Quotes by: Karl Liebknecht
||13 August 1871
Leipzig, Kingdom of Saxony, German Empire
||15 January 1919
||Humboldt University of Berlin
Social Democratic Party of Germany
Communist Party of Germany
||Julia Paradies (divorced)
||Wilhelm Liebknecht (father)
Natalie Liebknecht (mother)
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.
Class struggle: external peace, international solidarity, peace among peoples. This is the sacred slogan of international socialist democracy that liberates nations.
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.
Long live the liberation of the workers off all countries from the infernal chasm of war, exploitation and slavery!
The new Germany has the unquestionable right to hold its tongue between its teeth.
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.
Through this experience we have been warned - learn everything, don't forget anything!
Passive fatalism can never be the role of a revolutionary party, like the Social Democracy.
The failure of the Russian Socialist Republic will be the defeat of the proletariat of the whole world.
International socialism recognizes the right of free independent nations, with equal rights.
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.
Like a cyclone, imperialism spins across the globe; militarism crushes peoples and sucks their blood like a vampire.
In the present imperialistic milieu there can be no wars of national self-defense.
The Russian revolution was to an unprecedented degree the cause of the proletariat of the whole world becoming more revolutionary.