Mikhail Bakunin Quotes (82 quotes)
“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.”
Attributed to Bakunin in The Explorers (1996) by Paolo Novaresio ISBN 1-55670-495-X
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsMikhail Bakunin
Born: May 30, 1814
Died: June 13, 1876 (aged 62)
Bio: Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin was a well-known Russian revolutionary and philosopher, theorist of collectivist anarchism. He has also often been called the father of anarchist theory in general. Bakunin grew up in Premukhino, a family estate near Moscow, where he moved to study philosophy and began to read the French Encyclopedists, leading to enthusiasm for the philosophy of Fichte.
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