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Incididunt nisi non nisi incididunt velit cillum magna commodo proident officia enim.

Voorkant Marx 'Frühe Schriften' Karl MARX
1835 - Betrachtung eines Jünglings bei der Wahl eines Berufes [in: Frühe Schriften - Erster Band, herausgegeben von Hans-Joachim Lieber und Peter Furth]
Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1975, 1962, 1000 blzn.
ISBN: 35 3407 2324

[Mooi om te zien dat de 17-jarige Marx zijn handelen al in dienst wilde stellen van de hogere idealen en het grotere goed.]

"But the chief guide which must direct us in the choice of a profession is the welfare of mankind and our own perfection. It should not be thought that these two interests could be in conflict, that one would have to destroy the other; on the contrary, man's nature is so constituted that he can attain his own perfection only by working for the perfection, for the good, of his fellow men.

If he works only for himself, he may perhaps become a famous man of learning, a great sage, an excellent poet, but he can never be a perfect, truly great man. (...) If we have chosen the position in life in which we can most of all work for mankind, no burdens can bow us down, because they are sacrifices for the benefit of all; then we shall experience no petty, limited, selfish joy, but our happiness will belong to millions, our deeds will live on quietly but perpetually at work, and over our ashes will be shed the hot tears of noble people."(5)