Quotation by Karl Marx

In communist society, where nobody has one exclusive sphere of activity but each can become accomplished in any branch he wishes, society regulates the general production and thus makes it possible for me to do one thing today and another tomorrow, to hunt in the morning, fish in the afternoon, rear cattle in the evening, criticize after dinner, just as I have a mind, without ever becoming hunter, fisherman, shepherd or critic.
Karl Marx (1818–1883), German political theorist, social philosopher, and Friedrich Engels (1820–1895), German political theorist, social philosopher. The German Ideology, sct. 1 (1846), repr. In Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels: Collected Works, vol. 5 (1976).

This thesis represented Marx's attempt—later abandoned—to reconcile his conflicting doctrines of the abolition of the division of labor, and the necessity of highly developed forms of production.
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