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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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)
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
The worst thing in the world next to anarchy, is government.
Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)
Source: Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit, 1867
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)
Hurrah for anarchy! This is the happiest moment of my life. [Last words on the gallows. ]
Source: (He was one of four executed after the 1886 Haymarket bombing in Chicago)
Anarchism . . . stands for direct action, the open defiance of, and resistance to, all laws and restrictions, economic, social, and moral.
Emma Goldman (1869 - 1940)
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
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.
Those that merely talk and never think, That live in the wild anarchy of drink.
Source: Underwoods. An Epistle, answering to One that asked to be sealed of the Tribe of Ben
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