Emma Goldman Quotes (15 quotations)

1. Crime is naught but misdirected energy. - Emma Goldman

2. Free love? as if love is anything but free. Man has bought brains, but all the millions in the world have failed to buy love. - Emma Goldman

3. I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck. - Emma Goldman

4. If I can't dance, it's not my revolution! - Emma Goldman

5. If love does not know how to give and take without restrictions, it is not love, but a transaction that never fails to lay stress on a plus and a minus. - Emma Goldman

6. If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal. - Emma Goldman

7. Love, the strongest and deepest element in all life, the harbinger of hope, of joy, of ecstasy; love, the defier of laws, of all conventions; love, the freest, the most powerful molder of human destiny; how can such an all-compelling force be synonymous with that poor little State- and church-begotten weed, marriage? - Emma Goldman

8. No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure. - Emma Goldman

9. No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution...Revolution is but thought carried into action. - Emma Goldman

10. On rare occasions one does hear of a miraculous case of a married couple falling in love after marriage, but on close examination it will be found that it is a mere adjustment to the inevitable. - Emma Goldman

11. Someone has said that it requires less mental effort to condemn than to think. - Emma Goldman

12. The free expression of the hopes and aspirations of a people is the greatest and only safety in a sane society. - Emma Goldman

13. The most violent element in society is ignorance. - Emma Goldman

14. Thus Dante's motto over Inferno applies with equal force to marriage: "Ye who enter here leave all hope behind." - Emma Goldman

15. When we can't dream any longer we die. - Emma Goldman

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