"We want to achieve a new and better order of society: in this new and better society there must be neither rich nor poor; all will have to work. Not a handful of rich people, but all the working people must enjoy the fruits of their common labour. Machines and other improvements must serve to ease the work of all and not to enable a few to grow rich at the expense of millions and tens of millions of people. This new and better society is called socialist society. The teachings about this society are called socialism."
"While the State exists, there can be no freedom. When there is freedom there will be no State."
"Materialism is the recognition of "objects in themselves", or outside the mind; ideas and sensations are copies of images of those objects."
"To be a materialist is to acknowledge objective truth, which is revealed to us by our sense organs."
"The sole "property" of matter with whose recognition philosophical materialism is bound up is the property of being an objective reality, of existing outside the mind."
"If the world is eternally moving and developing matter (as the Marxists think), reflected by the developing human consciousness, what is there “static” here? The point at issue is not the immutable essence of things, or an immutable consciousness, but the correspondence between the consciousness which reflects nature and the nature which is reflected by consciousness."
"Man’s consciousness not only reflects the objective world, but creates it."
"Political institutions are a superstructure resting on an economic foundation."
"It is in prison … that one becomes a real revolutionary."
"All the marvels of science and the gains of culture belong to the nation as a whole, and never again will man’s brain and human genius be used for oppression and exploitation."