Facts about Emma Goldman

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Summary

Emma Goldman was a famous Activist from Lithuania, who lived between June 27, 1869 and May 14, 1940.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac cancer, who is known for Emotion, Diplomatic, Intensity, Impulsive, Selective. Our collection contains 40 quotes who is written / told by Emma, under the main topics: Mom, Politics, Women.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: Charles F. Kettering, Mahatma Gandhi, Anne Baxter, Clive James, Tom Metzger, Albert Schweitzer, Robert Frost, Robert F. Kennedy, Ngo Dinh Diem, Margaret Lee Runbeck, George Matthew Adams, Adlai Stevenson, John Barrymore, Arthur C. Clarke, Willie Mays, Mike Ditka, George S. Patton, Thornton Wilder, Casey Stengel, Vince Lombardi

Famous quotes by Emma Goldman (40)


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"Politics is the reflex of the business and industrial world"
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"Idealists foolish enough to throw caution to the winds have advanced mankind and have enriched the world"
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"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"
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"Woman, essentially a purist, is naturally bigoted and relentless in her effort to make others as good as she thinks they ought to be"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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"
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"All claims of education notwithstanding, the pupil will accept only that which his mind craves"
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"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"
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"Someone has said that it requires less mental effort to condemn than to think"
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"Prostitution, although hounded, imprisoned, and chained, is nevertheless the greatest triumph of Puritanism"
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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"
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"Heaven must be an awfully dull place if the poor in spirit live there"
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"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"
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"Direct action is the logical, consistent method of Anarchism"
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"Crime is naught but misdirected energy"
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"When we can't dream any longer we die"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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"
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"There is no hope even that woman, with her right to vote, will ever purify politics"
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"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck"
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"The most violent element in society is ignorance"
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"No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution... revolution is but thought carried into action"
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"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"
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"One cannot be too extreme in dealing with social ills; the extreme thing is generally the true thing"
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"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"
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"Idealists are foolish enough to throw caution to the winds. They have advanced mankind and have enriched the world"
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"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"
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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"
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"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"
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"If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal"
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"If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution"
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"Before we can forgive one another, we have to understand one another"
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"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?"
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"If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal"
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"Women need not always keep their mouths shut and their wombs open"


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