Rosa Luxemburg was a famous revolutionary socialist, Marxist philosopher, and an anti-war campaigner.
Best Rosa Luxemburg Quotes
Women’s freedom is the sign of social freedom. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
We have to take everything as it comes and to find beauty in everything. That’s what I manage to do. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
Freedom is always the freedom of dissenters. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
There is no democracy without socialism, and no socialism without democracy. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
The working classes in every country only learn to fight in the course of their struggles. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
The victory of socialism will not descend like fate from heaven. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
Marxism is a revolutionary worldview that must always struggle for new revelations. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
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. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
Only to the rude ear of one who is quite indifferent does the song of a bird seem always the same. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
The high stage of world-industrial development in capitalistic production finds expression in the extraordinary technical development and destructiveness of the instruments of war… ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
And in the darkness I smile at life, as if I were the possessor of charm which would enable me to transform all that is evil and tragical into serenity and happiness. But when I search my mind for the cause of this joy, I find there is no cause, and can only laugh at myself. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
Clearly, not uncritical apologetics but penetrating and thoughtful criticism is alone capable of bringing out the treasures of experiences and teachings. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
The clergy, no less than the capitalist class, lives on the backs of the people, profits from the degradation, the ignorance and the oppression of the people. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
Being human means throwing your whole life on the scales of destiny when need be, all the while rejoicing in every sunny day and every beautiful cloud. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
Top Rosa Luxemburg Quotes
The masses are in reality their own leaders, dialectically creating their own development process. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
We will be victorious if we have not forgotten how to learn. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
Tomorrow the revolution will ‘rise up again, clashing its weapons,’ and to your horror it will proclaim with trumpets blazing: I was, I am, I shall be! ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
People for the most part pass by the loveliest things in life without paying attention. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
My dear, it is very nice here, every day two or three persons are stabbed by soldiers in the city; there are daily arrests, but apart from these it is pretty gay… ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
The most revolutionary act is a clear view of the world as it really is. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
Don’t forget, as busy as you may be, to quickly raise your head and cast a glance at those great silver clouds and that silent blue ocean in which they are swimming… take notice of the resplendence and glory that overlie this day… because this day will never, ever come again! This day is a gift to you like a rose in full bloom, lying at your feet, waiting for you to pick it up and press it to your lips. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
Marxism must abhor nothing so much as the possibility that it becomes congealed in its current form. It is at its best when butting heads in self-criticism, and in historical thunder and lightning, it retains its strength. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
Famous Rosa Luxemburg Quotes
Tomorrow the revolution will already ‘raise itself with a rattle’ and announce with fanfare, to your terror: I was, I am, I will be! ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
Work for legal reform takes place only within the framework of the social form created by the last revolution. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
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 deciding factor. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
I feel at home in the entire world, wherever there are clouds and birds and human tears. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
Life is singing also in the sand crunching under the slow and heavy steps of the guards, when we know how to listen to it. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
Take notice of the resplendence and glory that overlie this day, because this day will never, ever come again! This day is a gift to you like a rose in full bloom, lying at your feet, waiting for you to pick it up and put it to your lips. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
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. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
It is in the tiny struggles of individual peoples that the great movements of history are most truly revealed. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
There was no doubt for Marx and Engels about the necessity of having the proletariat conquer political power. It is left to Bernstein to consider the poultry-yard of bourgeois Parliamentarism as the organ by which we are to realize the most formidable social transformation of history, the passage from capitalist society to Socialism. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
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. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
Bourgeois society stands at the crossroads, either transition to socialism or regression into barbarism. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
Self-criticism, cruel, unsparing criticism that goes to the very root of the evil, is life and breath for the proletarian movement. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
Popular Rosa Luxemburg Quotes
The masses are the decisive element, they are the rock on which the final victory of the revolution will be built. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
Before a revolution happens, it is perceived as impossible; after it happens, it is seen as having been inevitable. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
We stand today before the awful proposition: either the triumph of imperialism and the destruction of all culture, and, as in ancient Rome, depopulation, desolation, degeneration, a vast cemetery; or, the victory of socialism. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
History is the only true teacher, the revolution the best school for the proletariat. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
Democracy is indispensable to the working class, because only through the exercise of its democratic rights, in the struggle for democracy, can the proletariat become aware of its class interests and its historic task. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
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. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
Capitalism, as a result of its own inner contradictions, moves toward a point when it will be unbalanced, when it will simply become impossible. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
I want to affect people like a clap of thunder, to inflame their minds with the breadth of my vision, the strength of my conviction and the power of my expression. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
Great Rosa Luxemburg Quotes
What presents itself to us as bourgeois legality is nothing but the violence of the ruling class, a violence raised to an obligatory norm from the outset. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
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. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
With the true artist, the social formula that he recommends is a matter of secondary importance; the source of his art, its animating spirit, is decisive. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
The most revolutionary thing one can do is always to proclaim loudly what is happening. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
Freedom for supporters of the government only, for members of one party only no matter how big its membership may be is no freedom at all. Freedom is always freedom for the man who thinks differently. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
Those who do not move, do not notice their chains. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
I want to burden the conscience of the affluent with all the suffering and all the hidden, bitter tears. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.
So these were the 52 top Rosa Luxemburg quotes and sayings on equality, socialism, freedom, reform and revolution.