Anyone who makes plans for after the revolution is a reactionary.
Category Archive: Mikhail Bakunin
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.
He who desires to worship God must harbor no childish illusions about the matter but bravely renounce his liberty and humanity.
Therefore, if God existed, only in one way could he serve human liberty – by ceasing to exist.
Even the most wretched individual of our present society could not exist and develop without the cumulative social efforts of countless generations.
Idealism is the despot of thought, just as politics is the despot of will.
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.
Powerful states can maintain themselves only by crime, little states are virtuous only by weakness.
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.
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.