Anarchy Quotations

The events of September 11 and what has happened since have made people understand that even a small, distant and far away country like Afghanistan cannot be left to break up into anarchy and chaos without consequences for the whole world.
Lakhdar Brahimi

The human race is intoxicated with narrow victories, for life is a string of them like pearls that hit the floor when the rope breaks, and roll away in perfection and anarchy.
Mark Helprin

Would you like to do something good for the future of the human race; well, start killing some of its powerful members.
Carl William Brown

The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn’t understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had.
Eric Schmidt

The worst enemy of life, freedom and the common decencies is total anarchy; their second worst enemy is total efficiency.
Aldous Huxley

The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government.
Henry Ward Beecher

There is a certain combination of anarchy and discipline in the way I work.
Robert De Niro

There is no chance and anarchy in the universe. All is system and gradation. Every god is there sitting in his sphere.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no greater evil than anarchy.
Sophocles

Tyranny and anarchy are never far apart.
Jeremy Bentham

Undermine their pompous authority, reject their moral standards, make anarchy and disorder your trademarks. Cause as much chaos and disruption as possible but don’t let them take you ALIVE.
Sid Vicious

Unregulated competition is a naive metaphor for anarchy.
John Ralston Saul

We have gone through everything as a nation – partition, dictatorship, and even anarchy.
Fatos Nano

We have two American flags always: one for the rich and one for the poor. When the rich fly it means that things are under control; when the poor fly it means danger, revolution, anarchy.
Henry Miller

When anarchy is declared, the first thing we do, let’s kill all the anarchists.
Craig Bruce

Where you have no religion, you are sure to have no government, for as religion disappears, anarchy takes place and fixes a compleat Hell on earth till religion returns.
Daniel Morgan

Without an advocate for the poor, without a new state of mind in America, the country lies on the brink of anarchy.
Louis Farrakhan

You know, we were worried that in the UK, there’s no anarchy on kids TV. When we grew up kids TV was very anarchic and it was about stuff that your parents would probably object to, if they got to object. And it’s gotten very safe.
Dave Rowntree

A culture without property, or in which creators can’t get paid, is anarchy, not freedom.
Lawrence Lessig

Alan was always interested in politics in a major way. He actually believes that anarchy is a politically viable system, but I don’t. I was always interested in putting forward the ideas that represented my viewpoint. I feel the same about anything I’m doing.
David Lloyd

Along the borders to Ethiopia and Somalia, anarchy reigns, the police and military have retreated quite some distance.
Richard Leakey

Anarchy is the only slight glimmer of hope.
Mick Jagger

Anarchy may await America, due to the daily injustices suffered by the people.
Louis Farrakhan

Are not laws dangerous which inhibit the passions? Compare the centuries of anarchy with those of the strongest legalism in any country you like and you will see that it is only when the laws are silent that the greatest actions appear.
Marquis de Sade

As soon as liberty is complete it dies in anarchy.
Will Durant

Four years of world war, at a cost in human suffering which our minds are mercifully too limited to imagine, led to the very clear realization that international anarchy must be abandoned if civilization was to survive.
Arthur Henderson

I do not believe that the values which the Western democracies consider essential to civilization can survive in a world rent by the international anarchy of nationalism and the economic anarchy of competitive enterprise.
Arthur Henderson

I was the only guy with any bit of anarchy left.
Sid Vicious

If we don’t make earnest moves toward real solutions, then each day we move one day closer to revolution and anarchy in this country. This is the sad, and yet potentially joyous, state of America.
Louis Farrakhan

In almost every country there are elements of opinion which would welcome such a conclusion because they wish to return to the politics of the balance of power, unrestricted and unregulated armaments, international anarchy, and preparation for war.
Arthur Henderson

In liberal democracy and anxious anarchy, the traditional classic dance, compact of aristocratic authority and absolute freedom in a necessity of order, has never been so promising as an independent expression as it is today.
Lincoln Kirstein

Inside every working anarchy, there’s an Old Boy Network.
Mitchell Kapor

It would be immoral to walk away from the consequences of our actions, leaving behind anarchy and civil war in Iraq.
Kenneth Clarke

Neither a life of anarchy nor one beneath a despot should you praise; to all that lies in the middle a god has given excellence.
Aeschylus

Our government… teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.
Louis D. Brandeis

Overall, the anarchy was the most creative of all periods of Japanese culture for in it there appeared the greatest landscape painting, the culmination of the skill of landscape gardening and the arts of flower arrangement, and the No drama.
J. M. Roberts

The city and province were given up to anarchy; the coloured people, elated with victory, proclaimed the slaughter of all whites, except the English, French, and American residents.
Henry Walter Bates

