Friedrich Engels citátov
Dátum narodenia: 28. november 1820
Dátum úmrtia: 5. august 1895
Friedrich Engels bol systematizátor marxistickej filozofie; nemecký sociológ, filozof, ekonóm, žurnalista a továrnik; spolupracovník K. Marxa, vydavateľ 2. a 3. knihy Marxovho "Kapitálu".
Citáty Friedrich Engels
„Práca je zdrojom všetkého bohatstva, hovoria politickí ekonómovia. Je ním -vedľa prírody, ktorá jej dodáva materiál, ktorý premieňa na bohatstvo. Ale je ešte nekonečne viac ako to. Je prvou základnou podmienkou všetkého ľudského života, a síce do takej miery, že v určitom zmysle musíme povedať: stvorila samotného človeka.“
„Everywhere the proletariat develops in step with the bourgeoisie. In proportion, as the bourgeoisie grows in wealth, the proletariat grows in numbers.“
— Friedrich Engels
Context: Everywhere the proletariat develops in step with the bourgeoisie. In proportion, as the bourgeoisie grows in wealth, the proletariat grows in numbers. For, since the proletarians can be employed only by capital, and since capital extends only through employing labor, it follows that the growth of the proletariat proceeds at precisely the same pace as the growth of capital. Simultaneously, this process draws members of the bourgeoisie and proletarians together into the great cities where industry can be carried on most profitably, and by thus throwing great masses in one spot it gives to the proletarians a consciousness of their own strength. Moreover, the further this process advances, the more new labor-saving machines are invented, the greater is the pressure exercised by big industry on wages, which, as we have seen, sink to their minimum and therewith render the condition of the proletariat increasingly unbearable. The growing dissatisfaction of the proletariat thus joins with its rising power to prepare a proletarian social revolution.
„By dissolving nationalities, the liberal economic system had done its best to universalise enmity, to transform mankind into a horde of ravenous beasts (for what else are competitors?) who devour one another just because each has identical interests with all the others – after this preparatory[work there remained but one step to take before the goal was reached, the dissolution of the family. To accomplish this, economy’s own beautiful invention, the, came to its aid.“
„The only difference as compared with the old, outspoken slavery is this, that the worker of today seems to be free because he is not sold once for all, but piecemeal by the day, the week, the year, and because no one owner sells him to another, but he is forced to sell himself in this way instead, being the slave of no particular person, but of the whole property-holding class.“
— Friedrich Engels
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