Emma Goldman


@EmGoldman
(1869-1940)
Major Works: Anarchism and Other Essays

Wikipedia
It is characteristic of theistic "tolerance" that no one really cares what the people believe in, just so they believe or pretend to believe.
The Philosophy of Atheism
Those who will not worship at the shrine of money, need not hope for recognition. On the other hand, they will also not have to think other people’s thoughts or wear other people’s political clothes. They will not have to proclaim as true that which is false, nor praise that as humanitarian which is brutal.
Intellectual Proletarians
The Fathers of the Church can well afford to preach the gospel of Christ. It contains nothing dangerous to the regime of authority and wealth; it stands for self-denial and self-abnegation, for penance and regret, and is absolutely inert in the face of every [in]dignity, every outrage imposed upon mankind.
The Failure of Christianity
Anarchism is the only philosophy which brings to man the consciousness of himself; which maintains that God, the State, and society are non-existent, that their promises are null and void, since they can be fullfilled only through man's subordination.
Anarchism: What it Really Stands For
Thinking men and women the world over are beginning to realize that patriotism is too narrow and limited a conception to meet the necessities of our time.
What is Patriotism?
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.
What is Patriotism?
...the greatest bulwark of capitalism is militarism.
What is Patriotism?
There is no hope even that woman, with her right to vote, will ever purify politics.
The Tragedy of Woman's Emancipation
The demand for equal rights in every vocation of life is just and fair; but, after all, the most vital right is the right to love and be loved.
The Tragedy of Woman's Emancipation