Talk:Peter Kropotkin

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The sheer number of quotations here reduces the efficacy of those quotations which deserve to stand out. Somebody should go through and select those quotations that are especially meaningful and eloquent.

—This unsigned comment is by (talkcontribs) . 06:55, 20 July 2006
The page has been significantly edited since this comment. ~ Thursday 17:29, 9 December 2009 (UTC)


Published sources should be provided before moving these back into the article
  • The two great movements of our century — towards Liberty of the individual and social co-operation of the whole community — are summed up in Anarchist-Communism.
  • Freedom is not to be received, freedom is to be taken.
    • This was added by IP on 2007-08-17, no published sources located for this, and only a very few internet occurences


I'm too lazy to create an account so I'll just identify myself here - I'm Peterson Silva, researcher on anarchism at UFSC. I just spend quite some time trying to remember where I heard the quote below, then finding it here, then going to editions of Words of a Rebel and trying to find it and coming up short. I genuinely believe it was a misquote, cause there is a source but honestly it must have been wrong. I ask that someone just remove it from the page or provide the actual section / paragraph where it can be found (the source quoted is not specific in this sense).

"The law is an adroit mixture of customs that are beneficial to society, and could be followed even if no law existed, and others that are of advantage to a ruling minority, but harmful to the masses of men, and can be enforced on them only by terror."