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Human nature is so constituted that the propensity for evil is always intensified by external circumstances, and the morality of the individual depends much more on the conditions of his existence and the environment in which he lives than on his own will.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: Human nature is so constituted that the propensity for evil is always intensified by external
To revolt is a natural tendency of life. Even a worm turns against the foot that crushes it. In general, the vitality and relative dignity of an animal can be measured by the intensity of its instinct to revolt.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: To revolt is a natural tendency of life. Even a worm turns against the foot
I listen to them freely and with all the respect merited by their intelligence, their character, their knowledge, reserving always my incontestable right of criticism and censure.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: I listen to them freely and with all the respect merited by their intelligence, their
Revolution requires extensive and widespread destruction, a fecund and renovating destruction, since in this way and only this way are new worlds bornMikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: Revolution requires extensive and widespread destruction, a fecund and renovating destruction, since in this way
There is a theory going around that the U.S.A. was and still is a gigantic Masonic plot under the ultimate control of the group known as the Illuminati. It is difficult to look for long at the strange single eye crowning the pyramid which is found on every dollar bill and not begin to believe the story, a little. Too many anarchists in 19th-century Europe - Bakunin, Proudhon, Salverio Friscia - were Masons for it to be pure chance. Lovers of global conspiracy, not all of them Catholic, can count on the Masons for a few good shivers and voids when all else fails.Thomas Pynchon Bakunin Sayings By Thomas Pynchon: There is a theory going around that the U.S.A. was and still is a gigantic
To my utter despair I have discovered, and discover every day anew, that there is in the masses no revolutionary idea or hope or passion.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: To my utter despair I have discovered, and discover every day anew, that there is
From the naturalistic point of view, all men are equal. There are only two exceptions to this rule of naturalistic equality: geniuses and idiots.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: From the naturalistic point of view, all men are equal. There are only two exceptions
In antiquity slaves were, in all honesty called slaves. In the middle ages, they took the name of serfs. Nowadays they are called wage earners.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: In antiquity slaves were, in all honesty called slaves. In the middle ages, they took
The urge for destruction is also a creative urge!Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: The urge for destruction is also a creative urge!
But I recognize no infallible authority, even in special questions; consequently, whatever respect I may have for the honesty and the sincerity of such or such an individual, I have no absolute faith in any person.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: But I recognize no infallible authority, even in special questions; consequently, whatever respect I may
For ten centuries Christianity, armed with the omnipotence of the Church and State and opposed by no competition, was able to deprave, debase, and falsify the mind of Europe. It had no competitors, because outside the Church there was neither thinkers nor educated persons. It alone taught, it alone spoke and wrote, it alone taught.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: For ten centuries Christianity, armed with the omnipotence of the Church and State and opposed
If there is a State, then there is domination, and in turn, there is slavery.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: If there is a State, then there is domination, and in turn, there is slavery.
Such a faith would be fatal to my reason, to my liberty, and even to the success of my undertakings; it would immediately transform me into a stupid slave, an instrument of the will and interests of others.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: Such a faith would be fatal to my reason, to my liberty, and even to
Every people, like every person, ... has a right to be itself.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: Every people, like every person, ... has a right to be itself.
The freedom of all is essential to my freedom.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: The freedom of all is essential to my freedom.
The urge to destroy is also a creative urge.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: The urge to destroy is also a creative urge.
