Karl Liebknecht - Quotes

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Like a cyclone, imperialism spins across the globe; militarism crushes peoples and sucks their blood like a vampire. ---->>>

Capitalism is war; socialism is peace. ---->>>

Class struggle: external peace, international solidarity, peace among peoples. This is the sacred slogan of international socialist democracy that liberates nations. ---->>>

Imperialism is not the creation of any one or any one group of states. ---->>>

In the present imperialistic milieu there can be no wars of national self-defense. ---->>>

Just as invasion is the true and tried weapon in the hands of capital against the class struggle, so on the other hand the fearless pursuit of the class struggle has always proven the most effective preventative of foreign invasions. ---->>>

The basic law of capitalism is you or I, not both you and I. ---->>>

For capitalism, war and peace are business and nothing but business. ---->>>

The new Germany has the unquestionable right to hold its tongue between its teeth. ---->>>

Through this experience we have been warned - learn everything, don't forget anything! ---->>>

International socialism recognizes the right of free independent nations, with equal rights. ---->>>

The aim of my life is the overthrow of monarchy. ---->>>

The failure of the Russian Socialist Republic will be the defeat of the proletariat of the whole world. ---->>>

Yes, Socialists should defend their country in great historical crises. ---->>>

But Socialism, alone, can bring self-determination of their peoples. ---->>>

Long live the liberation of the workers off all countries from the infernal chasm of war, exploitation and slavery! ---->>>

Passive fatalism can never be the role of a revolutionary party, like the Social Democracy. ---->>>

The Russian revolution was to an unprecedented degree the cause of the proletariat of the whole world becoming more revolutionary. ---->>>

Consider well this fact: As long as the German people does not arise and use force directed by its own will, the assassination of the people will continue. ---->>>

This republic represents the greatest basis for that universal socialist order, the creation of which is at the present time the historic task of the International Proletariat. ---->>>

Workers, comrades, and you, women of the people, let not this festival of May, the second during the war, pass without protest against the Imperialist Slaughter. ---->>>

In capitalist history, invasion and class struggle are not opposites, as the official legend would have us believe, but one is the means and the expression of the other. ---->>>

To the socialist no nation is free whose national existence is based upon the enslavement of another people, for to him colonial peoples, too, are peoples, and, as such, parts of the national state. ---->>>

Incendiary capitalism is carrying its out evil works more dangerously than ever, and is doing so in the increasingly dangerous neighborhood of the powder kegs that are the great European military powers. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: German
Born: August 13, 1871
Birthplace: Leipzig, Kingdom of Saxony, German Empire
Die: 01-15, 1919
Occupation: Politician
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Karl Liebknecht (German: [ˈliːpknɛçt]; 13 August 1871 – 15 January 1919) was a German socialist and a co-founder with Rosa Luxemburg of the Spartacist League and the Communist Party of Germany. He is best known for his opposition to World War I in the Reichstag and his role in the Spartacist uprising of 1919 (wikipedia)