#698

A child free from the guilt of ownership and the burden of economic competition will grow up with the will to do what needs doing and the capacity for joy in doing it. It is useless work that darkens the heart. The delight of the nursing mother, of the scholar, of the successful hunter, of the good cook, of the skillful maker, of anyone doing needed work and doing it well—this durable joy is perhaps the deepest source of human affection, and of sociality as a whole.
Ursula LeGuin, The Dispossessed

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#683

It is not a crumb of bread, but the harvest of the entire world that the human race needs, without exploiters and without exploited.
Louise Michel

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#662

Hasn’t it become obvious to members of the great human family that the center of civilization is already everywhere?
Elisée Reclus

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#661

Hasn’t it become obvious to members of the great human family that the center of civilization is already everywhere?
Elisée Reclus

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#614

“Out of control” will become “freedom” only when there are no more cages, of any size; when the free human being becomes the “normal” human being.”
Sophia Nachalo and Yarostan Vochek, Letters of Insurgents

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#539

He who fights monsters should see to it that he himself does not become a monster.
Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

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#484

Being a leftist is a calling, not a career; it’s a vocation, not a profession. It means you are concerned about structural violence, you are concerned about exploitation at the work place, you are concerned about institutionalized contempt against gay brothers and lesbian sisters, hatred against peoples of color, and the subordination of women. It means that you are willing to fight against, and to try to understand the sources of social misery at the structural and institutional levels, as well as at the existential and personal levels. That’s what it means to be a leftist; that’s why we choose to be certain kinds of human beings.
Cornel West

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#470

I have no sense of nationalism, only a cosmic consciousness of belonging to the human race.
Rosika Schwimmer

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#445

It is only when the routine daily struggle of the class explodes into violent activity against the bourgeoisie (…), activities which require an overt exercise of their creative energies, that the workers feel themselves as human.
Ria Stone

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#390

We are free to follow our own path. There are those who will take that freedom from us, and too many of you gladly give it. But it is our ability to choose- whatever you think is true- that makes us human…There is no book or teacher to give you the answers, to show you the way. Choose your own way! Do not follow me, or anyone else.
Assassins Creed 2, the video game

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#276

It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.

Jesus

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