A person is strong only when he stands upon his own truth, when he speaks and acts with his deepest convictions. Then, whatever the situation he may be in, he always knows what he must say and do. He may fall, but he cannot bring shame upon himself or his cause. If we seek the liberation of the people by means of a lie, we will surely grow confused, go astray, and loose sight of our objective, and if we have any influence at all on the people we will lead them astray as well - in other words, we will be acting in the spirit of reaction and to its benefit.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: A person is strong only when he stands upon his own truth, when he speaks
The right to unite freely and to separate freely is the first and most important of all political rights.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: The right to unite freely and to separate freely is the first and most important
The supreme law of the State is self-preservation at any cost. And since all States, ever since they came to exist upon the earth, have been condemned to perpetual struggle - a struggle against their own populations, whom they oppress and ruin, a struggle against all foreign States, every one of which can be strong only if the others are weak - and since the States cannot hold their own in this struggle unless they constantly keep on augmenting their power against their own subjects as well as against the neighborhood States - it follows that the supreme law of the State is the augmentation of its power to the detriment of internal liberty and external justice.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: The supreme law of the State is self-preservation at any cost. And since all States,
The communism of Marx seeks a strong state centralization, and where this exists, there the parasitic Jewish nation - which speculates upon the labor of people - will always find the means for its existence.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: The communism of Marx seeks a strong state centralization, and where this exists, there the
The idea of God implies the abdication of human reason and justice; it is the most decisive negation of human liberty and necessarily ends in the enslavement of mankind both in theory and practice.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: The idea of God implies the abdication of human reason and justice; it is the
The urge to destroy is a creative urge.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: The urge to destroy is a creative urge.
[Jehovah is] certainly the most jealous, the most vain, the most ferocious, the most unjust, the most bloodthirsty, the most despotic, and the most hostile to human dignity and liberty.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: [Jehovah is] certainly the most jealous, the most vain, the most ferocious, the most unjust,
Whoever says State necessarily says domination, and, consequently, slavery; a State without slavery, open or concealed, is inconceivable: that is why we are enemies of the State.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: Whoever says State necessarily says domination, and, consequently, slavery; a State without slavery, open or
Mr. Marx does not believe in God, but he believes deeply in himself. His heart is filled not with love but with rancor. He has very little benevolence toward men and becomes ... furious and ... spiteful ... when anyone dares question the omniscience of the divinity whom he adores, that is to say, Mr. Marx himself.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: Mr. Marx does not believe in God, but he believes deeply in himself. His heart
Throw a theory into the fire; it only spoils life.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: Throw a theory into the fire; it only spoils life.
When the people are being beaten with a stick, they are not much happier if it is called the People's Stick.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: When the people are being beaten with a stick, they are not much happier if
Thence results, for science as well as for industry, the necessity of the division and association of labor. I receive and I give - such is human life. Each directs and is directed in his turn.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: Thence results, for science as well as for industry, the necessity of the division and
Does it follow that I reject all authority? Perish the thought. In the matter of boots, I defer to the authority of the boot-maker.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: Does it follow that I reject all authority? Perish the thought. In the matter of
From each according to his faculties; to each according to his needsMikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: From each according to his faculties; to each according to his needs
Freedom without socialism is privilege and injustice; socialism without freedom is slavery and brutalityBakunin Bakunin Sayings By Bakunin: Freedom without socialism is privilege and injustice; socialism without freedom is slavery and brutality
Bourgeois patriotism, as I view it, is only a very shabby, very narrow, very mercenary, and deeply antihuman passion, having for its object the preservation and maintenance of the power of the national state-that is, the mainstay of all the priveleges of the exploiters throughout the nation.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: Bourgeois patriotism, as I view it, is only a very shabby, very narrow, very mercenary,
The star of revolution will rise high above the streets of Moscow, from a sea of blood and fire, and turn into a lodestar to lead a liberated humanityMikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: The star of revolution will rise high above the streets of Moscow, from a sea
1872 the anarchist leader Mikhail Bakunin warned Karl Marx that Communists in power would be as oppressive as the aristocracy they replaced. After what has happened in Russia, can you honestly say Bakunin was wrong?Ken Follett Bakunin Sayings By Ken Follett: 1872 the anarchist leader Mikhail Bakunin warned Karl Marx that Communists in power would be
The passion for destruction is also a creative passionMikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: The passion for destruction is also a creative passion
No theory, no ready-made system, no book that has ever been written will save the world. I cleave to no system. I am a true seeker.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: No theory, no ready-made system, no book that has ever been written will save the
Religion is collective insanity.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: Religion is collective insanity.
