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Mikhail Bakunin Quotes and Sayings

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Everything will pass, and the world will perish but
the Ninth Symphony will remain.
- Mikhail Bakunin

Therefore, if God existed, only in one way could he serve human liberty -
by ceasing to exist.
- Mikhail Bakunin

People go to church for the same reasons they go to a tavern:
to stupefy themselves,
to forget their misery, to imagine themselves,
for a few minutes anyway, free and happy.
- Mikhail Bakunin

From the naturalistic point of view,
all men are equal.
There are only two exceptions to this rule of naturalistic equality:
geniuses and idiots.
- Mikhail Bakunin

 

I bow before the authority of special men because it
is imposed upon me by my own reason.
- Mikhail Bakunin

I am conscious of my inability to grasp,
in all its details and positive developments,
any very large portion of human knowledge.
- Mikhail Bakunin

I listen to them freely and with all the respect merited by their intelligence,
their character, their knowledge, reserving always
my incontestable right of criticism and censure.
- Mikhail Bakunin

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Even the most wretched individual of our present society
could not exist and develop without the cumulative
social efforts of countless generations.
- Mikhail Bakunin

From each according to his faculties;
to each according to his needs.
- Mikhail Bakunin

Political Freedom without economic equality is a pretense,
a fraud, a lie; and the workers want no lying.
- Mikhail Bakunin

The freedom of all is essential to my freedom.
- Mikhail Bakunin

If there is a State, then there is domination,
and in turn, there is slavery.
- Mikhail Bakunin

The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology,
of the phantom of God.
As long as we have a master in heaven,
we will be slaves on earth.
- Mikhail Bakunin

A Boss in Heaven is the best excuse for a boss on earth,
therefore If God did exist, he would have to be abolished.
- Mikhail Bakunin

The passion for destruction is also a creative passion.
- Mikhail Bakunin

To my utter despair I have discovered,
and discover every day anew, that there is in the masses
no revolutionary idea or hope or passion.
- Mikhail Bakunin

Does it follow that I reject all authority? Perish the thought.
In the matter of boots, I defer to the authority of the boot-maker.
- Mikhail Bakunin

Powerful states can maintain themselves only by crime,
little states are virtuous only by weakness.
- Mikhail Bakunin

The privileged man, whether he be privileged politically or economically,
is a man depraved in intellect and heart.
- Mikhail Bakunin

Anyone who makes plans for after the revolution is a reactionary.
- Mikhail Bakunin

Idealism is the despot of thought, just as politics is the despot of will.
- Mikhail Bakunin

Where the state begins, individual liberty ceases,
and vice versa.
- Mikhail Bakunin

This contradiction lies here: they wish God,
and they wish humanity.
They persist in connecting two terms which,
once separated, can come together again only to destroy each other.
- Mikhail Bakunin

He who desires to worship God must harbor no childish
illusions about the matter but bravely renounce his liberty and humanity.
- Mikhail Bakunin

The liberty of man consists solely in this,
that he obeys the laws of nature because he has himself recognized them as such,
and not because they have been imposed upon him externally
by any foreign will whatsoever,
human or divine, collective or individual.
- Mikhail Bakunin

Freedom, morality, and the human dignity of the individual
consists precisely in this;
that he does good not because he is forced to do so,
but because he freely conceives it, wants it,
and loves it.
- Mikhail Bakunin

A jealous lover of human liberty, deeming it the absolute
condition of all that we admire and respect in humanity,
I reverse the phrase of Voltaire, and say that,
if God really existed, it would be necessary to abolish him.
- Mikhail Bakunin

By striving to do the impossible, man has always achieved what is possible.
Those who have cautiously done no more than they believed
possible have never taken a single step forward.
- Mikhail Bakunin

Such a faith would be fatal to my reason,
to my liberty, and even to the success of my undertakings;
it would immediately transform me into a stupid slave,
an instrument of the will and interests of others.
- Mikhail Bakunin

Look at Christ, my dear friend: His life was divine through and through,
full of self-denial, and He did everything for mankind,
finding His satisfaction and His delight in the dissolution of His material being.
- Mikhail Bakunin

To revolt is a natural tendency of life.
Even a worm turns against the foot that crushes it.
In general, the vitality and relative dignity of an
animal can be measured by the intensity of its instinct to revolt.
- Mikhail Bakunin

The communism of Marx seeks a strong state centralization,
and where this exists, there the parasitic Jewish nation -
which speculates upon the labor of people -
will always find the means for its existence.
- Mikhail Bakunin

Thence results, for science as well as for industry,
the necessity of the division and association of labor.
I receive and I give - such is human life.
Each directs and is directed in his turn.
- Mikhail Bakunin

But I recognize no infallible authority,
even in special questions; consequently,
whatever respect I may have for the honesty and the
sincerity of such or such an individual,
I have no absolute faith in any person.
- Mikhail Bakunin

The privilege of ruling would be in the hands of the skilled and the learned,
with a wide scope left for profitable crooked deals carried on by the Jews,
who would be attracted by the enormous extension of
the international speculations of the national banks.
- Mikhail Bakunin

I am sure that, on the one hand, the Rothschilds appreciate the merits of Marx,
and that on the other hand, Marx feels an instinctive
inclination and a great respect for the Rothschilds.
- Mikhail Bakunin

I am truly free only when all human beings,
men and women, are equally free.
The freedom of other men, far from negating or limiting my freedom,
is, on the contrary, its necessary premise and confirmation.
- Mikhail Bakunin

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

Attitude is everything.
- Charles Swindoll

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

When I see Spirit in everything, Peace is at hand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- A Course in Miracles

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Love is an undulating energy that moves through you,
within you, and radiates out of you,
and changes everything.
-Bartholomew

The path to happiness is forgiveness of everyone
and gratitude for everything.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have Gratitude for Everything
that has brought me to this moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
- Anonymous

To know everything is to know nothing,
but to know nothing is to know everything.
- Confucius

Ah, not everything is as seems...
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

When you feel the need to hurry,
remember that everything in life is a CHOICE.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Winning isn't everything; it's the only thing.
- Vince Lombardi

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

Everything is okay in the end.
If it's not okay, then it's not the end.
- Anonymous

Sacrifice everything, and give up nothing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Imagination is everything.
It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
- Albert Einstein

Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything.
You are you and that is the beginning and the end -
no apologies, no regrets.
- Henry Kissinger

Integrity is the essence of everything successful.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The moment there is suspicion about a person's motives,
everything he does becomes tainted.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right,
you'll probably never do much of anything.
- Win Borden

Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
- Vince Lombardi

Remember, there are no mistakes, only lessons.
Love yourself, trust your choices, and everything is possible.
- Cherie-Carter Scotts

Know that you have a choice about
everything you do and everything you do not do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Half of everything you were ever taught is wrong;
the question is which half.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Providence has its appointed hour for everything.
We cannot command results, we can only strive.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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