​​Mikhail Bakunin

Quotes


“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


Legends of Anarchism

​“The freedom of all is essential to my freedom.”

-- Mikhail Bakunin


​“When the people are being beaten with a stick, they are not much happier if it is called the People's Stick.” 
-- Mikhail Bakunin


“We are convinced that liberty without socialism is privilege, injustice; and that socialism without liberty is slavery and brutality.”
-- 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


“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 


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


“The supreme law of the State is self-preservation at any cost. And since all States, ever since they came to exist upon the earth, have been condemned to perpetual struggle — a struggle against their own populations, whom they oppress and ruin, a struggle against all foreign States, every one of which can be strong only if the others are weak — and since the States cannot hold their own in this struggle unless they constantly keep on augmenting their power against their own subjects as well as against the neighborhood States — it follows that the supreme law of the State is the augmentation of its power to the detriment of internal liberty and external justice.” 
-- Mikhail Bakunin


“Do you want to make it impossible for anyone to oppress his fellow-man? Then make sure that no one shall possess power."
-- Mikhail Bakunin


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