Voltairine De Cleyre Quotes

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Private enterprise manages better all that to which it is equal. Anarchism declares that private enterprise, whether individual or cooperative, is equal to all the undertakings of society.
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I die, as I have lived, a free spirit, an Anarchist, owing no allegiance to rulers, heavenly or earthly.

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I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.

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The question of souls is old-we demand our bodies, now. We are tired of promises, god is deaf, and his church is our worst enemy.

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There is one common struggle against those who have appropriated the earth, the money, and the machines.

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Miss Goldman is a Communist; I am an Individualist. She wishes to destroy the right of property; I wish to assert it. I make my war upon privilege and authority, whereby the right of property, the true right in that which is proper to the individual, is annihilated. She believes that co-operation would entirely supplant competition; I hold that competition in one form or another will always exist, and that it is highly desirable it should.

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There is no society for the prevention of cruelty to women.

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A standing army is a standing menace to liberty.

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Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?

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Speak, speak, speak,
& remember that whenever
anyone's liberty to speak is denied,
your liberty is denied also, & your place
is where the attack is..

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