Emma Goldman

(1869_1940 / Kaunas)

Emma Goldman Quotes

  • ''The government will ... go on in the highly democratic method of conscripting American manhood for European slaughter.''
    Emma Goldman (1869-1940), U.S. anarchist. "Address to the Jury," Mother Earth (July 1917).
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  • ''Poor human nature, what horrible crimes have been committed in thy name!''
    Emma Goldman (1869-1940), U.S. anarchist. "Anarchism: What It Really Stands For," Anarchism and Other Essays (1910).
  • ''The political arena leaves one no alternative, one must either be a dunce or a rogue.''
    Emma Goldman (1869-1940), U.S. anarchist. "Anarchism: What It Really Stands For," Anarchism and Other Essays (1910).
  • ''Crime is naught but misdirected energy.''
    Emma Goldman (1869-1940), U.S. anarchist. "Anarchism: What It Really Stands For," Anarchism and Other Essays (1910).
  • ''The State is the altar of political freedom and, like the religious altar, it is maintained for the purpose of human sacrifice.''
    Emma Goldman (1869-1940), U.S. anarchist. "Anarchism: What It Really Stands For," Anarchism and Other Essays (1910).
  • ''There is no hope even that woman, with her right to vote, will ever purify politics.''
    Emma Goldman (1869-1940), U.S. anarchist. Anarchism and Other Essays, "The Tragedy of Women's Emancipation," (1910).
  • ''... the keynote of government is injustice.''
    Emma Goldman (1869-1940), U.S. anarchist and author; born in Russia. Anarchism and Other Essays, 3rd rev. ed., ch. 1 (1917). Arguing that all government is to be deplored because it violates the supremacy of the individual.
  • ''... woman's narrow and purist attitude toward life makes her a greater danger to liberty wherever she has political power. Man has long overcome the superstitions that still engulf women.''
    Emma Goldman (1869-1940), U.S. anarchist and author; born in Russia. Anarchism and Other Essays, 3rd rev. ed., ch. 9 (1917).
  • ''... nothing satisfies the craving of most women so much as scandal.''
    Emma Goldman (1869-1940), U.S. anarchist and author; born in Russia. Anarchism and Other Essays, 3rd rev. ed., ch. 9 (1917).
  • ''[Woman's] life-long economic parasitism has utterly blurred her conception of the meaning of equality.''
    Emma Goldman (1869-1940), U.S. anarchist and author; born in Russia. Anarchism and Other Essays, 3rd rev. ed., ch. 9 (1917).

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