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Anarchism Quotes
"The basic function of government everywhere in all times, whatever title it adopts and whatever its
origins and organisation may be, is always that of oppressing and exploiting the masses of defending
the oppressors and exploiters; and its principal, characteristic and indispensable instruments are the
police agent, the tax collector, the soldier and the gaoler." ­ Anarchy (1906)
"To be governed is to be at every operation, at every transaction, noted, registered, enrolled, taxed,
stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, authorised, admonished, forbidden, reformed,
corrected, punished." ­ Proudhon (1846)
"Man was born free, yet everywhere he is in chains." ­ John-Jacques Rousseau
"The abolition of the Church and the State must be the first and indispensable condition of the true
liberation of society." ­ Bakunin
"The club, the gun, the handcuff, or the prison" ­ Goldman
"War is the health of the State" ­ Randolph Bourne
"Social solidarity is the first human law; freedom is the second law." ­ Bakunin (1873)
"Nothing is as dangerous for man's morality as the habit of commanding. The best of men, the most
intelligent, unselfish, generous and pure, will always and inevitably be corrupted in this pursuit. Two
feelings inherent in the exercise of power never fail to produce this demoralization: contempt for the
masses, and, for the man on power, an exaggerated sense of his own worth." ­ Federalism,
Socialism, Anti-Theologism
"All property is theft" ­ Proudhon
"A government in which the majority rule in all cases cannot be based on justice" - Theoreau


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