“The means of production being the collective work of humanity, the product should be the collective…”

“The means of production being the collective work of humanity, the product should be the collective property of the race. Individual appropriation is neither just nor serviceable. All belongs to all. All things are for all men, since all men have need of them, since all men have worked in the measure of their strength to produce them, and since it is not possible to evaluate every one’s part in the production of the world’s wealth.”

Peter Kropotkin, The Conquest of Bread

“What if that knowledge — and only that — should become the possession of all? Would not science…”

“What if that knowledge — and only that — should become the possession of all? Would not science itself progress in leaps, and cause mankind to make strides in production, invention, and social creation, of which we are hardly in a condition now to measure the speed?”

Peter Kropotkin, Memoirs of a Revolutionist

“Sometimes [my brother] would advise me to read poetry, and would send me in his letters quantities…”

“Sometimes [my brother] would advise me to read poetry, and would send me in his letters quantities of verses and whole poems, which he wrote from memory. ‘Read poetry,’ he wrote: ‘poetry makes men better.’ How often, in my later life, I realized the truth of this remark of his! Read poetry: it makes men better.”

Peter Kropotkin, Memoirs of a Revolutionist

“In the great struggle for life — for the greatest possible fullness and intensity of life with the…”

“In the great struggle for life — for the greatest possible fullness and intensity of life with the least waste of energy — natural selection continually seeks out the ways precisely for avoiding competition as much as possible.”

Peter Kropotkin, Mutual Aid

“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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