Murray Bookchin Quotes (6 quotes)
“An anarchist society, far from being a remote ideal, has become a precondition for the practice of ecological principles.”
Ecology and Revolutionary Thought (1965)
“Our Being is Becoming, not stasis. Our Science is Utopia, our Reality is Eros, our Desire is Revolution.”
Desire and Need (1967)
“The ecological principle of unity in diversity grades into a richly mediated social principle; hence my use of the term social ecology.”
What Is Social Ecology? (1984)
The Ecology of Freedom (1982) p. 107 of the 2005 reprint
“Liberty is the right of every man to be honest, to think and to speak without hypocrisy.”
Martí : Thoughts/Pensamientos (1994)
“As one digs deeper into the national character of the Americans, one sees that they have sought the value of everything in this world only in the answer to this single question: how much money will it bring in?”
―Alexis de Tocqueville
Letter to Ernest de Chabrol, 9 June 1831 Tocqueville Reader, p. 41
“I know not where His islands lift
Their fronded palms in air;
I only know I cannot drift
Beyond His love and care.”
―John Greenleaf Whittier
The eternal Goodness, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
“Man is his own star, and the soul that can
Render an honest and a perfect man
Commands all light, all influence, all fate.
Nothing to him falls early, or too late.
Our acts our angels are, or good or ill,
Our fatal shadows that walk by us still.”
The Honest Man's Fortune, (1613; published 1647)
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Born: January 14, 1921 (age 98)
Bio: Murray Bookchin was an American libertarian socialist author, orator, and philosopher. A pioneer in the ecology movement, Bookchin was the founder of the social ecology movement within anarchist, libertarian socialist and ecological thought. He was the author of two dozen books on politics, philosophy, history, and urban affairs as well as ecology.