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Peter Kropotkin Quotes

Think about the world you want to live and work in. What do you need to know to build the world? Demand that your teachers teach you that.
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Have not prisons - which kill all will and force of character in man, which enclose within their walls more vices than are met with on any other spot of the globe - always been universities of crime?

— Peter Kropotkin

Cleverly assorted scraps of spurious science are inculcated upon the children to prove necessity of law; obedience to the law is made a religion; moral goodness and the law of the masters are fused into one and the same divinity. The historical hero of the schoolroom is the man who obeys the law, and defends it against rebels.

— Peter Kropotkin

Waste of time is the leading feature of our present education. Not only are we taught a mass of rubbish, but what is not rubbish is taught so as to make us waste over it as much time as possible.

— Peter Kropotkin

War is the usual condition of Europe.

— Peter Kropotkin

A different conception of society , very different from that which now prevails, is in process of formation. Under the name of Anarchy, a new interpretation of the past and present life of society arises, giving at the same time a forecast as regards its future, both conceived in the same spirit as the above-mentioned interpretation in natural sciences. Anarchy, therefore, appears as a constituent part of the new philosophy, and that is why Anarchists come in contact, on so many points, with the greatest thinkers and poets of the present day.

— Peter Kropotkin

The moral sense is a natural faculty in us like the sense of smell or of touch.

— Peter Kropotkin

Struggle so that all may live this rich, overflowing life. And be sure that in this struggle you will find a joy greater than anything else can give.

— Peter Kropotkin

It is only by the abolition of the State, by the conquest of perfect liberty by the individual, by free agreement, association, and absolute free federation that we can reach Communism - the possession in common of our social inheritance, and the production in common of all riches.

— Peter Kropotkin

You know how I always believe in the future ... Without disorder, the revolution is impossible; knowing that, I did not lose hope, and I do not lose it now.

— Peter Kropotkin

Idlers do not make history: they suffer it!

— Peter Kropotkin

You reason like the king, who, being sent across the frontier, called out, 'What will become of my poor subjects without me?'

— Peter Kropotkin

Educated men - "civilized," as Fourier used to say with disdain - tremble at the idea that society might some day be without judges, police, or gaolers.

— Peter Kropotkin

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