Georgi Plekhanov

Russian philosopher (1856–1918)

Georgi Plekhanov (29 April 185630 May 1918) was a Russian revolutionary and Marxist philosopher.

Georgi Plekhanov


  • There is no historical fact that did not owe its origin to social economics; but it is no less true to say that there is no historical fact that was not preceded, not accompanied, and not succeeded by a definite state of consciousness.
    • The Materialist Conception of History, 1891, Ch. 6.
  • Children like to work, and are always eager to imitate the work of adults.
    • Utopian Socialism in the Nineteenth Century, 1913, Ch. 5.
  • People [who belong in this environment] look for a path in the heavens for the simple reason that they have lost their way on earth.
    • On the so-called religious searches in Russia, 1909, article 3 (Gospel from decadence), chapter 8, first paragraph.
      • Original: Люди, принадлежащие к этой среде, ищут пути на небо по той простой причине, что они сбились с дороги на земле.


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