My Favorite Quotes
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 Mikhail Bakunin - “The liberty of man consists solely in this that he obeys natural laws because he has himself recognized them as such, and not because they have been externally imposed upon him by any extrinsic will whatever, divine or human, collective or individua”
 Mikhail Bakunin - “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.”
 Mikhail Bakunin - “Therefore, if God existed, only in one way could he serve human liberty - by ceasing to exist.”
 Mikhail Bakunin - “The privileged man, whether he be privileged politically or economically, is a man depraved in intellect and heart.”
 Mikhail Bakunin - “Such a faith would be fatal to my reason, to my liberty, and even to the success of my undertakings it would immediately transform me into a stupid slave, an instrument of the will and interests of others.”
 Mikhail Bakunin - “Political Freedom without economic equality is a pretense, a fraud, a lie and the workers want no lying.”
 Mikhail Bakunin - “I am sure that, on the one hand, the Rothschilds appreciate the merits of Marx, and that on the other hand, Marx feels an instinctive inclination and a great respect for the Rothschilds.”
 Mikhail Bakunin - “I am conscious of my inability to grasp, in all its details and positive developments, any very large portion of human knowledge.”
 Mikhail Bakunin - “By striving to do the impossible, man has always achieved what is possible. Those who have cautiously done no more than they believed possible have never taken a single step forward.”
 Mikhail Bakunin - “Anyone who makes plans for after the revolution is a reactionary.”
 Mikhail Bakunin - “A jealous lover of human liberty, deeming it the absolute condition of all that we admire and respect in humanity, I reverse the phrase of Voltaire, and say that, if God really existed, it would be necessary to abolish him.”
 Mikhail Bakunin - “The privilege of ruling would be in the hands of the skilled and the learned, with a wide scope left for profitable crooked deals carried on by the Jews, who would be attracted by the enormous extension of the international speculations of the national banks.”
 Mikhail Bakunin - “Even the most wretched individual of our present society could not exist and develop without the cumulative social efforts of countless generations.”
 Mikhail Bakunin - “From the naturalistic point of view, all men are equal. There are only two exceptions to this rule of naturalistic equality geniuses and idiots.”
 Mikhail Bakunin - “The freedom of all is essential to my freedom.”
 Mikhail Bakunin - “Everything will pass, and the world will perish but the Ninth Symphony will remain.”
 Mikhail Bakunin - “He who desires to worship God must harbor no childish illusions about the matter but bravely renounce his liberty and humanity”
 Mikhail Bakunin - “Thence results, for science as well as for industry, the necessity of the division and association of labor. I receive and I give - such is human life. Each directs and is directed in his turn.”
 Mikhail Bakunin - “The liberty of man consists solely in this, that he obeys the laws of nature because he has himself recognized them as such, and not because they have been imposed upon him externally by any foreign will whatsoever, human or divine, collective or individual.”
 Mikhail Bakunin - “He who desires to worship God must harbor no childish illusions about the matter but bravely renounce his liberty and humanity.”
 Mikhail Bakunin - “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.”
 Mikhail Bakunin - “To my utter despair I have discovered, and discover every day anew, that there is in the masses no revolutionary idea or hope or passion.”
 Mikhail Bakunin - “Look at Christ, my dear friend His life was divine through and through, full of self-denial, and He did everything for mankind, finding His satisfaction and His delight in the dissolution of His material being.”
 Mikhail Bakunin - “I am truly free only when all human beings, men and women, are equally free. The freedom of other men, far from negating or limiting my freedom, is, on the contrary, its necessary premise and confirmation.”
 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.”

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