The Disarmament Conference has become the focal point of a great struggle between anarchy and world order… between those who think in terms of inevitable armed conflict and those who seek to build a universal and durable peace.
Arthur Henderson

It is not enough for a handful of experts to attempt the solution of a problem, to solve it and then to apply it. The restriction of knowledge to an elite group destroys the spirit of society and leads to its intellectual impoverishment.
Albert Einstein

Anarchy is the true nature of all things. Monarchy, democracy, communism, all useless forms to control the human mind. But a mind cannot be control. It cannot be restrained. It has no boundaries. It has its will. Anarchy is the true nature of all things…
Alex Battig

The Earth is not dying, it is being murdered and the people murdering it have names and addresses’
British Ef!, Seen In Diy Culture: Party And Protest In Nineties Britain (Verso)

“You are not a beautiful, unique snowflake… This is your life, and it’s ending one minute at a time.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

Anarchy is the basis for the anti-establishmentarian movement. Now it is a fad and a corporate logo. The fundamental basis for the anarchist movement is against everything it is now associated with. Corporations and mass profiterring on a political ideal. Would some body try this with Republicans or Democrats? Hell no! Anarchy appeals to the milk-fed, sheltered Hot-Topic shopping misguided children that shoot up our schools representing something they don’t understand.
Disestablish This. Non-Commercial, Non-Profit, Just Free Speech.

If I can’t dance, I don’t want your revolution.
Emma Goldman

People, if given the choice between anarchy and dictatorship, will always choose dictatorship because anarchy is the worst dictatorship of all.
Eric Sevareid

The police are not here to create disorder, they’re here to preserve disorder”
Former Chicago Mayor Daley During The Infamous 1968 Convention

If you have an apple, and I have an apple, and we exchange the apples, then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea, and I have an idea, and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.
George Bernard Shaw

If we can’t have revolution, we just might settle for revenge.
George Oswall

Anyone in a free society where the laws are unjust has an obligation to break the law.
Henry David Thoreau

Anarchy is capitalist.
Hot Topic Sucks

There are not enough jails, not enough policemen, not enough courts, to enforce a law not supported by the people.
ubert H. Humphrey

Why would David Fincher [the guy that made fight club] decide to declare the world meaningless with a two and half hour, sixty million dollar, star-studded, blockbuster production? Why would he bother? Simply put, that is the very point of this film. Fincher acknowledges his hypocrisy with the clever placement of a single frame depicting a giant penis at the end of the film. How could anyone have the audacity to create any sort of nihilistic doctrine? It simply would not make sense.
Jared Levine

All political parties die at last of swallowing their own lies.
John Arbuthnot

It has always seemed strange to me…The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.
John Steinbeck, Cannery Row

Eventually the revolutionaries become the established culture, and then what will they do
Linus Torvalds

Living Gods have a way of being less divine when their armies have left
Minda Zheng

There is no need to try to bring about anarchy; if a government is truly flawed it will destroy itself in due time.
Philip Musial

If all fools, wise men, rich men, poor men, greedy men, humble men, selfish men, altruistic men, and neutral men in the world were killed, anarchy might actually be able to exist.
Philip Musial

Laws: We know what they are, and what they are worth! They are spider webs for the rich and mighty, steel chains for the poor and weak, fishing nets in the hands of government.
Pierre Joseph Proudhon Quoted In The Match!

I do not wish to remove from my prison to a prison a little larger. I wish to break all prisons.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Theirs NO government like NO government!!!!
Sam

In a boat at sea one of the men began to bore a hole in the bottom of the boat. On being remonstrating with, he answered, “I am only boring under my own seat.” “Yes,” said his companions, “but when the sea rushes in we shall all be drowned with you.
Talmud

Cyberspace is an illusion, virtual reality is not reality, instantaneous communication with bodies huddled over computer screens is not communication. It’s funny how many people have swallowed the WWW bait. People itch to go home and log on to the WWW.
The Raven, Anarchist Quarterly, Vol. 8, No 4.

…a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing…
Thomas Jefferson

We cannot acknowledge allegience to any human government… Our country is the world, our countrymen are all mankind…”
William Lloyd Garrison

Sometimes all you have is nonsense to deal with and your anger with which to do so.
Zaffel

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About Carl William Brown

I'm Carl William Brown a holistic teacher, a webmaster, a trader, and a writer of aphorisms and essays. I have written more than 9,000 original quotations and at present I'm also working at my only novel, Fort Attack, which is also a wide and open blog project. At the moment I'm teaching English in a secondary school, but up to now I have done a lot of other things as well, both in business, educational, sport and social fields. Some years ago, in 1997 following the examples of the Rotary or the Lyons Clubs I founded the Daimon Club Organization to promote every sort of activities, creativity, art, literature, new technologies, informatics, business and marketing, public health and education and to meet new friends with these kind of interests.
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