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.
The czar was always sending us commands – you shall not do this and you shall not do that – till there was very little left that we might do, except pay tribute and die.
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.
The goal of socialism is communism.
Happy people are ignoramuses and glory is nothing else but success, and to achieve it one only has to be cunning.
Bread for myself is a material question. Bread for my neighbor is a spiritual one.
The czar always got his dues, no matter if it ruined a family.
The harder they resist us, the tougher will be our response.
Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently.
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.