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Antonio Gramsci (1891 – 1937)


Italian writer, politician and political theorist.
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Antonio Gramsci
My practicality consists in this: in the knowledge that if you beat your head against the wall it is your head which breaks and not the wall ... that is my strength, my only strength.
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We must prevent this brain from functioning for twenty years.
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To tell the truth is revolutionary.




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History is at once freedom and necessity.
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The long march through the institutions.
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Revolutionaries see history as a creation of their own spirit, as being made up of a continuous series of violent tugs at the other forces of society - both active and passive, and they prepare the maximum of favourable conditions for the definitive tug (revolution).
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Economy and ideology. The claim (presented as an essential postulate of historical materialism) that every fluctuation of politics and ideology can be presented and expounded as an immediate expression of the structure, must be contested in theory as primitive infantilism, and combated in practice with the authentic testimony of Marx, the author of concrete political and historical works.
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The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear.
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The challenge of modernity is to live without illusions and without becoming disillusioned.
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All men are intellectuals: but not all men have in society the function of intellectuals.
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Only they who can keep their heart strong and their will as sharp as a sword when the general disillusionment is at its worst can be regarded as a fighter for the working class or called a revolutionary.




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We can see that in putting the question "what is man?" what we mean is: what can man become? That is, can man dominate his own destiny, can he "make himself," can he create his own life? We maintain therefore that man is a process and, more exactly, the process of his actions. If you think about it, the question itself "what is man?" is not an abstract or "objective" question. It is born of our reflection about ourselves and about others, and we want to know, in relation to what we have thought and seen, what we are and what we can become; whether we really are, and if so to what extent, "makers of our own selves," of our life and of our destiny. And we want to know this "today," in the given conditions of today, the conditions of our daily life, not of any life or any man
Antonio Gramsci
Iím a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.
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