The essence of all slavery consists in taking the product of another's labor by force. It is immaterial whether this force be founded upon ownership of the slave or ownership of the money that he must get to live.
"I have come to you against my wish," she said in a firm voice: "but I have been ordered to grant your request. Three, seven, ace, will win for you if played in succession, but only on these conditions: that you do not play more than one card in twenty-four hours, and that you never play again during the rest of your life. I forgive you my death, on condition that you marry my companion, Lizaveta Ivanovna."
Aleksandr (Alexander Pushkin) Pushkin
Education at school continues what has been done at home: it crystallizes the optical illusion, consolidates it with book learning, theoretically legitimizes the traditional trash and trains the children to know without understanding and to accept denominations for definitions. Astray in his conceptions, entangled in words, man loses the flair for truth, the taste for nature. What a powerful intellect must you possess, to be suspicious of this moral carbon dioxide and with your head swimming already, to hurl yourself out of it into the fresh air, with which, into the bargain, everyone round is trying to scare you!
The freedom of all is essential to my freedom.
Mutual aid is as much a law of animal life as mutual struggle.
Prince Pyotr Kropotkin
A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them
To be governed is to be watched over, inspected, spied on, directed, legislated at, regulated, docketed, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, assessed, weighed, censored, ordered about, by men who have neither the right nor the knowledge nor the virtue.
Pierre Joseph Proudhon
Read in order to live.
There are no small number of people in this world who, solitary by nature, always try to go back into their shell like a hermit crab or a snail.
A man's dying is more his survivor's affair than his own
The stellar universe is not so difficult of comprehension as the real actions of other people.
The past is not dead. In fact, it's not even past.
I think it is all a matter of love the more you love a memory, the stronger and stranger it is.
If we say a little it is easy to add, but having said too much it is hard to withdraw and never can it be done so quickly as to hinder the harm of our success.
Francis of Assisi
One has to be able to count, if only so that at fifty one doesn't marry a girl of twenty.