65 Anarchy Quotes : Anarchy Sayings In Life

These anarchy quotes will inspire you. Anarchy is a society being freely constituted without authorities or a governing body. It may also refer to a society or group of people that entirely reject a set hierarchy.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging anarchy quotes, anarchy sayings, and anarchy proverbs.

Best Anarchy Quotes

  1. “A man is no less a slave because he is allowed to choose a new master once in a term of years.” ~ Lysander Spooner
  2. “The only means of strengthening one’s intellect is to make up one’s mind about nothing, to let the mind be a thoroughfare for all thoughts.” ~ John Keats
  3. “But if the laws are to be so trampled upon with impunity, and a minority is to dictate to the majority, there is an end put at one stroke to republican government, and nothing but anarchy and confusion is to be expected thereafter.” ~ George Washington
  4. “Anarchy doesn’t mean out of control; it means out of their control.” ~ Jim Dodge

  5. “Our government… teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.” ~ Louis D. Brandeis
  6. “Everything the State says is a lie, and everything it has it has stolen.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  7. “In no sense do I advocate evading or defying the law . . That would lead to anarchy.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  8. “Anarchy is the stepping stone to absolute power.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

  9. “If we choose, we can live in a world of comforting illusion.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  10. “Politics is a pendulum whose swings between anarchy and tyranny are fueled by perennially rejuvenated illusions.” ~ Albert Einstein
  11. “Democracy leads to anarchy, which is mob rule.” ~ Plato
  12. “Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best.” ~ Edward Abbey

  13. “I was the only guy with any bit of anarchy left.” ~ Sid Vicious
  14. “The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  15. “Bad as any government may be, it is seldom worse than anarchy.” ~ Aesop
  16. “Anarchism is “stateless socialism.”” ~ Mikhail Bakunin

  17. “A culture without property, or in which creators can’t get paid, is anarchy, not freedom.” ~ Lawrence Lessig
  18. “Freedom and not servitude is the cure of anarchy; as religion, and not atheism, is the true remedy of superstition.” ~ Edmund Burke
  19. “To say that a bad government must be established for fear of anarchy is really saying that we should kill ourselves for fear of dying.” ~ Richard Henry Lee
  20. “Grown men do not need leaders.” ~ Edward Abbey

  21. “The most absurd apology for authority and law is that they serve to diminish crime. Aside from the fact that the State is itself the greatest criminal, breaking every written and natural law, stealing in the form of taxes, killing in the form of war and capital punishment, it has come to an absolute standstill in coping with crime. It has failed utterly to destroy or even minimize the horrible scourge of its own creation.” ~ Emma Goldman
  22. “Anarchism, to me, means not only the denial of authority, not only a new economy, but a revision of the principles of morality. It means the development of the individual as well as the assertion of the individual. It means self-responsibility, and not leader worship.” ~ Voltairine de Cleyre
  23. “Anarchism is the only philosophy which brings to man the consciousness of himself; which maintains that God, the State, and society are non-existent, that their promises are null and void, since they can be fulfilled only through man’s subordination.” ~ Emma Goldman
  24. “There is no greater evil than anarchy.” ~ Sophocles

  25. “As soon as liberty is complete it dies in anarchy.” ~ Will Durant
  26. “I die, as I have lived, a free spirit, an Anarchist, owing no allegiance to rulers, heavenly or earthly.” ~ Voltairine de Cleyre
  27. “The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn’t understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had.” ~ Eric Schmidt
  28. “Without an advocate for the poor, without a new state of mind in America, the country lies on the brink of anarchy.” ~ Louis Farrakhan

  29. “Anarchy: It is NOT bombs, disorder or chaos. It is NOT robbery and murder. It is NOT a war of each against all. It is NOT a return to barbarism or to the wild state of man. Anarchism is the very opposite of all that.” ~ Alexander Berkman
  30. “The essence of government is force, and most often that force is used to accomplish evil ends.” ~ Walter E. Williams
  31. “No state, upon its own mere motion, can lawfully get out of the Union. Plainly, the central idea of secession, is the essence of anarchy.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  32. “The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.” ~ William Butler Yeats

  33. “When war is declared, truth is the first casualty” ~ Arthur Ponsonby, 1st Baron Ponsonby of Shulbrede
  34. “We have only one alternative: either to build a functioning industrial society or see freedom itself disappear in anarchy and tyranny.” ~ Peter Drucker
  35. “Workers and their families may starve to death in the New World Order of economic rationality, but diamond necklaces are cheaper in elegant New York shops, thanks to the miracle of the market.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  36. “The falcon cannot hear the falconer” ~ William Butler Yeats