Even the most wretched individual of our present society could not exist and develop without the cumulative social efforts of countless generations.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: Even the most wretched individual of our present society could not exist and develop without
The state is a force incarnate. Worse, it is the silly parading of force. It never seeks to prevail by persuasion. Whenever it thrusts its finger into anything it does so in the most unfriendly way. Its essence is command and compulsion.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: The state is a force incarnate. Worse, it is the silly parading of force. It
I am sure that, on the one hand, the Rothschilds appreciate the merits of Marx, and that on the other hand, Marx feels an instinctive inclination and a great respect for the Rothschilds.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: I am sure that, on the one hand, the Rothschilds appreciate the merits of Marx,
Everything that lives, does so under the categorical condition of decisively interfering in the life of someone else ...Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: Everything that lives, does so under the categorical condition of decisively interfering in the life
Real humanity presents a mixture of all that is most sublime and beautiful with all that is vilest and most monstrous in the world.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: Real humanity presents a mixture of all that is most sublime and beautiful with all
You know what a miracle is. Not what Bakunin said. But another world's intrusion into this one. Most of the time we coexist peacefully, but when we do touch there's cataclysm.Thomas Pynchon Bakunin Sayings By Thomas Pynchon: You know what a miracle is. Not what Bakunin said. But another world's intrusion into
My personal freedom, confirmed by the liberty of all, extends to infinity.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: My personal freedom, confirmed by the liberty of all, extends to infinity.
Liberty is so great a magician, endowed with so marvelous a power of productivity, that under the inspiration of this spirit alone, North America was able within less than a century to equal, and even surpass, the civilization of Europe.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: Liberty is so great a magician, endowed with so marvelous a power of productivity, that
Powerful states can maintain themselves only by crime, little states are virtuous only by weakness.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: Powerful states can maintain themselves only by crime, little states are virtuous only by weakness.
In the large sense, I have to disagree with Bakunin, one thing austerity rhetoric has suggested is that when the people are being beaten with a stick, they are much happier if the media call it the People's Democratic Stick.Bruno De Oliveira Bakunin Sayings By Bruno De Oliveira: In the large sense, I have to disagree with Bakunin, one thing austerity rhetoric has
Anarchism is stateless socialism.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: Anarchism is stateless socialism.
Christianity is the complete negation of common sense and sound reason.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: Christianity is the complete negation of common sense and sound reason.
Intellectual slavery, of whatever nature it may be, will always have as a natural result both political and social slavery.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: Intellectual slavery, of whatever nature it may be, will always have as a natural result
We wish, in a word, equality - equality in fact as a corollary, or rather, as primordial condition of liberty. From each according to his faculties, to each according to his needs; that is what we wish sincerely and energetically.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: We wish, in a word, equality - equality in fact as a corollary, or rather,
Where the state begins, individual liberty ceases, and vice versa.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: Where the state begins, individual liberty ceases, and vice versa.
This contradiction lies here: they wish God, and they wish humanity. They persist in connecting two terms which, once separated, can come together again only to destroy each other.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: This contradiction lies here: they wish God, and they wish humanity. They persist in connecting
Man is only truly free only among equally free men.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: Man is only truly free only among equally free men.
