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Rosa Luxemburg

  • ... we will be victorious if we have not forgotten how to learn.

  • The high stage of world-industrial development in capitalistic production finds expression in the extraordinary technical development and destructiveness of the instruments of war ...

  • This is Sunday, the deadliest of days for prisoners and solitaries.

  • Only to the rude ear of one who is quite indifferent does the song of a bird seem always the same.

  • [Geology] opens up such wide intellectual vistas and supplies a more perfectly unified and more comprehensive conception of nature than any other science.

  • Freedom only for the supporters of the government, only for the members of one party — however numerous they may be — is no freedom at all. Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently. Not because of any fanatical concept of 'justice' but because all that is instructive, wholesome and purifying in political freedom depends on this essential characteristic, and its effectiveness vanishes when 'freedom' becomes a special privilege.

  • Revolutionary tactics cannot be invented by leaders; they must develop spontaneously — history comes first, leaders' consciousness second.

    • Rosa Luxemburg
  • It is in the tiny struggles of individual peoples that the great movements of history are most truly revealed.

    • Rosa Luxemburg
  • Before a revolution happens, it is perceived as impossible; after it happens, it is seen as having been inevitable.

    • Rosa Luxemburg

Rosa Luxemburg, Polish-born German socialist, revolutionary, writer, pacifist

(1871 - 1919)

Born: Rozalia Luksenburg. Called “Red Rosa.”