Marxism is a revolutionary worldview that must always struggle for new revelations.
The masses are the decisive element, they are the rock on which the final victory of the revolution will be built.
Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently.
History is the only true teacher, the revolution the best school for the proletariat.
Only through the conscious action of the working masses in city and country can it be brought to life, only through the people's highest intellectual maturity and inexhaustible idealism can it be brought safely through all storms and find its way to port.
The more that social democracy develops, grows, and becomes stronger, the more the enlightened masses of workers will take their own destinies, the leadership of their movement, and the determination of its direction into their own hands.
Without general elections, without freedom of the press, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, without the free battle of opinions, life in every public institution withers away, becomes a caricature of itself, and bureaucracy rises as the only dec
Victory or defeat It is the slogan of all-powerful militarism in every belligerent nation. . . . And yet, what can victory bring to the proletariat.
Social democracy... is only the advance guard of the proletariat, a small piece of the total working masses; blood from their blood, and flesh from their flesh.
Social democracy seeks and finds the ways, and particular slogans, of the workers' struggle only in the course of the development of this struggle, and gains directions for the way forward through this struggle alone.
Freedom is always the freedom of dissenters.
The high stage of world-industrial development in capitalistic production finds expression in the extraordinary technical development and destructiveness of the instruments of war.
Without general elections, without unrestricted freedom of press and assembly, without a free struggle of opinion, life dies out in every public institution, becomes a mere semblance of life, in which only the bureaucracy remains as the active element.
Freedom only for the members of the government, only for the members of the Party - though they are quite numerous - is no freedom at all.
Self-criticism, cruel, unsparing criticism that goes to the very root of the evil, is life and breath for the proletarian movement.
Bourgeois class domination is undoubtedly an historical necessity, but, so too, the rising of the working class against it. Capital is an historical necessity, but, so too, its grave digger, the socialist proletariat.
The masses are in reality their own leaders, dialectically creating their own development process.
Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.
The working classes in every country only learn to fight in the course of their struggles.
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