Peter Kropotkin Quotes

Who the Heck is Peter Kropotkin?

Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin was a Russian activist, revolutionary, scientist, geographer and philosopher who advocated anarcho-communism.

Born December 09, 1842
Died February 08, 1921

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Best 15 Quotes by Peter Kropotkin

“Lenin is not comparable to any revolutionary figure in history. Revolutionaries have had ideals. Lenin has none.”

Peter Kropotkin

"Anarchism" Quotes

“In fact, we know full well today that it is futile to speak of liberty as long as economic slavery exists.”

Peter Kropotkin
Anarchism

“It is only those who do nothing who make no mistake.”

Peter Kropotkin
Anarchism

“When ignorance reigns in society and disorder in the minds of men, laws are multiplied.”

Peter Kropotkin
Anarchism

"Anarchist Morality" Quotes

“Be strong. Overflow with emotional and intellectual energy, and you will spread your intelligence, your love, your energy of action broadcast among others! This is what all moral teaching comes to.”

Peter Kropotkin
Anarchist Morality

“Struggle so that all may live this rich, overflowing life. And be sure that in this struggle you will find a joy greater than anything else can give.”

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Anarchist Morality

"Memoirs Of A Revolutionist" Quotes

“Men passionately desire to live after death, but they often pass away without noticing the fact that the memory of a really good person always lives. It is impressed upon the next generation, and is transmitted again to the children. Is that not an immortality worth striving for?”

Peter Kropotkin
Memoirs Of A Revolutionist

"Memoirs of a Revolutionist" Quotes

“When one has talent, everything contributes to its development.”

Peter Kropotkin
Memoirs of a Revolutionist

"Mutual Aid" Quotes

“Don’t compete! — competition is always injurious to the species, and you have plenty of resources to avoid it!”

Peter Kropotkin
Mutual Aid

“In the long run the practice of solidarity proves much more advantageous to the species than the development of individuals endowed with predatory inclinations.”

Peter Kropotkin
Mutual Aid

"Russian and French Prison" Quotes

“Prisons are universities of crime, maintained by the state.”

Peter Kropotkin
Russian and French Prison

"The Conquest of Bread" Quotes

“In our civilized societies we are rich. Why then are the many poor? Why this painful drudgery for the masses? Why, even to the best paid workman, this uncertainty for the morrow, in the midst of all the wealth inherited from the past, and in spite of the powerful means of production, which could ensure comfort to all, in return for a few hours of daily toil?”

Peter Kropotkin
The Conquest of Bread

“Letters and science will only take their proper place in the work of human development when, freed from all mercenary bondage, they will be exclusively cultivated by those who love them, and for those who love them.”

Peter Kropotkin
The Conquest of Bread

“Poverty, we have said elsewhere, was the primary cause of wealth. It was poverty that created the first capitalist; because, before accumulating "surplus value," of which we hear so much, men had to be sufficiently destitute to consent to sell their labour, so as not to die of hunger. It was poverty that made capitalists.”

Peter Kropotkin
The Conquest of Bread

“Well-being for all is not a dream.”

Peter Kropotkin
The Conquest of Bread