"Idealism is the despot of thought, just as politics is the despot of will."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Mikhail Bakunin on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Mikhail Bakunin on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Mikhail Bakunin on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Mikhail Bakunin on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Mikhail Bakunin on Joseph Stalin
"A Boss in Heaven is the best excuse for a boss on earth, therefore If God did exist, he would have to be abolished."
"From the naturalistic point of view, all men are equal. There are only two exceptions to this rule of naturalistic equality: geniuses and idiots."
"Political Freedom without economic equality is a pretense, a fraud, a lie and the workers want no lying."
"But I recognize no infallible authority, even in special questions consequently, whatever respect I may have for the honesty and the sincerity of such or such an individual, I have no absolute faith in any person."
"Such a faith would be fatal to my reason, to my liberty, and even to the success of my undertakings it would immediately transform me into a stupid slave, an instrument of the will and interests of others."