The love of liberty and the sense of human dignity are the basic elements of the Anarchist creed.

— Federica Montseny

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We need no messiah and no sterile conception of a god menacing us with hell and purgatory.


In order to fully realise our aspirations, we must create in the masses of the people the sense of sacrifice and responsibility that has been the characteristic of the anarchist movement throughout its historic development in Spain.


Prostitution presents a moral, economic and social problem that cannot be resolved juridically.


The struggle is so great that the triumph over fascism alone is worth the sacrifice of our lives.


Never will the Anarchists in Spain be made to suffer as they have been and are in Russia.


We tried many times before to speed on the social revolution in Spain;

attempted to stir up the feelings of the people and to raise the banner of Libertarian Communism.


I wish to say that we Anarchists have never changed our position.

We are Anarchists as of old and still pursue the same ideals.


In Spain, we should have enough intelligence, enough sense of individual and collective responsibility to do for ourselves that which would be imposed upon us by a dictatorship.


The people themselves, and only the people, determine the rhythm of our fight.


Men are as we have always known them, neither better nor worse from the hearts of rogues there springs a latent honesty, from the depths of honest men there emerges a brutish appetite - a thirst for extermination, a desire for blood.


Our constancy, same might call it our madness, was necessary to wear down the oppressive forces of the old democracy which, in Spain, was a hundred years behind the times.


But we must create in each person a sense of responsibility in order that each one of us can have the right to enjoy all his rights.


About Federica Montseny

Quotes 14 sayings
Profession Novelist
Birthday February 12, 1905

Authority is something from which we are constantly subtracting, of which there remains always a residue, and which we attempt to make smaller and smaller.

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