The motto should not be: Forgive one another; rather understand one another.
The most violent element in society is ignorance.
People have only as much liberty as they have the intelligence to want and the courage to take.
Only when human sorrows are turned into a toy with glaring colors will baby people become interested - for a while at least. The people are a very fickle baby that must have new toys every day.
I demand the independence of woman, her right to support herself;
to live for herself; to love whomever she pleases, or as many as she pleases. I demand freedom for both sexes, freedom of action, freedom in love and freedom in motherhood.
If love does not know how to give and take without restrictions, it is not love, but a transaction that never fails to lay stress on a plus and a minus.
The most violent element in society is ignorance.
To the moralist prostitution does not consist so much in the fact that the woman sells her body, but rather that she sells it out of wedlock.
The demand for equal rights in every vocation of life is just and fair;
but, after all, the most vital right is the right to love and be loved.
I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal.
It is a tragedy, I feel, that people of a different sexual type are caught in a world which shows so little understanding for homosexuals and is so crassly indifferent to the various gradations and variations of gender and their great significance in life.
Before we can forgive one another, we have to understand one another.
The history of progress is written in the blood of men and women who have dared to espouse an unpopular cause, as, for instance, the black man's right to his body, or woman's right to her soul.
Anarchism stands for the liberation of the human mind from the dominion of religion and liberation of the human body from the coercion of property; liberation from the shackles and restraint of government. It stands for a social order based on the free grouping of individuals.
I believe that if it were left to artists to choose their own labels, most would choose none.
Politicians promise you heaven before election and give you hell after
Above all, you must fight conceit, envy, and every kind of ill-feeling in your heart.
Jealousy is indeed a poor medium to secure love, but it is a secure medium to destroy one's self-respect. For jealous people, like dope-fiends, stoop to the lowest level and in the end inspire only disgust and loathing.
Merely external emancipation has made of the modern woman an artificial being.
Now, woman is confronted with the necessity of emancipating herself from emancipation, if she really desires to be free.
The ultimate end of all revolutionary social change is to establish the sanctity of human life, the dignity of man, the right of every human being to liberty and well-being.
I want freedom, the right to self-expression , everybody's right to beautiful, radiant things.
wealth means power: the power to subdue, to crush, to exploit, the power to enslave, to outrage, to degrade.
The State is the altar of political freedom and, like the religious altar, it is maintained for the purpose of human sacrifice.
The State, every government whatever its form, character or color - be it absolute or constitutional, monarchy or republic, Fascist, Nazi or bolshevik - is by its very nature conservative, static, intolerant of change and opposed to it.
Religion! How it dominates man's mind, how it humiliates and degrades his soul.
God is everything, man is nothing, says religion.But out of that nothing God has created a kingdom so despotic, so tyrannical, so cruel, so terribly exacting that naught but gloom and tears and blood have ruled the world since gods began.
No great idea in its beginning can ever be within the law.
How can it be within the law? The law is stationary. The law is fixed. The law is a chariot wheel which binds us all regardless of conditions or place or time.
No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
...The greatest bulwark of capitalism is militarism.
To the indefinite, uncertain mind of the American radical the most contradictory ideas and methods are possible. The result is a sad chaos in the radical movement, a sort of intellectual hash, which has neither taste nor character.
Life without an ideal is spiritual death.
Someone has said that it requires less mental effort to condemn than to think.
It is essential that we realize once and for all that man is much more of a sex creature than a moral creature. The former is inherent, the other is grafted on.
Art is a part of the rebellion against the realities of its unfulfilled desire.
'What I believe' is a process rather than a finality.
Finalities are for gods and governments, not for the human intellect.
The spirit of militarism has already permeated all walks of life.
Indeed, I am convinced that militarism is a greater danger here than anywhere else, because of the many bribes capitalism holds out to those whom it wishes to destroy.
Every daring attempt to make a great change in existing conditions, every lofty vision of new possibilities for the human race, has been labeled Utopian.
I do not believe in God, because I believe in man.
Whatever his mistakes, man has for thousands of years been working to undo the botched job your god has made.
How long would authority ... exist, if not for the willingness of the mass to become soldiers, policemen, jailers, and hangmen.
The most unpardonable sin in society is independence of thought.
If a man is tongue-tied, don't laugh at him, but, rather, feel pity for him, as you would for a man with broken legs.
If not for the direct action of a John Brown and his comrades, America would still trade in the flesh of the black man.
Anarchism, then, really stands for the liberation of the human mind from the dominion of religion.
Religion, the dominion of the human mind;
Property, the dominion of human needs; and Government, the dominion of human conduct, represent the stronghold of man's enslavement and all the horrors it entails.
Rather would I have the love songs of romantic ages, rather Don Juan and Madame Venus, rather an elopement by ladder and rope on a moonlight night, followed by the father's curse, mother's moans, and the moral comments of neighbors, than correctness and propriety measured by yardsticks.
Conceit, arrogance, and egotism are the essentials of patriotism.
The people are urged to be patriotic .
.. by sacrificing their own children. Patriotism requires allegience to the flag, which means obedience and readiness to kill father, mother, brother, sister.
Remember that it is not enough to abstain from lying by word of mouth;
for the worst lies are often conveyed by a false look, smile, or act.
Lack of fairness to an opponent is essentially a sign of weakness.
true emancipation ... will have to do away with the absurd notion of the dualism of the sexes, or that man and woman represent two antagonistic worlds.
In modern capitalism economic exploitation rather than political oppression is the real enemy of the people.