Errico Malatesta Quotes (4 quotes)
“We anarchists do not want to emancipate the people; we want the people to emancipate themselves.”
l'Agitazione (18 June 1897)
“We follow ideas and not men, and rebel against this habit of embodying a principle in a man.”
Speech to International Anarchist Congress (1907)
“If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years.”
As quoted in Think, Vol. 27 (1961), p. 32
“It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.”
―Robert Green Ingersoll
The works of Robert G. Ingersoll (1978 edition), Library of Alexandria - ISBN: 9781465521330
“Dialogue should simply be a sound among other sounds, just something that comes out of the mouths of people whose eyes tell the story in visual terms.”
As quoted in: Hitchcock (1967) by François Truffaut
“Absolute discretion is a ruthless master. It is more destructive of freedom than any of man's other inventions.”
―William O. Douglas
Dissenting, United States v. Wunderlich, 342 U.S. 98, 101 (1951).
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsErrico Malatesta
Born: December 14, 1853
Died: July 22, 1932 (aged 78)
Occupation: Activist, writer, revolutionary
Bio: Errico Malatesta was an Italian anarcho-communist. He was an insurrectionary anarchist early in his life. He spent much of his life exiled from his homeland of Italy and in total spent more than ten years in prison. He wrote and edited a number of radical newspapers and was also a friend of Mikhail Bakunin. He was an enormously popular figure in his time.