I am a passionate seeker after Truth and a not less passionate enemy of the malignant fictions used
by the "Party of Order", the official representatives of all turpitudes, religious, metaphysical,
political, judicial, economic, and social, present and past, to brutalise and enslave the world; I am a
fanatical lover of Liberty; considering it as the only medium in which can develop intelligence,
dignity, and the happiness of man;
Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: I am a passionate seeker after Truth and a not less passionate enemy of the
In the anarchist milieu, communism, individualism, collectivism, mutualism and all the intermediate and eclectic programmes are simply the ways considered best for achieving freedom and solidarity in economic life; the ways believed to correspond more closely with justice and freedom for the distribution of the means of production and the products of labour among men. Bakunin was an anarchist, and he was a collectivist, an outspoken enemy of communism because he saw in it the negation of freedom and, therefore, of human dignity.Errico Malatesta Bakunin Sayings By Errico Malatesta: In the anarchist milieu, communism, individualism, collectivism, mutualism and all the intermediate and eclectic programmes
Freedom, morality, and the human dignity of the individual consists precisely in this; that he does good not because he is forced to do so, but because he freely conceives it, wants it, and loves it.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: Freedom, morality, and the human dignity of the individual consists precisely in this; that he
We revolutionary anarchists are the enemies of all forms of State and State organisations ... we
think that all State rule, all governments being by their very nature placed outside the mass of the
people, must necessarily seek to subject it to customs and purposes entirely foreign to it. We
therefore declare ourselves to be foes ... of all State organisations as such, and believe that the
people can only be happy and free, when, organised from below by means of its own autonomous
and completely free associations, without the supervision of any guardians, it will create its own
life.
Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: We revolutionary anarchists are the enemies of all forms of State and State organisations ...
Thus, as I have already observed, materialism starts from animality to establish humanity; idealism starts from divinity to establish slavery and condemn the masses to an endless animality. Materialism denies free will and ends in the establishment of liberty; idealism, in the name of human dignity, proclaims free will, and on the ruins of every liberty founds authority. Materialism rejects the principle of authority, because it rightly considers it as the corollary of animality, and because, on the contrary, the triumph of humanity, the object and chief significance of history, can be realised only through liberty. In a word, you will always find the idealists in the very act of practical materialism, while you will see the materialists pursuing and realising the most grandly ideal aspirations and thoughts.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: Thus, as I have already observed, materialism starts from animality to establish humanity; idealism starts
A divine falsehood is more powerful than any human truth.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: A divine falsehood is more powerful than any human truth.
Anarchism or freedom is the aim, while the state and dictatorship is the means, and so, in order to free the masses, they have first to be enslaved.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: Anarchism or freedom is the aim, while the state and dictatorship is the means, and
Nationality is not a universal human principle but an historical, local fact ... Every nation, even a small one, has its own character, its own particular way of life and manner of speaking, feeling, thinking, and behaving. These distinctive features are the essence of nationality, the product of a nation's entire history and conditions of existence. Every nation, like every individual, is of necessity what it is, and has an unquestionable right to be itself. So-called national rights consist precisely of this.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: Nationality is not a universal human principle but an historical, local fact ... Every nation,
I feel myself always the patriot of all oppressed fatherlands. Nationality is a historic, local fact which, like all real and harmless facts, has the right to claim general acceptance. Every people, like every person, is involuntarily that which it is and therefore has a right to be itself. Nationality is not a principle; it is a legitimate fact, just as individuality is. Every nationality, great or small, has the incontestable right to be itself, to live according to its own nature. This right is simply the corollary of the general principal of freedom.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: I feel myself always the patriot of all oppressed fatherlands. Nationality is a historic, local
If there be a human being who is freer than I, then I shall necessarily become his slave. If I am freer than any other, then he will become my slave. Therefore equality is an absolutely necessary condition of freedom.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: If there be a human being who is freer than I, then I shall necessarily
All religions, with their gods, their demigods, and their prophets, their messiahs and their saints, were created by the credulous fancy of men who had not attained the full development and full possession of their faculties.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: All religions, with their gods, their demigods, and their prophets, their messiahs and their saints,
Those mutually opposed manifestos are written with the same eloquence, they breathe the same virtuous indignation, and one is just as sincere as the other; that is to say both of them are equally brazen in their lies, and it is only fools who are deceived by them. Sensible persons, all those who have had some political experience, do not even take the trouble of reading such manifestos.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: Those mutually opposed manifestos are written with the same eloquence, they breathe the same virtuous
What is freedom? What is slavery? Does man's freedom consist in revolting against all laws? We say No, in so far as laws are natural, economic, and social laws, not authoritatively imposed but inherent in things, in relations, in situations, the natural development of which is expressed by those laws. We say Yes if they are political and juridical laws, imposed by men upon men: whether violently by the right of force; whether by deceit and hypocrisy - in the name of religion or any doctrine whatever; or finally, by dint of the fiction, the democratic falsehood called universal suffrage.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: What is freedom? What is slavery? Does man's freedom consist in revolting against all laws?
