Mikhail Aleksandrovich Bakunin, 1814 - 1876
Born: 30 May 1814 (18 May O.S.), Pryamukhino (now Kuvshinovsky District), Russian Empire
Died: 1 July 1876, Bern, Switzerland
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- Freedom is the absolute right of all adult men and women to seek permission for their action only from their own conscience and reason, and to be determined in their actions only by their own will, and consequently to be responsible only to themselves, and then to the society to which they belong, but only insofar as they have made a free decision to belong to it. permalink
- The instinct to command others, in its primitive essence, is a carnivorous, altogether bestial and savage instinct. Under the influence of the mental development of man, it takes on a somewhat more ideal form and becomes somewhat ennobled, presenting itse permalink
- The urge to destroy is also a creative urge. permalink
"The Reaction in Germany" (1842)
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