Emma Goldman

1869 - 1940

A Quote by Emma Goldman on energy

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Crime is naught but misdirected energy.

Emma Goldman (1869 - 1940)

Source: The Best Liberal Quotes Ever: Why the Left Is Right

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A Quote by Emma Goldman on feminism, marriage, and women

Nora leaves her husband, not--as the stupid critic would have it--because she is tired of her responsibilities or feels the need of woman's rights, but because she has come to know that for eight years she had lived with a stranger and borne him children.  Can there be anything more humiliating, more degrading than a life-long proximity between two strangers?  No need for the woman to know anything of the man, save his income.  As to the knowledge of the woman--what is there to know except that she has a pleasing appearance? 

Emma Goldman (1869 - 1940)

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A Quote by Emma Goldman on love and marriage

 

Love, the strongest and deepest element in all life, the harbinger of hope, of joy, of ecstasy; love, the defier of all laws, of all conventions; love, the freest, the most powerful moulder of human destiny; how can such an all-compelling force be synonymous with that poor little State and Church-begotten weed, marriage?

Emma Goldman (1869 - 1940)

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A Quote by Emma Goldman on dance and revolution

If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution.

Emma Goldman (1869 - 1940)

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A Quote by Emma Goldman on war

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All wars are wars among thieves who are too cowardly to fight and therefore induce the young manhood of  the whole world to do the fighting for them.

Emma Goldman (1869 - 1940)

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A Quote by Emma Goldman on love, relationships, forgiveness, and gratitude

We are told that people stay in love because of chemistry, or because they remain intrigued with each other, because of many kindnesses, because of luck. But part of it has got to be forgiveness and gratefulness.

Emma Goldman (1869 - 1940)

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A Quote by Emma Goldman on america, violence, power, and revolution

We Americans claim to be a peace-loving people. We hate bloodshed; we are opposed to violence. Yet we go into spasms of joy over the possibility of projecting dynamite bombs from flying machines upon helpless citizens. We are ready to hang, electrocute, or lynch anyone, who, from economic necessity, will risk his own life in the attempt upon that of some industrial magnate. Yet our hearts swell with pride at the thought that America is becoming the most powerful nation on earth, and that she will eventually plant her iron foot on the necks of all other nations.

Emma Goldman (1869 - 1940)

Source: What is Patriotism? (1908 speech)

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A Quote by Emma Goldman on work, bread, anarchy, and revolution

Ask for work. If they do not give you work, ask for bread.  If they do not give you work or bread, take bread.

Emma Goldman (1869 - 1940)

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A Quote by Emma Goldman on revolution, anarchism, and dance

If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution.

Emma Goldman (1869 - 1940)

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A Quote by Emma Goldman on action, change, revolution, and thought

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

Emma Goldman (1869 - 1940)

Source: Anarchism, 1917

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