“Separate an individual from society, and give him an island or a continent to possess, and he cannot…”

“Separate an individual from society, and give him an island or a continent to possess, and he cannot acquire personal property. He cannot be rich. So inseparably are the means connected with the end, in all cases, that where the former do not exist the latter cannot be obtained.”

Thomas Paine, Agrarian Justice

“Separate an individual from society, and give him an island or a continent to possess, and he cannot…”

“Separate an individual from society, and give him an island or a continent to possess, and he cannot acquire personal property. He cannot be rich. So inseparably are the means connected with the end, in all cases, that where the former do not exist the latter cannot be obtained.”

Thomas Paine, Agrarian Justice

“I build no system. I ask an end to privilege, the abolition of slavery, equality of rights, and the…”

“I build no system. I ask an end to privilege, the abolition of slavery, equality of rights, and the reign of law. Justice, nothing else; that is the alpha and omega of my argument: to others I leave the business of governing the world.”

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, What is Property?

“All that makes existence valuable to any one, depends on the enforcement of restraints upon the…”

“All that makes existence valuable to any one, depends on the enforcement of restraints upon the actions of other people. Some rules of conduct, therefore, must be imposed, by law in the first place, and by opinion on many things which are not fit subjects for the operation of law. What these rules should be, is the principal question in human affairs; but if we except a few of the most obvious cases, it is one of those which least progress has been made in resolving.”

John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

“It is the nature and intention of a constitution to prevent governing by party, by establishing a…”

“It is the nature and intention of a constitution to prevent governing by party, by establishing a common principle that shall limit and control the power and impulse of party, and that says to all parties, thus far shalt thou go and no further. But in the absence of a constitution, men look entirely to party; and instead of principle governing party, party governs principle.”

Thomas Paine, First Principles of Government

“It must have been law that developed in man the sense of just and unjust, right and wrong. Our…”

“It must have been law that developed in man the sense of just and unjust, right and wrong. Our readers may judge of this explanation for themselves. They know that law has merely utilized the social feelings of man, to slip in, among the moral precepts he accepts, various mandates useful to an exploiting minority, to which his nature refuses obedience. Law has perverted the feeling of justice instead of developing it.”

Peter Kropotkin, Anarchist Morality

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