Emma Goldman

Emma Goldman

American anarchist and political activist
Success achieved by the most contemptible means cannot but destroy the soul. ... It helps to cover up the inner corruption and gradually dulls one's scruples, so that those who begin with some high ambition cannot, even if they would, create anything out of themselves.More Emma Goldman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What's wrong with lust? You fancy your neighbor's husband so what are you supposed to do? Poke your eyes out so that you can't see him anymore? Acting on it is maybe a sin ... but my God, just lusting after someone? Is that so bad?More Emma Goldman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Emma Goldman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
all government, whatever its forms or pretenses, is a dead weight that paralyzes the free spirit and activities of the masses.More Emma Goldman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We say that if America has entered the war to make the world safe for democracy, she must first make democracy safe in America. How else is the world to take America seriously, when democracy at home is daily being outraged, free speech suppressed, peaceable assemblies broken up by overbearing and brutal gangsters in uniform; when free press is curtailed and every independent opinion gagged? Verily, poor as we are in democracy, how can we give of it to the world?More Emma Goldman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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