Quote by Mikhail Bakunin => Freedom, morality, and the human dignity of the individual consists precisely in this; that he does good not because he is forced to do so, but because he freely conceives it, wants it, and loves it.
Quote by Mikhail Bakunin => Everything will pass, and the world will perish but the Ninth Symphony will remain.
Quote by Mikhail Bakunin => To my utter despair I have discovered, and discover every day anew, that there is in the masses no revolutionary idea or hope or passion.
Quote by Mikhail Bakunin => To revolt is a natural tendency of life. Even a worm turns against the foot that crushes it. In general, the vitality and relative dignity of an animal can be measured by the intensity of its instinct to revolt.
Quote by Mikhail Bakunin => Does it follow that I reject all authority? Perish the thought. In the matter of boots, I defer to the authority of the boot-maker.
On May 1814 (julian calendar May Russian revolutionary and philosopher Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin was born. Although many scholars argue if he is the founder of anarchist theory in general, he was the leading theorist of collectivist anarchism.
Group photo at the 1869 IWA congress in Basel. From left to right: Monchal, Charles Perron, Mikhail Bakunin, Giuseppe Fanelli and Valerian Mroczkovsky.