"It is necessary to help the masses in the process of the daily struggle to find the bridge between present demands and the socialist program of the revolution. This bridge should include a system of transitional demands, stemming from today's conditions and from today's consciousness of wide layers of the working class and unalterably leading to one final conclusion: the conquest of power by the proletariat"

-Leon Trotsky on the The Transitional Program
Marxist quotes
"We are marching in a compact group along a precipitous and difficult path, firmly holding each other by the hand. We are surrounded on all sides by enemies, and we have to advance almost constantly under their fire. We have combined, by a freely adopted decision, for the purpose of fighting the enemy, and not of retreating into the nearby marsh, the inhabitants of which, from the very outset, have reproached us with having chosen the path of struggle instead of the path of conciliation."

- V.I. Lenin, on the revolutionary party (taken from what is to be done?)

"The collapse of the global marketplace would be a traumatic event with unimaginable consequences. Yet I find it easier to imagine than the continuation of the present regime."

- George Soros, (financial speculator and profiteer) on Capitalism
"By introducing social in place of private ownership of the means of production and exchange, by introducing planned organization of social production to ensure the well-being of all the members of society, the proletarian social revolution will do away with the division of society into classes and thereby emancipate the whole of oppressed humanity, for it will put an end to all forms of exploitation of one section of society by another"

- V.I. Lenin ( Materials Relating to the Revision of the Party Program) on Communism and the Withering Away of Classes
"The communist revolution is the most radical rupture with traditional property relations; no wonder that its development involves the most radical rupture with traditional ideas."

- Marx and Engels, Manifesto of the Communist Party
"The working class, which is the principle supplier of soldiers, and which bears the brunt of the material sacrifices, is in particular the natural enemy of wars, because wars contradict the aim it pursues, namely, the creation of an economic system founded on socialist principles, which in practice will give effect to the solidarity of peoples..."
V.I. Lenin (Bellicose Militarism and the Anti-Militarist Tactics of Social-Democracy) on war
"In bourgeois society capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and has no individuality." 

- Marx and Engels, (The Communist Manifesto) on the Individual in under Capitalism
"Our demands most moderate are
We only want the earth!"

- James Connolly