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Puritanism, in whatever expression, is a poisonous germ.
by 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crime is naught but misdirected energy.
- Emma Goldman

The most violent element in society is ignorance.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Puritanism. The haunting fear that
someone, somewhere, may be happy.
- H. L. Mencken

The most serious charge which can be brought against
New England is not Puritanism but February.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

There is more criticism of puritanism,
and more distance from Christian morality,
than there has been before.
- Susie Bright

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Play to win, but be a good loser.
Have a plan for your life,
but accept whatever comes your way
with grace and gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Beauty is whatever gives joy.
- Edna St. Vincent Millay

Whatever you are, be a good one.
- Abraham Lincoln

Whatever you want in life, start today.
Not tomorrow - today.
Let it be a small beginning - a tiny beginning.
Your happiness depends on starting today - every day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The meaning of Life is whatever we Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you say, say with kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that you can have whatever you want,
when you ask from a compassionate heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever happened, forgive others, forgive yourself,
move forward, live for today and tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever happens, always look to tomorrow -
with courage and optimism.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever happened in the past,
forgive yourself and others.
Choose love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You must accept the truth from whatever source it comes.
- Maimonides

Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you,
but it is most important that you do it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Put some distance between yourself
and whatever is concerning you.
Distance in space or time
always creates a new perspective.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever it takes.
- Anonymous

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

You have to accept whatever comes
and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage
and with the best that you have to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I don't believe in killing whatever the reason!
- John Lennon


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