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Emma Goldman Quotes about Friendship
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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.
- Emma Goldman

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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?
- Emma Goldman

No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution...
revolution is but thought carried into action.
- Emma Goldman

If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal.
- Emma Goldman

 

The most unpardonable sin in society is independence of thought.
- Emma Goldman

The State is the altar of political freedom and,
like the religious altar, it is maintained for the
purpose of human sacrifice.
- Emma Goldman

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.
- Emma Goldman

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The ultimate end of all revolutionary social change
is to establish the sanctity of human life,
the dignity of man, the right of every human being
to liberty and well-being.
- Emma Goldman

Heaven must be an awfully dull place if the poor in spirit live there.
- Emma Goldman

Idealists are foolish enough to throw caution to the winds.
They have advanced mankind and have enriched the world.
- Emma Goldman

Crime is naught but misdirected energy.
- Emma Goldman

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.
- Emma Goldman

The most violent element in society is ignorance.
- Emma Goldman

If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution.
- Emma Goldman

When we can't dream any longer we die.
- Emma Goldman

Woman, essentially a purist, is naturally bigoted and
relentless in her effort to make others as good as
she thinks they ought to be.
- Emma Goldman

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.
- Emma Goldman

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.
- Emma Goldman

One cannot be too extreme in dealing with social ills;
the extreme thing is generally the true thing.
- Emma Goldman

Someone has said that it requires less mental effort
to condemn than to think.
- Emma Goldman

Direct action is the logical, consistent method of Anarchism.
- Emma Goldman

There is no hope even that woman, with her right to vote,
will ever purify politics.
- Emma Goldman

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.
- Emma Goldman

Prostitution, although hounded, imprisoned,
and chained, is nevertheless the greatest triumph of Puritanism.
- Emma Goldman

I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
- Emma Goldman

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.
- Emma Goldman

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.
- Emma Goldman

All claims of education notwithstanding,
the pupil will accept only that which his mind craves.
- Emma Goldman

The motto should not be: Forgive one another;
rather understand one another.
- Emma Goldman

Women need not always keep their mouths shut and their wombs open.
- Emma Goldman

Politics is the reflex of the business and industrial world.
- Emma Goldman

Before we can forgive one another, we have to understand one another.
- Emma Goldman

The political arena leaves one no alternative,
one must either be a dunce or a rogue.
- Emma Goldman

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.
- Emma Goldman

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.
- Emma Goldman

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.
- Emma Goldman

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.
- Emma Goldman

The higher mental development of woman,
the less possible it is for her to meet a congenial
male who will see in her,
not only sex, but also the human being,
the friend, the comrade and strong individuality,
who cannot and ought not lose a single trait of her character.
- Emma Goldman

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.
- Emma Goldman

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.
- Emma Goldman

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.
- Emma Goldman

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.
- Emma Goldman

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.
- Emma Goldman

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.
- Emma Goldman

One measure of friendship consists
not in the number of things friends can discuss,
but in the number of things they need no longer mention.
- Clifton Fadiman

There is no substitute for the comfort supplied
by the utterly taken-for-granted relationship.
- Iris Murdoch

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship
of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.
- Robert Southey

There is a magic in the memory of schoolboy friendships;
it softens the heart,
and even affects the nervous system
of those who have no heart.
- Benjamin Disraeli

So long as we are loved by others,
I would almost say that we are indispensable;
and no man is useless while he has a friend.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Friendship is a thing most necessary to life,
since without friends no one would choose to live,
though possessed of all other advantages.
- Aristotle

There is no hope of joy except in human relations.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

We can never replace a friend.
When a man is fortunate enough to have several,
he finds they are all different.
No one has a double in friendship.
- Johann Schiller

I no doubt deserved my enemies,
but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
- Walt Whitman

No man is the whole of himself;
his friends are the rest of him.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

Let there be no purpose in friendship
save the deepening of the spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

Genuine heroes - no batteries needed -
bring lots of open-mind and at least a little courage.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Good for who? Good for what?
There is no absolute "good."
"Good" is simply one person's preference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every form of addiction is bad,
no matter whether the narcotic
be alcohol or morphine or idealism.
- Carl Jung

The most pathetic person in the world
is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
- Helen Keller

We are now at a point where we must educate our children
in what no one knew yesterday,
and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
- Margaret Mead

True love has no limits.
- Anonymous

I love you because I love you.
You are a part of me, and
I need no reasons to love you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul
than the way in which it treats its children.
- Nelson Mandela

No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If I had no sense of humor,
I would long ago have committed suicide.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A man must be both stupid and uncharitable
who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.
- Joseph Addison

Everyone thinks of changing the world,
but no one thinks of changing himself.
- Leo Tolstoy

No one is in control of your happiness but you;
therefore, you have the power to change anything
about yourself or your life that you want to change.
- Barbara De Angelis

The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend.
I have no wealth to bestow on him.
If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward.
Is not friendship divine in this?
- Henry David Thoreau

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny
without leaving some mark on it forever.
- Francois Muriac

Where there is no emotion,
there is no motive for violence.
- the character Spock in the Star Trek television series


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