He who desires to worship God must harbor no childish illusions about the matter but bravely renounce his liberty and humanity.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: He who desires to worship God must harbor no childish illusions about the matter but
The privilege of ruling would be in the hands of the skilled and the learned, with a wide scope left for profitable crooked deals carried on by the Jews, who would be attracted by the enormous extension of the international speculations of the national banks.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: The privilege of ruling would be in the hands of the skilled and the learned,
If you took the most ardent revolutionary, vested him in absolute power, within a year he would be worse than the Tsar himself.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: If you took the most ardent revolutionary, vested him in absolute power, within a year
I am conscious of my inability to grasp, in all its details and positive developments, any very large portion of human knowledge.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: I am conscious of my inability to grasp, in all its details and positive developments,
Collective property and individual property, these two banners will be the standards under which, from now on, the great battles of the future will be fought.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: Collective property and individual property, these two banners will be the standards under which, from
Liberty means that a man is recognized as free and treated as free by those who surround him.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: Liberty means that a man is recognized as free and treated as free by those
Destroy or be destroyed-there is no middle way! Let us then be the destroyers!Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: Destroy or be destroyed-there is no middle way! Let us then be the destroyers!
Children do not constitute anyone's property:
they are neither the property of their parents nor even of society.
They belong only to their own future freedom.
Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: Children do not constitute anyone's property: they are neither the property of their parents nor
The truth is that the whole life of the worker is simply a continuous and dismaying succession of terms of serfdom - voluntary from the juridical point of view but compulsory in the economic sense - broken up by momentarily brief interludes of freedom accompanied by starvation; in other words, it is real slavery.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: The truth is that the whole life of the worker is simply a continuous and
The general idea is always an abstraction and, for that very reason, in some sort a negation of real life. And every time that scientific men, emerging from their abstract world, mingle with living creation in the real world, all that they propose or create is poor, ridiculously abstract, bloodless and lifeless, still-born, like the homunculus created by Wagner, the pedantic disciple of the immortal Doctor Faust.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: The general idea is always an abstraction and, for that very reason, in some sort
We exhort the compromisers to open their hearts to truth, to free themselves of their wretched and blind circumspection, of their intellectual arrogance, and of the servile fear which dries up their souls and paralyzes their movements.Let us therefore trust the eternal Spirit which destroys and annihilates only because it is the unfathomable and eternal source of all life. The passion for destruction is a creative passion, too!Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: We exhort the compromisers to open their hearts to truth, to free themselves of their
It should be added that, in general, it is the character of every metaphysical and theological argument to seek to explain one absurdity by another.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: It should be added that, in general, it is the character of every metaphysical and
The organization of society is always and everywhere the unique cause of the crimes committed by individuals.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: The organization of society is always and everywhere the unique cause of the crimes committed
There is only one power and one dictatorship whose organisation is salutary and feasible: it is that collective, invisible dictatorship of those who are allied in the name of our principle.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: There is only one power and one dictatorship whose organisation is salutary and feasible: it
The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology, of the phantom of God. As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology, of the phantom of God.
