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On rare occasions one does hear of a miraculous case
by Emma Goldman

On rare occasions one does hear of a miraculous case
of a married couple falling in love after marriage,
but on close examination it will be found that it is
a mere adjustment to the inevitable.
- Emma Goldman

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No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy,
the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child.
The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
- Emma Goldman

Morality and its victim, the mother -
what a terrible picture!
Is there indeed anything more terrible,
more criminal, than our glorified sacred function of motherhood?
- Emma Goldman

If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal.
- Emma Goldman

 

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

Before we can forgive one another, we have to understand one another.
- Emma Goldman

Direct action is the logical, consistent method of Anarchism.
- Emma Goldman

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The individual whose vision encompasses the whole world
often feels nowhere so hedged in and out of touch with
his surroundings as in his native land.
- Emma Goldman

Someone has said that it requires less mental effort
to condemn than to think.
- Emma Goldman

Every daring attempt to make a great change in existing conditions,
every lofty vision of new possibilities for the human race,
has been labeled Utopian.
- Emma Goldman

Free love? as if love is anything but free.
Man has bought brains, but all the millions in the
world have failed to buy love.
- Emma Goldman

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

Idealists are foolish enough to throw caution to the winds.
They have advanced mankind and have enriched the world.
- Emma Goldman

Politics is the reflex of the business and industrial world.
- Emma Goldman

The most unpardonable sin in society is independence of thought.
- Emma Goldman

There is no hope even that woman, with her right to vote,
will ever purify politics.
- Emma Goldman

The ultimate end of all revolutionary social change
is to establish the sanctity of human life,
the dignity of man, the right of every human being
to liberty and well-being.
- Emma Goldman

The political arena leaves one no alternative,
one must either be a dunce or a rogue.
- Emma Goldman

One cannot be too extreme in dealing with social ills;
the extreme thing is generally the true thing.
- Emma Goldman

It is essential that we realize once and for all that
man is much more of a sex creature than a moral creature.
The former is inherent, the other is grafted on.
- Emma Goldman

Crime is naught but misdirected energy.
- Emma Goldman

To the moralist prostitution does not consist so much
in the fact that the woman sells her body,
but rather that she sells it out of wedlock.
- Emma Goldman

If love does not know how to give and take without restrictions,
it is not love, but a transaction that never fails
to lay stress on a plus and a minus.
- Emma Goldman

Heaven must be an awfully dull place if the poor in spirit live there.
- Emma Goldman

Anarchism is the great liberator of man from the phantoms
that have held him captive;
it is the arbiter and pacifier of the two forces for
individual and social harmony.
- Emma Goldman

The most violent element in society is ignorance.
- Emma Goldman

The motto should not be: Forgive one another;
rather understand one another.
- Emma Goldman

When we can't dream any longer we die.
- Emma Goldman

The State is the altar of political freedom and,
like the religious altar, it is maintained for the
purpose of human sacrifice.
- Emma Goldman

All claims of education notwithstanding,
the pupil will accept only that which his mind craves.
- Emma Goldman

Women need not always keep their mouths shut and their wombs open.
- Emma Goldman

Woman, essentially a purist, is naturally bigoted and
relentless in her effort to make others as good as
she thinks they ought to be.
- Emma Goldman

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.
- Emma Goldman

I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
- Emma Goldman

Prostitution, although hounded, imprisoned,
and chained, is nevertheless the greatest triumph of Puritanism.
- Emma Goldman

To the indefinite, uncertain mind of the American radical
the most contradictory ideas and methods are possible.
The result is a sad chaos in the radical movement,
a sort of intellectual hash, which has neither taste nor character.
- Emma Goldman

Merely external emancipation has made of the modern
woman an artificial being.
Now, woman is confronted with the necessity of emancipating
herself from emancipation,
if she really desires to be free.
- Emma Goldman

No great idea in its beginning can ever be within the law.
How can it be within the law? The law is stationary.
The law is fixed.
The law is a chariot wheel which binds us all regardless
of conditions or place or time.
- Emma Goldman

The higher mental development of woman,
the less possible it is for her to meet a congenial
male who will see in her,
not only sex, but also the human being,
the friend, the comrade and strong individuality,
who cannot and ought not lose a single trait of her character.
- Emma Goldman

Only when human sorrows are turned into a toy with
glaring colors will baby people become interested -
for a while at least.
The people are a very fickle baby that must have new toys every day.
- Emma Goldman

The history of progress is written in the blood of
men and women who have dared to espouse an unpopular cause,
as, for instance, the black man's right to his body,
or woman's right to her soul.
- Emma Goldman

Puritanism, in whatever expression, is a poisonous germ.
On the surface everything may look strong and vigorous;
yet the poison works its way persistently,
until the entire fabric is doomed.
- Emma Goldman

In the true sense one's native land,
with its background of tradition,
early impressions, reminiscences and other things dear to one,
is not enough to make sensitive human beings feel at home.
- Emma Goldman

Since every effort in our educational life seems to
be directed toward making of the child a being foreign to itself,
it must of necessity produce individuals foreign to one another,
and in everlasting antagonism with each other.
- Emma Goldman

Fly Life on Free Wings, and Sing to its Glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Let there be peace on earth.
And let it begin with me.
- Jill Jackson Miller

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
- John Lubbock

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

A person without a sense of humor
is like a wagon without springs.
It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
- Henry Ward Beecher

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

Today is your day to Spread Wing and Soar.
Fly Life on Free Wings, and Sing to its Glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

Hold on... Joyfully.
Holding-on does not have to be
a desperate teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is easier to put on slippers
than to carpet the entire world
- Al Franken

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time
like dew on the tip of a leaf.
- Rabindranath Tagore

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It all depends on how we look at things,
and not how they are in themselves.
- Carl Jung

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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