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Frederica Montseny Quotes and Sayings

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There are Anarchists in other parts of the world who are unable to,
comprehend the position of the Spanish Anarchists.
I do not pretend to censor these Anarchists.
- Frederica Montseny

Never will the Anarchists in Spain be made to suffer
as they have been and are in Russia.
- Frederica Montseny

I wish to say that we Anarchists have never changed our position.
We are Anarchists as of old and still pursue the same ideals.
- Frederica Montseny

There is, therefore, no solution possible other than
an economy directed by the workers through their organisations
of control-through the workers' syndicates.
- Frederica Montseny

 

The struggle is so great that the triumph over fascism
alone is worth the sacrifice of our lives.
- Frederica Montseny

In Spain, we should have enough intelligence,
enough sense of individual and collective responsibility
to do for ourselves that which would be imposed upon us by a dictatorship.
- Frederica Montseny

Authority is something from which we are constantly subtracting,
of which there remains always a residue,
and which we attempt to make smaller and smaller.
- Frederica Montseny

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We need no messiah and no sterile conception of a god
menacing us with hell and purgatory.
- Frederica Montseny

We tried many times before to speed on the social revolution in Spain;
attempted to stir up the feelings of the people and
to raise the banner of Libertarian Communism.
- Frederica Montseny

The people themselves, and only the people,
determine the rhythm of our fight.
- Frederica Montseny

Prostitution presents a moral, economic and social
problem that cannot be resolved juridically.
- Frederica Montseny

Our constancy, same might call it our madness,
was necessary to wear down the oppressive forces of the old democracy which,
in Spain, was a hundred years behind the times.
- Frederica Montseny

The love of liberty and the sense of human dignity
are the basic elements of the Anarchist creed.
- Frederica Montseny

But we must create in each person a sense of responsibility
in order that each one of us can have the right to enjoy all his rights.
- Frederica Montseny

And we will accept the creation of the Iberian Federation
of a socialist republic which will give each region
the right to construct its life in accordance with
its economic possibilities and political preponderance.
- Frederica Montseny

If all our comrades of Europe, America and other countries,
who do not understand what we are doing to Spanish Anarchism,
would come to Spain, we could then see how they would react.
- Frederica Montseny

In order to fully realise our aspirations,
we must create in the masses of the people the sense
of sacrifice and responsibility that has been the characteristic
of the anarchist movement throughout its historic development in Spain.
- Frederica Montseny

We have confirmed something we only knew in theory,
namely that revolution, in which uncontrolled and uncontrollable
forces operate imperiously,
is blind and destructive, grandiose and cruel.
- Frederica Montseny

Men are as we have always known them,
neither better nor worse from the hearts of rogues
there springs a latent honesty,
from the depths of honest men there emerges a brutish appetite -
a thirst for extermination,
a desire for blood.
- Frederica Montseny

The anarchists, on behalf of the proletariat,
therefore consider it necessary to show the proletariat
that it will have to win a gigantic battle before it realizes its goals.
- Johann Most

We anarchists do not want to emancipate the people;
we want the people to emancipate themselves.
- Errico Malatesta

Rather, like the anarchists of the last century,
he didn't care if he was killed or not.
They just wanted to be known.
We found no trace of any conspiracy.
- John Sherman Cooper

When anarchy is declared, the first thing we do,
let's kill all the anarchists.
- Craig Bruce

Anarchists prepare for social revolution and use every means-
speech,
writing, or deed, whichever is more to the point -
to accelerate revolutionary development.
- Johann Most

That's libertarians for you - anarchists who want police
protection from their slaves.
- Kim Stanley Robinson

People are first and foremost Republicans,
first and foremost Anarchists, first and foremost a man or woman,
and that is a mistake.
It hurts the individual and it hurts the whole.
- Peter Krause

The aims of anarchists and true communists are identical.
- Johann Most

The judge turned his back towards me,
sitting back on his judge's chair, while I was in the
witness stand being questioned.
The whole courtroom was full of these anarchists,
leftists, communists and Jewish lobbyists.
- Ernst Zundel

The Anarchists answer that the abolition of the State
will leave in existence a defensive association,
resting no longer on a compulsory but on a voluntary basis,
which will restrain invaders by any means that may prove necessary.
- Benjamin Tucker

Anarchists are socialists because they want the improvement of society,
and they are communists because they are convinced
that such a transformation of society can only result
from the establishment of a commonwealth of property.
- Johann Most

In the matter of the maintenance and rearing of children
the Anarchists would neither institute the communistic
nursery which the State Socialists favor nor keep the
communistic school system which now prevails.
- Benjamin Tucker

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

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell PHOTO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Know thyself.
- Socrates (inscribed on the ancient Greek temple at Delphi)

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

Each one of us has our own perspective
on everything we see in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We cling to our own point of view,
as though everything depended on it.
Yet our opinions have no permanence;
like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.
- Zhuangzi

Vision stands on the shoulders of what is actual
to get a better view of what is possible.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You can never solve a problem on the level
on which it was created.
- Albert Einstein

O! beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster which
doth mock the meat it feeds on.
- William Shakespeare

It is any day better to stand erect
with a broken and bandaged head
then to crawl on one's belly,
in order to be able to save one's head.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The world is a dangerous place,
not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.
- Albert Einstein

Who forces time is pushed back by time;
who yields to time finds time on his side.
- The Talmud

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind,
than on outward circumstances.
- Benjamin Franklin

To succeed, you need to find
something to hold on to,
something to motivate you,
something to inspire you.
- Tony Dorsett

Why not go out on a limb?
Isn't that where the fruit is?
- Mark Twain

Judgment is discernment on a bad hair day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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