiat


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