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Mikhail Bakunin (born as Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin in Pryamukhino (near Torzhok), Russian Empire, died in Bern, Switzerland) was a famous Revolutionary from Russia, who lived between May 30, 1814 and June 13, 1876. He became 62 years old.

Biography

Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin (Russian: Михаил Александрович Бакунин) was a Russian writer, revolutionary and agitator, one of anarchism's leading figure. He translated Karl Marx's Das Kapital into Russian.

Bakunin was born near Moscow and was the eldest son of a Russian landowner family. He was educated at a military school in St. Petersburg, and became an officer. When he left the military, he began the study of German philosophy in Moscow. He belonged to the Orthodox hegelianere, but after his arrival to Germany in 1840 he joined the Left Hegelians. In Germany he met Weitling, which he led the uprising in the theory of rebellion in practice.

Bakunin soon came to Paris where he met both Proudhon and Marx. In Paris he worked primarily for the Slavic nationalism issue, which he occupied at the time. In 1847 he was expelled from the country because of a speech against the Tsar. In the next few years he took an active part in the uprisings in Paris, Prague and Dresden. Uprising in Dresden, where he fought on the barricades with Richard Wagner, led him in 1850 was arrested and sentenced to death in Saxony.

In Russia, he sat in jail until he in 1857 was deported to Siberia. From there he fled in 1861 and came via Japan and the U.S. to London. Here he met his old friend Herzen, and collaborated with him in the journal The Bell (time) until the discrepancy between them was too great. In London he met Marx again. During the resurrection of Poland in 1863 he tried to create a slavish support action. This failed, and he settled in Italy.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac gemini, who is known for Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable. Our collection contains 37 quotes who is written / told by Mikhail.

Related authors: Karl Marx, Richard Wagner

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Bakunin

Famous quotes by Mikhail Bakunin (37)


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"Where the state begins, individual liberty ceases, and vice versa"
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"Therefore, if God existed, only in one way could he serve human liberty - by ceasing to exist"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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"
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"The privileged man, whether he be privileged politically or economically, is a man depraved in intellect and heart"
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"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"
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"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"
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"The passion for destruction is also a creative passion"
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"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"
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"The freedom of all is essential to my freedom"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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"
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"Powerful states can maintain themselves only by crime, little states are virtuous only by weakness"
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"Political Freedom without economic equality is a pretense, a fraud, a lie; and the workers want no lying"
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"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"
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"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"
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"If there is a State, then there is domination, and in turn, there is slavery"
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"Idealism is the despot of thought, just as politics is the despot of will"
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"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"
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"I bow before the authority of special men because it is imposed upon me by my own reason"
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"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"
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"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"
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"I am conscious of my inability to grasp, in all its details and positive developments, any very large portion of human knowledge"
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"He who desires to worship God must harbor no childish illusions about the matter but bravely renounce his liberty and humanity"
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"From the naturalistic point of view, all men are equal. There are only two exceptions to this rule of naturalistic equality: geniuses and idiots"
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"From each according to his faculties; to each according to his needs"
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"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"
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"Everything will pass, and the world will perish but the Ninth Symphony will remain"
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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"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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"
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"Anyone who makes plans for after the revolution is a reactionary"
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"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"
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"A Boss in Heaven is the best excuse for a boss on earth, therefore If God did exist, he would have to be abolished"


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