A Quote by John Milton on anarchy, ancestry, chaos, confusion, eternity, and nature

Where eldest Night And Chaos, ancestors of Nature, hold Eternal anarchy amidst the noise Of endless wars, and by confusion stand; For hot, cold, moist, and dry, four champions fierce, Strive here for mast'ry.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book ii. Line 894.

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A Quote by John Adams on anarchy, force, god, ideas, justice, laws, sacred, society, and tyranny

The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence.

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

Source: Letter

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A Quote by James F. Lincoln on anarchy, country, destruction, rest, and wealth

If the wealth of this country were distributed, 90 per cent. would be destroyed by the act of distribution. The resulting starvation and anarchy would destroy the rest in less than thirty days.

James F. Lincoln

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on anarchy, government, and world

The worst thing in the world next to anarchy, is government.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

Source: Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit, 1867

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on anarchy, laws, and liberty

When you break the big laws, you do not get liberty; you do not even get anarchy. You get the small laws.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by George Engel on anarchy, life, and words

Hurrah for anarchy! This is the happiest moment of my life. [Last words on the gallows. ]

George Engel

Source: (He was one of four executed after the 1886 Haymarket bombing in Chicago)

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A Quote by Emma Goldman on action, anarchy, direction, economics, and laws

Anarchism . . . stands for direct action, the open defiance of, and resistance to, all laws and restrictions, economic, social, and moral.

Emma Goldman (1869 - 1940)

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A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on anarchy, men, and observation

Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying In the Wilderness, p.23

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on anarchy


They made and recorded a sort of institute and digest of anarchy, called the Rights of Man.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: On the Army Estimates. Vol iii. p. 221.

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A Quote by Ben Jonson on anarchy


Those that merely talk and never think, That live in the wild anarchy of drink.

Ben Jonson

Source: Underwoods. An Epistle, answering to One that asked to be sealed of the Tribe of Ben

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