Quotation by Karl Marx

Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workingmen of all countries, unite!
Karl Marx (1818–1883), German political theorist, social philosopher, and Friedrich Engels (1820–1895), German political theorist, social philosopher. repr. In Karl Marx: Selected Works, vol. 1 (1942). The Communist Manifesto, sct. 4 (1848).

These closing words are commonly rendered, "Workers of the world unite, you have nothing to lose but your chains!"
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