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Emma Goldman Quotes

Emma Goldman
The political arena leaves one no alternative, one must either be a dunce or a rogue.
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Emma Goldman
If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal.
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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.
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#Quotes #Equality

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Idealists...foolish enough to throw caution to the winds...have advanced mankind and have enriched the world.
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#Caution

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Anarchism, really stands for the liberation of the human mind from the dominion of religion; the liberation of the human body from the dominion of property; liberation from the shackles and restraint of government.
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#Anarchy

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No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution - Revolution is but thought carried into action
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#Action

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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.
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#Colors

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I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
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Anarchism is the only philosophy which brings to man the consciousness of himself; which maintains that God, the State, and society are non-existent, that their promises are null and void, since they can be fulfilled only through man's subordination. Anarchism is therefore the teacher of the unity of life; not merely in nature, but in man.
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#Anarchism #Consciousness

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The State is the altar of political freedom and, like the religious altar, it is maintained for the purpose of human sacrifice.
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#Quotes #Freedom

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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.
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#Jealousy

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Since every effort in our educational life seems to be directed toward making of the child a being foreign to itself, it must of necessity produce individuals foreign to one another, and in everlasting antagonism with each other.
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#Quotes #Education

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The idealists and visionaries, foolish enough to throw caution to the winds and express their ardor and faith in some supreme deed, have advanced mankind and have enriched the world
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#Caution

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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.
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#Quotes #Children

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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.
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The most unpardonable sin in society is independence of thought.
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#Quotes #Independence

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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.
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#Quotes #History

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Poor human nature, what horrible crimes have been committed in thy name!
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#Human Nature

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Whether our reformers admit it or not, the economic and social inferiority of women is responsible for prostitution
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#Inferiority

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To disbelieve in the gods is at the same time to affirm life, purpose and beauty.
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#Beauty

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The strongest bulwark of authority is uniformity; the least divergence from it is the greatest crime
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#Authority

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Thus Dante's motto over Inferno applies with equal force to marriage: "Ye who enter here leave all hope behind."
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#Force