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Emma Goldman
Emma Goldman

Born in Russia, Emma Goldman came to the United States at 15, settling in Rochester, New York. An anarchist, feminist and labor advocate, she was a champion of free speech, women's equality, birth control and labor unions. From 1906 until 1917 she served as editor of her own paper, Mother Earth. She wrote five books, including "€œAnarchism and Other Essays" and "Social Significance of the…

Date of Birth: June 07, 1869
Date of Death: May 14, 1940


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"The demand for equal rights in every vocation of life is just and fair; but, after all, the most vital right is the right to love and be loved." Emma Goldman
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"If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal." Emma Goldman
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"Whether our reformers admit it or not, the economic and social inferiority of women is responsible for prostitution" Emma Goldman
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"The political arena leaves one no alternative, one must either be a dunce or a rogue." Emma Goldman
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"To disbelieve in the gods is at the same time to affirm life, purpose and beauty." Emma Goldman
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"It is safe to say that no other superstition is so detrimental to growth, so enervating and paralyzing to the minds and hearts of the people, as the superstition of Morality" Emma Goldman
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"Thus Dante's motto over Inferno applies with equal force to marriage: "Ye who enter here leave all hope behind."" Emma Goldman
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"Poor human nature, what horrible crimes have been committed in thy name!" Emma Goldman
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"The most unpardonable sin in society is independence of thought." Emma Goldman
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"The strongest bulwark of authority is uniformity; the least divergence from it is the greatest crime" Emma Goldman
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"Prostitution, although hounded, imprisoned, and chained, is nevertheless the greatest triumph of Puritanism." Emma Goldman
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"Anarchism is the great liberator of man from the phantoms that have held him captive; it is the arbiter and pacifier of the two forces for individual and social harmony." Emma Goldman
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"The history of progress is written in the blood of men and women who have dared to espouse an unpopular cause, as, for instance, the black man's right to his body, or woman's right to her soul." Emma Goldman
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"Patriotism ... is a superstition artificially created and maintained through a network of lies and falsehoods; a superstition that robs man of his self-respect and dignity, and increases his arrogance and conceit." Emma Goldman
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"Women need not always keep their mouths shut and their wombs open." Emma Goldman
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"Direct action is the logical, consistent method of Anarchism." Emma Goldman
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"There is no hope even that woman, with her right to vote, will ever purify politics." Emma Goldman
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"Woman, essentially a purist, is naturally bigoted and relentless in her effort to make others as good as she thinks they ought to be." Emma Goldman
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"Idealists foolish enough to throw caution to the winds have advanced mankind and have enriched the world." Emma Goldman
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"It is safe to say that no other superstition is so detrimental to growth, so enervating and paralyzing to the minds and hearts of the people, as the superstition of Morality." Emma Goldman
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"All claims of education notwithstanding, the pupil will accept only that which his mind craves." Emma Goldman
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