Will, Knowledge and Freedom

March 11, 2018


Voltairine de Cleyre in Philadelphia, 1901 (age 35)
(picture from Wikimedia Commons)

“[…] for whatever was without, within my own Will was supreme. It has moved steadily in one direction, the knowledge and the assertion of its own liberty, with the responsibility falling thereon. This, I am sure, is the ultimate reason for my acceptance of Anarchism.”

(The Making of an Anarchist)

Voltairine de Cleyre, American anarcha-feminist (1866-1912)

 All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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Symbol of the anarcha-feminism movement

Why so few girls and women play games like Chess, Go, or Abalone?

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This series of quotes is about Anarchy, Freedom, and disobedience to the arbitrary imposed rules.

See also : Sons of Strategy

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Did you really find the best move?

October 22, 2017

Dr. Emanuel Lasker der deutsche Ex-Schachweltmeister, beabsichtigt im Frühjahr dieses Jahres seine Weltmeisterschaft wieder zurückzuerobern!
Dr. Emanuel Lasker in seinem Berliner Heim.

“Wenn du einen guten Zug siehst, such nach einem besseren.” *
* “When you see a good move, look for a better one.”

Emanuel Lasker, German chess player, mathematician, and philosopher (1868-1941)

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Defeats are more challenging than victories.

October 15, 2017


Ernesto “Che” Guevara in Havana, Cuba, 1962

“No se vive celebrando victorias, sino superando derrotas.” *
* “Live your life not celebrating victories, but overcoming defeats.”

Ernesto “Che” Guevara, Argentine physician and revolutionary (1928-1967)

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Clinging to success

September 17, 2017

ca. 1900, Illiers-Combray, France — French writer Marcel Proust — Image by © Sygma/Corbis

“There is no easy success, nor definitive failures.”

Marcel Proust, French writer (1871-1922)

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Just dare it!

June 18, 2017


Friedrich Nietzsche circa 1875, by F. Hartmann in Basel (public domain)

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“Man vergilt einem Lehrer schlecht, wenn man immer nur der Schüler bleibt. Und warum wollt ihr nicht an meinem Kranze rupfen?”

(Ecce Homo, Vorwort, 1888)

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One repays a teacher poorly if one always remains only a student. And why would you not pluck at my wreath?

(Ecce Homo, Foreword, 1888)

Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher (1844-1900)

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All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.