Emma Goldman Quotes (81 quotes)
“The higher mental development of woman, the less possible it is for her to meet a congenial male who will see in her, not only sex, but also the human being, the friend, the comrade and strong individuality, who cannot and ought not lose a single trait of her character.”
Anarchism and Other Essays (1910), The Tragedy of Woman's Emancipation
Paraphrase. Living My Life (1931)
“The ultimate end of all revolutionary social change is to establish the sanctity of human life, the dignity of man, the right of every human being to liberty and well-being.”
Red Emma speaks: an Emma Goldman reader (1996 edition), Humanities Press Intl
“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.”
Red Emma Speaks: An Emma Goldman Reader (1998 edition)
“No one has yet fully realized the wealth of sympathy, kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.”
Mother Earth, a Monthly Magazine Devoted to the Social Science and Literature, Volume 2 (1907), p. 393
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsEmma Goldman
Born: June 27, 1869
Died: May 14, 1940 (aged 70)
Bio: Emma Goldman was an anarchist known for her political activism, writing, and speeches. She played a pivotal role in the development of anarchist political philosophy in North America and Europe in the first half of the twentieth century.