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    In proportion as the mass of citizens who possess political rights increases, and the number of elected ruler's increases, the actual power is concentrated and becomes the monopoly of a smaller and smaller group of individuals.
    — Paul Lafargue
    tags: power  right  political 
     
    Our epoch has been called the century of work. It is in fact the century of pain, misery and corruption.
    — Paul Lafargue
    tags: work  pain  facts  misery 
     
    The philosophers of antiquity taught contempt for work, that degradation of the free man, the poets sang of idleness, that gift from the Gods.
    — Paul Lafargue
    tags: men  work  gift  god  philosopher  poet 
     
    Confronted with this double madness of the labourers killing themselves with over-production and vegetating in abstinence, the great problem of capitalist production is no longer to find producers and to multiply their powers but to discover consumers, to excite their appetites and create in them fictitious needs.
    — Paul Lafargue
    tags: power  problem  madness 
     
    In proportion as the machine is improved and performs man's work with an ever increasing rapidity and exactness, the labourer, instead of prolonging his former rest times, redoubles his ardour, as if he wished to rival the machine. O, absurd and murderous competition!
    — Paul Lafargue
    tags: time  work  machine  absurd 
     
    O Laziness, mother of the arts and noble virtues, be thou the balm of human anguish.
    — Paul Lafargue
    tags: human  virtue  mother  noble 
     
    Work, work, proletarians, to increase social wealth and your individual poverty; work, work, in order that becoming poorer, you may have more reason to work and become miserable. Such is the inexorable law of capitalist production.
    — Paul Lafargue
    tags: work  law  wealth 
     
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