Rosa Luxemburg Quotes

Who was Rosa Luxemburg?

Rosa Luxemburg was a Polish-German Marxist, philosopher, economist, anti-war activist and revolutionary socialist.

Born March 5, 1871
Died January 15, 1919
Aged 47 years old

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Best 17 Quotes by Rosa Luxemburg

“Before a revolution happens, it is perceived as impossible; after it happens, it is seen as having been inevitable.”

“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.”

“Freedom is always the freedom of the dissenter.”

“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.”

“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.”

“I want to burden the conscience of the affluent with all the suffering and all the hidden, bitter tears.”

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“It is in the tiny struggles of individual peoples that the great movements of history are most truly revealed.”

“The masses are in reality their own leaders, dialectically creating their own development process.”

“The masses are the decisive element, they are the rock on which the final victory of the revolution will be built.”

“The most revolutionary act is a clear view of the world as it really is.”

“The most revolutionary thing one can do is always to proclaim loudly what is happening.”

“Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.”

“We will be victorious if we have not forgotten how to learn.”

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“Women's freedom is the sign of social freedom.”

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“I feel at home in the entire world, wherever there are clouds and birds and human tears.”

The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg

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“People for the most part pass by the loveliest things in life without paying attention.”

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