“existing societies… are not owners of the earth. They… have to bequeath it in an improved state to succeeding generations.”

from Douglas Moore’s Art of Quotation

Art of Quotation

“Even an entire society, a nation, or all simultaneously existing societies taken together, are not owners of the earth. They are simply its possessors, its beneficiaries, and have to bequeath it in an improved state to succeeding generations.”

Karl Marx, philosopher, historian, journalist (From “Capital: a critique of political economy”)


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