  37. “Better the rule of One, whom all obey, than to let clamorous demagogues betray our freedom with the kiss of anarchy.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  38. “We have two American flags always: one for the rich and one for the poor. When the rich fly it means that things are under control; when the poor fly it means danger, revolution, anarchy.” ~ Henry Miller
  39. “Anarchy is the sure consequence of tyranny; for no power that is not limited by laws can ever be protected by them.” ~ John Milton
  40. “Anarchism is democracy taken seriously.” ~ Edward Abbey

  41. “My political opinions lean more and more to Anarchy (philosophically understood, meaning abolition of control not whiskered men with bombs).” ~ J. R. R. Tolkien
  42. “Anarchists know that a long period of education must precede any great fundamental change in society, hence they do not believe in vote begging, nor political campaigns, but rather in the development of self-thinking individuals.” ~ Lucy Parsons
  43. “Americans cannot comprehend how their fellow countrymen could not love their country. But the left’s anti-Americanism is intrinsic to their entire worldview. Liberals promote the right of Islamic fanatics for the same reason they promote the rights of adulterers, pornographers, abortionists, criminals, and Communists. They instinctively root for anarchy against civilization. The inevitable logic of the liberal position is to be for treason.” ~ Ann Coulter
  44. “Anarchy is the only slight glimmer of hope.” ~ Mick Jagger

  45. “We must shed the old stereotype of anarchists as bearded bomb throwers furtively stalking about city streets at night.” ~ Stephen Jay Gould
  46. “Undermine their pompous authority, reject their moral standards, make anarchy and disorder your trademarks. Cause as much chaos and disruption as possible but don’t let them take you ALIVE.” ~ Sid Vicious
  47. “Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.” ~ William Butler Yeats
  48. “When anarchy is declared, the first thing we do, let’s kill all the anarchists.” ~ Craig Reucassel

  49. “I define anarchist society as one where there is no legal possibility for coercive aggression against the person or property of any individual. Anarchists oppose the State because it has its very being in such aggression, namely, the expropriation of private property through taxation, the coercive exclusion of other providers of defense service from its territory, and all of the other depredations and coercions that are built upon these twin foci of invasions of individual rights.” ~ Murray Rothbard
  50. “Are not laws dangerous which inhibit the passions? Compare the centuries of anarchy with those of the strongest legalism in any country you like and you will see that it is only when the laws are silent that the greatest actions appear.” ~ Marquis de Sade
  51. “Anarchism, then, really stands for the liberation of the human mind from the dominion of religion.” ~ Emma Goldman
  52. “The worst enemy of life, freedom and the common decencies is total anarchy; their second worst enemy is total efficiency.” ~ Aldous Huxley

  53. “If the power of the Gospel is not felt throughout the length and breadth of the land, anarchy and misrule, degradation and misery, corruption and darkness will reign without mitigation or end.” ~ Daniel Webster
  54. “Everyone should be concerned about Internet anarchy in which anybody can pretend to be anybody else, unless something is done to stop it. If hoaxes like this go unchecked, who can believe anything they see on the Internet? What good would the Internet be then? If the people who control Internet web sites do not do anything, is that not an open invitation for government to step in? And does anybody want politicians to control what can go on the Internet?” ~ Thomas Sowell
  55. “All governments are in equal measure good and evil. The best ideal is anarchy.” ~ Leo Tolstoy
  56. “Unregulated competition is a naive metaphor for anarchy.” ~ John Ralston Saul

  57. “In liberal democracy and anxious anarchy, the traditional classic dance, compact of aristocratic authority and absolute freedom in a necessity of order, has never been so promising as an independent expression as it is today.” ~ Lincoln Kirstein
  58. “If we don’t make earnest moves toward real solutions, then each day we move one day closer to revolution and anarchy in this country. This is the sad, and yet potentially joyous, state of America.” ~ Louis Farrakhan
  59. “The Disarmament Conference has become the focal point of a great struggle between anarchy and world order… between those who think in terms of inevitable armed conflict and those who seek to build a universal and durable peace.” ~ Arthur Henderson
  60. “Inside every working anarchy, there’s an Old Boy Network.” ~ Mitchell Kapor

  61. “The human race is intoxicated with narrow victories, for life is a string of them like pearls that hit the floor when the rope breaks, and roll away in perfection and anarchy.” ~ Mark Helprin
  62. “Along the borders to Ethiopia and Somalia, anarchy reigns, the police and military have retreated quite some distance.” ~ Richard Leakey
  63. “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” ~ William Shakespeare

  64. “Anarchy may await America, due to the daily injustices suffered by the people.” ~ Louis Farrakhan
  65. “You know, we were worried that in the UK, there’s no anarchy on kids TV. When we grew up kids TV was very anarchic and it was about stuff that your parents would probably object to, if they got to object. And it’s gotten very safe.” ~ Dave Rowntree

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