Why should I know Mikhail Bakunin?

Russian revolutionary anarchist.

Quotes by Mikhail Bakunin

“Every command slaps liberty in the face.”

Mikhail Bakunin

“If you took the most ardent revolutionary, vested him in absolute power, within a year he would be worse than the Tsar himself.”

Mikhail Bakunin

“People go to church for the same reasons they go to a tavern: to stupefy themselves, to forget their misery, to imagine themselves, for a few minutes anyway, free and happy.”

Mikhail Bakunin

“The urge to destroy is also a creative urge.”

Mikhail Bakunin

“When the people are being beaten with a stick, they are not much happier if it is called the People's Stick.”

Mikhail Bakunin