In every State, the government is nothing but a permanent conspiracy on the part of the minority against the majority, which it enslaves and fleeces.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: In every State, the government is nothing but a permanent conspiracy on the part of
God, or rather the fiction of God, is thus the sanction and the intellectual and moral cause of all the slavery on earth, and the liberty of men will not be complete, unless it will have completely annihilated the inauspicious fiction of a heavenly master.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: God, or rather the fiction of God, is thus the sanction and the intellectual and
It clearly follows that to make men moral it is necessary to make their social environment moral. And that can be done in only one way; by assuring the triumph of justice, that is, the complete liberty of everyone in the most perfect equality for all. Inequality of conditions and rights, and the resulting lack of liberty for all, is the great collective iniquity begetting all individual iniquities.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: It clearly follows that to make men moral it is necessary to make their social
Our first work must be the annihilation of everything as it now exists.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: Our first work must be the annihilation of everything as it now exists.
There are but three ways for the populace to escape its wretched lot. The first two are by the routes of the wine-shop or the church; the third is by that of the social revolution.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: There are but three ways for the populace to escape its wretched lot. The first
If God is, man is a slave; now, man can and must be free; then, God does not exist. I defy anyone whomsoever to avoid this circle; now, therefore, let all choose.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: If God is, man is a slave; now, man can and must be free; then,
The privileged man, whether he be privileged politically or economically, is a man depraved in intellect and heart.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: The privileged man, whether he be privileged politically or economically, is a man depraved in
We must spread our principles, not with words but with deeds, for this is the most popular, the most potent, and the most irresistible form of propaganda.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: We must spread our principles, not with words but with deeds, for this is the
All religions are cruel, all founded on blood; for all rest principally on the idea of sacrifice - that is, on the perpetual immolation of humanity to the insatiable vengeance of divinity.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: All religions are cruel, all founded on blood; for all rest principally on the idea
We are materialists and atheists, and we glory in the fact ...Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: We are materialists and atheists, and we glory in the fact ...
One exploiting sect, one people of leeches, one single devouring parasite closely and intimately bound together not only across national boundaries, but also across all divergences of political opinion ... [Jews have] that mercantile passion which constitutes one of the principle traits of their national characterMikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: One exploiting sect, one people of leeches, one single devouring parasite closely and intimately bound
Crowned heads, wealth and privilege may well tremble should ever again the Black and Red unite!
-after the split between Anarchists and Marxists in 1872
Otto Von Bismarck Bakunin Sayings By Otto Von Bismarck: Crowned heads, wealth and privilege may well tremble should ever again the Black and Red
We must overthrow the material and moral conditions of our present-day life ... We must first purify our atmosphere and completely transform the milieu in which we live; for it corrupts our instinct and our will, and constricts our heart and our intelligenceMikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: We must overthrow the material and moral conditions of our present-day life ... We must
I first came to Russia because of the culture, literature and music ... and my interest in the 19th-century revolutionary spirit of Herzen, Bakunin and Kropotkin. Russia is a wonderful place to bring new clowns because Russians give back a wonderful response.Patch Adams Bakunin Sayings By Patch Adams: I first came to Russia because of the culture, literature and music ... and my
Idealism is the despot of thought, just as politics is the despot of will.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: Idealism is the despot of thought, just as politics is the despot of will.
Every command slaps liberty in the face.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: Every command slaps liberty in the face.
We are convinced that liberty without socialism is privilege, injustice; and that socialism without liberty is slavery and brutality.Mikhail Bakunin Bakunin Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: We are convinced that liberty without socialism is privilege, injustice; and that socialism without liberty
Only on the surface, it seems to me. The only true atheists I've ever met were people in revolt. It wasn't enough for them to coldly deny the existence of God - they had to refuse it, like Bakunin: 'Even if God existed, it would be necessary to abolish him.' They were atheists like Kirilov in The Possessed. They rejected God because they wanted to put man in his place. They were humanists, with lofty ideas about human liberty, human dignity. I don't suppose you recognize yourself in this description.Michel Houellebecq Bakunin Sayings By Michel Houellebecq: Only on the surface, it seems to me. The only true atheists I've ever met