Quotation by Karl Marx

Mankind always sets itself only such tasks as it can solve; since, looking at the matter more closely, we will always find that the task itself arises only when the material conditions necessary for its solution already exist or are at least in the process of formation.
Karl Marx (1818–1883), German political theorist, social philosopher. repr. In Selected Works, vol. 1 (1942). A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy, preface (1859).
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