Antonio Gramsci

Profession : Philosopher ,Politician ,Writer
Nationality : Italian
Birth : 22nd January, 1891
Death : 27th April, 1937
About : Antonio Gramsci was born in Ales, on the island of Sardinia. He was an Italian Marxist theoretician and politician. He wrote on political theory, sociology and linguistics. He was a founding member and one-time leader of the Communist Party of Italy and was imprisoned by Benito Mussolini's Fascist regime. Gramsci is best known for his theory of cultural hegemony, which describes how states use cultural institutions to maintain power in capitalist societies.

Antonio Gramsci Quotes

I turn and turn in my cell like a fly that doesn’t know where to die.
I’m a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.
Tags : Optimism , Pessimism , Science , Will Topics : Wisdom
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.
Pessimism of the spirit; optimism of the will.
The challenge of modernity is to live without illusions and without becoming disillusioned.
Tags : Illusions
The point of modernity is to live a life without illusions while not becoming disillusioned.
Topics : Politics
To tell the truth is revolutionary.
Tags : Revolution Topics : Truth

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Anger and hatred lead to fear; compassion and concern for others allow us to develop self-confidence, which breeds trust and friendship.

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